Japanese Aoshima Truck Kits....Some Favorites of Mine
Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:09 AM
Aoshima 1/32 Japanese truck kits are somewhat overpriced, and they're rather simple builds (no significant engine detail or tilting cabs etc.) but the mold quality is second to none......smooth crisp molding with no sink marks, excellent fit, and high quality plating and glazing.
I wait for bargains to come along on ebay and, ultimately, I find these very satisfying kits to build.
The main effort on these kits is in the paint detail....window gaskets and grill/trim detail etc.
I've generally used automotive basecoat/clearcoat for the main bodies, with Humbrol, Testors, and Tamiya for trim and small details.
Isuzu Giga tractor with modified trailer and added gladhand air lines etc.
Fuso 'Super Great' (actual name of vehicle) dump truck
Hino side opening van
Isuzu dump truck
Older style Hino van
Medium duty Isuzu 'drop-side' flatbed
The Isuzu Giga Dump truck posed with a lighter duty Hino 'Cruising Ranger' dump truck
Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:56 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:21 AM
I just buy and build what I like....in any scale. My collection is all over the map in both origin and scale.
I promised myself (and off course the wife ) I would stay to 1:24/25 otherwise I would have a lot of these kits in 1:32. Now I'm limited to the Mitsuwa Fuse and Hino. Maybe we could try to get Aoshime to make 1:24/25 kits as well.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:14 AM
Aoshima Web Site
Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:55 PM
Love these too.
I have one of the "Decotora" Truck kits.
I am looking at building it Standard, but the orange interior & Chassis do not go well with the
Metallic red cab!!
I do watch for these on the 'bay, but VERY Few US sellers ever have them.
All are from Tokyo Hobby, Go-Boy Store, Tom-China, or other Japan/China store
I can't play with those. Have to pay by Money Order, or Cash on pickup!
Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:08 PM