January 2017 - showroom update:
Status: Refurbishment/update (of existing new-build)
Name: The STUMPscorcher
Body: Sand Scorcher (2010 re-re)
So it turns out I'm not quite so adverse to box-art paintwork after all!
I built the original 'STUMPscorcher' in January 2014, and at the time debated whether to go with a traditional box-art inspired two-tone paint-job, or something more custom (see link below to: 'STUMPscorcher - Le Mans Edition', and Part 1-3 in 'extra info').
While the GULF Racing livery is still one of my favourites, I really felt that to truly do this concept justice (as an amalgam of two iconic Tamiya models), that I really ought to attempt the traditional white/French blue colour scheme of the original Sand Scorcher after all...
Fortunately (or rather unfortunately) this decision also coincided with a rather over-enthusiastic driving session in the hands of my 11 year old niece, which resulted in some minor damage to the paint and bodywork, and also showed up a few shortcomings with the original body-mountings.
This was all the incentive I needed to strip the body back a little and create more of a homage after all.
You may notice the revised rear body mountings using a custom parcel-shelf; while the driver has had his helmet repainted in solid orange, as a nod to the original paint scheme.
The stickers are a mixture of 2010 re-re Sand Scorcher (using the smaller 537 number roundels, which fit between the wheel-arches on the shorter body), some smaller Wild Willy 2 'Forward' logos, and a repro 'Jackman Wheels' as a nod to the original Scorcher graphics.
If you followed the build thread on the forum, then I trust you'll probably agree this really is the way it ought to have looked all along!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The STUMPscorcher - Le Mans edition!