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sheograth 01-29-2010 01:48 PM

Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Should be coming out soon and I haven't seen a thread for it. Post your builds and bits of wisdom here. Here are some action shots from Tamiya:

It's one of the coolest looking R/Cs I've seen in a while.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...2_action04.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...2_action06.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...2_action07.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...h2/chassis.jpg


lee172 01-29-2010 02:06 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
sealed mechanism box, cool [8D]

does it take the odd 6.6v cell?

sheograth 02-01-2010 03:28 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
It might take the strange battery like the Buggy Champ.

The Mad Modder 02-01-2010 03:37 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Is it out yet in the US? Every place I checked only had it for pre-order. I hope it isn't like the Pajero re-release, where they only order it from tamiya after you pre-order it.

Casper06 02-01-2010 06:37 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
So excited for this one! :D

Brainanator 02-01-2010 07:50 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
this looks really cool, is there any price range on the thing yet?

The Mad Modder 02-01-2010 09:03 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Quote:

ORIGINAL: Brainanator

this looks really cool, is there any price range on the thing yet?
I believe that it's going to be about $330, close to that of the Buggy Champ. At least that's what Tower says it will be.

sheograth 02-01-2010 10:17 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Yeah should be the same price as the Buggy Champ give or take. Pretty sure it's not out yet though, my LHS has a really good Tamiya rep and they generally get things a few days before the online stores sell them, and they still don't have them.

takzi 02-11-2010 10:37 AM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Here is my one....

as the weather is not that good in Hong Kong, i cant do the body work ..for now..so i build up the chassis first....here are some of the pics i have taken ....:-)

Do the gearbox first~~~
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1172.jpg

Installing the A arms...
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1174.jpg

Mounting the motor...
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1175.jpg

other side
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1176.jpg

putting the roll cage behind the gearbox.....
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1177.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1179.jpg

front axle....
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1180.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1188.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1189.jpg

the shape of the chassis is coming out nicely at this stage already..
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1181.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1184.jpg

water proof compartment....
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1186.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1185.jpg

The Mad Modder 02-11-2010 04:20 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Those are some nice pics, takzi. I didn't realize that the motor was completely enclosed on the Scorcher. Also, those universal joints look VERY similar to those that the Juggernaut 1 uses.

Casper06 02-11-2010 04:36 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: sheograth

Yeah should be the same price as the Buggy Champ give or take. Pretty sure it's not out yet though, my LHS has a really good Tamiya rep and they generally get things a few days before the online stores sell them, and they still don't have them.
Sheograth what store do you go to? I have been looking for a good shop in the East Bay.

takzi 02-14-2010 02:06 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
The chassis is almost done...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1197.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1202.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1199.jpg


Painting the body ...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1204.jpg

Body's main color almost done...its very difficult to mask this one!

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1207.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1209.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1210.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1211.jpg

Applying stickers...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1238.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1243.jpg


Lego man say HELLO~~
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1245.jpg

st_dragn_wagen 02-14-2010 02:28 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
ok, that front bumper has got to go! that thing is way to big and just hideously stupid looking.
it completely kills the scale look and gives it a cheap toyish appearance

The Mad Modder 02-14-2010 02:32 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: st_dragn_wagen

ok, that front bumper has got to go! that thing is way to big and just hideously stupid looking.
it completely kills the scale look and gives it a cheap toyish appearance
The bumper itself doesn't look bad to me. It does look a bit out of place on the scorcher, though. Don't know why they put the Buggy champ bumper on the scorcher too.[sm=confused.gif]

Willystylz 02-14-2010 02:46 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Great job on the build takzi! This thing does look pretty cool. Are these old Tamiya re-releases very durable?

evlwevl 02-14-2010 06:29 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
1 Attachment(s)
Im still debating whether or not if I want a re re. It would be cool to keep one unbuilt for my son so he could build it 20 years from now. Till then, here's the bumper/skid I like running on original SS. Its from CRP racing products.

sheograth 02-14-2010 08:01 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Top notch pictures takzi, really good job. I still haven't gotten mine yet, hopefully this week.

takzi 02-16-2010 12:47 AM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Close to 90% finish....only left with the paint job on the driver..and the side indicator as i dont have that paint yet!!

As i listen to some of your advices, i did remove the ugly front bumper!..and it looks much better!

Thank you all for your comment...:-)


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1253.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1255.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1256.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1257.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1258.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1263.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1264.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1265.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1267.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1262.jpg

Willystylz 02-16-2010 07:57 AM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Takzi, that is an amazing build! Great job on the paint a decals. I have to agree as well that it does look better without the front bumper.[8D]

cdo1uk 02-21-2010 05:37 AM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
I love these... was thinking of gettng one, the only thing holding me back is that every video i have seen of these they are really slow. i mean my lunch box will blow it away. does it need an uprated motor?

andrewmac 03-02-2010 07:22 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Does anybody know what the best battery to use in this is?  The tamiya 6.6v just seems kind of small and hard to find.
Thanks for any thoughts...

takzi 03-04-2010 11:00 AM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Some more updates, i have purchased a vintage style wheel cover for the Sand Scorcher...turns out pretty good hey?~~

Only left are the exhaust and the paint job of the driver..


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1432.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1433.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1434.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1436.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1437.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...2/DSC_1438.jpg

Lilredmachine 03-04-2010 01:55 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/02...sand-scorcher/

Anyone miss the full size one Tamiya commissioned?

There's a four page article about the Sand Scorcher in EVO magazine this month featuring the full size one.

sheograth 03-04-2010 03:24 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
Amazing job Takzi, really nice.

I still haven't picked one of these guys up, just got finished with my second buggy champ so I'll probably buy a Scorcher soon.

DirtBug 03-07-2010 03:50 PM

RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread
 
This just in!  RC Channel rear suspension mod for the Buggy Champ/Sand Scorcher is now available.  I wanna se how it holds up durability wise and if it gives any real improvement.  I sure think it looks cool and it doesn't distract from the original style.  Here's the link.  http://www.rccarparts.biz/product_in...roducts_id=467  and to the purists I know, the positive static camber of these kits is part of the appeal, but mods are still mods and this looks promising that there will be some growth in this market segment.  Hopefully!  We'll see.  Love these kits!!:D 


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