Model: (Click to see more) 58035: Wild Willy Willys M38
Status: Restored
Date: 5-Jan-2019
Comments: 12
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I purchased this Wild Willy used for very little way back in 2007. It was stripped and then put in storage ever since. A house move in early 2018 has allowed me to get all my collection together and slowly work through the projects. Unusually for me this isn't nitro but when I sold off my vintage collection this is one I kept.

The chassis has had a very light restoration, cleaned, new rubber parts, switch wires etc. The bodyshell however was a different challenge. I am simply not good enough at painting so this was entrusted to Rob (IBIFTKH) and what a job he has done on the old used shell. He has even filled in the back of the Jerry can so that it doesn't look hollow. The decal set was one that I purchased from the Tamiyaclub site when we were selling them. I still need to find a new set of tyres to make it look how I want and there is a new bumper ready to go on.

For now though, what a lovely addition to my collection, its about time.

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Comments

simensays

5-Jan-2019

Great looking Wild Willy! Nice detail with the filled in jerry can

KEV THE REV

5-Jan-2019

Excellent job and a SWB too

SRB Bloke

5-Jan-2019

Very nice. Just the tyre lettering to do

koenc

5-Jan-2019

When my best friend bought it new in 1983, we didn't really liked it. Now 35 years later later, I am happy to also have one in my collection. Shows the bravery of Tamiya to release such a thing in times everything became more faster and race inspired! Love yours btw.

Dynastormfreak

5-Jan-2019

Short based version. Lovely!

Cooltoys

5-Jan-2019

Nice restoration on a swb

6-Jan-2019

Looks sweet. Nice job!

Doc007

6-Jan-2019

Very nice - loving the way you have painted the roll bars. This car has soo much detail its Brilliant - Enjoy

wildwillydriver

7-Jan-2019

Superb! One of the best i saw! Love the details done on the body by IBIFTKH.
Bye.
WWD

JYCM3

7-Jan-2019

Nice one, beautiful paint detail s and pictures
Miss my WW1 as well sitting somewhere in pieces somewhere.

Mr duke

10-Jan-2019

Ohhh Wooowww great job looks fantastic i came across some repo-tires that you might be interested in see link below:
/www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tires-set-with-inserts-for-Tamiya-Blazing-Blazer-58029-Wild-Willy-I-58035/272674549143?hash=item3f7cab6d97:gJsAAOSwal5YLIR1:rk:1f

acprc

11-Jan-2019

Thanks, ordered a set. I can get them painted as well then.


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