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#21 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:30 AM

I'm looking into this kit . . . I have a hankering for building one . . . we'll see. Thanks for all of you who've shared great information on this kit.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:35 AM

Hi.

 

I have to ask if anyone here have any experience with this kit? I ask because they go for

around 19-23$ on Ebay,and thought this was cheap. Other kits go from 50$ and upwards.

 

Is it rubbish or somthing go get? And do i find resin parts for 1:25?

 

Tommy

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:42 AM

This is the Revell/Monogram Snap-Tite kit.  It's a very good kit for a snap kit, it scales out well, and has a very nice Caterpiller 3406 engine that is quite detailed.  The tires aren't very good, and it does lack brake details (but who needs brakes!)  I have build several of these kits, and they do look very nice.  The good part about them is because thay are relatively inexpensive, people generally don't feel too bad about "experimenting" with them.

 

The other kit you are referencing is the Revell of Germany glue kit.  That has a higher level of detail in it (brakes, better tires, etc.), and a Caterpiller 3408. It's a nice kit as well, but it's major drawback is that it's molded in red!

 

As far as resin parts, what are you looking to do?



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:53 AM

Thanks for the write up.

 

Well,i only want a daily cab and maby get a c500 hood,single headlights,maby a detroit v12,not so much crome etc.

Also build an tool box behind the cab maby with a crane. If i go with the v12 i would want to add turbocharging.

A nice big bumper and grill guard would also be added,is it called grill guard?



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:06 AM

Yes, it's called a grill guard.

 

If yiou want to do all that, this probably isn't the kit you want as the frame is all one piece (it's a snap kit, remember), and the cab & sleeper are one piece as well.  For a C500, you'd probably be better of scratch building the frame (the C500 has straight frame rails; they don't have the dip in the front like the W900).  I think you can get all of your other parts from AITM (http://www.aitruckmodels.com/), possible even the 12V71.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:08 AM

That is a great link for parts,thanks.

 

Does anyone know if there are shops who sell big rig kits,tired of lurking on ebay day and night and get outbid :P

 

The kit`s i really want is Mack D800,International Paystar 5000 or Autocar A64B. 



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

Tommy: You might try Spaulding trading and shipping,they deal in trucks.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:11 AM

I`ll check them out,thanks.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

Well lets just say that the Revell 359 pete at wal-mart was 19.97 + tax