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AMT '50 Chevy Pickup - Doctor Cranky's All-Time Favorite Kit Is Getting Re-Released


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#81 ARTEMIS1759

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

I bought one. I got the paint but I need to fabricate a holmes twin boom wrecker setup on mine. The 77 GMC wrecker unit sucks. Someone is throwing around the idea up in the resin section of building a resin wrecker kit for it. I am still trying to find proper wheels for the dually setup.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:12 PM

I got this kit because I like building old trucks. I built the Revell 50 F1 twice, and got this in place of it. So how good is it?

Edited by '08SEAL, 14 June 2012 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

Good enough to buy at least a half dozen, at least that's what I did.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

Lol dang I got it, sandbags for the bed and glue for the price of the kit

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:08 PM

Lol dang I got it, sandbags for the bed and glue for the price of the kit


Entirely btw., you forgot to list 'Fear Is The Key' in your signature.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:27 PM

The 3100 is a good kit. My only grip is the incorrect way the cab corners were done.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

The 3100 is a good kit. My only grip is the incorrect way the cab corners were done.


I'd have to agree. That is a bit of a downer, but required for the interior to fit up into the cab. It does present a bit of a challenge blending and filling them.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:26 AM

I'd have to agree. That is a bit of a downer, but required for the interior to fit up into the cab. It does present a bit of a challenge blending and filling them.


Chuck,
I have been toying with a way to change that.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:49 AM

Chuck,
I have been toying with a way to change that.

I worked out a way to fix it, too, trouble is I never got around to finishing the 'test subject'. I'd really like to see your take on it- mine seemed kind of tedious. Let's just say there was a lot of trimming and force-fitting parts with my method. :lol:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:25 AM

It's one of my faves, and I have built and bought quite a few over the years. It's the one kit I like to stockpile.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:39 PM

I'm actually currently building one as a 3800 1 ton with a 9 foot bed. The Revell pickup kits are very nice but I prefer the way AMT does their beds. I mostly build commercial trucks (3/4 ton +) and the way AMT sets up the kits with seperate fenders / bed sides / running boards makes it easier to turn the short bed 1/2 tons into longbed trucks.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:54 PM

i got two one the shelf and built one,miss it,but it's a kits with lots of many possablities

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:45 AM

Compared to the Revell 50 F1....this kit is poor....due to its vintage. I will build up as a sweet ride, although the suspension is lifted..sits quite high.

The Ford kit is much nicer, although it comes with a race motor..the Ardun

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

I dont have the gas station truck, but do have the green, stock, 1950 3100, and I really like the detail and the quality. Got to admit one thing. I have been out of this hobby since the late 80's, so seeing what is being made today, versus what I last had to work with, todays detail and choices are really good.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:24 PM

Compared to the Revell 50 F1....this kit is poor....due to its vintage. I will build up as a sweet ride, although the suspension is lifted..sits quite high.

The Ford kit is much nicer, although it comes with a race motor..the Ardun

Thise kits were tooled about the same time originally. The 3100 actually sits a little low compared to the 1:1, mainly due to the undersize tires (the kit has 6.70-15s, 27" diamer in 1:1, the actual truck ran 6.00-16s, which were just a tad over 30" in diameter).

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

i just got this kit it going to be a tow truck  i think its going to be :huh: but some time they  fight you ...



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

Compared to the Revell 50 F1....this kit is poor....due to its vintage. 


The Ford kit is much nicer, although it comes with a race motor..the Ardun

 

I wouldn't grade it as poor, but maybe average. It has fewer parts compared to the Monogram '50 F-1 and the details aren't quite as crisp, but the '50 Chevy does remind me of Monogram's older 1/24 kits- a bit simplified, easy to assemble, and when completed, it looks like the real thing.

 

 

 

just picked mine up at michaels this past weekend with a 50% off coupon

 

Ditto, as $14.00 is more in line with re-issue prices. This version of the kit may be worth seeking out just for the decal sheet, though, as the decal sheet (and the Texaco decals in particular) is (are) very, very nice:

 

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:37 AM

Compared to the Revell 50 F1....this kit is poor....due to its vintage. I will build up as a sweet ride, although the suspension is lifted..sits quite high.

The Ford kit is much nicer, although it comes with a race motor..the Ardun

 

As others have said they were tooled around the same time, I believe the Chevy is about 3 years older.  But the original run of the Ford didn't include the custom engine parts, 2 of the 3 wheel choices, or any of the other custom parts that are in the current kit.  It was a bone stock truck cast in a "lovely" powder blue no less.

 

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

I finally got that Stock only Original 50 F-1. and have both the glue & SnapFast Original issues of the Chevy.

I need to dig them, out!!!

 

Yes, They are about the same vintage for tooling. I also prefer the separate box parts.

Monogram/Revell's method of making the bed floor part of the cab floor & front fenders is interesting, but does block

or at least make More work in converting the F-1 into longer boxes, or chassis configurations.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

Hopefully we will see some new parts, especially that barn door front bumper. But no matter what, this is a great little kit and has been a modeler's favorite since its introduction in 1994. Shawn Carpenter has a 1950 GMC conversion for this, and I remember more than one resin caster has a van/delivery body for this kit. 1954 cab conversions were available from All American Models and F&F Resin Casting, but sadly both are now out of production (hey resin casters! Here is an opportunity!!!)

What I would personally LOVE to see is a resin ice cream truck conversion, including those all too prominent Good Humor or Bungalow Bar decals! What do you guys think?

reading this post I had a vision of any ice cream truck with cheech and chong driving it modeled after the one they drove in nice dreams