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Charles King
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Suzuki Overload

August 27, 2021 · in Automotive · · 22 · 2.1K

I did something like this over 10 years ago. I figured I can do again, but better. If it is better, I don't know. but it is definitely better than the first one I did. The scale is HC22 Jimny JA11-5. The kit is by Hasegawa. The window shield was replaced with a protective glass, used for cellphones. I cracked it with sharp hobby knife. The rear and rear side windows were replaced with thin plywood bought at a hobby store. The roof rack was scratch built. Everything else is a collection of parts from my junk box, like cloth materials, plastic wraps, old rubber pieces etc.

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  1. Looks great, Charles! Looks like my wife going for an overnighter!

  2. You never stop to amaze us, my friend Charles: this is truly superb modeling!
    And yes: this Samurai is positively overloaded... 🙂

  3. that is a riot! I don't see how that scooter on the back is staying up there - looks like first pothole and the whole shebang comes tumbling down. I think the case of Bud on the seat is a clue to the packing...(any consumed while building?)

  4. When I worked in Mauritania years ago there were quite a few vehicles loaded like this coming and going out of the dust haze on the desert roads. Very well done.

  5. This is awesome, a Slamurai

  6. Hopefully, the route to wherever they're going doesn't involve any turns.

    I really did Laugh Out Loud when I saw this.


  7. Only you could pull this off Charles! I love it!

  8. This is awesome, Charles @tiking
    It is a funny presentation of a beautiful build.
    Really like it.

  9. Even with out the load those Suzuki Jimny can tip over with out the least provocation. High center of gravity and short wheel base . . .

    Charles your onto something, for your next project try doing one of your big rigs . Youtube has posted dozens of trucks many in the far east, over loaded with bricks, cement bags, cut tree limbs, any thing a truck can carry and be carried beyond belief. Or reason.

    Some trucks have a four tandem wheels mounted up front for steering and some folks loose a front wheel like the lead wheel for steering. No problem they keep on trucking.

    Some strong work and the ability to think out side of the box Charles.

    I hit the like box. Two thumbs up.

    • Thanks buddy. The truck has been on my mind a long time now. Several years back actually. Seen many photos of this and have thought about doing something similar. Just have to decide if it would better in 1/35, Ho, or 1/24 scale...

  10. A typical day trip to the beach. Looks great!

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