Model: (Click to see more) 58242: Wild Willy 2
Status: Runner
Date: 10-Mar-2015
Comments: 26
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Don't ask me why, but I always liked the 1/32 scale Wild Saurus mini 4WD. I think it's the slightly mad sci-fi look. Combined with my little obsession with Wild Willy and the WR-02 chassis and, well, you can see where this is going - Rob's got another mad project!


A WR-02 chassis, a lot of plasticard, a length of plastic pipe, a few LEDs, some Lego, a lot of head-scratching and some language I wouldn't use in front of my kids - and this is the result.


I must admit I'm pleased with the way it's turned out. It's certainly different, and it does look kinda cool whether it's driving around or sat on the shelf. I did fit some underbody lights but they got detached and damaged on its first run so they've been abandoned for now.


It's not completely accurate compared to the 1/32 version, but I hope I've caught a bit of the style and spirit and silliness of the original.


Hope you like it,


Cheers,


Rob

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Comments

SHY69

10-Mar-2015

Hahaha! Crazy cool!

Awesome modeling skills man!

SRB Bloke

10-Mar-2015

It is crazy, it is cool.
I just smile when I see that many Nos bottles on any car.. By now, I'm sure your house must be full of Willy's in every room, if you know what I mean You've built so many now I'm guessing you'll be opening a WR-02 Museum soon

JennyMo

10-Mar-2015

It is absurd - I LOVE IT! The details and proportions are excellent, and your scratch-building skills first class! We need a WR-02 meet this year ;o)

JWeston

10-Mar-2015

Quality!

MadInventor

10-Mar-2015

Just Brilliant, I like the LEDs in the pods and the 4 NOs bottles, that must be 1 bottle for every 3 cylinders

Flerbizky

10-Mar-2015

That is crazy cool - Love it o/

bjorklo

10-Mar-2015

fantastic

Crash Cramer

10-Mar-2015

Very cool custom and the LEDs remind me of a few flashlights I have seen and have. Willy looks the business and I was really hoping you would shoot the small and large scale cars together in one photo. Please.

Grastens

10-Mar-2015

I love this! It just needs some pictures in a big dusty/rocky field at night, lights ablaze - like a space rover exploring a distant planet

Grastens

10-Mar-2015

Oh, and seeing this alongside JennyMo's StumpKamper on the TamiyaClub website is a real treat!

steve3smart

10-Mar-2015

This looks great, soon Tamiyaclub will have a car park full of new Willy cars.

IBIFTKH

10-Mar-2015

Thanks all.


@SRBbloke, yup, I've got enough to put at least one Willy-driven car in each room! (Small house, lots of cars!)


@JennyMo - yup, WR-02 meet would be great.
@MadInventor - you know me, my models aren't complete without at least a couple of NOS bottles!
@Crash, sorry, I don't have the little version. I built this just using phtos for reference.
@Grastens, yes, it definitely needs a more inspired background than my garden! I'll have to find a better location for photos.


Thank you all for the kind words.

Mad Ax

10-Mar-2015

Wow, that's so cool! Great custom build, I had to look up the mini 4wd on Google as I couldn't remember it - that's the kind of crazy thing I'd love to have owned when I was younger

MAD-BEE

10-Mar-2015

Holy s..t Willy has stepped into 2055!!!
Rob you is the boss man!!!

Crash Cramer

10-Mar-2015

Very cool, will have to remedy the fact you don't have the 1/32nd version. I agree with Grastens, needs a Red Planet or Space 1999 moon/asteroid scape for some coolness with the lights ablaze.

Max Power

10-Mar-2015

Hilarious, and very well done, congratulations!

Toykid

11-Mar-2015

It was great watching this progress in the forum and it is so cool to see creative variants like this. Great job dude.

IBIFTKH

11-Mar-2015

Thanks again for all the kind comments guys, it's very much appreciated. You could say Willy's over the moon!! (Sorry, couldn't resist!).


I'll definitely have to get a 1/32 version too.


And if I can find a better background location, more pics will follow

lupogtiboy

11-Mar-2015

Added to my Favourites list. This deserves recognition, a lot of hard work has gone into this, very very cool!

s2-g2

11-Mar-2015

Absolutely awesome!! What a fantastic build!

Grumpy pants

11-Mar-2015

This looks great Rob, I like all the lights and Nitros bottles a lot! It looks like it is a moon buggy of some kind.

simensays

11-Mar-2015

Very cool build! I get a Judge Dredd feel from it... Great attention to details also!

the-way

12-Mar-2015

Fantastic and unique project. Really eye-catching! Well done

Pintopower

12-Mar-2015

This is so cool!

grizz

15-Mar-2015

Bloody dam Amazing Rob !!!!
looks fantastic !
If you ever decide to sell, you give me a call okay
And WR-02 meet... Nr Gloucester ?
I would so be up for that !!!

IBIFTKH

19-Mar-2015

Thanks guys, really appreciate all the kind comments


I definitely think it's supposed to be some sort of moon buggy/inter-stellar exploration/sci-fi type thing. Though now you've said it, I can see the Judge Dredd influence too. Who knows? The mini 4wds had some pretty wild designs.


Col, cheers buddy! I reckon between us, our kids and our cars we could have a respectable meet on our own! But a proper meet would be cool.


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