Monday, May 15, 2017
An absolute jewel of a model... Eidai Isuzu Elf airline re-stocking truck
A jewel... ...perfect in modeling, perfect in scale, perfect in weight/heft/feel, etc....
This blog is about one of those models.
It's from a brand that almost no one in the USA knows about - Eidai. I first stumbled across the brand at a toy fair/flea market a decade ago - a garbage truck labeled as "Eidai Grip Zechai" - that has the similar qualities as this model.
The model is probably slightly under 1/64 scale (1/60?), and is slightly larger than a standard Matchbox model - enough so that it is probably 1/2 an inch too long to fit into a standard storage case, and probably 1/4 of an inch too high.
The base is metal. The cab and chassis are wonderful detailed. The paint is rich. There is a driver in the cab. The cargo hold rises up on an X-platform and plastic doors on both ends open up.
While this model is hard to find and a little expensive on EBay, it is a veritable bargain for the quality you get. $25 is a cheap price to pay for a model that will be the pinnacle of most collections...