Monster-Model starts off with a nice little addition to update Meng's crew cab pickup model to become a Toyota.
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.
About Gino P. Quintiliani (HeavyArty) FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES
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.