Model: (Click to see more) 58441: Buggy Champ 2009
Status: New built
Date: 4-Oct-2009
Comments: 14
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even 2 years ago, who would have dreamed of opening a SRB box and just build it ?
thanks Mr tamiya for this re-re.
as many folks around, I won't wait to see if they are going to re-re the sand scorcher or not. if they do, I'll be the first to order 10 of them, but right now I wanted to build a runner !
as i'm not a huge fan of the buggy champ body, I ordered a blitzer shell from a guy on ebay that sells painted shells ...
what a crappy paintjob I received ! so I just picked an old MB shell I had, sanded it down and decided to work on it a bit more than the usual 15 minutes I spend on spraying a body. a week later my lungs are still burning and I know for sure I'm not a painter and I suck at filling holes but the result is not that bad.
I will be travelling to the western french coast in 2 weeks so many pictures to come as I will run this baby on the beach !
the license plates are from rogue elements, PIPOU is my 4months old son's nickname and 22 5 09 his date of birth.
many thanks to all those of you who made custom SS bodies, I would never had dared doing this if I hadn't seen the results you came to.



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
I said it would be a runner and a runner it is !

Comments

tamiyaonebay

4-Oct-2009

You really need to give yourself more credit for this. This looks amazing and I really like the color scheme you picked. These pictures are awesome too!

WW-nut

4-Oct-2009

freyahel, you are a painter. It looks good For me masking tape and multi coloured paint brings me into a cold sweat - think I'm too paranoid about the paint bleeding, LOL. I need to be braver. Enjoy

delux

4-Oct-2009

Brilliant! I love the colours and the body mods...

Leethal Driver

4-Oct-2009

That is some runner! Nice job, great pics too. Pity Pipou's not old enough to appreciate he's got his own 'champ here on TC!!

SteelRat

4-Oct-2009

You really don't suck at painting. Lovely job and beautiful example!

swedishwiking

4-Oct-2009

Absolutely AWSOME looking bug, a real inspiration!

TIMECMDR

4-Oct-2009

stunning model & pics, well done

CASE1

4-Oct-2009

amazing job! Very nice paintjob and overall look, beauty!

Toykid

4-Oct-2009

Great looking build. Very nice paint and fender work. This is one that should be added to the SRB Group SIG for sure

Crash Cramer

9-Oct-2009

That is far better than I think I could get done. I also think it is kinda funny that you chose OHIO for the plate as there really isn't much beach there in that state, or much call for a dune buggy VW either.

freyahel

9-Oct-2009


actually, that's exactly my situation.I'll have to drive for 5 or 6 hours to drive this beauty on the beach !

mcovalsk

10-Oct-2009

I lost this, excellent!!!!

slimmy

18-Oct-2009

beautiful sand champ, or super scorcher. the both sound good. Great job!

tuff bug

20-Dec-2009

Wow this thing looks incredible!!! where have I been. You have cut the fenders just right, is the driver having a tea break?


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