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This looks interesting 1 month 3 weeks ago #58865

That previous post could just as easily (though a bit unfairly) gone in the "state of that" thread, I also thought quite a lot about whether this one should have gone in the "how much!" thread.

Wild Willy (M38 SWB) with Wild Wendy figure up at 850 GBP plus post ... it has a very clean chassis & the Wendy figures don't come up that often on eBay. It's not a bargain by any means, but I don't think it's that unreasonable TBH.

Vintage Tamiya RC Wild Willy M38 SWB 1982 - Shelf Queen
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This looks interesting 1 month 3 weeks ago #58877

Wendy is expensive....
Is she a tamiya figure or a custom?

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This looks interesting 1 month 3 weeks ago #58879

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So this was exactly what I was looking for!
I knew it! Wendy!

exactly what stingray asks ... is she original tamiya or fantasy

poebe wrote: does anyone know if there has ever been a female tamiya rider figure?
I once read about it but I can't find it anywhere

tamiyabase.com/...=460#58056

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This looks interesting 1 month 2 weeks ago #58880

poebe wrote: So this was exactly what I was looking for!
I knew it! Wendy!

exactly what stingray asks ... is she original tamiya or fantasy

poebe wrote: does anyone know if there has ever been a female tamiya rider figure?
I once read about it but I can't find it anywhere

tamiyabase.com/...=460#58056



As it says a bit further down on the page you linked to, they're not original Tamiya but were sculpted & reproduced by someone on TamiyaClub, IIRC there are two distinct versions, both were produced in small batches (100 or 200?) plus a few additional figures (prototypes, first shots etc) are known to exist.

You'd have to go a long way to find a female figure made by Tamiya - the only ones that comes to mind is in the 1:24 "campus friends" set from the early/mid 80s.

The Wild Willy head is big enough that you can make the face a bit more female looking - you can get a Dremel small burr in there & reduce the nose, increase cheekbone definition & widen the eyes a bit, plus paint eyeline & eyelashes on... the hands are a bit too big though.

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This looks interesting 2 weeks 6 days ago #59459

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This looks interesting 2 weeks 1 day ago #59576

stingray-63 wrote: Wendy is expensive....
Is she a tamiya figure or a custom?


Custom, made by a guy who also does Hollywood movie stuff. Weta etc.
Think his TC name is toymaker.

There are now three wild Wendy figures and he also did some driverheads, the one I use as avatar is one of them.

He apperantly still makes version 3 but on order it can take several months until finished.
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This looks interesting 3 days 21 hours ago #59817

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This looks interesting 2 days 19 hours ago #59837

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This looks interesting 2 days 17 hours ago #59838

Woohoooooo better is to mount a 540 option :D

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This looks interesting 2 days 4 hours ago #59853

you can buy the full set for that new
www.ebay.com.au...SwMXZdHoiJ

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