Model: (Click to see more) 58035: Wild Willy Willys M38
Status: Other
Date: 2-Sep-2021
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I have always loved this kit for its fun design, ride, and purpose. Over time I have enjoyed it even more as I've learned about its origins in the real world and its place in Tamiya history.                                

This is an article with some history about the real Willys Jeep.

As things go with vintage Tamiya kits... I had one, then I found extra parts for it, and now I have three! The painted drivers are a re-do project and two bodies may get a paint job. I have them in various build states to get all of the bits in good vintage order, which is taking a while with all of my other projects. Now that this is here on TC I have some incentive    to finish and update. There are more parts not pictured.

I may only keep one after getting the kits in good vintage order. ...They do look fun all together though.

1 2 1 1 1 1 1 This is one of my old batteries sitting pretty. 2 The iconic hump for extra juice! 2 1 1 1 1 Some of the best box art! 1 2 1 1 I've never seen flame box art WW on a real body... 1 early Tamiya story branding




Thanks for the link l found that an interesting article! Love the WW its one of those tamiya's that's very special for several different reasons!
Mate 3 of them...well just about! I would be happy with just one of these at some point! but not cheap now but one day!!!
Nice one mate.



Sweet collection! Coolest model Tamiya ever made



Yeah you keep surprising us with what you have in your collection! I always wanted one, and missed out once in an ebay auction complete with original box and manual. Now they're going for crazy money so I think I've missed out, but maybe one day. It's a great part of history for the World and Tamiya!

Cameron PS


Thank you! I have a few more fun things to share here as I can find the time. I feel quite fortunate to have been interested in Tamiya in the 1980's and near a hobby shop that supported this interest. As things go, that same family owned hobby shop closed its doors last month after a 50-year run.

It is a wonderful hobby that continues to delight. This history side of things interests me more and more. I am quite inspired seeing all of the things people are posting here. Growing up I only knew a few people in person with this interest and these days I don't know anyone in person.

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