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Home-Made SF Toyota Crew Cab Done
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:32 AM

I have completed my home-made Toyota Hilux Crew cab truck used by the SF in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I constructed it by combining two 1/32 Toyota standard cab trucks to make the 4-door crew cab.  You can see the in-progress shots and a description here.  I completed it with some gloss burgundy spray paint and filled it with details.  The M249 SAW is a Blast item and the rest of the pieces are either from the spares box or of my own making (PLGR on the front seat).

Hope you like it.






More pics here.

As always, all comments welcome.

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Posted by Kolschey on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:38 AM
Really nice work, and a subject we really don't see often if at all. Great job! Cool [8D]

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Posted by the doog on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:18 AM

COOOOOOL!!!!!! Tongue [:P]Cool [8D]Wow!! [wow]!!

Gotta hand it to ya, Gino--for a guy who does mostly "clean" models, the weathering is perfect on this! Love the stowage, and the stuff in the front seats!

A question, if I may? What's that "X"-shaped thing protruding up off of the roof of the cab? It seems to me that that thing would pose a dangerous risk for riccocheting bullets if the stream from the MG passed over it? What's its purpose?

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:54 AM
Thanks Doog.  It was a fun build.  The X-shaped thingy is a SATCOM (Satellite radio) antenna.  The MG fires above it, so it is pretty safe. 

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Posted by dupes on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:01 AM

Wow Heavy, that's pretty cool! Cool [8D]

Where'd you find reference pics for something like this?

Kitbashed to boot. Very nice. Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:10 PM

Thanks dupes, it was a fun build and I like how it turned out.  I first saw these trucks in Iraq when I was there in '03.   If you look around the net, there are some pics out there, like these, which I used as a reference.

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Posted by dupes on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:18 PM

Hey, check that out...it's a souped up Tacoma! Hah! Laugh [(-D]

Is that some sort of IR or NV scope on top of the SAW?

When you were looking for pics, what did you search for? Is there some military designation for this monster?

Cool. Cool [8D]

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:35 PM
Looks like a night vision scope on top of the weapon, but I think that is a .30 cal M240B in the pic.  No special designation that I know of.  For search terms, I used things like "special forces Toyota", "special forces pick-up", "SF Hilux", etc.  I didn't find a lot of pics, but there are a few more out there.  Over at Armorama, a member posted pics of a few he was on in Afghanistan in this same thread as well.

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Posted by dupes on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:53 PM
Huh. Last question (I swear!) - who makes a 1/32 scale Toyota? Dunce [D)]
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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 3:17 PM
Take a look at my in-progress thread linked above and it will explain it all.  Unfortunately, the Toyota trucks I started with are old, OOP Revell/Monogram 1/32 snap-tite models.  They do pop up on eBay from time to time though.  Good luck.

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Posted by White_R34 on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 3:45 PM

I like your work but the passenger door are a little short, it needs a lettle more dirt on the sides, the wheels are not on the point,the gun is just right!! love it. the color is ded on. needs more stuff in the bed or my be just a fig. The type of truck company is right but not the truck. You could have used an AOSHIMA Toyota Hilux 4WD Double cab truck "1992" and you would be ded on it. the nerf-bar in the ber should not have lights on it; but in all looking over all that stuff you build makes me proud to say you have what it takes to do AutoMotive Modeling as well. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&P=WR&I=LXSWD5

I give you a Make a Toast [#toast] to you scratch building and a Thumbs Up [tup]for gitting it close to the 1:1 Truck in the images. Keep them coming!!!

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Posted by dostacos on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:03 PM

great job and a far site cheaper than the resin Tacoma double cab kit in 1/35

a 1/35 double cab in plastic would be a great cross over kit, both for the auto builders and armor Sigh [sigh] 

I am looking for the kits to follow your lead

oh and the pictures I have seen they {another board had many pictures of the TACOMAs in the field} ordered the double cabs off the showroom floor and shipped them over

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:09 PM
 White_R34 wrote:

I like your work but the passenger door are a little short, it needs a lettle more dirt on the sides, the wheels are not on the point,the gun is just right!! love it. the color is ded on. needs more stuff in the bed or my be just a fig. The type of truck company is right but not the truck. You could have used an AOSHIMA Toyota Hilux 4WD Double cab truck "1992" and you would be ded on it. the nerf-bar in the ber should not have lights on it; but in all looking over all that stuff you build makes me proud to say you have what it takes to do AutoMotive Modeling as well. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&P=WR&I=LXSWD5

Thanks for the kudos.  It is not supposed to be the exact truck that is shown in the pictures, just something similar.  I only used the pictures as a reference to the type of vehicles that the SF guys are using.

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Posted by White_R34 on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:00 PM
Still AWSOME Work any way.Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]
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Posted by redleg12 on Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:59 AM

Gino

Another great build.Thumbs Up [tup] And it is different, with nothing bigger than 7.62mm. Love the interior. Weathering looks great. It may not be perfect scale since it was a mesh of kits but it captures the essence of the idea and looks like it was fun.

Question, where did you get or did you make the pork chop hanging from the interior rear view mirror.

Hope you are doing well, did you get snowed in at Drum??

See you behind the breech.

Rounds Complete!!

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:33 AM

Very nice work heavy. Good job on the surgery.  The subject would make a great commercial.

...Toyota Tacoma, built to last... and blast the crap outa the other guy... 

Marc  

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:47 PM

Thanks guys.  I haven't been snowed in at Drum yet, just not able to egt to a non-secure computer that often.  We are expecting snow all through the weekend though, yipee.

By the "pork chop", I am assuming you mean the handset?  If so, it is a resin copy of one I made from sheet and rod plastic.

  

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:19 PM

Gino

I'm glad to hear you are doing well at Ft Drum. Snow...watch out when it comes. Keep those long undies on!!

Yes, I am showing my age by calling the handset a pork chop. I will have to buy you a book of VN slang. Force of habit!!! Nice job on it. Its those kinds of details that make the model

Stay safe and warm

Rounds Complete!!

 

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Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:08 PM

I look at it this way....I'm an old lot, but still serviceable...

Being old beats the hell out of the other option!! Angel [angel]

At least I don't remember horses in the army...Whistling [:-^]

Besides, old soldiers never die....they become armor modelers

Rounds Complete!!

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Posted by Circuitrider on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:21 PM
Great work, Heavy.
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Posted by IA Novice on Thursday, March 06, 2008 1:16 PM

Nice work Gino!

The only thing I see missing is the ocassional bullet hole/dent and there are no rock dings in the windshield.  I'm sure at 130kph its kicking up some rocks.  As far as the bullet holes, with my nice private sector job in the midwest, I can only guess if that happens that often.

Seriously, I followed the build in the WIP log.  Nice job, it turned out well. Are you going to make us wait till your back to see what you do with the remaining pieces of the other truck model??

stay safe.

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