March 2017 - Showroom update:
Status: Update to existing new build
Name: The STUMPkin
Body: Midnight Pumpkin (original 1980s - shortened)
My oldest (in parts) and longest running project - the STUMPkin has also been refreshed recently...
Originally built in 2008 using a new Wild Willy 2 kit for the chassis (the body ending up being the Nailer Scaler - see showroom entry), and modifying my original [shortened] Midnight Pumpkin shell that had been fitted to to Taiyo RC chassis way back in 1989!
Because the original body was tired and tatty - and had gone through any number of coats of primer and paint during the rebuild, I elected to keep the body in a permanent state of disrepair, and more recently (2013) also employed the salt-weather technique to make it even more scabby looking!
Over the years I have added a few accessories to the rear load-bay, mounted a dedicated driver (my original 'Ciggie Willy'), and also fitted front and rear lights - again, please see the various stages in the Extra Info section of my showroom.
The latest (2017) modifications revolve around the front end - narrowing the grille panel even further, and fabricating some inner wheel-arches to tie everything together. I also delated the small orange running lights I'd incorporated below the headlights, to simplify the 'face'.
The tools and other junk in the load-bay are primarily a selection of Proline scale accessories, suitably weathered of course - together with a Wild Willy 2 fuel cell and N2O canister, plus Jerry can on the rear tailgate - tying the build in with the original donor vehicle.
Most of the time my WR-02 family just sit on the shelf, but every time I put a battery in one them it reminds me what huge fun they are to drive!
I hope you like the latest evolution too!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The STUMPkin - part 1