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At least the recent snow made a decent backdrop for a photo-shoot!
First of all, I must say a big 'thank you' to fellow TC member Simensays. Without his help and support, this project wouldn't have happened. Thank you so much, and I'm sorry it's taken so long to get it finished!
I've built/painted a few 'Winter Willys' for other people so of course I wanted one for myself too. This has been a long term project, sort of moving along slowly in the background rather than a 'must build it now' job. But that's given me lots of time to play around with a few modifications...
The most obvious is that awesome Simensays hardtop. It's 3D printed and really nice quality. The main top is really solid, the side and rear panels are feel strong without being too chunky, and the detailing is very nice on every piece. Can you tell I'm pleased with it? :-)
The hard top makes it a special, unique model. But maybe not special and unique enough! So it got a navigator (modified Wild Willy figure with a scratch-built seat), home-made tools, home-made fuel can back, metal winch hook, Yeah Racing alloy front bumper and shock towers, white CVA shocks, alloy wheelie bar, front spotlights, StreetJam grille, snowboards and rack from a Tundra kit, luggage rails from a big-rig kit, scale bungees, backpack & bedrolls, SRB antenna with home-made mount - I think that's everything!
And of course, the tracks. Probably a bit silly, but why not? The tracks and front skids were bought separately on ebay. Both were a sort of bronze colour so they were taken apart and repainted.
Willy's so pleased he even decided to hire a specialist mechanic to look after it! :-)
Hope you like it too,
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The, um, Bluefoot?