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New Meng Sci Fi truck
Jmarles
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 08:08 AM UTC
Did anyone else notice Meng's new Iron Ore Truck? I can already see the potential for a gun truck!

http://www.meng-model.com/en/contents/85/204.html

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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 09:05 AM UTC
oh yeah that looks way cool
timmyp
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 09:23 PM UTC
I like the concept of a model ore truck, but those "as built" pictures make it look like it's built from Legos.
Trisaw
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 04:53 AM UTC
I'm asking the same question on another post that so far no one has replied to.

There are two kits, this one, and the 1/100 version which is 15.3 inches long. This one is nine inches long.

It doesn't appear to be painted so don't let the build photos fool you.

The design looks pretty cool and futuristic.

What I don't like are the small tires though. I can't imagine this ore truck being cross-country with such small tires. It looks way too top-heavy so I would assume it travels on Lunar dust without any large obstacles or boulders to get in the way.

I can see the potential with this kit, but not having a firm fixed scale (like 1/100), I don't know what scale it matches. The IFV version hasn't been released yet.
Jmarles
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 08:47 PM UTC
It's from the anime "The Wandering Earth". Looks like Meng is doing a few toys as well.
Scarred
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 05:47 AM UTC
Not anime but a Chinese movie released last year. I'd like to watch it but I hate subtitles. Maybe they'll do a dubbed version like the did for Troll Hunter and the old Godzilla movies.