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This 1:1 Scale Sand Scorcher Is The Ultimate Tamiya “Model”

Walter Jelinek is the operator of Bug Box, one of Germany’s largest vintage Volkswagen restoration workshops. In 2009, Walter fetched his 1979 Tamiya Sand Scorcher from loft hibernation and something clicked. He decided to pay the ultimate homage: he would build a 1:1 version of his 1⁄10th-scale hero. When he began the four-month project, Walter had no knowledge the Baja legend was going to be rereleased. After contacting Tamiya Germany to check for copyright infringement, Walter...


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