GHQ Miniatures 1/285th Scale?

Well there seems to be some discussion online about GHQ’s new Puma IFV being a bit oversized.  I don’t have one to measure but when I get one I’ll do some research into this.

While discussing this with a friend of mine he said “how about their toyota pickup?, it’s way too big”.  It looked a bit big to me too so I did some research.

Here are the dimensions of the GHQ Toyota Pickup

Length .7445″ x 285 = 212″
Width .251 x 285 = 71.5
Height  .2395 x 285 = 68.25″

Here are the dimensions of the actual Toyota Helix pickup crew cab (assuming 5th or 6 generation)

Length 188″
Width 70.5
Height  65″

Conclusion, the GHQ Toyota Pickup is close to 1/285th scale with the exception of the length.  The length of the model is 2 scale feet too long, which is interesting because the truck bed actually looks a little short.  All the extra length seems to be in the cab area.

I’ll check out the Puma IFV once I get one.  If you have one and a digital caliper please measure one for me and send me the dimensions.

Edit (7/24/12)
I think it’s worth mentioning here that it not my intention to beat up GHQ in this post.  I am a HUGE fan of their products and have been for over 30 years and I prefer their products to their competitors.  Anyone that reads my blog regularly will know this.  As a matter of fact, a large percentage of my posts are about their products and how happy I am with them ….. but if there is a problem with a product and I know about it, I’ll let you know.

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