Model: (Click to see more) 58441: Buggy Champ 2009
Status: New built
Date: 17-Oct-2009
Comments: 43
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The Snap-On Buggy Champ 2009.





This kit was bought from my friend and TC member ( Ian ) Hobbymaster.


I am a great fan of all the SRB’s as well as the Super Champ and when this re-release was announced I like many others had to have one. It was great to see the old style packaging and Box Art again, roll on all the others !!!!!!


This one was built to be used in the Tamiya101.com DVD’s. There are many superb examples Box Art and Custom on TC now, which is great to see.


I had some decals left over from the Custom Snap-On Scorcher I built last year, so they were used on this Buggy Champ as well as all the alloy goodies I make for Awesome Alloys.


I didn’t have time to go mad like I did with the Snap-On Scorcher as filming was coming up and I wanted to get this built in time.


The chassis was built up as per instructions. I also added a Sport Tuned Motor, Awesome Alloys SRB Competition Alloy Chassis for rigidity, Alloy Gearbox Skid Plate, Alloy Gear and Motor Cover set and of course Awesome Alloys Box Art alloys.


Everything went together well and I just loved building an SRB without restoring everything first.


I also added a Nitro bottle with detailing to the Gearbox and a spare wheel to the rear, alos Awesome Alloys covered. The spare wheel had a strap and 2 pads fitted.


The body was Halfords primered and then sprayed Tamiya TS Bright White. This was left to dry for a week and then the red areas were masked and sprayed Tamiya Bright Red.


The decals came next and were a mixture from the Buggy Champ decal sheet and Lee’s fantastic Decals from TC. I also added my own Rad22Rad decals and the 22’s to finish it off. All this was clear coated and polished down to a good wet shine.


The Driver was next and I tried some masking and spraying on the helmet and hand painted the face and body.


This was all built up and some final details added like the matt yellow lettering on the tyres. I must at this point say that I am not happy with the lettering removal on the front tyres. But that’s my only complaint with this otherwise FANTASTIC kit.


The Snap-On Buggy Champ was used and run hard in the sand dunes. Hopefully Zakspeed will let me use a great picture he took showing this Buggy Champ in flight.


I hope like this version of the Buggy Champ.





Cheers
Rad






I would also like to thank TC Member Dino F for the fantastic pictures.














The Awesome Alloys Snap-On Buggy Champ 2009 Studio Photograpy by TC member by Dino F www.awesome-alloy.com Nice view showing Alloys and Alloy Motor Cover The Driver with custom sprayed helmet Body Off showing Chassis Gearbox Details with Alloy Gear Cover Awesome Alloys Comp Chassis and Skid Plate Snap-On Buggy Champ in action. Thanks Zakspeed

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The Snap-On Scorcher

Comments

EnBeeDee

17-Oct-2009

Great job Rad as always.

Addicted2blue

17-Oct-2009

This looks absolutely stunning, love the spare tire.

CASE1

17-Oct-2009

Not only the wheels on this buggy look awesome! The spare wheel is a great idea, looks perfect!

Badboy

17-Oct-2009

Awesome as allways! Love the Aluparts! Looks so rad in metal colour!!!

The Hobbymaster

17-Oct-2009

Rad, What can I say mate. Its as stunning as I knew it would be You always pull something out of the hat. I bet the 'Snap on' pair look sweet sitting side by side in Rad's Lab!!!!! I'm not going to lie to you mate I going to try and lift both of them next week when I come around LOL Well done Rad 'Star of Tamiyaclub'. Cheers Ian
Ian

WW-nut

17-Oct-2009

Amazingly Amazing!

TIMECMDR

17-Oct-2009

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G looking model with super detail and your awesome Alloys stuff speaks for itself 'AWESOME'!!

ranger blue

17-Oct-2009

Beautiful

Not a lot more can be said

tuff bug

17-Oct-2009

very nice indeed great ad for your parts much improved from original

rad22rad Alloys

17-Oct-2009

Thanks for all the great comments guys. I am really pleased you like this version. You will all be hearing from me. Ian, i will be watching you like a Hawk when you come round OK !!!!!

archway66

17-Oct-2009

Wow!! Beautiful !! all the awesome alloy parts make a huge difference

7.2inchdriver

17-Oct-2009

always nice to have a matching set. it looks fantastic.

