Model: (Click to see more) 58016: Sand Scorcher
Status: Runner
Date: 17-Aug-2006
Comments: 57
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I've finally got around to finishing the second body I got for my Scorcher. This time I wanted it to look more like something you might have seen cruising the street of SoCal in the 70's- a bit of a weekend racer...
It's not quite finished yet though, it still needs wiper arms and license plates and a better stinger on the back. I want to add a set of rough rider rims painted white for a more period look.

I didn't modify the body on this one (except to fill in the sunroof) because I wanted to do one stock body as all the others I've got planned will have various mods so it's nice to be able to show someone a stock one to compare them too (hope that makes sense!!!)
Anyway hope you like. Comments welcome...





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If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
some more 70^s scorcher action..

Comments

BiggusDitchus

17-Aug-2006

Very cool looking scorcher, love the retro paint scheme.

ukzz4iroc

17-Aug-2006

Gorgeous, truly gorgeous. Great work fella!

cardesigner

17-Aug-2006

That looks GREAT!!!!! My new favorite, those colors really work. Incredible job!

17-Aug-2006

This is truly stunning! I LOVE IT!

17-Aug-2006

That's a great masking job you've done! Love those colors!

dunebuggy71

17-Aug-2006

Awesome paintscheme ! This car is totally awesome. Congrats. One of the very best here on TC !

delux

17-Aug-2006

Thanks guys! I cleaned my local hobby shop out of Tamiya tape!!! Love that stuff......

hellbelly

17-Aug-2006

'hope you like' - blimey, that's a fantastic scorcher. I really like the paint work on it.

terry.sc

17-Aug-2006

Great looking scorcher and that paint scheme just screams 70s. Awesome!

chef_bikes

17-Aug-2006

Wow! That's a real neat paint job! Refreshingly unique. Must have taken days to mask?! Very nice work

delux

17-Aug-2006

It took a while. Luckily I had to do afternoon shift at work for 5 weeks so I got paid to do it

Soonsie

17-Aug-2006

Wow, that looks fantastic!!! Really like this one too!

Peter James

17-Aug-2006

Whoooaaa....that thing is HOT! I don't even want to think if the masking job on this one. Excellent, excellent work!

rad22rad Alloys

17-Aug-2006

Absolutely stunning love the paint and those Ally wheels. Well i should do I made them !!!!!

delux

17-Aug-2006

And they are a credit to you too mate! Sensational wheels. They always get positive comments.

moosey

17-Aug-2006

My word!! I've been really fed up today what with one thing & another.. I now feel better after seeing such an amazing paint scheme!!! It's soooo mouth watering it's unreal!!!!! I bet it took plenty of masking & hard work!!!

Manuspain

17-Aug-2006

what a nice paint job. This paintscheme was familiar to me because of the colors chosen and the masking done. Did you based it on the dragster karmann Ghia driven by John Preston (the race shop, riverside, california)? The colors are really similar and as you are a flat 4 addicted, sure you ll know which car i m talking about. Very impressive on a sand scorcher !!!!!! excellent.

Petrolhead

17-Aug-2006

Wacky and wonderful!

Volksrod

17-Aug-2006

I think this is the best looking blitzer-shelled SS ive ever seen! Absolutely ace. Top work. straight into my favourites...

amigamad

17-Aug-2006

Thats one sweet looking scorcher i wish i had your paint and masking skills .

8316dart

17-Aug-2006

Inspirational!!!!! Pity you're not a tad closer...I've got a couple of shells that need sorting. Love it!

delux

18-Aug-2006

Thanks guys. Glad you like it. Yes Manuspain it's based on the race-shop ghia. I love that car!!! It was a bit tricky to transfer the style from a ghia to a bug so it ended up a bit different but hey....

OCD

18-Aug-2006

Indeed!!

toymkr73

18-Aug-2006

Great work!! I have seen the race shop Ghia that was your inspiration, the translation to the bug lines works great!!! TOP NOTCH

DJTheo

18-Aug-2006

Agree, very 70s scheme, lovely!

flux density

18-Aug-2006

This is ACE !

