Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

Sand Hopper Done

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tamiya sandscorcher

There it is, the Tamiya Sand Hopper. It’s a Grasshopper sporting a Blitzer Beetle body, painted in Sand Scorcher box-art livery. Conspicuously absent are the rear cage and stinger exhaust, but I’m calling it done for now.

7 Responses to “Sand Hopper Done”

  1. Willi Says:

    Very nice! Need some video now.

  2. Phill Says:

    Good jorb! Agree on the video.

  3. -craigt Says:

    Very nice! I was once a Tamiya collector, never had a Sand Hopper. My best piece was a Mazda 787B car new in box, the box was slightly battered. I sold nearly my whole collection a few years back. Sigh.

  4. Stuart Says:

    nice car,I acquired a new grasshopper for the tires and speed controller for my 80s SS as it was only a little bit less to purchase them separately. Now I would like and SS replica to be a bit more rough with. How did you make the brackets thanks

  5. Tim Says:

    hey man,
    Awesome build! I am doing the exact same thing with mine… only difference is, I actually finally finished my rear cage! I’ll send some pix if you send me your email.


  6. Martin Says:

    Cool, I am doing the same thing, but body is just been ordered. Where did you get the stickers? as I was planning to reproduce those but I also heard there are repro stickers available…

    And a could I see that pic whcih Tim refers to??

    Anyway: Great job, oldschool rules!!


  7. Matt Says:

    Hi, that is an awesome SS replica, really well executed. I’ve decided to have a go at one myself as a result of this blog! It would be much appreciated if you could email me some pics of the body mounts and cage etc, etc for reference. I shall look forward to any more updates on this!

    Thanks and keep up the great work