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Don't you just love the Tamiya Wild Willy! It is a blast to drive, but also a blast to build. So this time I had a idea for a bling Wild Willy with a street racer look. Let's take a bunch of leftover parts, added with some lovely shiny new parts, hopups and needed electronics. Rebuild it to bling specs. With lots of chrome and aluminium parts, shiny paint job and something that will really pop in sunlight.
So I started with a lot of spare parts and added a whole lot of original chrome parts and a lot of hop ups. GPM Racing Products profided the aluminium front and rear shock towers, the aluminium front/rear adjustable dampers and the aluminium wheelie bar. Aluminium bumpers are from Active Hobby (Active Hobby STR268 Aluminum Rear Tube Bumper and also the Active Hobby STR274 kit for the sides). Further a full set of rubber sealed metal bearings is used, a new set of wheels and tyres and original chrome parts. New body and a new Wild Willy. For the electronics. It is running a Torque Tuned engine, a FlySky receiver and a Hobbywing Quickrun 1060 ESC. Hobbyking Turnigy led kit.
The body got some primer, the pitcrew went on with painting the body with TS-75, Tamiya Champagne Gold as a backup coat to make the next color pop even more and make that one even brighter. Then a coat of some TS-52, Tamiya Candy Lime Green paint was added. Finished of with a coat of TS-65 Pearl Clear to give the body some extra sparkle. In sunlight the body is really shiny and it worked out really well. Seat and steering wheel wrapped (painted) in leatherlook. And the pitcrew added some serious extra HP, so 3 NOS bottles went into the body.
A Street Jam Chrome Grill Kit is added to ad more bling and to make led lights possible. And offcourse we need a driver, in a shiny bling racesuit. So got that painted. Helmet is painted in the same colors as the body, only before the TS-65 went on. I first spayed it with a leftover paint bottle I had. It is clear coated with green sparkles in it. The rest was some more paint for the face and helmet and soe decals to finish it off. Body is done in several Tamiya colors and the shiny green color on the racesuit I mixed up myself. The stars on de body are painted and I added some green tape to outline them.
The rollcage has a chrome look to it, using aluminium tape. And I made the light pods on the rollcage functional with LED lights providing red light to the rear and clear light to the front. Decals are from several Original and repro decal sheets and I got the Firestone decals on the tyres from Ebay.
So, there you have it. I present you Bling Willy.
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