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Old 01-20-2012, 07:02 AM
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Photo Review of Meng's 35 scale Pick-up Trucks

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The first of Meng's releases are unusual in that they are not truly military. These are Toyota HiLux trucks as used by different armed forces in African and the Middle East. They are part of the aptly named Velociraptor series, following Meng Models dinosaur theme.

We will begin with VS-001 Pick Up with ZPU-1.


Box Art.


Sprue A. Only one sprue is in the box.

[img size=750]http://www.modelersalliance.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10065/MengVS001SprueB.jpg[/img]
Sprue B. Only one sprue is in the box.


Sprue C. Only one sprue is in the box. The red sprue is from VS-002 but identical other than color.


Sprue D. Only one sprue is in the box.


Sprue E. Only one sprue is in the box.


Sprue X. Only one sprue is in the box. Unique to VS-001.


Sprue Z is for a militant figure. One sprue in VS-001.


Tires, five in VS-001, six in VS-002. Note that the mark is DUNLCP.


Only on body is included per kit. White for VS-001, red for VS-002.


Pre-painted PE is common to both kits. Decal is common to both kits and can be used to spell TOYOTA on the rear body drop gate if desired.


Pre-painted PE for the ZPU-1 gun. With the label only listing ZPU-1, I am hoping this fret and Sprue X will be released separately as a kit.


Box art.


Second decal sheet included with VS-002 has familiar looking soda labels.


Sprue V. One sprue of a contractor.


Sprue W. Two sprues of refreshments.


Sprue Y. One sprue with coolers, Barrett M82Al rifle, M240B, water cans, and stowage gear.




Another view of the red body included.

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Very cool, wish the rims where not so bling tho
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Very cool, wish the rims where not so bling tho
The wheels can appear in matte black, grimy who-knows-what, and dull metallic gray. No need for chrome.

Lots of opportunities too and Blast Models sells one set. Looking at the fact sheet from Meng Models, it seems we may see other pick up trucks.

Anyway, here is some inspiration!

Well, Meng Models are watching... all constructive critiques should be posted!

Going by their 'fact sheet' there may be other Pick Up releases so Dave, post some photos of Pangas so they know what to mold!

In the meantime, I am reposting the images from Model Maniac's thread which we inadvertently hijacked:






Pintle mount with UB-16

Another with frame work:


again, although here it seems like a special weapon thanks to the angle of the photo which hides the other pickup behind it:




UB-32 with pintle mount:


Other UB-32 mounted in pick ups:


Great Wall Deer pick up (Chinese copy of Toyota Hi-Lux):















Toyota Hi-Lux:


Reloads carried by other vehicles:




Fuses in the green boxes:


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Thank you very much for the photo review.

All kinds of ideas and potential with these two kits.

posted and shared on pafb and patf.

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