Model: (Click to see more) 58035: Wild Willy Willys M38
Status: Restored
Date: 11-May-2020
Comments: 9
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I was fascinated to learn that Steve McQueen used to own a Willys Jeep; being a fan I thought it nice to replicate a few highlights, namely the colour scheme (olive drab with off-white wheels), index plates and a plaque for the dashboard.

More information about the full-size can be found here: https://www.motor1.com/photos/632174/steve-mcqueens-willys-jeep/

I decided to restore a built but never used SWB M38 Wild Willy. All the plastics were polished, all the aluminium was polished and then anodised black with stainless steel fasteners used where possible.

16 No driver could do this tribute justice! 11 Picture from link above. 6 16 11 15 10 16 11 A darker shade for the interior to add depth ... 6 all the subtle details were highlighted ... 9 with a unique plaque made for the dashboard ... 8 each item was detailed before final assembly. 13 All parts cleaned and polished ... 13 with the aluminium anodised black. 11 Only destined for the shelf ... 17 no cables required for the electrics. 12 Reproduction tyres used and lined up ... 6 as per boxart (bolts lined up to 'S' of 'TIRES'). 8 17 SWB and LWB versions sat side by side.

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Restored LWB Wild Willy

Comments

JacquesA

11-May-2020

Beautiful !!!! Nice job.
You, lucky man
And the car stand is awesome

simensays

11-May-2020

Nice one!

mongoose1983

13-May-2020

Absolutely brilliant! Oh, and that's a nice stand, too! Great ORIG stuff.

Danzo

4-Jun-2020

Excellent job!
What color did you use on the driver's seat? Is that Tamiya TS-46 (light sand)?

nicherotors

13-Sep-2020

Thanks for the encouragement; @Danzo, the seat is AS-15 Tan. the same as the spare wheel cover, but with a bit of weathering.

Steffen

13-Sep-2020

That’s really nice, but I do miss a King of Cool style Willy behind the wheel

nicherotors

13-Sep-2020

... indeed, the other two in my showroom with drivers certainly have a bit more ‘fun’ about them.

DesPrinzla

28-Mar-2021

Very nice Job, well done. Choose of Color is brilliant.

IBIFTKH

30-May-2021

Brilliant concept, and beautifully executed. The attention to detail is phenomenal. Love it.


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