Toyota 2t 4x4

Amphibious truck

Kit #: 60/16 Preview by Jose Maria Teja - jm_teja(at)hotmail(dot)com
Edited by Marc MERCIER

The Toyota 2t 4x4 Su-Ki was the Japanese equivalent to the American DUKW amphibious truck, tough it was a smaller, less complex vehicle and only about a couple of hundreds were made.

As you can see there are very few pieces. Besides the one piece resin hull/body of the vehicle, you get 4 resin and 13 white metal parts.

The resin casting is fairly nice and without bubbles, although there’s some warping on the walls of the cargo area.
The cabin has no dashboard, gear stick or steering wheel to speak of, only the bench seat –which is casted as a single piece with the roof and rear wall- is present to avoid a total emptiness.
The cargo area has a simulated wood plank floor but the inner side walls are totally plain, whereas they should have a reinforcing structure (see picture).
Surface detail is kind of heavy and there are a lot of bits that need to be added, as are towing/lifting hooks, handles, footsteps, mesh cover for the muffler, railings on top of the “hood”, etc.


With exception of the double rear wheels, the metal pieces are ok too, nonetheless they have seams to be cleaned.

And, what’s the problem with the rear wheels? Well, each pair is molded as a single piece, they are badly aligned and the holes of the rims are poorly defined and quite dirty. I guess this could have been avoided if they were molded individually.

Neither instructions nor decals are included, only a small yellow sheet with a not really helpful orthographic projection of the vehicle.

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THis picture was taken from the ACE Models Russian Forum:


This is not a refined model but with some detailing it could make an interesting piece.

Preview sample purchased by the author.

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Article Last Updated: 25 August 2014