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Kit review: Aoshima Hilux Radical Custom pickup

By Marcos Cruz
Published: February 11, 2013
1980 Hilux
This is yet another version of the popular series of Aoshima Custom trucks, and I must say that I was eager to have a chance to build one.

Upon opening the box, you will see five separate plastic bags of sprues and parts in white, black, and clear plastic, and of course, the rubber tires and chrome parts. There are few chrome parts, but the chrome is crisp and clean especially on the beautifully done rims. I was happy to see that Aoshima cleverly placed the sprue attachment points where they did the least damage on the rims upon removing them from the sprue. The low-profile Toyo tires have a neat and well-engraved pattern on them, but I thought they could have fit a little tighter on the rims.
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