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Newbie Alert: 1991 4Runner (Aoshima 104 Surf)

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Please be gentle as this is my 1st Workbench build. 😁 O and I'm trying to learn how to use my camera properly.

Anyway, this is the Aoshima 104 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR, which I am building as a US-spec 1991 Toyota 4Runner. Exterior color is Duplicolor Toyota Red Mica over a black primer, which in retrospect may not have been the best choice as it's a bit dark. Interior will be "shades of grey."

I've spent way too much time on the chassis and am still not complete with it. The only modification is I cut off the molded-in plastic springs from the axle (which imho looked awful): I made the top spring isolators from some 1:10 scale rc parts, then found some plastic-covered silver wire. I wrapped this wire around a drill bit to form the springs. I'm going to mount the spare tire under the body, as was the custom w/ US models.

Really taking my time on this one to try and do it right and hone my techniques. Any suggestions, constructive criticism, mocking is welcome. And more later!

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Weathering is looking really good so far, the discolouration on the oilpan is very convincing.

It is a 4Runner though, so I have to ask...has it started rusting yet?😝

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Really nice work on the chassis and the subtle weathering.

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I'm liking the work you've done on this so far. Good idea to replace the springs with real wire. The molded in blobs never look good. I like the Mica red. If the red on the chassis is over black then I don't think that it is too dark. Keep it up and let's see some updates.

Later-

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Thank you all for the feedback and encouragement so far! I haven't made a great deal of progress as in the past 2 weeks I had to travel out of town for 2 funerals. :( But the body is painted, the chassis completed, and I'm working on the interior now. Hopefully I don't have to travel any more for a while and can get back at this one in earnest.

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