Model: (Click to see more) 58452: Sand Scorcher
Status: Restored
Date: 27-Dec-2020
Comments: 28
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About 8 months ago I was in the mood for having a crack at doing a nice Sand Scorcher body shell.

The SS body was getting thin on the ground but found one at RCJaz. They weren't able to ship at the time but were willing to hold it for me until they could. It was about 2 to 3 months I think before it arrived at my doorstep, which gave me plenty of time to decide what I was going to do with it.
The iconic '506' was a must and I also wanted to do something along the lines of the original Box Art but race it up a bit while keeping of the era.
After many hours of masking and laying on the different stages of Dupli Colour Automotive paint, and some finishing touches with a Molotow Chrome Pen I picked up 2 years ago with this in mind, this is what I came up with.....

P.S, Big thanks to TC Member yogi-bear for the Number plate stickers so I could put my name on it :)

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Comments

Steffen

27-Dec-2020

That’s one gorgeous paintjob, the wheels and front bumper complement it perfectly. Well done!

JYCM3

27-Dec-2020

That’s one serious sweet looking Sand Scorcher you got there. Awesome job you did.

Busdriver

27-Dec-2020

A brilliant twist on a traditional scheme, a more minimalist look with just a few stickers really works well. Very 2020

koenc

27-Dec-2020

That colorchoice is just perfect for the SS. Vintage theme with modern colors. Love it!

MAD-BEE

27-Dec-2020

Mate that looks absolutely stunning! What a beautiful looking Scorcher! Lovely clear pics too!

KEV THE REV

27-Dec-2020

Mega-tastic mate !! Into my fav's

Re-Bugged

27-Dec-2020

Thanks all for the kind words very much appreciated. I was after at least one flash Harry Scorcher in the collection.
Borrowing my daughters nice camera for the pic’s is definitely an improvement over just using a phone to get maximum show off effect MAD-BEE

Tamiyastef

27-Dec-2020

This has a certain 70's look to it but without looking dated at all! Fantastic!

Stompin Around

27-Dec-2020

That’s a stunner - a credit to your patience and skill! Very original and inspiring - well done and thanks for sharing!

Killajb

28-Dec-2020

Iconic is the word that comes to mind here. Some TC members create painstakingly accurate replicas of box art. Others add a bit of flair to their models and show some creativity. You sir, have transcended that to another level. This is one of those models that people will refer back to years and years from now when referencing the 'best-of'.. Congrats!

Re-Bugged

28-Dec-2020

Wow, I feel like I’m receiving a standing ovation after a highlight performance at the Royal Variety show!!
Thank you all so much for the comments.

IBIFTKH

28-Dec-2020

Stunning, it almost puts box-art to shame! It's a great design, perfectly executed and it suits the car so well.
I guess I'm not the only one wishing I had your skills!

woomagic

4-Jan-2021

Looks absolutely stunning and I love the blue you have used. Great job!

Ferruz

24-Mar-2021

My friend, this is simply Glorious!! Great idea and execution, and superb skills!
I'm sure this will be an inspiration for every Sand Scorcher lover.
I appreciate every little detail, fantastic work seriously ????

Re-Bugged

25-Mar-2021

Thanks Ferruz, I couldn’t have hoped for any better with this one. Only trouble is I’m not sure how I can top it

22-Jul-2021

Absolutely Outstanding.
This model is of Museum quality.

Re-Bugged

22-Jul-2021

Thank you kindly.

sandgropper

26-Jul-2021

Looks amazing, what was the chrome paint you used on the wheels

Re-Bugged

26-Jul-2021

Thanks sandgropper, the wheels are aluminium wheel covers that are a direct replacement for the outside plastic original kit ones from Pargustore (seller id :- pmg82 on eBay. I just painted the yellow edge with Humbrol enamel.
Search SRB Aluminium Wheel covers on eBay and they should come up. I think RC Channel also do something similar.

Bazza78

23-Aug-2021

Flawless, you have a great eye for paint design!

Doc007

31-Dec-2021

Just seen this mate after you kindly left a comment on my Comp entry (thank you). This is a stunning paint scheme - you have done a marvelous job on it. So, so much more interesting than standard box art but you have stayed ery close to theme whilst really stepping it up more than one notch. Lo e it and straight into my Favourite. Take care fella

Re-Bugged

31-Dec-2021

Thanks very much Doc007, glad you like it. I drafted up a fair few designs over several months before settling on this one. Tamiya did a great job of the original, but as like most of us I just wanted to put my own stamp on it.

Tumbi

26-Feb-2022

Wow - they ahould release a Sand Scorcher Art like this! Amazing Design… beautiful blue! And great done! Love it

6-Jul-2022

This is awesome.
Inspirational scorcher work.

Re-Bugged

6-Jul-2022

Thank you

Old Tamiya

4-Nov-2022

Absolutely awesome looking Sand Scorcher! Love the paint job and the wheels. Great job on this.


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