Model: (Click to see more) 58016: Sand Scorcher
Status: Extra info
Date: 15-Apr-2009
Comments: 47
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Hello Boys and Girls,


Now for this one, I must say credit goes to _Miga_ who gave me the inspiration for a Street Scorcher project. I must also give credit to one forgotten TC hero who went by the name of LeMans-RC. He is no longer on TC but you can still find his showroom entries if you look hard enough. He built the most beautiful Street Scorchers I have ever seen


A while ago, I picked up a Lancia 037 Rally and saved the body for a future (and unseen yet on TC - tease, tease) project. So this one is basically a TA03-RS topped with a Blitzer Beetle shell.


I lowered the chassis to the max by using the short shock ends and I had to gently butcher the suspension arms for the shocks to fit, but it works. I built this cool bumper with 6mm alloy shaft. I had to cut a part of the rear of the chassis to fit the motor which isn't finished yet. This motor was bought in kit form from a TC member, and I can't say I'm pleased with it because of missing parts and very poor molding and fitting (especially since I saw the original one from a 1/9 kubelwagen modelkit). Anyway, I did what I could with it, and there is a lot more work to be done to make it look like the real deal.



A few words about the shell: everything went right, painting was good, no major paintbleeds, then came the time to clear coat it. As usual, I wanted to do things too fast, and sprayed way too much. On some places, the blue paint ran, showing white under, even the decals's ink bled...So my option, rather than doing it all over again, is go for the rusty look. I'll get that product that simulates rust and give the shell a nice old and battered look.


To be continued...



Comments

WW-nut

15-Apr-2009

Looks absolutely awesome - yet another great project. Much nicer than the standard Sand Scorcher.

gazwilts

15-Apr-2009

holy **** that is kickass!

skip665

15-Apr-2009

*picks jaw up off the floor* - just gorgeous!

Goat_Boy

15-Apr-2009

That is spectacular! I'll have to get around to sorting out my old TA03. Look forward to seeing more of this soon.

Ricky850r

15-Apr-2009

It looks great ! Top job. Well done

TA-Mark

15-Apr-2009

Does it steer without rubbing?

chewball

16-Apr-2009

I got to say this is an awesome VW. I started mine about six months ago, still have not got around to getting the engine built, Take a look at mine, you got me beat. GREAT JOB!!!

Skottoman

16-Apr-2009

THAT THING LOOKS FARKING COOL! I would love to do a street scorcher. Really nice detail on the engine. It looks awesome!

pagedm_f350

16-Apr-2009

Sweeeeeeet!!

flux density

16-Apr-2009

Very nice. What are the wheels you used for this project ? The engine detail really makes it stand out

tamiyaonebay

16-Apr-2009

Nice job! Car looks awesome and I like the helmet!

Sideways-King

16-Apr-2009

The best Beetle/Scorcher EVER. The END!!

Road Burner

16-Apr-2009

Looks perfect!

Monty

16-Apr-2009

wowzers that is STUNNING awesome work !!!

Happy Harry

16-Apr-2009

Sayroll, that is just fantastic! To say you were not happy with the engine it seems to have turned out very well. Well done Sir!

steerfromtherear

16-Apr-2009

I Love this one! WOW WOW! Into my faves it goes

tuff bug

16-Apr-2009

Theirs allot of work in this superb detail and really well finished!

steerfromtherear

16-Apr-2009

I cant stop lookin at this! Fantastic Bug.

Sayroll

16-Apr-2009

Thanks for your comments!

Wheels are Kawada

And yes, it steers without rubbing the fenders!

Mad Ax

16-Apr-2009

I think it looks great, can't see any running paint in the photos. Top work! Actually makes me want to turn my old MB shell into a street scorcher (I've got an old TA-02 roller somewhere, too )

mor10retro

16-Apr-2009

Very nice street scorcher! Really love the colors and front bumper. Those wheels are spot on!

Steffen

16-Apr-2009

Beautiful, probably the nicest street scorcher I've ever seen.

Trevan

16-Apr-2009

WOW!! Magnificent!!

_miga_

16-Apr-2009

best road version on TC - simply stunning and Top Job - i'm proud i've have inspired your project

TIMECMDR

16-Apr-2009

Absolutely fantastic work, Stunning

ranger blue

16-Apr-2009

WOW, simply awesome, very stunning. A+ and more.

paulos29

16-Apr-2009

dude,,that is some good work,,i love it,,bloody love it,,,,very sweet

rizzo rat

16-Apr-2009

This is some thing else! looks so mean and i love the idea of the slicks on the front with tred on the rear. Theres not many words for this beast its just perfect and awesome well done.

alex-digital

16-Apr-2009

Oi mate... That is just mindblowin'... Love this to bits! Perfect looking in so many ways, proportion, colour scheme, everything!. Awesome stuff man, awesome and top work!

Swarm

16-Apr-2009

Awesome looking machine .Great Work ,Fantastic paint job

jeffy

16-Apr-2009

That my friend is beautiful. I've had something similar planned for many moons but never got around to it maybe this will inspire me to get it done

CUSTOM TAM

16-Apr-2009

Beautifull job, congratulations

amigamad

16-Apr-2009

Such a good looking car another fine machine for my favorites.

def4x4

16-Apr-2009

Wow... this is amezing, looks like a low to the ground Scorcher.A real street racer! Love the frontbumper and that engine in the back is awesome! Exellent work you do!

pilotrcuk

16-Apr-2009

Absolutely Amazing!!

ukzz4iroc

16-Apr-2009

Beautiful machine! Great work

mad maz

16-Apr-2009

Dude this looks mean almost looks like one of the darg beetles you get at santa pad raceway at the bug jam event in the summer ..nice looker man

Sayroll

16-Apr-2009

Wow, never thought this one would get so much support, so thank each and everyone of you for these kind words!

Leethal Driver

16-Apr-2009

Fantastic! The wheels sit so well under the arches you'd think the shell was made just for this purpose. Top work.

CASE1

17-Apr-2009

WOW! Awesome, insane, great, perfect! It looks soooo good, unbelievable!

Schwantz

17-Apr-2009

Awsome Nice Nicer Nicest or something perfect work and i think you will be find one in my showroom soon never thougt about the RS chassis

Tobbe70

3-May-2009

WOW! Extremely wonderful looking car, mate! Totally mindblowing!!!

Sideways-King

16-Jun-2009

I've commented before but I want to say again that this is so smart and I love this beetle!

kriz240174

12-Dec-2009

absolutely amazing you have a lot of skill its the best i have seen

oldsterolli

22-Jan-2010

i like those street scorchers and this is a very hot looking example ! makes me want to build a 1/35 RC street scorchy in a similar style. Very hot bug !

Real Wild One

14-Jun-2010

This is one of the best looking scorchers I've ever seen.....and an inspiration. I ned to locate a TA03 RS chassis I think! Very nice.

Baggey

14-Sep-2010

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamm thats cool, what an awesome ride. I used to have a lowered real bug and this looks so realistic. Amazing work dude!


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