Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: Restored
Date: 1-Jan-2013
Comments: 31
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This was another TC trade. It was quite tidy but I can never leave anything alone, can I?!



It's a Wheeler shell on a WR02 chassis. Everything was stripped and cleaned and any damaged parts replaced. It has various alloy hop ups, full ballraces, steel pinion and nice shocks.



The body has had new paint and a few tweaks including scratch built interior and full lights. The glass isn't great but it's good enough.



I'm so pleased with the way this turned out. I had an original when I was a kid and loved it. I keep hoping Tamiya will re-release it, especially with the new WR02 models we've seen lately. Fingers crossed!



Cheers,
Rob



-interior -underside of interior & light unit -They do look nice together :)

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Another childhood dream come true :)

Comments

stickerbod

1-Jan-2013

Looks the absolute business! All the details are spot on

sunnyjai

1-Jan-2013

Very nice WW, and I would be chuffed to if its re-released as I would run mine to the ground as i'm afraid of running a vintage!

Singleseven

1-Jan-2013

Great work! It may have been quite tidy but it's perfect now after your tinkering

BiggusDitchus

1-Jan-2013

Fantastic chap the wheels look so much better white than chrome. This has inspired me to source one myself although I have ideas for a different shell

MAD-BEE

1-Jan-2013

This is class! Wicked!!

trf_414_m2

1-Jan-2013

Awesome look with the front splitter in place... Fingers crossed for the re-release too.

Puffdog

2-Jan-2013

One of my favorites!Everything just goes together perfectly.

SRB Bloke

2-Jan-2013

An absolute beauty, great work and very nice details. Interior is spot on..

hammerstien

2-Jan-2013

Wow looks awesome

beefmuffin

2-Jan-2013

i hate to be a debby downer, but i just don't like the willy series. they just seem too cartoonish for my taste. i also don't like the holiday buggy b/c of that big dumb hat! i know, people love these... but they are wrong and i am right. by royal decree. and, Oi! you put the driver on the wrong side...

MAD-BEE

2-Jan-2013

Royal decree my foot! Rob great Job pal and spot on for the driver on the right side for the UK!

beefmuffin

2-Jan-2013

anyone know the history of why UK roads/drivers are on the wrong side? hint: it has to do with napoleon.

MAD-BEE

2-Jan-2013

@Beefmuffin if i drove on the left it would be a illegal!! So the right is the right side of the road and as Robs WW is in the UK its the right side for the Driver figure too!! If you leave a comment for someone you can have your opinion but to leave all negative critisism and no positive for a model that someone has worked hard on is a bit sad!
Cheers MAD-BEE.

MAD-BEE

2-Jan-2013

Sorry Rob to gate crash!! Awesome work buddy.

sunnyjai

2-Jan-2013

@ beefmuffin & MAD-BEE: Each to their own gentlemen! As we right-handers say the same thing the left-handers say about being on the wrong side of the road! Lols I guess that's what makes the world spin 'dizzily' around! And Tamiya had their reasons why they into'd Holi Buggy and WW to suit various niche markets hence why Tamiya was and still successful as they catered to our varied tastes... Hope that helps? Cheers

JWeston

2-Jan-2013

Such an awesome Tamiya shell

beefmuffin

2-Jan-2013

@MAD-BEE: you do realize i was joking, right? i'm not really that rude! i thought you brits had a wry sense of humor.

and i think rob did a fantastic job...looks like a storm trooper! but, it's just my taste that the willy drivers are too big and goofy looking. i realize i'm in the minority!

IBIFTKH

2-Jan-2013

Well I didn't expect this to be controversial!


Thanks for all the kind comments, it's appreciated.


@beefmuffin, your comments made me laugh. We drive on the left because it's correct, not our fault if so many other countries get it wrong! Though I believe they drive on the left in Japan so the car would be correct for UK or its homeland.


I like the Willy series because they're cartoonish and fun but I can see how they don't appeal to everyone. Wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same?


And yes, I think it's one of the best shells T ever made

Olly_Lunchbox

2-Jan-2013

I am really starting to love these, seeing quite a few original and conversions popping up on here lately and they are all making me envious - especially this beauty. You've done a great job on it.

I am also hopeful for a release of this on the WR02 chassis. The WR02 chassis is currently hugely popular in Japan and Tamiya have removed the link to the conversion on their own website so...who knows...finger's crossed!

lupogtiboy

2-Jan-2013

I think this looks awesome! I must get one of these someday, hopefully they will re-re it! I believe we drive on the left as its to do with the fact that most people are right handed, and once on horseback, it keeps the right hand free to shake hands or hold a sword if required?

MAD-BEE

2-Jan-2013

Rob do you intend to drive this cracker? if yes which side of the road will you use?

IBIFTKH

2-Jan-2013

Yes I have driven it and will do again, but carefully! Which side of the road? Well, I pay road tax for all of it...

MAD-BEE

2-Jan-2013

Nice answer!!

Cheers MAD-BEE

KEV THE REV

2-Jan-2013

An excellent Wheeler . I hope they do re-re it as I need glass for mine - that interior is awesome , I need to build one right away !!

berman

2-Jan-2013

I didn't think it would be possible to tastefully modify one of these, damn you proved me wrong! I LOVE it, I WANT it!

GingerSpice

2-Jan-2013

Fantastic Wheeler, some great mods and something for Tamiya to ponder over

MAD-BEE

2-Jan-2013

I Would love to see this beaut on the move with the lights set on Rob!
I do hope Tamiya re-re this! I have just enough room for one of these little crackers! you have given me the appitite for a Wheeler!!

I will leave you in peace now mate...cheers James.

acprc

2-Jan-2013

I wish people would stop posting these Wheelers up, I can see a dent in the bank balance coming. Great job

IBIFTKH

2-Jan-2013

@acprc, they are too nice to ignore, aren't they? That's why I'm hoping for a re-re, I'd love another! James, there's a build thread for this on the forum with a short indoor vid of the lights working.

RACECRAFTERS

13-Jun-2013

Wicked Kewl on this little rice burner! Love the color simplicity and that spliter is ace! As for Willy - he's on the right side, even for Japan.

bjorklo

14-Jul-2015

Nice car, and love the interior.. You did get your wish come through, about the re-release


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