Model: (Click to see more) 58441: Buggy Champ 2009
Status: New built
Date: 16-Aug-2009
Comments: 25
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On a local flea market I bought a box with old motorsports photos. One of them shows a buggy in a livery that resembles the one of Kenny Roberts' championship winning motorbike. A writing on the backside of the photo says: 'K.R. tyre testing Nevada 1979'. Is this the proof that Kenny Roberts was about to enter the desert racing scene back in 1979?.............. This is how the story could go if this was a photo of a real buggy :-) . Actually it's my first SRB, a Buggy Champ. I only buy vintage or ReRe RC's for two reasons: 1) I like the look of the car 2) I owned a car like this back in the days or would have liked to buy it but couldn't afford it at that time. I don't care about the value of the cars so I prefer a ReRe for an original one. For the Buggy Champ it's the first reason, I just like the scale looks of the chassis and the 70ies style body. When I got into RC racing in 1985 SRB's were already out of style, so I wasn't keen to get one at that time. There isn't anything special about this Buggy Champ. Acoms 2,4 GHZ remote, Hitec servo, stock-ESC and motor. I soldered a 7,2V hump pack of old 2000mAh Sanyo NiCd cells, about 10 years old but still alive. NiCd's rule!! Although I like the boxart livery I went for something new. I really dig the design of the motorcycles of a well known Japanese manufacturer which built Kenny Roberts' championship winning bikes so I tried to paint my car in a way it could have looked like if Kenny Robert was the driver. What you see here is the result ;-) .


Sensational photo: Is this really Roberts?

Comments

stickerbod

16-Aug-2009

Excellent job, looks totally 70's really suits it

Skottoman

16-Aug-2009

Very excellent and unique paint scheme. Looks like I'll have to 'up my game' for my next Buggy Champ. I love that you took the time to paint the letters on the rear tire too. Too bad Tamiya didn't provide the Sand Blaster Jr. fronts...

davidr2007

16-Aug-2009

At last some originaliy. Well done

ngbee

16-Aug-2009

excellent. really good to see someone do something totally different. I like it.

bfst24

16-Aug-2009

very very nice.

canonball

16-Aug-2009

Super paint scheme allways loved the Yamaha speedblocks!!!

supergreg

16-Aug-2009

great color scheme! I was already looking forward to some new custom paintjobs, as most people are doing their champs boxart.

koenc

16-Aug-2009

Best one so far ... by far!

Addicted2blue

16-Aug-2009

This is abslotely the best looking BC on TC, they can't be more 70's then this. A stunning paintjob on the body and driver.

Challenger-RT

16-Aug-2009

WOW - another non boxart Buggy Champ. This scheme fits perfect! You've done an excellent job!

Trexx75

16-Aug-2009

looks great! been looking for the same paint scheme on my wild one first...but then chose another one.fantastic car and paintjob !!

jeffy

16-Aug-2009

Fantastic this is what we want more of. Individuals paint schemes

tuff bug

16-Aug-2009

This is another buggy Champ non boxart and looks fantastic what you have done works very well

pagedm_f350

16-Aug-2009

Gorgeous

SMOKE-DOG

17-Aug-2009

Nice work with the old school Yamaha paint scheme.

mr.retreader

17-Aug-2009

Fantastic job, like it very much. Nice job on the driver as well.

Mr duke

17-Aug-2009

she looks fantastic and im glad its not box art well done

Orangemeca

17-Aug-2009

Hi,
I like no boxart project, this one is awesome, great job

delux

17-Aug-2009

Brilliant! very period, well done!

swedishwiking

17-Aug-2009

Damn, that looks good! Paint one for me too! How mush?

scoobybooster

17-Aug-2009

Fully agree with all comments yet-this one looks fantastic,mate!

Funracer

17-Aug-2009

Thanks for all the nice comments guys! @ swedishwiking: There is no need to paint one for you, you can do it by yourself, Yes, you can We believe in you!

Wyoming

27-Aug-2009

Sorry I missed this one, looks super nice!

Wegi74

28-Aug-2009

Great pain Job

pastimesteve

8-Jan-2013

DANG! How'd I miss this one? Awesome paint scheme. Love it.


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