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(pics) 2010 FUSO FU Reefer from Aoshima (just completed)

We've been having a bit of a heat-wave here in eastern Canada and to escape the extreme heat and humidity, I've spent the last three weeks working in my basement shop on an Aoshima Fuso 'Super Great' FU reefer in 1/32 scale.
The original kit is quite amazing in that the level of detail is beyond any previous Aoshima kits that I've built and include working door hinges and closing latches, etc.
The box art describes a vehicle with quite a bit of chrome body detail which I personally found a bit 'over the top', but internet searches also showed many of the real vehicles with painted surfaces and black trim.
I chose to go the painted route with even the simulated stainless tanks and accessories toned down from the absolute bright chrome look.
Other than the toned down, painted look, the build is mostly 'box-stock, and the main paint is Automotive basecoat/clearcoat.

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