Model: (Click to see more) 58016: Sand Scorcher
Status: Runner
Date: 13-Dec-2009
Comments: 29
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G'day guys
Finished another body for my Sand Scorcher, I've had a new Blitzer body set for a while but couldn't think of any paint scheme ideas. Picked up the latest issue of ultra VW with a Porsche powered Kombi on the cover, bingo, I had my paint scheme. Also changed the wheels to a set of Sand Rover wheels that I had, was going to have chrome plated but in the end just painted them gloss black. I'm glad I did now. Don't look too closely at the paint job, every line bled whilst painting, then when I was painting the door handles, my daughter bumped me, I dropped the paint brush, caught it , then proceeded to put silver finger prints everywhere. Then to top it all off, yesterday we were on our way to the beach, I was checking both our Scorchers on the kitchen bench, when in my wisdom I thought that I would put my scorcher on the floor to test it. This is when I could hear in my head, Bollo from the Mighty Boosh say 'I gotta bad feelin about dis'............as soon as I turned it on it took off, straight into the pantry, of course the pantry door was opened which took a 1.5 inch wide chunk out of the top of the windscreen, all the way back to the Sunroof. Hopeless. I fixed it, but it was a rush job, it will have to be done again.
Sorry for the lack of action picks.

2 1 The paint scheme inspiration

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Comments

scollins

13-Dec-2009

wow, when it rains it pours!!!! still looks good though!

Connor

13-Dec-2009

Unlucky mate! Great paintjob though!

Capt Splatt

13-Dec-2009

Despite the less than auspicious start, the car looks stunning. I'll look forward to having a closer look next vintage run up in Sydney. The working headlights are a great touch.

SB_Aust

13-Dec-2009

It looks fantastic Jak! Awesome shots as always. What camera do you use?

Toykid

13-Dec-2009

Oh - this is awesome! Please add to the SRB Group SIG.

7.2inchdriver

13-Dec-2009

nice bug and great pictures

Jak Rizzo

13-Dec-2009

The camera is a 5 year old Sony 6.0megapixels. Due for a new one soon , but it does the job.

slimmy

13-Dec-2009

paint looks good to me.

RC4x4

13-Dec-2009

It's awesome to see people driving the old stuff like no tomorrow.


tuff bug

13-Dec-2009

this car is one of the nicest non b art ive seen very original great pics too,I notice you have a 1:1 Beetle do you take your Tamiyas to the bug jams?

mini_mad_matt&son

13-Dec-2009

Great dubs - look really cool. Love those photos!

technical.burP

13-Dec-2009

Excellent. Great work on the cars and the pictures are also very nice.

Powerbruiser

13-Dec-2009

awesome picturea and beautifull bug! Respect!

smoothrider

13-Dec-2009

straight to my favorites!
stunning bug!
cheers thomas

mr.retreader

13-Dec-2009

Too bad about the crash, had a similar incident the other day only crashing into water@%!!! The bugs look terrific, top work once again. Gonna have to make room in my favs. Awsome!

TA-Mark

13-Dec-2009

Great action shots! Sorry to hear about the few mishaps, live and learn.

Tamiya Monkey

13-Dec-2009

Great action shots there fella

oldsterolli

13-Dec-2009

That´s a GREAT looking Bug ! Love the headlights on both Scorchers, fantastic pictures !

CASE1

13-Dec-2009

WOW,great paintjob and pics!

amigamad

13-Dec-2009

Looks great

def4x4

13-Dec-2009

Great looking bug and a very nice paintjob! What tires are those! And beautiful pictures too.

SMOKE-DOG

14-Dec-2009

Nice paint scheme.

TIMECMDR

14-Dec-2009

Excellent pics of some sweet looking bugs

delux

14-Dec-2009

Stop aplogising mate! It looks brilliant! Fantastic pics too!

Henk4Focus

14-Dec-2009

Some crazy awesome shots in here. Pic 6 just got a 101 vote from me! Absolutely stunning stuff!

Baggey

14-Dec-2009

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

samy7

28-Feb-2010

Very nice paint scheme!

johnny4cross

24-May-2014

Great scorcher, one of my favourite paint jobs out there. Great job! Could you tell me did you use hub adaptors for the rear rims?

Jak Rizzo

24-May-2014

no, they bolt straight on like stock


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