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Meng modern Pick-up w/ZPU-1 1:35 - FINISHED!

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  • Member since
    August, 2017
  • From: Netherlands
Meng modern Pick-up w/ZPU-1 1:35 - FINISHED!
Posted by DutchLegend on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:01 PM

Hello everybody,

last week i began a new kit, the Meng pick-up with ZPU1 AA gun. This will be my first build report on this forum, i hope you enjoy reading it.

The pick-up looks alot like a Toyota Hilux, used in conflicts by different factions all over the world, like the war in Libya. The AA gun mounted on the back of the car is an ZPU1 (Russian AA). There is a ZPU2 and a ZPU4 as well, the difference between the 1,2 and 4 are the ammount of barrels, the ZPU1 has 1 barrel while the ZPU4 has 4 barrles. The even mount homemade rocket pods on the back of the pick up...

Box cover
The kit with the pick-up truck, also known as a ''technical''

Inside the boxWhats inside the box??

SpruesThe sprues!!

 

ChassisThe finished chassis (needs some weathering of course)

interiorThe finished interior.


The body so far.


Seen from a different angle.

See you on the next update!!

Greetings Marco

Tags: meng , Pick-up , ZPU1

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:25 PM

Love the paint scrapes, and the mis-matched body parts. looks well used !

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:22 AM

Looking good, some very nice chipping on there.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:37 PM

You're off to a great start! 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:47 PM
Looks real good,someday i'll pull this one off the stash to the bench.

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Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:12 PM

Great start Dutch,

I have to echo Bish. The paint and chipping are well done. Looking forward to the finish product.

Hunter

  

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Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:43 PM

Very  nice progress. What armament do you plan to build on your technical?

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  • From: Netherlands
Posted by DutchLegend on Friday, September 01, 2017 7:25 AM

Hello everyone,

Did some work on the body yesterday. Attached the bumpers and did some dusting on the windows. bodywork is almost finished (except for the weathering). 

@SprueOne: i'm going for the AA armament (provided with the kit). I think my next project will be a pick up with the rocket launcher.

Bodywork

Bodywork 2

bodywork 3

Next step is going to be to assemble the pick up and do the weathering, after that i'm going to build the AA gun.

Thanks for watching and see you on the next update!!

Greetings Marco

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 01, 2017 7:44 AM

Love the ding-up paint. I always find it hard to do something like this without it looking overdone. 

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Posted by GlennH on Friday, September 01, 2017 6:23 PM

littletimmy

Love the paint scrapes, and the mis-matched body parts. looks well used !

 

Indeed. Going to be fun following this. This is excellent.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

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Posted by DutchLegend on Sunday, September 03, 2017 4:54 PM

Hello,

Got the pick-up as good as finished. Next the AA gun!

Thanks for watching!

There aint no rest for the wicked!

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Posted by GlennH on Monday, September 04, 2017 10:21 AM

Can't wait to see how you beat up that weapon.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 8:03 PM

Dutch,

Sir that is one heck of a wonderful job!! Looking forward to the end result. YesYes

Hunter

  

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:30 PM

This looks great :-) I always wanted to build something like this, its on the bucket list.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 07, 2017 7:38 AM

Oh wow that does looks good! I've seen plenty of trucks on the road that look just like that - sans AA gun of course! 

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  • Member since
    August, 2017
  • From: Netherlands
Posted by DutchLegend on Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:32 AM

Hello everyone,

Got the pick-up with the AA finished today. Thanks everyone for reading and commenting and see you on the next build (probably next year, because we get the keys for our new home somewhere this week).
The pictures:

Speak to you soon,

Greetings Marco!!

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    January, 2016
  • From: Outside The Box
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:51 AM

Well done sir, Well done!!

Hunter

  

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:56 AM

Great looking model.  Didn't know Toyota was making AAA vehicles....LOL.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:18 PM

She looks great! Don't think I commented before but even the mud looks just right!

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