Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Aftermarket details: 1970s style racing sponsor logo decals and a 1/10 scale fire extingusher

I've finally gotten to the stage of applying decals to the Sand Scorcher. For a quick, fun build it's been a long time coming!

I decided that even though I was building a modern re-release, I really wanted to replicate the original 1979 issue as much as possible. The original Sand Scorcher was all about replicating the Baja racers in the 1970s, so it had authentic 70s logos plastered all over it. When Tamiya re-released the Scorcher in 2010, they updated the decals to avoid copyright issues - they look similar, but instead of the real-world "Jackman Wheels' they designed a very similar logo for the fictitious "Joker Customs".

Not for me. Hell, this whole thing is a serious nostalgia trip, so modern fakey sponsors are a no-no.

So I purchased a set of aftermarket decals from MCI Racing in Canada - link here. These replicate the original decals, which are now pretty much impossible to find.

I'm very happy with them - if you are considering MCI Racing decals, I would wholeheartedly recommend them.

On a less positive note, I bought a 1/10 scale fire extinguisher from a random Chinese seller on ebay. It cost less than AU$3, including postage to Australia - all I can say is you get what you pay for. The extinguisher has a massive gap where the two halves meet, and there is a big fingerprint in the red paint. Very disappointing...

That's a big ol' thumb print in the paint there.

And that's an even bigger ol' seam gap...

It's satisfying to finally see the end in sight. I have my LiPo batteries charged and ready to run - hopefully this weekend!



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