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Meng's 4-door Pickup Truck
long_tom
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 12:40 AM UTC
I was trying to determine the specific model, but the best I could determine was that it is an early 1990's Toyota model. I could not find any pictures of a truck exactly like it. Did Meng do that deliberately?
brian638
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 01:25 AM UTC
You are correct it is a 1990's model Toyota there is a resin grill available from Monster Model. Meng did indeed keep their vehicle as a generic vehicle to avoid any licensing issues, as did Takom and DioPark.
jasperck
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 03:02 AM UTC
The 4-door is a fifth-generation Hilux (dual cab version), while the two-door is a 70-series Land Cruiser.
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 03:10 AM UTC
AFAIK, this kit represents a 1997 Toyota HiLux 4x4 Duel Cab SR5.



The pictured pick-up is an Australian right-hand drive one

H.P.
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 06:12 AM UTC
It is exactly the model shown below. (Those are my AMF dudes in Paktika province) I did an "unofficial" review here on Armorama of the kit when it came out as it was my first collaboration with Meng. In it I posted a photos of the cab body in front of the photo. Try it for yourself. Enlarge your screen and compare your kit piece with the photo.

long_tom
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:27 PM UTC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Hilux

A model presumably available in Europe and Asia, I presume.