I am sure most of you are aware of the Tamiyaclub Community Scorcher which was taken to Japan and given to Mr Tamiya .
I was asked to paint and detail the body for that car. It was all a big rush to get the car finished in time for Chris ( Netsmith ) to take it to Tamiya HQ.
In the end I made 2 identical bodies, just incase one went wrong, but fortunately both came out very well. One was donated to TC and the other was from my own personal collection.
I was left with the second Scorcher body and wanted to make my own version of the TC Scorcher. I had an alloy chassis from Twinset ( thanks Andy ) and J-Man ( Lightningrapid ) made me a set of Front and Rear alloy bumpers. ( John, you are a complete Gent and an Alloy Artist. Thank you ). Mike00top made me a set of alloy Mirrors and one of his alloy Exhausts that was made for the TC Scorcher ( Many Thanks Mike. I know you had allot on, so thanks for getting these done for me). I fitted a set of my Alloy Box Art wheels to the car also.
One vital part was missing though and that was The special Scollins Scorcher interior.
Steve and I have become very good friends since we worked together on the TC Scorcher. We also both love Cars and Motorbikes.
Steve kindly sent me an interior to help me finish my Scorcher and for this I sent him a surprise. A special set of Nickel Plated Alloys for his Super Champ.
Look out !! I am sure Steve will be making these available for sale very soon, they look and fit perfectly. Many Thanks Mate.
I had to make several alloy parts for my scorcher, The wheel nuts, and the Twin rear shock supports, and I also made a custom shaped gearbox skid plate these were milled and turned to look like the ones on the TC Scorcher.
All the alloy castings were cleaned and sent away for Rhodium Plating ( Its what they plate the George Cross Medal with). Next came the Gold Plating, all the screws, wheel nuts, damper hangers, body clips, Twinset chassis, Coil springs and cam locks were treated to the real bling stuff.
I also sprayed some parts with Alclad Chrome paint.
All of the parts were fitted together, the interior sprayed, Drivers heads painted like Scollins TC interior and fitted.
I tried to make it look as close to the Original as possible and think I came very close.
Hope you like this Version too.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Tamiyaclub Community Sand Scorcher Body.