Model: 58070: Midnight Pumpkin
Status: Runner
Date: 20-Mar-2017
Comments: 7

March 2017 - Showroom update:

Status: Update to existing new build

Name: The STUMPkin

Chassis: WR-02

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!

Jenny xx







Latest mods include front inner wheel-arches shortened Pumpkin shell on WR-02 chassis Load-bay accessories are all glued in These wheels & tyres are original 80's too! rear LED lights, GB sticker and WW2 Jerry can A combo of scale and cartoon... weathering detail includes salt and dry brushing Ciggie Willy with modified open-face helmet Narrower grill and headlight trim. WW2 which April 2017: re-profiled front wings...

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The STUMPkin - part 1

Comments

MAD-BEE

20-Mar-2017

Looks wacky cool😁 l have just got a Pumpkin but not nothing like this lol and cant beat the WR-02 chassis! Love the tools!👍

pininy

20-Mar-2017

Pretty nice! I love it!

scollins

20-Mar-2017

Man,,this is fantastic!!! I love what you did with the proportions of the shell, narrowed grille etc. All the details in the bed out back,,, you nailed it!!!

pastimesteve

20-Mar-2017

Awesome build Jenny! Like Steve said, your attention to detail is amazing.

RACECRAFTERS

20-Mar-2017

Creative genius! 'Just makes me scream, 'I want one!' Sensational!!

Cesco

21-Mar-2017

Really looks cool Jenny.

emspjay

22-Mar-2017

Pure awesomeness!


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