Model: (Click to see more) 58048: Toyota 4x4 Pickup Bruiser
Status: Project
Date: 3-Apr-2010
Comments: 25
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Here finally, is my Sand Hog full reveal. There's always more detail to work on, but here goes... I wanted an appropriate setting and found a nice spot in northern Michigan's wine country along Traverse Bay, and had a small excursion. I hope you enjoy the pics. The Bruiser body is somewhat modified - got rid of the fake side 'disco' windows, installed a rear window. No more screws/pins in the body (doors/front fenders/hood). I went with a 'blacked out' look on the trim - color is Tamiya Metallic Grey, applied with an airbrush and clear coated. Custom made folding side mirror made from Clod Buster rear fenders. Cut down passenger side window for something different. Tube bumpers and roof rack made of styrene. The flag is required by the Michigan DNR for dune safety. All the bit and pieces on top are hand made (tool box's, shovels/picks, generator, water tank, air compressor, extinguisher, power cords, etc.) Tires are Imex Claw Dogs on stock rims and work pretty good I think. The truck is fully LED lit inside and out and I'll post some dusk pics when I get a chance. As always - comments are great to get & appreciated. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking!

#1 test hill #2 #3 posing #4 windy - look at the flag #5 #6 #7 out for a tour #8 by the water #9 #10 roof rack stuff

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
^Sand Hog^ exterior teaser pics

Comments

Fernado Alonso

3-Apr-2010

What can go wrong with that kind of tools .
I like the generator and the DeWalt electric tools

Fernado Alonso

3-Apr-2010

And of-course the beautiful truck
Cheers Alex

tamiyaonebay

3-Apr-2010

Love the windows you swapped out. Of course all the stuff on the rack is way cool! Excellent ride and pics!

SCORCHER KID

3-Apr-2010

superb......

Skottoman

3-Apr-2010

I thought it was real! Amazing job!

Cooltoys

3-Apr-2010

Excellent work & details....

RallyeBaz

3-Apr-2010

WOW - That's a stunner

hobbyteam

3-Apr-2010

Amazing looking truck.I like a lot the hand made pieces!!!What material did you use?Well done really nice!

slimmy

3-Apr-2010

Wrecker, this thing is amazing! I mean spectacular. there is so much detail going on, that doesn't even include the interior. which is a masterpiece itself. I love the rear window and the steering stabilizer. and all the the tools on the roof. Compressor, generator, shovels, tools, even the fire extinguisher is awesome. You are truly a master of styrene! the body looks great with no screws showing. Are you going to do a little bed area inside the sleeper cab? that would look trick with the rest of the interior. Also i loved that little tool hatch you made inside the rear of the bed. Fantastic work my friend. SPECTACULAR!!

CASE1

3-Apr-2010

wow, that's an insanely nice build! I love the scale stuff and interior, really finished

supergreg

3-Apr-2010

I like the modifications very much. great idea to widen the side windows and make them one!

def4x4

3-Apr-2010

Looks great, love the rack with all the stuff. For your wheels i woudt prefair some 1.9 wheels and tres, they look better like scale in my opinion! Great looking pics olso.

grubby buz

3-Apr-2010

very nice clean looking rig well done!

Road Burner

3-Apr-2010

Nice dune truck, all those scale bits are mind boggling! My family is from Manistee, so I have fond memories of playing around on the dunes.

Daz87UK

3-Apr-2010

wow... nice, really nice

Bob Weston

3-Apr-2010

Nice job and nice pics ! Many thanks to sharing !

mongoose1983

4-Apr-2010

The truck looks great. And that black chassis looks just like the real size 1979 Toyota SR-5.
Great truck!

L1nds37

4-Apr-2010

Thats fantastic, love the rear clear light lenses, gives it that subtle modded touch.

3SPD REKR

4-Apr-2010

Thanks for commenting everyone, and noticing the many subtle details I've worked on. Slimmy - the rear cab does have a bed in it, but it is hard to see. I plan to take some real 'dune' pics later and have some 1.9s to use for that. Stay tuned.

slimmy

5-Apr-2010

Some how i just knew there was a bed inside that sleeper! How could there not be? I agree some 1.9s on her and you'll have a rembrandt. great work

amigamad

6-Apr-2010

Very nice .

Henk4Focus

12-Apr-2010

Very, very, very, very nice Yota!!!! Nice stuff on the roofrack.

RACECRAFTERS

2-Jan-2011

imho THIS! is possibly the nicest Bruiser on TC that is not same ole, same ole boxart, which altho' nice, begs me to ask the question - 'Which one is yours then..?' 3SPD REKR, your original ideas, amazing skills and attention to detail finds you in the upper echelon of model builders on this site. Fantastic work Mate! and your pics are all in my favourites. Respect, Mallo

3SPD REKR

2-Jan-2011

RACECRAFTERS - Thank you very much for your kind words and compliments. It's especially enjoyable to find that others appreciate my unique creations and it makes the hobby that much more worth it. Great to have a forum to share and correspond with other enthusiasts. Brst regards.

BeetleOne

17-Jun-2011

That is pretty cool with all that stuff, nice details all around. Great job! Go little Bruiser go!


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