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Crewcab pickup Toyota grille.
Monster Models Toyota grille for Meng crewcab pickup.
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by: Gino P. Quintiliani [ HEAVYARTY ]

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Monster-Model starts off with a nice little addition to update Meng's crew cab pickup model to become a Toyota.

the kit

Monster-Model out of Russia has started with a nice little piece as their first AM part. It is a crisply-moulded replacement grille for Meng's 1/35 crew cab pickup kit. The new grilel is cast in white resin and has the addition of the stylized Toyota "T" emblem on it. This will allow you to make your truck as a Toyota. It also has the headlight and turn signal cavities hollowed out for better definition. The headlight cavities also have little bulbs in them, a nice touch to complete the headlight details. The new grille fits onto the Meng pickup with no issues as well, sliding right in to replace the kit part.

By using this new grille and the letter decals in the kit, you can easily make it into the late '90s Toyota Hilux that it is.
Highs: A great, easy upgrade for the Meng pickup.
Lows: None noted.
Verdict: A nice, introductory piece from Monster-Model. It adds the litte extra detail that was missing from the kit part. A winner for Monster-Model. Keep the great update sets coming.
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  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35001
  Suggested Retail: $5.00
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2012

About Gino P. Quintiliani (HeavyArty)

Retired US Army Artillery Officer, currently a contractor at MacDill AFB in the Tampa, FL area. I have been modelling for the past 40+ years, really seriously on armor and large scale helos (1/32, 1/35) for the last 35 or so.

Copyright 2020 text by Gino P. Quintiliani [ HEAVYARTY ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.


I don't know if they have any US ditributors yet. The shipping from Russia was cheap though, I think it was less than $2.
OCT 09, 2012 - 07:16 AM
Can you post the link to the site you bought it from? It's probably somewhere in the review staring me in the face.. but I can't see it Hisham
OCT 09, 2012 - 07:39 AM
I didn't buy it from any site. The seller/owner of the company is a member here and sent it to me for review. Hopefully he will see this post and respond, I sent him the link. I will also send him a message for more info on how to get it.
OCT 09, 2012 - 11:24 AM
Here is the owner, Denis', email where he will take orders at. [email protected]
OCT 09, 2012 - 01:47 PM
Thanks for following up and getting the e-mail. Gino! Hisham
OCT 09, 2012 - 07:51 PM
No problem. I hope you get a few, they are really nice and look great on the truck.
OCT 09, 2012 - 08:20 PM
I dropped Denis an email last week about the grills after seeing your posting on ML about them. He said he was swamped with orders and I should hear something back in a week or two to pay him. Its been just over a week today, so I'll see what happens.
OCT 10, 2012 - 04:12 AM
Let us know Scott. My guess is he is still swamped with orders.
OCT 10, 2012 - 10:17 AM
Hi all, unfortunately the time to follow all the forum No, thank Gino for the review ... Now available is about 30 grill, and within a week or two will be ready to set the chassis for a Soviet medium tank T-28 (including the right rollers with rubber tires and steel), plus armor and periscopes for tanks and Sovestky beep, see renderings of future sets please visit LINK
OCT 12, 2012 - 04:44 PM

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