Model: 58015: Rough Rider
Status: Extra info
Date: 15-Jan-2014
Comments: 50
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Hello fine people!
Well, it took some time but I think I'm finally done with this project that started a looooong time ago.
It was pretty much finished a while ago, but Toykid's motor on Shapeways was the icing on the cake that this car needed.
Lots of mods to a Tamiya's Rough Rider to turn it back into the buggy that was the inspiration for this classic; can you spot them all? ;-)
Enjoy!

The original Bel-Ray Bullet

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Project Bel-Ray Bullet

Comments

mongoose1983

15-Jan-2014

That's amazing!!!!!!!!!

jeekelemental

15-Jan-2014

Great job! This RR is a masterpiece.

gozone

15-Jan-2014

Just..... Wow...

Darth D

15-Jan-2014

FANTASTIC!!!! That looks incredible. Love all the modifications. Well done!

Tamiya1988

15-Jan-2014

Wow, what a car! I love the flat 4 engine detailing. Absolutely incredible - very, very well done

Scanox

15-Jan-2014

Excellent job!!!

cain1

15-Jan-2014

thats very nice , well done that man , theres to many mods to list but apart from the body mods and the likes i really like the front shock mod , it makes it look balanced .
cracking work and worth the wait , you must be well pleased with yourself , you should be

SRB Bloke

15-Jan-2014

I can spot loads and one in particular
That is the best RR any of use have ever seen. There are so many great parts to it. I love it. I know I need to shut up and just look at the pictures but I can't. Truly amazing, I'd love that on the shelf to see everyday.

Sayroll

15-Jan-2014

Thanks a lot, these words mean a lot to me!
@SRB Bloke: Steve, a huge thanks to you for those rear tires.

MAD-BEE

15-Jan-2014

That's not bad!

Eleck_Rider

15-Jan-2014

Now that's the way to do it. Absolutely wicked.

ScaleXtreme

15-Jan-2014

That looks splendid! How did you narrow the rear wheels ? By just trimming the rear piece ?

Dirt-540

15-Jan-2014

Awsome! Absolutley beautiful! Fantastic work and great scale detail.

Sayroll

15-Jan-2014

Thanks!
@ScaleXtreme: I used a regular rear outer wheel part, a regular front inner wheel part. The center part is a modified rear one. I narrowed a rear set of tires but I wasn't able to glue them strongly enough for them to hold and that's where SRB Bloke came and saved the day!

Lowrider 172

15-Jan-2014

Awesome work. Well done

Basket Case

15-Jan-2014

Fabulous!! Very, very well done that man!!

Skottoman

16-Jan-2014

Wow! So many details that are so amazing… The contrast of colors, the shock covers, the narrow rear wheel, the body modifications, the engine, the exhaust, the screens, the number plate the bumper and skid plate, the lettering, the side rails, the decals, the fuel door and hose, the taillights, the addition to the roll cage…… Just amazing, and one of the best RR/BC I've seen. Seriously.

beefmuffin

16-Jan-2014

this is incredible

Crash Cramer

16-Jan-2014

That is GORGEOUS, I can't spot them all, but I sure can see a lot of different things on this that were never on the Rough Rider. I guess now I know where to send my Beetlelover hyper detailed rear lights so that they will be used and appreciated. Very nice work there.

BeetleOne

16-Jan-2014

Amazimg! Really awesome job! Run it carefully please!

Meakz1973

16-Jan-2014

This is incredible. Very very well done! I must have read every tutorial on modding the side pods but still cannot master it. This is pure inspiration to try again. Also, your photography skills are 1st class!

scollins

16-Jan-2014

A++++ Magic my friend,, you are an amazing talent- Juicy build!!!

Toykid

16-Jan-2014

Freakin' awesome dude!!! Love it sent you a PM.

Sayroll

16-Jan-2014

Thanks a lot Fellows!

mtbkym01

16-Jan-2014

simply amazing, no other words

djp780

16-Jan-2014

Always been a love hate for me on the RR but i can definitely say that this is a love moment. Great work, looks amazing.

RallyeBaz

16-Jan-2014

That is stunning. Top work

DerbyDan

16-Jan-2014

Absolutely stunning - there's some rear talented 'modellers' here on T.C for sure! You've managed to not only replicate the small details on the original car but successfully replicated its slimmer & lighter looking proportions that makes this model look so convincingly real! P.S; had you spotted this thread over on TheSamba.com - looks like Bud & Malcolm are still racing the old-girl! [Click here]

Sayroll

16-Jan-2014

Thanks!
@DerbyDan: thanks for the link. No, I didn't know this thread but I knew that the Bullet was still racing. Cool pics of Funcos that I had never seen before!

SHY69

16-Jan-2014

Unbelievable nice!!!

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mr alan

16-Jan-2014

That is just awesome. Best on TamiyaClub!

Volksrod

16-Jan-2014

Absolutely love it! Just seen a picture of a standard RR on Thesamba and god does it look poor compared to the lines on this! Only thing i'd change is the rear track width, maybe use double bearing rear arms, and cut the outer bearing section off and shorten the axle to bring the wheels in? But gotta say, i'd love it here as it is Top job.

swedishwiking

16-Jan-2014

Ouch, that one hit me like a sledgehammer! That´s what the RR should have looked from the beginning. FANTASTIC model!

Sayroll

16-Jan-2014

Again thanks!
@Volskrod: You pointed precisely one the few things that bother me on the final result. I thought exactly to this mod, but I don't think I have the tools and talent to do it. And finding double bearing rear arms is not easy...I have to check my Super Champ as it might have those parts on it. Well, maybe it's not really finished!

howitzer71

16-Jan-2014

Just Fantastic work!!! Awesome!! The last real life pic is epic!!!!!!!

ModifiedMan

16-Jan-2014

Wow!!!! Absolutely stunning RR and the best one I have ever seen!!!! Straight to my favs!

Steffen

16-Jan-2014

What an awesome build, looks just like the original that was on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum last summer.

SCORCHER KID

16-Jan-2014

superb work ...outstanding workmanship....love it !

Doc007

16-Jan-2014

T101 for me fella - Stunning work of art, you are clearly extremely talented so very well done and Enjoy your masterpiece.

pastimesteve

16-Jan-2014

That is jaw-dropping amazing! ALL of your work is incredible, but I'd say this one is at the top of the list.

njmlondon

16-Jan-2014

Congratlations! Coolest RR on TC by a long way.

RACECRAFTERS

17-Jan-2014

I'm speechless of course..! Straight to my favourites. Nod.

TamOR

17-Jan-2014

'Chapeau!' and all thumbs up! Congratulations to your fine and top Art Work and thank you to share the joy...at least a little bit, in just showing us pictures...

oldsterolli

17-Jan-2014

Unbelievable !!! WOOOOOOWWWWW !!!!!!!

blackfoot dave

17-Jan-2014

Well done!!

Pintopower

17-Jan-2014

Whoa.

delux

18-Jan-2014

Wowsers! That is just amazing sir! Brilliant work..

morel

7-Nov-2014

magnifique!!!
Tu reste la meilleure personne du monde de la rc pour la création et la restauration d'un buggy!!!!

Sayroll

7-Nov-2014

Merci! Est ce que tu es Dollyfanny?

optimaforever

3-Dec-2014

Elle bute bien, wonderful!
Makes me envious of Tamiyafans


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