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Finished this Aoshima London Black Cab kit this week, one of five Aoshima kits given to me. I would have to say I’ve never seen one of these posted here before. Paint is Tamiya black over the molded black body, could have left it unpainted if it were not for mold lines.

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Great looking build. Unique way the kit did the engine, and the detail painting look good on this. I like the way the interior is done.  

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On 2/26/2022 at 12:30 PM, Gary Chastain said:

Sharp build, looks good

 

On 2/27/2022 at 7:22 AM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Nice looking Freightliner!

 

On 2/27/2022 at 7:37 AM, Jim B said:

Yes, the instructions for these old AMT truck kits are pretty much horrible.  Nice job on your White-Freightliner.

 

On 2/27/2022 at 8:03 AM, ChrisR said:

Nice!

 

On 2/27/2022 at 11:38 AM, grodudulle77 said:

Nice look !! 👍😀

 

On 2/27/2022 at 11:50 AM, Toys4Don2 said:

Turned out great!

 

On 2/27/2022 at 6:40 PM, Dutzie said:

I like the contrast in colors, especially the black stacks and running lights. Nice work. 

 

On 2/27/2022 at 7:29 PM, PappyD340 said:

Very sharp!

Thank you all!

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On 3/12/2022 at 11:49 AM, cobraman said:

That looks very nice. Not sure I ever saw one built up before.

 

On 3/12/2022 at 12:33 PM, Jim B said:

The ubiquitous London black taxi.  Very well done.

 

On 3/12/2022 at 1:53 PM, bisc63 said:

Nice! I really like your interior work, especially the color choices.

 

On 3/12/2022 at 3:28 PM, doorsovdoon said:

Nice! I remember these very well with the suicide rear doors and fold down rear facing seats. One of these rear ended me during my driving lesson back in the day!

 

On 3/12/2022 at 10:07 PM, Kah puts said:

A right jolly good job. 

Thank you all!

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24 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Somehow my comment on your Freightliner ended up over here. 😀

This one looks great as well!!

Not sure how that happened, looks like 7 others also.🤔

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Beautiful rendition of the most recognized taxi in the world. When I bought that kit I was a little put off by the size, after some research I found out that the kit is closer to 1/22 than 1/24 so it looks bigger when compared to a true 1/24 scale. But it is a very nice kit as your model shows. Great build to be proud of.

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14 hours ago, '70 Grande said:

Great looking build! I'm curious what year this model represents... I imagine those 1:1's were manufactured for a number of years.

Thank you! Sadly I've already thrown the box out that had some info on it. I'm thinking it said late 40' thru the 50's?

On 3/14/2022 at 12:03 PM, happy grumpy said:

Beautiful rendition of the most recognized taxi in the world. When I bought that kit I was a little put off by the size, after some research I found out that the kit is closer to 1/22 than 1/24 so it looks bigger when compared to a true 1/24 scale. But it is a very nice kit as your model shows. Great build to be proud of.

 

18 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Very nice!

Thank you all!

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16 hours ago, '70 Grande said:

Great looking build! I'm curious what year this model represents... I imagine those 1:1's were manufactured for a number of years.

they made them from the late 40s/very early 50s right through til the 80s. The bodies didn't change too much in that time but the engines got upgraded quite often. Its also got the tightest turning circle of any car being able to do a 180 in just 2 lanes of traffic

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1 hour ago, stitchdup said:

they made them from the late 40s/very early 50s right through til the 80s. The bodies didn't change too much in that time but the engines got upgraded quite often. Its also got the tightest turning circle of any car being able to do a 180 in just 2 lanes of traffic

LOL, I did see that they were required to have a 28ft (8.535 m) turning radius mainly because of a traffic circle at the Savoy Hotel.

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