Home-Made SF Toyota Crew Cab Done

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Home-Made SF Toyota Crew Cab Done

  • 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.

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

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  • Really nice work, and a subject we really don't see often if at all. Great job! Cool [8D]

    Krzysztof Mathews http://www.firstgearterritories.com

  • 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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  • 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. 

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • 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]

  • 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.

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • 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]

  • 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.

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Huh. Last question (I swear!) - who makes a 1/32 scale Toyota? Dunce [D)]
  • 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.

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • 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!!!

    Building the Impossible Is my main goal!!
  • 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

    Dan support your 2nd amendment rights to keep and arm bears!
  •  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.

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Still AWSOME Work any way.Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]
    Building the Impossible Is my main goal!!
  • 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!!

     

    "The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."