The VehiCROSS: Toys and Other Collectibles: Tamiya
Tamiya Isuzu VehiCROSS
The Japanese plastic model maker Tamiya provided the first and best model kit version of the VehiCROSS. The attention to detail is remarkable - Tamiya is truely one of the best kit providers currenly in the market. The VX kits are no exception - each very accurately portrays the Japanese model VehiCROSS, in either 1/32nd or 1/24th scale. The Team Geolandar Baja 1000 was a late addition, repurposing the original 1/32nd mould with larger tires. The built-up image above I "borrowed" from an eBay auction (if the builder would like credit for the image, please let me know and I'll put the appropriate information with the image).
Tamiya Isuzu VehiCROSS 1/24th Sports Car Series No. 191
This is a really wonderful kit with great detailing. My only wish is that it was of a US model instead of the Japanese. I've been looking for a Rodeo or Passport kit that might have a RHD interior - it wouldn't take much to change out the side-maker lights to get this model looking like the US version. I've been hesitant because of the interior. Instructions are well thought out and assembly is straight forward. I haven't put one of these together yet - time is precious. However I intend to build one to represent my Proton. Now if I can only find an acceptable LHD dash!
Tamiya Isuzu VehiCROSS 1/32nd Mini 4WD Series No. 20
Tamiya tends to make their smaller scale vehicles more toy-like and the 1/32nd Scale VX is no exception. This little beauty comes with a small motor and gearing assembly, powered by two AA batteries. Fun toy - the cats love it!
Tamiya Isuzu VehiCROSS Team GEOLANDAR Baja 1000 1/32nd Wild Mini 4WD Series No. 15
The GEOLANDAR VX was released as a new series of big-truck-tire models that could climb obsticles and do wheelies. Bexsides the unique 4WD gearing of this kit, I like the huge stickers that may be applied to the red body shell - you can get by with assembling this one with no or very little paint.