Model: 58035: Wild Willy Willys M38
Status: Runner
Date: 14-Feb-2014
Comments: 29
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Hello,
This is a project that was made possible thanks to the incredible Martin/Magic2002. He designed in 3D this very cool Jeep chassis that is made to fit the WW2 body and made it available through Shapeways. Drivetrain components come from a Losi Mini Rock Crawler. Some parts have to be home made but they are pretty basic, like the links for example.
I used a WW2 bodyshell with some slight mods, as well as driver from Toykid and a head from Matt Hicks. I didn't have the NOS bottle, so used a WW head as a helmet painted in the original colors as a tribute.
I also managed to make working head and taillights.
Right now, it's not a runner yet because it has no driveshafts. I wasn't able to modify the stock ones to fit (they have to be very very short) but Magic2002 is currently working on some parts that should be available very soon through his Shapeways store.
I really enjoyed working on this cool little Jeep and can't wait to take it for a spin!

Comments

OrangeSport

14-Feb-2014

The attention to detail is amazing! Very, very nice. You must be proud!

TamTom

14-Feb-2014

WOW! Thats fantastic! Well done, well done!

simensays

14-Feb-2014

Looks great! Martin did a great job on the chassis. I might have to pick one up too.

Sayroll

14-Feb-2014

Thanks!
@Simon: you really should. It's scale, strong, and fits the body like a glove.

Skottoman

14-Feb-2014

Wow that is really cool! Nice details, and so unique looking. Custom chassis is amazing...

SRB Bloke

14-Feb-2014

That, to me, is a perfect chassis for that bodyshell. I've seen Martins work and video. He's done a superb job, and you have just taken it to yet another level. Great work, as we expect

Pintopower

14-Feb-2014

Shapeways will change this hobby for the best. We can have anything we want now! This jeep is the perfect example. Great work.

Steffen

14-Feb-2014

That looks ace, what wheels are they?

Sayroll

14-Feb-2014

Thanks a lot!
@Steffen: wheels are from GCM [Click here] Very pricey but amazing quality and finish!

Dirt-540

14-Feb-2014

Original and refreshing, really top notch work. Love the colour.

pastimesteve

14-Feb-2014

That looks AMAZING! Everything you touch is a work of art. I'll be interested in that chassis once the driveshaft issue is resolved.

IBIFTKH

14-Feb-2014

That looks fantastic! The chassis is awesome and so much nice work on the body and driver. I like the spare crash helmet, I may have to 'borrow' that idea!

Sayroll

14-Feb-2014

Thank you very much! Feel free to borrow any ideas you see here. First, I'm sure I'm not the first to do it, and second, these pictures are here to inspire, motivate and any other kind of positive energy!

scorcherboy77

15-Feb-2014

great work! amazing jeep! congrats!

R/CVET

15-Feb-2014

Really great work....Shapeways is indeed changing this hobby!!

tuff bug

15-Feb-2014

Heaps of detail on this one looks less cartoonish than wild willy. What are the slot mags from?

Sayroll

15-Feb-2014

Thanks!
@Tuff Bug: Slot mags are GCM, the link is in the comments below.

MAVERICK

16-Feb-2014

Stunning

OLD KYOSHO

16-Feb-2014

Congrats Sayroll !!
That's a really really NICE Willys, all the components make it outstanding and fit like a glove, wheel/tire combo and body colour makes it look as the real thing. Totally 60's. AWESOME.

mongoose1983

16-Feb-2014

That's AMAZING!!

scollins

22-Feb-2014

You are truly well beyond a hobbyist-builder-fabricator,,,you are an amazing artist with your RC projects. I am always impressed with your work.

Sayroll

22-Feb-2014

Thanks!
@Steve: extra special thanks, you always have a very nice word, it feels good coming from you!

mongoose1983

23-Feb-2014

Any chances we could see some action photos of that wonderful piece of RC?

Sayroll

23-Feb-2014

I'd love to run it, but there are still no driveshafts on the car. Soon I hope!

Toykid

2-Mar-2014

Cyril, Sorry I didn't post earlier - AMAZING!!!!!!!

Sayroll

26-Jul-2014

UPDATE: It's now a runner and if you want to see it in action, please go there: [Click here]

Sayroll

26-Jul-2014

And it also has a twin: [Click here]

pastimesteve

12-Sep-2014

Cyril -- I've been meaning to ask you, what color is this? I still come back and look at this model over and over again.

Sayroll

13-Sep-2014

Thanks Steve! Color is Tamiya AS19 Intermediate Blue (US Navy).


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