The [Midnight] STUMPkin (2017: bodywork updates)


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model  58070:  Midnight Pumpkin    [ click here for more Midnight Pumpkins ]
status  Runner
date entered  3/20/2017 11:33:01 AM
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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

 
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Latest mods include front inner wheel-arches
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shortened Pumpkin shell on WR-02 chassis
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Load-bay accessories are all glued in
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These wheels & tyres are original 80's too!
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rear LED lights, GB sticker and WW2 Jerry can
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A combo of scale and cartoon...
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weathering detail includes salt and dry brushing
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Ciggie Willy with modified open-face helmet
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Narrower grill and headlight trim. WW2 which
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LED headlights - looks like it's squinting now!
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If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The STUMPkin - part 1

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emspjay  3/22/2017 9:21:10 PM
Pure awesomeness!

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Cesco  3/21/2017 7:54:16 PM
Really looks cool Jenny.

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RACECRAFTERS  3/20/2017 11:47:05 PM
Creative genius! 'Just makes me scream, 'I want one!' Sensational!!

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pastimesteve  3/20/2017 7:45:50 PM
Awesome build Jenny! Like Steve said, your attention to detail is amazing.

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scollins  3/20/2017 6:11:30 PM
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!!!

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pininy  3/20/2017 2:58:39 PM
Pretty nice! I love it!

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MAD-BEE  3/20/2017 12:14:53 PM
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!👍

 

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