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Old 01-17-2018, 02:29 PM
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Now I think it's time to show my Sand Scorcher.

I've bought it finished from staffware. But it was not finished enough for me Some details are a must be and I will show you them in the next days.
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:48 AM
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Well that is truly lovely.

An awesome paint job with some excellent little details.

Really like the narrowed front wheels, did you do them yourself of get the chap on Tamiyaclub (SRBbloke I think) to do the,.

Is that the RCChannel rear suspension set up parked in the back there?

The engine details, lift out rear window and the working lights really add to the overall coolness. Would love to see more photos and closeups. Have you posted any anywhere else?
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:44 AM
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Well that is truly lovely.
Thanks my friend.

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An awesome paint job with some excellent little details.
Yeah! Staffware has done a very great job.

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Really like the narrowed front wheels, did you do them yourself of get the chap on Tamiyaclub (SRBbloke I think) to do the,.
They are self-made. Cutting and painting.









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Is that the RCChannel rear suspension set up parked in the back there?
No, it's stock. In the future maybe I'll get the RCChannel suspension.

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The engine details, lift out rear window and the working lights really add to the overall coolness. Would love to see more photos and closeups. Have you posted any anywhere else?
More too see here: https://www.rockcrawler.de/index.php...P-Power-Poser/ or if I have more time I post some pictures in this thread.
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You have a steady hand there with that paint for those tires. I keep messing mine up.

I just checked out the link you posted and although I do not speak German, I can see you have a rather clever steering servo set-up under the body and have used magnetic body mounts up front.

Very nicely executed.

If you are not already on Tamiyaclub, you should show this off over there. It would go down a storm!

PS, I may have to copy that paint scheme. I have been looking for something a bit different but at the same time something that flows with the body and highlights the shape.
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:24 AM
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...I can see you have a rather clever steering servo set-up under the body and have used magnetic body mounts up front.
That's right. Ive changed the steering to a direct steering setup. The standard servo got its place in the front part of the rc box. That's working more exactly than original setup.





And the body mount with magnets.





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If you are not already on Tamiyaclub, you should show this off over there. It would go down a storm!
Good idea. I will do the registration and loud up some new pics.

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PS, I may have to copy that paint scheme. I have been looking for something a bit different but at the same time something that flows with the body and highlights the shape.
Perhaps air brush is a good kind to get a perfect painting scheme.

I've also installed an mounting pin style like 1/1 baja bug.



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Old 01-24-2018, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for sharing was trying something similar to the steering servo in mine because I never got all the parts when I bought it used. Also, maybe a stupid question, but you only narrowed the tires not the wheels?
This thing is sweet looking I like the custom paint jobs on these.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:37 AM
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Yeah man, I just narrowed the tires. In a next step I can try to cut the tires for fitting on 1.55 wheels but actually I'm using standard Sand Blaster JR tires as front wheels.
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Hi Mibaxx

Had to come back to ask a question. On the German forum there are some photos of flexible mirrors that you used. They look great. Can you let me know where you found them?

Also, re the tires, there is a chap on Tamiyaclub who has widened the 1.55 Smoothie tire which looks rather good.

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Old 01-26-2018, 01:35 AM
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Hi vonmarshall,

the mirrors are from Tamiya Alfa Romeo Giulia (#58486).


(Pic owner: tamiya.com)

It's the chrome part #9005512.


(Pic owner: tamico.de)

I've taken a piece of a very small spring, put it in a shrinkable tubing and painted it silver. Than glued it in the original scorcher mirror mounting. Please take a look at my penultimate pic from post above and you know what I mean.

Because of the front tires I did it in another way. I've taken the fast attack front tires and grind the sharp outer edge to a round outer edge. That's a better look and feel for the scorcher. With their profile they fits much more better to the rear tires. I have all original scorcher tires at home but I don't know if I need them in the future or not.
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Ah before I forget... My power poser is now online at Tamiyaclub.
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Ah before I forget... My power poser is now online at Tamiyaclub.
I have just seen you land there. My username there is njmlondon.

Great idea with the spring and the alfa mirrors. Really clever.

Do you know if your friend would take a commission to do another body? I love what he has done with yours and think it would work well with my chosen colour scheme, creamy white with metallic orange.

I am currently painting my Mountaineer and a restored Blackfoot body so am quite interested in outsourcing the Scorcher painting.

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Old 01-28-2018, 02:00 AM
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I don‘t know if Ralph (Staffware) would paint such a Scorcher Body scheme again. I can ask him if you want. Five people asked me till now if he can do his painting for their Scorcher again.
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I dont know if Ralph (Staffware) would paint such a Scorcher Body scheme again. I can ask him if you want. Five people asked me till now if he can do his painting for their Scorcher again.
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:50 AM
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I speak with him this week and will tell you what he said...
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Today I've taken some good outdoor shots while sun is shining. I hope you'll like them...











And then...my finger itched. It's really not easy to take a good action shot while I'm alone with transmitter in one and iPhone in the other hand.



Last but not least...a vintage action shot.

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