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Toyota AB Phaeton
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 02:30 PM UTC
Tamiya offers an unusual release with a civilian car adopted for military use, the Toyota AB Phaeton. Here is a look at how it builds up.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 07:55 PM UTC
It's funny that Tamiya, who make 1/24 car kits with chromed parts, can't make a 1/35 car kit with chromed parts!
bill_c
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:04 PM UTC
Nice review, Russ!
russamotto
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 09:41 PM UTC
Darren, thanks for getting this up so fast.
Gentlemen, thank you for the comments. This was a fun kit to build, and based on the few I have seen online, gives the modeler many possibilities. There was even a cigarette lighter/promotional tool offered of this car, with a two tone silver/black body and burgundy interior.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2015 - 08:06 AM UTC
Russ, your paint mixture and overall build are exceptional! Great looking model! So many possibilities. I can see you breaking your your IJA camo set by Vallejo and impressing this into service with your Type 95 Ha-go.
russamotto
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 04:35 AM UTC
Thanks, Fred. I was hoping I might find somewhere a photo of one painted up in a camouflage pattern. Dave O'Meara once posted a photo of some type 95 trucks from the Aleutians campaign in camouflage, complete with the yellow disruptive stripe.