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#1 Shoey

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 02:50 AM

Hi all, I started this about 5 years ago. it was meant to be a long term build.

other builds were taking preference over it. Two years went past with out touching it.

But now I'm full steam on it to get it finished for a model comp in June.

 

Anyhow the story is that no one has done a Tojo ute in 1:25 scale.
so I thought I'd give it a bash!
I have never made any car completely out of plastic card. so this could be interesting.

a 75 series ute was parked out front of work , so I snuck a few measurements
before the owner came back. funny thing is he was standing behind me watching what I
was doing. when I explained he asked if he could hold the end of the tape measure for me. phew!!!

 

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#2 am73grand

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:00 AM

That is some amazing work!



#3 Shoey

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:02 AM

Here are a couple more pics. This was the first tray that I made for it. but it was too short.

The bull bar was made from Evergreen plastic rod.

 

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#4 Shoey

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:07 AM

and some more. I posted all of the photos and the story in one post that I put together.

But it didn't show up.  hopefully it is not floating around this forum somewhere.

 

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#5 Tom Geiger

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:18 AM

Amazing work!  When I saw the thread title I thought you would have started with the Landcruiser kit, and convert the body to ute style.. not scratch build the entire thing!   Really cool.  That body is sure castable!  

 

And a funny story... I once was measuring off a really beat short mason truck bed that was sitting up on the highway with a For Sale sign on it.  The owner walked up behind me and asked what I was doing.  He had no problem with me measuring it off,  seeming a bit puzzled he said,  "Well if you like it that much, why not buy it? It's only $600."  I actually thought about it for a minute!


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:20 AM

Cheers for sharing on this forum as well Shoey. Good to see more Aussies on here.

Ben

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:25 AM

That's some great work !



#8 Shoey

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:38 AM

Thanks Guys. Will get more pics up soon as this is coming together real fast now.

Hey Tom, That is pretty funny. this must happen everywhere.

I have a mate over here who does military models. he has to be real carefull not to get shot when taking photos and measurements.

G'day Ben, You didn't tell me you were on here too!



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:57 AM

________________________________uuuhhmmm______________whouw !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


pffft thats awsome scratch work !!

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:02 AM

Amazing work. Now that's scratch building...



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:41 AM

Great work here! B)



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:41 AM

I saw your work in the Australian model car forum and I really admire your skills! Do you plan to cast those magnific Toyotas?



#13 Shoey

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:03 AM

I saw your work in the Australian model car forum and I really admire your skills! Do you plan to cast those magnific Toyotas?

I have no plans at the moment, When I get the urge to build another one I might pull it apart and mould it.

Thanks for watching.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:06 AM

Haven't been taking many pics, just been head down to get it finished for show.
Heres is a couple will get more soon,

 

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:23 AM

This is REAL modeling. Looks great.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:10 AM

incredible stuff very inspiring with the cab from scratch!



#17 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

Oh sure, just one more project on the forum that proves just how inadequate of a builder I really am! LOL

 

Great work.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:10 AM

Love that Bullbar, fantastic build



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:43 PM

Wow, scratch building a body is one thing, but to get it so correct and crisply detailed is on a whole other level. Impressive barely covers it.

 

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:44 AM

We're all on here Shoey. ;)