Model: (Click to see more) 58016: Sand Scorcher
Status: Restored
Date: 24-Nov-2021
Comments: 20
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Hi guys been working on this Sand Scorcher for a while its was pretty bad when l got it but have kept as much original character as I can warts and all especially the body! I am still missing door handles, indicators and a few other bits but here it is!
I believe this is a Mk1 Scorcher because of the need of inner bearings on the rear arms and it has screws on the front shock towers to adjust the front tension spring! So that's really cool!! I have put some modern gear in as electrics apart from an old School 540 ! Sorry no action pics yet as I still need to get a hump pack battery but the weather was good so jumped at the chance to get some pics! Hope you like the retro rough and ready look its way too cool to make improvements on lol.
Thanks for looking and comments welcome cheers James.

2 Tamiya Sand Scorcher retro style! 1 Love the colour combo! 1 What a lovely back end she has! 1 This is a Mk1 one l believe? 1 Modern gear inside though! 1 Love all the metal in these! So damn vintage!!! 1 Sand Scorcher on Sand.....Beautiful!!!! 2 I still need a few bits to finish this but..... 1 .....very happy! 2 That crazy camber is always pleasure to see!

Comments

J@mes

24-Nov-2021

It looks like you have the best beaches in Cornwall, Sand Scorcher heaven

BubbaGump365

24-Nov-2021

Looking good James! Great photos as always too. Love the look of the body, not over restored. As they say, it's only original once!!

koenc

24-Nov-2021

I have to agree that the Sand Scorcher is Tamiya's most Iconic car. I remember that when I first saw it in 1982 (my friend got one for New Year) that I was impressed with it's speed and looks. Now, almost 40 years later I am building as we speak one. So it has to be iconic! Nice design btw!

Buzsig

25-Nov-2021

Looks like the perfect habitat James . Great model and pictures

GEMINIJETS

25-Nov-2021

Wow James, Sand Scorcher in a place where it belongs. Beautiful pictures as always. Your example has a twist of vinatge and bad a$$ look due to yellow. I like that!!

mtbkym01

25-Nov-2021

Yep Mk1 (or early vintage as some prefer) parts there’s James, I did a lot of research when I restored an original Rough Rider and those are some of the tell tales signs. Great looking original mate, in its very own domain there, excellent

MAD-BEE

25-Nov-2021

Thanks for the great comments and info guys she ain't the prettiest but sure is damn friggin cool for sure! Cheers James.

GoFast80

25-Nov-2021

I have to get a runner body so I can start enjoying the Sand Scorcher in its natural element. Great shots!

HornetRacer 1971

25-Nov-2021

Lovely James......treat yourself to a Sand Scorcher body set!

Scanox

25-Nov-2021

It looks great James !!
I tested my Sand Schorcher on the beach a few years ago, maybe need to recharge some batteries and take a trip to the beach now that no people are sunbathing

MAD-BEE

27-Nov-2021

Thanks again guys for the great comments cheers James.

Mad Zero

27-Nov-2021

I really like this. I like that it's not pristine and I especially like that it isn't blue & white!
Yes it must be the most iconic because it's the only video I bothered to stand & watch in the toy shop

MAD-BEE

28-Nov-2021

MZ yeah mate always loved the Sand Scorchers boxart and always will but red/yellow & blue/yellow paint jobs always looked more vintage and retro to me and the fact its all original and a bit tatty makes it perfect to me lol...cheers James.

Max Power

29-Nov-2021

It sure is a beauty!

Ferruz

30-Nov-2021

Another high quality entry as usual Mad Bee, top level photos and absolutely stunning Scorcher! That color scheme really suits it in my opinion, it's a real gem! Great work mate!!

delux

30-Nov-2021

Love it! It's hard to beat an original Scorcher! Great look too, wearing it's years with pride!

MAD-BEE

30-Nov-2021

Thanks again guys appreciated and yeah she's an oldie but goodie!

JYCM3

1-Dec-2021

Love the color theme Mad-Bee , reminds me of the new TD4 Super Avante and the New BHM Wild One.
Blue and yellow.

robertoro

3-Dec-2021

Well done Mad-Bee, finaly a proper Sand scrorcher first edition ! i like this model becouse offer many option !

MAD-BEE

3-Dec-2021

Thanks guys.


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