Model: (Click to see more) 58023: Holiday Buggy
Status: Restored
Date: 23-Oct-2009
Comments: 17
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My first ever Tamiya RC and the car that got me back into the hobby after a few years off!

What I thought would be a nice easy restoration to do alongside the Rough Rider i'm on with turned out to be a bit of a challenge to say the least. Due largely to the nature of the plastic used for the construction of this body which, as many of you out there will know, is extremely tricky to paint.

Thanks to those TC members who's advice I took on board! I sanded and prepped the body, which prior to this was in a bad way, although the windscreen posts were intact, then primed it with Halfords plastic filler primer, excellent stuff that sticks like **** to this type of plastic, unlike my earlier attempts with normal primer! wet sanded, more primer, sanding then 3 coats of a Peugeot blue with sanding between each coat. Let it go off for a week, more sanding and then a clear coat which again i left for a few days and then polished with a tiny bit of Autoglym. Best part after all the painting was applying the decals, my own creation which I know a few people have bought, thanks for the feedback guys!

Chassis on this one was in fine shape, no cracks! full strip down and clean up is all that was needed. Original radio gear installed, 6v slab of a battery and it all works

I have another HB to restore and i'm very tempted to do a different theme with that one but not sure what

Comments

KEV THE REV

23-Oct-2009

Very tidy resto there , looks great

slimmy

23-Oct-2009

Very clean retoration. Paint looks great!

Connor

23-Oct-2009

All the hard work pays off in the end mate! Great stuff & great decals!

swedishwiking

23-Oct-2009

Dear God NOOO!!! It looks ace! How in blazes did You get the paint to stick?
Sanded and primed mine and the paint is virtually floating 1mm above it, it really looks like crap!

ranger blue

23-Oct-2009

great job well done

daddy5150

23-Oct-2009

Looks like a new built!
Who would have known??
Fantastic job!

mor10retro

23-Oct-2009

Great looking HB. This was my first car and the one that got me back in the hobby too. Thanks for the info about primer and paint job.

WW-nut

23-Oct-2009

Looks great, like the detailing of the driver and good choice of colour as its v.similar to the original shell - though where's the rear metal bumper thingy?

Jez Thain

23-Oct-2009

Thanks for all your kind comments!!
(WW-nut) - rear bumper is the last bit i need, in fact need 2 of them

tuff bug

23-Oct-2009

great resto wel done

CASE1

23-Oct-2009

top resto!

mongoose1983

24-Oct-2009

In one word: Beautiful!

Powerbruiser

24-Oct-2009

Woow, great car! The driver's head looks very realistic!! Great Job

flux density

26-Oct-2009

Very nice

kougercat

25-May-2010

Very impressive paintwork and the realism on the driver is superb !
Nice work that man !!

fgbaja

4-Nov-2010

GREAT JOB MATE!!!

KyoshoTomahawk-SRB-Dan

5-Oct-2011

Hey there J
'A Really Lovely Job'
Paintjob is So Sharp, and Quality work on the Driver too. 12BE Proud Of


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