Model: (Click to see more) 58015: Rough Rider
Status: New built
Date: 8-Aug-2008
Comments: 21
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Finally got to finish my new built Rough Rider. The car is 100% new parts All the plastic parts were removed from the sprue by me. Used superb Rad22rad wheels and a NIB bodyset and NIP black bumper. I have the electronics here in unused condition and will install it later with a new hump battery. I took lots of time to finish the bodyset and forgive me the colours are not original. First I sprayed 4 layers of pearl white with 2 clearcoats afterwards. The hole body was masked with Tamiya tape and sprayed light blue metal. The transitions were polished and 4 layers of clear were applied. The decals had some matt areas and decided to clear coat them after putting them on. A tip: try to cut all the decals with rounded edges so clearcoating will not lift sharp tips. The painted process was made in 3 days with very hot weather. I like painting in very hot weather because it dries fast and paintbuildup is easy. Because of the high temperature I painted very wet and held the body in different angles to avaid running paint. In the end it was polished with the 3 compounds from tamiya and It is absolute perfect. Not a single paintrunner or dustparticle on this. I really like the metalpaint on this block-shaped body, it makes it less boring. As for the boxart, the colour looks red instead of orange and I really liked the blue version better to sit next to my Sand Scorcher. The driver was also made with care. The shirt was painted dark yellow with stripes and then clearcoated to receive watersilde decals from static kits. After applying them it was matt clearcoated and weatherd with a weatherset (sand). The face took about 7 layers and the inside of the helmet was painted brown leather along with the hands. The helmet was stock blue with some clearcoats (of course). I hope you like the result and this is sure one of my finest built (taking your time gives you perfect results). So much for my holliday project...


tires painted inside and out complete, mint and boxed (with manual) vintage looking guy absolute 100% new from the sprue new-new-new it took some time to complete it with new parts...

Comments

_miga_

8-Aug-2008

WOW! thats great! i love the vintage look of the driver!

Andersop

8-Aug-2008

Fantastic!!

caterhamsi

8-Aug-2008

Simply gorgeous!

scoobybooster

8-Aug-2008

Wow what a beauty of Ruff Ryder! That's the way I'd like to have mine one day Like the driver's look too!

rad22rad Alloys

8-Aug-2008

Fantastic example you have there Kris, Very very well done. You should be very proud of it.

mor10retro

8-Aug-2008

Very nice! Love the attention to details put into this build. The driver is amazing. Tob job!

Dante77

8-Aug-2008

Beautiful! Into my favourites she goes!

DImblum

8-Aug-2008

Top work! Amazing attention to detail. The driver turned out fantastic!

DeeMiller

8-Aug-2008

What a fine job you did there!

def4x4

8-Aug-2008

Nice looking rider, i like the color and the wheels. and the driver, i thinck he,s very happy wich this car.

tuff bug

8-Aug-2008

That looks really nice!

BeetleOne

8-Aug-2008

Superb skill.... Congrats Boss !!

alex-digital

8-Aug-2008

Top dollah! Superb Rough Rider and I really love those old-skool stripes even, on the driver's gear, nice touch. Everything looks the part! Nice one.

GreenMan

8-Aug-2008

YEAHHA!!!! Absolutly gorgeous!!!!

carbonman

8-Aug-2008

thanks for your nice comments TC-fellows!

Racing Master

19-Aug-2008

I am using one of these pictures as the wallpaper on my computer, that's how much I like your work!
Very nicely done.

advantum

5-Dec-2008

Awesome!

mr.retreader

7-May-2009

Oh Yeah! Only ever seeing the rough rider and sand scorcher in black and wite in an old Tamiya ctalogue, I was never eally a fan> But seeing this and other fine examples in full coulour have absoluty changed my view. Big fan, looks awsome!

delux

11-May-2009

Nice! Hadn't seen this one! A quality job!!

mikea96

11-May-2009

This looks awesome. I can't wait until this is released again as i want to build a new one so bad.

Toykid

13-May-2009

This one needs to be added to the SRB Group SIG!


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