BiggusDitchus

17-Oct-2009

Amazing fella, top notch work as always!

def4x4

17-Oct-2009

Looks great to see always another paintjob on the new Buggy Champ! Not only your rims dos look awesome, the spare wheel is this time the awesome touth!

Sayroll

17-Oct-2009

Very refreshing paint scheme and beautiful looking buggy. The driver's helmet looks amazing!

Bluefoot

17-Oct-2009

Another work of art from a true artist. I am always impressed by the workmanship and detail you bring to these models Rad. And you have the balls to run them as well!

bfst24

17-Oct-2009

very nice.great detail.

mr.retreader

18-Oct-2009

Awsome! And great pics.

daddy5150

18-Oct-2009

WOW !!! That's the ONLY buggy that can pull up next to the Snap On Scorcher! Don't park down town, or someone will nick those wheels! lol

slimmy

18-Oct-2009

Well rad, you went and done it again. Another beautiful model. I think it compliments the snap-on scorcher very well. they will look awesome next to each other. So, just how many extra sets of srb alloy do you have tucked back for future rad22rad projects? lol

mcovalsk

18-Oct-2009

Other amazing model, well done!

pininy

18-Oct-2009

great work!

pastimesteve

18-Oct-2009

Amazing! Your work is mighty impressive.

Tamland67

18-Oct-2009

Really awesome car..

Leethal Driver

18-Oct-2009

Immaculate standard as expected, but the driver's helmet is something else!

stickerbod

18-Oct-2009

looks cool, livery works well

slimmy

18-Oct-2009

Yeah, that drivers helmet is all that and a bag of chips. Love that stock bumper, but j-mans would look good on it too. maybie when you shelf it. Hey rad, when are you gonna put up some pics of your collection on the shelf. with all your masterpieces sitting next to one another.

Frank Lux

18-Oct-2009

This Buggy Champ is simply Awesome!!!

Skottoman

18-Oct-2009

Car and photos are amazing! Love the little details, and custom paint. The wheels just make the car!

Road Burner

18-Oct-2009

Once again, I'm blown away! Love the helmet!

BeetleOne

18-Oct-2009

Really another top notch work by Super Rad !! But this time I am a bit disappointed becouse the driver's head doesn´t move when wheels steer. Lol Cheers !!

delux

19-Oct-2009

More SRB brilliance from the master!

carbonman

19-Oct-2009

love it! Into my favs.

Mr duke

19-Oct-2009

DUDE!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!! now that looks F#@%& fantastic i hope snap-on paying you for this lol thats just super!!!!!!

oldsterolli

19-Oct-2009

Sweet like Candy ! Beautiful car and pictures, Rad !! To my favs of course !

Dunkman

20-Oct-2009

Greatmate, you certainly must have 'Balls' the size of beach balls for having the nerve to run such a highly detailed and superbly finished vehicle such as this??!! I for one, can't wait to see it in action when the DVD comes out. Yet another OutStanding build Rad, truely worthy to carry that 22 number board.

Dino F

20-Oct-2009

You know what i think about this one Mate, Bl**dy Fantastic!!!!!
It was a complete pleasure photographing this. Cant wait for the next one.

loaded

20-Oct-2009

Beautiful Buggy Champ Radek It is great that you run this! Keep it up!

SpZero

22-Oct-2009

wow, stunning work

zakspeed

22-Oct-2009

Stunning model as always, wouldn't expect nowt else from the master I've found another picture of your car but i'm gonna have a go at cropping it first and i'll send it on

scollins

17-Dec-2009

How did I miss this????? AWESOME MATEY!

SRB Bloke

11-Feb-2010

Love this, yet another well done!!

kougercat

9-Oct-2010

The longer you gaze at it the more great detail you see ! Absolutely Fab !! I cant help but wonder though if you leave your snap on cars together maybe we might see a little mini baby bug offspring ! now theres a project!!!!


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