Model: (Click to see more) 58038: Subaru Brat
Status: Restored
Date: 27-Jan-2005
Comments: 12
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This project really is a testament to how tamiya club is such a fantastic resource for the Tamiya collector;) This car started out when I saw a Frog in TC members ‘Tamiyamandan” showroom, he had a frog that he built up using the dark gray chassis and a truck load of aftermarket hop ups. Well through our conversations I managed to talk Dan into parting with the beauty. At about the same time I was painting a brat Body for TC member “kaindi” it was a Mudblasrter body that was being painted orange. Tommy asked me if I would be interested in the body since he no longer had the chassis for it, I quickly replied yes, and you can guess what happened then. I began the conversion of the frog into a brat. I had help from several Tc members Moosey, Volksrod, Kaindi (who also supplied me with the beautiful Chrome brat wheels!!) and of course big Dan!! Thanks to all you guys you really made this a special project for me:)

I added a blitzer beetle driver head with a flamed helmet as well:)
I can really see why this car is so popular; it has such a great look to it. I remember seeing so many brats when I was a kid, but sadly I haven’t seen one in years (unless the movie “Napoleon Dynamite” counts LOL!!!)

I would love to hear what you guys think:)

Comments

dunebuggy71

27-Jan-2005

Great car - perfect paintjob - I love the flamed helmet and chrome wheels !

Dazmeister

27-Jan-2005

Nice helmet !

Volksrod

27-Jan-2005

Upto the usual standards Matt Chrome wheels look great, love the driver, LOVE the whole car! nice one mate

moosey

27-Jan-2005

WOW WEE! This has got your stamp all over it Matt! I'm just going to pick up another Brat tonight myself, LOL!! I can't believe how much I've missed your new projects! And this is just SUBLIME!!! Hats off to you again lad

Stevo309

27-Jan-2005

Very nice! The driver looks great. I'm not really a big fan of the Brat but seeing examples as good as this is changing my mind. Superb!

fury_dice

27-Jan-2005

Drool Absolutely gorgeous

Shodog

27-Jan-2005

Matt and Brat, funny how that rhymes. This brat looks sweet. Especially those chrome wheels. This makes me want to build up mine.

zakspeed

27-Jan-2005

Superb, very original - massive fan of the brat and this is sound. well done

DJTheo

28-Jan-2005

Love that dark chassis and chrome wheels, congrats on another beauty!

Brat Attacks

29-Jan-2005

FANTASTIC! One very original Brat. Simply put, l think this is one of the best in the show rooms.

Tamiyamandan

1-Feb-2005

SIMPLY AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks much better than it did when I had it!!!!!! NICE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!

tarznatz

11-Jun-2005

The goatee is awesome! I've added this to my favorites list!


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