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#1 traditional

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:45 AM

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These two micro-trucks were built 'box-stock' from two different 1/24 Fujimi kits......same vehicle but different box-art and with a couple of different bed and spare tire options. 
The 1/1 Daihatsu MidgetII vehicles were manufactured between 1996 and 2001 but evidently still have a cult following in Japan and 
since my brother and I have a passion for 1/1 microcars, building these kits was a 'Must Do'. 
Paint is custom mixed automotive basecoat/clearcoat to match a photo that I have of a 1/1. Although the pics show a bluish color, the models are actually sort of a turquoise but, for some reason, my camera doesn't pick up the added green.

 

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#2 peekay

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:49 AM

Different alright and wonderful. I'm assuming you did one and your brother the other, so the talent runs in the family.

#3 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:08 AM

Now that's a SMART car!!  Neat-o!!



#4 krazyglu

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

Those are cool, you did a great job on them.



#5 cobraman

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:19 AM

Cool little models. Nice work !



#6 Porscheman

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:26 AM

These are great and beautifully built.



#7 bbowser

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:19 AM

Very nice!  One of those would be fun to tool around the city.



#8 slusher

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:28 PM

Very nice and cool builds...



#9 circaboy

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

Wow! they are totally awesome! Very nice paint too!

 

You make me think about a suzuki carry st30 thats been sitting on the shelve for too long now...



#10 o-man

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:48 PM

Those are way cool!



#11 Chris White

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

Weird, but cool non the less. Nice work



#12 Renegade

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

Neat looking little trucks. Great job.



#13 Joker

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:37 PM

Clean builds...thanks for posting



#14 PappyD340

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:45 PM

Very clean indeed, super NICE builds Clifford!  :D 



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

Very good.

I passed this the other day.  Had to stop and snap some pics.  It really needs to be built...

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#16 charlie8575

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:19 AM

To quote Tom McCahill, "so cute, you don't know whether to pinch its cheek or swat it."

 

It is a cute little truck, that's for sure.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

Awesome little trucks man.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

Neato.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Oh man.  Why can't we get stuff like that here in the USA?  I could use for going to the store.  I love your SHINY :) :) :)  builds.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:51 AM

Oh man.  Why can't we get stuff like that here in the USA?  I could use for going to the store.  I love your SHINY :) :) :)  builds.

There are a few places that import them- there are a couple of these (and other microtrucks similar to these) in my area used on farms.

 

Great job on these, Cliff!