Toykid

20-Aug-2006

You know you have a good car when Jun (cardesigner) decides to send me a link at work. Blown away.

delux

30-Aug-2006

New pics added guys...

hellbelly

31-Aug-2006

Just noticed the front bumper, is it a DIY job? where did you get it?

delux

31-Aug-2006

The bumper and the chassis were both DIYs. I'm working on a few more chassis' at the moment. Got 15 in my drawer at work....
I must be nuts

Brat Attacks

31-Aug-2006

That is thee best paint jobs l have seen on a Sand Scorcher. So nicely done and you run it too. EXCELLENT.

Restopresto

2-Sep-2006

Very impressed. The paint job is absolutely superb. I'd be really proud if that was mine.

delux

2-Sep-2006

Thanks for the kind words guys! I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I'm working on another 70's style baja to go with it now....

Badboy

11-Sep-2006

Stunning!!! Awesome paintjob!!! Badboy

simensays

28-Sep-2006

Lovely paint theme! Sweet ride!

Dr. Robotnik(old)

29-Sep-2006

Awesome paint job mate. I have just stumbled on your showroom. Is there any chance of any hints and tips on what to use and how to go about creating the pin striping paint effects. Cheers

delux

20-Nov-2006

Hey Robotnik. The paint scheme was done by first painting the whole car white. Then I masked up the metallic brown section. Once that was done I did the orange sections by just laying the masking tape about 1mm off the other colour. It was VERY time consuming but all you need is patience and a steady hand. Once it was all done I added lotsa coats of clear to smooth it all up and add some shine. I used automotive pressure packs. Cheap, work great and a huuuge range of colours!

Tip; don't lay the paint on too thick or it will bleed under the tape. Use multiple light coate to build the colur up and you'll be sweet!

Hope that helps

26-Feb-2007

Fantastic paintwork mate! Another Race Shop Ghia (Thunderbug II) fan here! X/

5-Mar-2007

Sorry, that should've been Wunderbug II...!

BeetleLover

24-Jul-2007

imagine doing the same paint job on a polycarbonate shell!

chef_bikes

4-Feb-2008

I keep coming back to look at the pics of this Scorcher - it's such an awsome paint scheme and it reminds me of summer!

BeetleOne

13-Feb-2008

You have a great talent in my opinion. Very original and really well done. Congrats!

25-Mar-2008

Wow! I've sent a link to my father (John Preston) that built the Race Shop Ghia. He will be thrilled to see this!

delux

26-Mar-2008

Now that is cool! Thanks Lewis! Hope it's worthy!!

loopjuice

29-Apr-2008

Yes, yes and yes ! Awesome !

7.2inchdriver

13-May-2008

this is probably the best paint job i have ever seen on a model. nothing i have seen screams of the period that they are from more than this. i bet the guy who drives this car, has a buddy with a tricked out van, great job.

scollins

17-Jan-2009

I don't know how I could have missed this post, this paint work is simply incredible!!! A++++, into my favorites!

mr.retreader

2-Jun-2009

Just seeing this one myself. Great job on the colours and nice pics too. Lookin` ggod.

Frank Lux

1-Aug-2009

Very Nice 'Race Shop Ghia' inspired Paintjob...it is in my Favourites Now!!!

pagedm_f350

3-Sep-2009

I think this is one the best looking Scorchers I have ever seen, just gorgeous!!

Schwantz

19-Oct-2009

The nice paint sheme ive ever seen this is absolutly in my favourites question : are this pictures probably taken in ST-Helens?

delux

20-Oct-2009

Sandy Bay beach in Hobart actually..

california

14-Feb-2010

WOW. That is one of teh BEST PAINTING SCHEMES for a SS i have EVER SEEN:. Congrats, don't want to know how much work kasking has been

supergreg

1-Dec-2010

those colours... excellent!!

Chrisdude

27-Nov-2012

Hey brah, bichin beetle dude. Like gnarly. Take it over some dunes man, awesome. Put on a Ted Nugent 8-track and jam it!

mongoose1983

31-Dec-2012

Gorgeous!

Mark Pascoe

2-Apr-2019

Stunning paint, were you influenced by the Race Shop Ghia as Frank Lux suggested? If you ever want to sell please get in touch, I’m going to copy it anyway )


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