Now that the Tamiyaclub Community Scorcher is finished, I am able to show you the body I was asked to Spray and Detail for Tamiyaclub.
The Completed car is now with Chris ( Netsmith ) and has been announced in the Forum. (Please go and have a look)
A few weeks ago I had an email from Chris asking me to do the body for the Community Scorcher. I was proud to accept the challenge. Chris asked me if I had any ideas about how to do the body. After some thought I had an idea. The Chassis was so nice it would be a shame to cover it with the body and loose all the Superb work and Plating done by Jerry ( Pleiku68 ) and I also thought it would be a shame to display the body next to the chassis.
The only way to keep the model, as one would be to section one side to show the lovely chassis.
I put this to Chris and I must say I was surprised when he said “Go Ahead “! Brave Man.
We discussed the paintwork design and thought given the short timescale (3 Weeks)
, we would stay with Tamiya’s original style but to commemorate the first RC car that Tamiya ever produced in 1976, the Baby Blue Colour original box art colour would be replaced with Cobalt Green from the Valliant Porsche 934 RSR.
Steve ( S.Collins ) made a fabulous interior set with driver and co driver figures and this was trimmed and fitted to the body.
Finally I added some smart Custom Mirrors from Mike ( Mike00top).
The end result was, a Scorcher Body with a view into the Chassis and I must say the White and Cobalt Green colours really do compliment all the Gold and Silver colours on the chassis.
I will make a full write up with pictures of how I Sectioned, Painted and Detailed the body very soon.
I would also like to thank Chris ( Netsmith ) and Steve ( S.Collins ) for working with me on this.
I hope you all like what we have done with this Body and I hope that Mr Tamiya likes it too.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
TC Community Scorcher Body. How It Was Done.