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Old 09-26-2010, 01:37 AM
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Awesome looking SS
I bought mine from the same guy but it was 100 British pounds for the front bumper and 90 pounds for rear cage. They cost more than my SS
Thank you, sir. I put a lot of time and effort into the Blue SS. Glad you like it.
Yes, I bought both of mine for around the same price that you did. They are still fetching some pretty good coin on the bay too...
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-TAMIYA-R...#ht_722wt_1139

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Well that's not cool. At the very least he could of e-mailed you to ask for permission to use the photo. But if he makes them then why not post a pic of your own product? Seems shady to me.
There is probably a good reason he does not use photos of his own work. Either he does not have the item in hand, or his actual work is not quite ready for it's close-up.
Yes, beware of this seller. Look at his feedback. His history is not good at all.
As for the picture... I imagine it was lifted from google.

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Sorry if its been asked, but what are the driver figures from? This is an awesome build for sure cant wait to see a video!
No problem. I looked for a while and finally found someone selling the same styrene interior online...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sand-Scorcher-Mo...#ht_500wt_1154

Thanks for the kind words. I will have to work on making a video now I reckon.

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I'm so jealous. Those two models are awesome. I really like the Sand Scorcher. Keep it coming dude.
Thank you, thank you. I really want to rebuild the transmission on the Wild One. I finally have the correct stub axles for the Thorp diff I plan installing in the new trans, but I still need to get a ball bearing set. Actually, I have so many projects going on at the moment... I have another NIB SS on stand-by too.



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Old 10-01-2010, 12:58 AM
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Okay, let's jump back to the Wild One restoration for an

The driver figure's head needed to be re-done and the headlights also needed to be finished as well, so I soaked the head in some Castrol Super Clean to remove the old flaking paint. After the paint was removed, I used some Zap-A-Gap to glue the halves of the lights and head together, then sanded and shaped the seams on the parts. Using a straight edge razor blade and my finger I applied some Squadron filler putty to the small imperfections, then I sanded the filler smooth.

















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After finishing the sanding and mudwork, I primed the parts using White Tamiya Fine Surface Primer, then wet-sanded them to prepare them for some paint. I painted the parts Gloss White and applied Clear Gloss to the head only. The back of the headlights and Black sections of the helmet are brush painted using Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black. The face was also brush painted using Tamiya Flat Flesh. After the Black had dried I applied the decals to the headlights.













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Now I am ready to apply the decals to the helmet according to the instructions. Using scissors, I carefully cut out the decals that the previous owner had included along with the buggy. I also re-installed the headlights using brand new genuine Tamiya hardware.

















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Old 10-01-2010, 01:01 AM
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Here's a look at the finished product. Not too bad for a buggy that is nearly a quarter century old.










Still have a few things left to work on... Need to rebuild the transmission and finish applying the decals on the body. I still have some new plastic to install too... and maybe some new wheels and tires. Still a little ways to go yet.

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great detail work! I am so wanting one of these now!!!
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Awesome work on the painting.
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WOW amazing both of them I love the buggy its amazing and the sand socher is bueatiful
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great detail work! I am so wanting one of these now!!!
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WOW amazing both of them I love the buggy its amazing and the sand socher is bueatiful
Thanks for the kind words there fellas. I really appreciate all the comments. It's hard, but very rewarding work restoring the old vehicles.

Let's see now...
The front shocks on the W1 leak pretty bad and hardly do their job, so I have replaced them with a pair of vintage aftermarket oil shocks off a Hornet. The finish on the shock bodies was a little faded and worn, so I stripped and polished them. After cleaning all the parts I rebuilt them using some Tamiya damper grease around the seals and filled them with Tamiya soft shock oil. I re-installed the shocks, then used the adjustable spring collar to adjust the springs tension.



















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They really do look awesome. But so does the rest of the buggy. Nice work dude. You could work in my RC vehicles anytime...
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They really do look awesome. But so does the rest of the buggy. Nice work dude. You could work in my RC vehicles anytime...
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Paid fifteen dollars for it. It was a mess, so I took it apart, and restored it to it's former glory! :Tamiya1:

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The locker gear set on the left is from the Brat. The differential gear set on the right is for the Blackfoot. I installed the Blackfoot gear set, along a with 15 tooth pinion donated from a Wild One.





























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Still need to install the electronics and it is also missing the driver figure.

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