Landcruiser Trayback

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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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That is some amazing work!

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

Ben

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That's some great work !

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

pffft thats awsome scratch work !!

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

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Great work here! B)

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

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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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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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This is REAL modeling. Looks great.

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incredible stuff very inspiring with the cab from scratch!

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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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Love that Bullbar, fantastic build

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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.

-MJS

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We're all on here Shoey. ;)

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Appreciate the the W.I.P.

Thanks for sharing/posting.

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That's some amazing work!

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Looks great as it sits. Great work..

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Wow!! What Mike (Maindrian Pace) said!!! Outstanding scratchbuilding! Just outstanding! Love the dashboard.

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Man, that is just too, dadgum cool.....Just too cool.....Some of the best scratch building I've seen.....There are some good ones posted, here, too....This ranks up there with the best....

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