Model: (Click to see more) 58397: Toyota Hilux High Lift
Status: Runner
Date: 19-May-2010
Comments: 31
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I had no idea that these kits were so amazing! I don't know anything about building a real car but I felt like I just did. The chassis' are absolutely brilliant in construction and design (they also weigh a ton). The body is amazing too, although I wish Tamiya had supplied a clear window instead of the tinted one. The color I chose is Gun Metal and I painted over all the flashy chrome with Flat Black. I'm really not feeling the chrome so I also swapped out the rims for some Hummer ones. I wanted to minimize decals so I just threw on some I had from a Japanese Drift set. At this point I'm scared I might sell my collection to get more of these:)

Link to the video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlnCxf9OpeU



-Unification

Comments

SRB Bloke

19-May-2010

Way hey hey !!!! what a beauty. Everyone says the same about these kits. My wife is going to shoot me when I put one on next years Christmas list, especially coz I can't even find the time finish my SS. Great work, liking the flat black a lot.

TIMECMDR

19-May-2010

Great looking truck Ted, excellent job, I like your idea of the black wheels and stealthy kind of look forward to seeing this in some nice vidoes now!

MetBoy

19-May-2010

Oh baby!, without the manga in the background you would be forgiven for thinking this is real! Ted, I love it, and I want one!! C..

mad-rc-driver

19-May-2010

Very nice truck!!!

Henk4Focus

19-May-2010

Nice Yota Ted. You can get clear 'glass' from RC4WD. These just need slightly bigger wheels IMHO.

Davecul

19-May-2010

The Kanji (if it is Kanji) looks fantastic on it, could be a replica from a manga series. Chronohilux Apocalypse IX or something similarly named

Singleseven

19-May-2010

Worth every drop of blood you shed; nice one.

Singleseven

19-May-2010

oh and if you do sell your collection Ted please can I have first dibs on your FAV?

HOPPIN MAD 74

19-May-2010

Nice job Ted, really stunning!!! Am I jealous? YES lol!!!

tamiyaonebay

19-May-2010

Thanks for the comments guys! @SRB Bloke....If I win the lottery before Christmas I'll need your mailing address. @TIMECMDR....Ha, 'stealthy' is a great way to describe it, a run in the night got cut short because it was too dark to see it. I will have videos of it as soon as I can! @MetBoy....The background are magazines called Hobby Japan. They're packed with pictures of toys and everything else Japanese. @Henk4Focus....Yeah I checked out that site and seen the clear glass, thanks for the scoop! @Davecul....You're right about it being Kanji to the best of my knowledge. If there's anyone that can translate I'd be super stoked! @Singleseven....My hand still hurts! Note to self: Be very careful not to stab yourself in the hand w/screwdriver. @HOPPIN MAD 74....I wonder how an army of grasshoppers would feel about a 3 Speed. They might turn out to be the jealous ones.

slimmy

19-May-2010

Very nice toyota! I agree with henk4focus. these look better with bigger tires. NIce work

pininy

19-May-2010

I like the colour!!! Nice Work! something for a change... 天下统一!

tamiyaonebay

19-May-2010

@slimmy & Henk4Focus....Yeah I agree and have always thought about that. Or at least I think they look a little odd because of the lift. Honestly though ever since I finished building this everything has grown on me.

pininy

19-May-2010

天下统一 - Unification, normally used in the old days... where samurais and ninja still exists ...

tamiyaonebay

19-May-2010

@pininy....Thanks so much for that info!

Tobbe70

19-May-2010

Looks great, love the color!!

Swarm

19-May-2010

Yeah they are a pretty amazing kit and like you said heavy.
You did an amazing job mate it looks excellent I like the matt bumper as well .
I agree with the windscreen but I think they did it so it hides all those nasty MFC wires.

japper7

19-May-2010

now get out there and make it muddy lol. waterproofing is a must. then you can have some realy fun without the big strip down after every run. just wash it like a real 1/1 . save loads of time. paint looks cool. looking alot like my m8s yota. post the pics off your first run. cant beat a yota........

MonsterYeti

19-May-2010

these are great fun to build and drive

JWeston

19-May-2010

Good work One day I'll have a crack at one of these

ImRCDad

19-May-2010

WOW!!!! Simple and Sweet! Love this build!

mr_pushrod

19-May-2010

Loving the flat black and the gunmetal is a great colour choice. I have to admit that although I loved building the chassis on mine, the shell was an absolute nightmare!

highflyer

19-May-2010

Top work my friend!

neobrunox

19-May-2010

Congrats tamiyaonebay, your hilux is very nice with this paint scheme

Dam 10

19-May-2010

That looks brilliant... I wish i had one.
Sort of reminds me of the one at the end of back to the future...

Tamiyamandan

19-May-2010

Looks GREAT......Oh and If you do sell anything in your collection...Let me know !!!!! LOL

3SPD REKR

20-May-2010

Great work brother. I chose the same color for my Bruiser resto - see my Sand Hog. I wanted a flashier color first, but really liked the gunmetal. Would like to get our 3 speeds together for some posing - old and new out in the dunes.

tamiyaonebay

20-May-2010

Thanks for all the comments! @Swarm....Yeah I'm starting to see the light with why the tinted window. I actually think it suits my color scheme well too! @japper7....Waterproofing does seem like the way to go. I was inspired through TC member itcrahsed who has an awesome looking Toyota. Possibly the mate your are talking about? @mr_pushrod....I'm feeling you on that nightmare. I think the toughest part about the body was working with glue without getting it all yucky. @3SPD REKR....Sounds like a plan although there's not really any dunes where I live

thebicyclejungle

21-May-2010

Sweet truck!

Naxman

19-Jun-2010

Sweeeet! This looks awesome Ted! The flat black accents look great! Fantastic work! These are definitely fun kits to build.

tamiyaonebay

17-Oct-2010

The motion picture [Click here]


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