Model: (Click to see more) 58046: Fast Attack Vehicle
Status: Restored
Date: 28-May-2010
Comments: 11
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The FAV was the first car I ever restored, It was back in the eighties and I just ordered the parts I wanted!! I stripped it completely and gave it a perfect airbrush paint job (for me at the time!!), but then I sold it to buy a Clod - OMG::::
I found this one on a local trading site after I bugged the owner to sell it to me, wasn't cheap but was substantially all there, the only thing missing was the steering wheel.
Completely stripped it and filled most of the scratches and gave it another airbrush job I am proud of - I love these in desert camo - Took me ages to paint the driver - Thanks beetlelover for the book on painting heads!
Finally completed it when I got a set of buggy Champ tyres - was a hard decision, new tyres or original, but the rest was in such good condition it would have been rude not to :)

I added some sympathetic extras, the jerry can, spare wheel and a set of beetlelover's lights for the roof






Looking good Sport Tuned to hide the shiny motor reshaped drivers face so he is not so angry Where is it? As I bought it With the Wild One - Camo is not photogenic another shot of the twins And another another view and another note the holes in the steering wheel!!

Comments

Dirbee

28-May-2010

Gorgeous!! I love the FAV and the Wildone. Love to see the driver close-up.

Dam 10

28-May-2010

I love this buggy, great restoration...
I would love to do a scale one of these...

Scorpn

28-May-2010

Thanks guys, the photos are not the best - my camera had trouble focusing on both ends of the buggy at once - the camo works really well

mr.retreader

29-May-2010

Exellent work on the resto. The airbrush job is top notch.

Capt Splatt

29-May-2010

That is possibly the best FAV camo job I've seen on TC. The little extras are a great touch. I've been toying with putting a jerry and spare in almost exactly same places. Yours looks so good I might just have to copy it

mongoose1983

29-May-2010

What a beautiful example. I think you did a great job with that paint scheme.

Swarm

29-May-2010

Great resto job you have done on the FAV .
Its my all time favourite Tamiya buggy .
Its great to breath new life into these old beauties .
Thanks for sharing

Scorpn

29-May-2010

Capt Splatt - Jim Sourbeck made the jerry can, It is just CA'd to the side!! I was debating some wire rope and window netting but decided less is more

mr alan

29-May-2010

Looks superb Scorpn!

BeetleLover

31-May-2010

Looks great Glenn, Nice paintwork especially!

mr alan

25-Jun-2010

Looks fantastic!


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