Model: (Click to see more) 58016: Sand Scorcher
Status: Runner
Date: 10-Oct-2006
Comments: 20
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Long time coming. After seeing all the amazing SS from several TC members, decided to revive my old SS into a runner. Carefully took apart the radio box, radio gear, mech ESC, body, etc and stored away. Then picked up a blitzer shell from ebay, chassis from Twinset (cheers Andy), rear/front cage combo from Shodog (thanks Jim), misc parts from ebay and lots of inspiration from Stevo309, Twinset, shodog, and volksrod's great work. I wanted a retro livery that hadn't been done b4. What says retro more than brown/yellow/orange? Still some work to do but here it is so far. Since the pics were taken, I was able to locate headlight lenses, solid rear CRP covers, and added the front cage. Would have done things a tad different, but there's always a next time.

blocked-off tail lights and plate holes original plate, restored

Comments

cyclepsych0

10-Oct-2006

Lookin' very sharp! Definitely a retro color scheme!! I like it!!!

supergreg

10-Oct-2006

Retro colours par excellence!

DJTheo

10-Oct-2006

Nice period correct paint sheme!

hellbelly

10-Oct-2006

Great paint job, very nice choice of colours

BiggusDitchus

10-Oct-2006

Great looking bug

Stevo309

10-Oct-2006

Got to agree about the colours, they look very retro. Great looking SS. I would change the nose cone though to a MB or SS one if you can.

M.Boy

10-Oct-2006

nice one

Volksrod

10-Oct-2006

Nice paint scheme, very retro. Whole car looks great.....just swap the nose cone for an ss item!!!

spoiler42

10-Oct-2006

Well than you all for your kind comments. It is a work in progress and if I can locate an SS nose, I will swap for sure as I do find the blitzer nose too protruding.

fezzy

10-Oct-2006

Looks nice. Different to others and I think that's only ever a good thing!!

Toykid

11-Oct-2006

Great looking paint, I love the scheme and I am envious of the rear shodog cage.

rollinjo

13-Dec-2006

Vraiement cool ton Sand Scorcher , j'aimerais ca en avoir un aussi un jour ! Le tiens est super , Félicitation!

spoiler42

13-Dec-2006

Merci ! Oui effectivement les cox deviennent de plus en plus difficile a trouver mais bon....Pour la mienne, elle n'est pas tout a fait terminee mais ce sont les petits details qui prennent le plus de temps.

Brat Attacks

22-Dec-2006

Loving those colours. SO 80's Bug scene! Oh the memories

flux density

10-Jun-2007

Nice non-boxart color scheme.

Jedi Master

11-Sep-2007

A real seventy's masterpeice. I love it, and may do something similar in honour!!! Great job!!!

scollins

6-Jul-2008

Great color choices!!!!!!!! excellent work!

Sayroll

11-Sep-2009

Thanks for the inspiration!

mongoose1983

24-Sep-2009

I like that paint scheme!

7.2inchdriver

3-Jun-2010

great looking bug


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