Model: (Click to see more) 58242: Wild Willy 2
Status: Runner
Date: 26-Jan-2021
Comments: 17
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At least the recent snow made a decent backdrop for a photo-shoot!

First of all, I must say a big 'thank you' to fellow TC member Simensays. Without his help and support, this project wouldn't have happened. Thank you so much, and I'm sorry it's taken so long to get it finished!

I've built/painted a few 'Winter Willys' for other people so of course I wanted one for myself too. This has been a long term project, sort of moving along slowly in the background rather than a 'must build it now' job. But that's given me lots of time to play around with a few modifications...

The most obvious is that awesome Simensays hardtop. It's 3D printed and really nice quality. The main top is really solid, the side and rear panels are feel strong without being too chunky, and the detailing is very nice on every piece. Can you tell I'm pleased with it? :-)
The hard top makes it a special, unique model. But maybe not special and unique enough! So it got a navigator (modified Wild Willy figure with a scratch-built seat), home-made tools, home-made fuel can back, metal winch hook, Yeah Racing alloy front bumper and shock towers, white CVA shocks, alloy wheelie bar, front spotlights, StreetJam grille, snowboards and rack from a Tundra kit, luggage rails from a big-rig kit, scale bungees, backpack & bedrolls, SRB antenna with home-made mount - I think that's everything!

And of course, the tracks. Probably a bit silly, but why not? The tracks and front skids were bought separately on ebay. Both were a sort of bronze colour so they were taken apart and repainted.

Willy's so pleased he even decided to hire a specialist mechanic to look after it! :-)

Hope you like it too,
Cheers,
Rob

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If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The, um, Bluefoot?

Comments

Re-Bugged

27-Jan-2021

What a marvelous creation, that takes’Cool’ to another level, great job.
I half expected to see Jedi’s in there returning to Hoth

JeffSpicoli

27-Jan-2021

Looks really damn nice!

mtbkym01

27-Jan-2021

Wow! Enough said

taffer

27-Jan-2021

Wow looks great! Great looking top, like you say!

Steffen

27-Jan-2021

That is very cool, hints of winter storm trooper somehow. Willy must be so pleased with his new snow toy. Will he get his version of the new TT-02FT?

Badcrumble

27-Jan-2021

Stunning! Love the winter camo wrench on top of everything else!

MAD-BEE

27-Jan-2021

Another cracker Rob! I think you would love to live in Willy's world sometimes lol.
Love your painting skills once again and design of this very imaginative!
Does this run, how does it go? I would imagine on smooth compressed snow/ice it would be good to go? Anyway love it all the same! you are on a roll mate another model that would sell just like tamiya designed and released it!

IBIFTKH

27-Jan-2021

Thanks for all the nice comments guys
Steffen, you mentioned the TT-02FT. I'm not sure about the kit but I'm definitely interested in the track units. When the spares are available (and if they're not too expensive!) I might replace the tracks on this with Tamiya units, just to make it more of a Tamiya model if that makes sense.
James, thanks mate. It's only had a 2-minute test run, so just first impressions. The front skids seem to dig in a bit when turning on soft snow but to be expected I guess. The track manufacturers recommend using a low speed/crawler motor so it's quite different to a 'normal' WW2. Fun though!

Steffen

27-Jan-2021

Rob, I think it would be a great excuse to upgrade Willy to a GF-01 if you could get the track units from the TT-02FT as separate spare parts

JerseyRC

28-Jan-2021

Phenomenal job....I love it!! Straight into my favorites.

mikom

28-Jan-2021

Wow! Amazing!

SHY69

28-Jan-2021

Too cool!

Tamiyastef

28-Jan-2021

That looks awesome! Nice work, and now... Let it goo, let it goooo

SCOUBI2

28-Jan-2021

wow , perfect

Doc007

28-Jan-2021

Brilliant build and photos Rob! Another great creation from you - love it

IBIFTKH

29-Jan-2021

Wow guys, blown away by all the nice comments. Thank you all

simensays

29-Jan-2021

I always enjoy your builds, Rob! You do great work with that extra attention to detail - simply awesome every time


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