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#41 Casey

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:09 PM

Looks like the box art has been finalized, and the mirror position corrected:

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:31 AM

Thanks for the updated picture Casey. I am curious as to who may have built that cover model and why it hasn't been posted on a forum? I would think with the interest generated so far that somebody would have wanted the rest of the modeling world to see it!

I am wondering how detailed that plow assembly really is?

Thanks again!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

I get the feeling the plow blade and support for it are three or four pieces at most, with another three or four pieces for the upper light bar/motor/mechanicals. There appears to be nothing included for actually lifting the blade, either.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:12 AM

If it is like the old MPC Jeep plow kits, then there are probably 4-6 pieces total for the plow assembly. The lack of a lifting mechanism can be overcome by finding some chain in jewelry section at Michaels.

Either way, it has been 40 years since we have had a kit with a snow plow for a pickup truck!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

So... if I'm reading this right, the plow might be this kit's big selling point. How's the actual truck itself? Is it closer to the GMC Wrekcer or the '76 C10 Street Machine, detail-wise?

I built the Monogram Chevy K10 Sportside (blue plastic) about 20 years ago, and remember it being a pretty decent kit. If this one is fairly close to that I might be in for a couple.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:30 PM

So... if I'm reading this right, the plow might be this kit's big selling point. How's the actual truck itself? Is it closer to the GMC Wrekcer or the '76 C10 Street Machine, detail-wise?

I built the Monogram Chevy K10 Sportside (blue plastic) about 20 years ago, and remember it being a pretty decent kit. If this one is fairly close to that I might be in for a couple.


Chuck, I would have to say that this kit will be closer to the stepside kit you built. I remember building this same truck years ago and it went together pretty well, much better than the 76 Street Machine. This should be a good seller, especially if the plow assembly is close to the real thing.

I don't need more GMC pickup kits (got about 8 of the '84 MPC kits in various stages) but if this plow assembly is decent, I might have to save some lunch money and get a bunch or hope that Hobby Lobby stocks them and I can use the 40% off coupon!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

Other than the bed and the grille, it's pretty much identical to the 4x4 Chevy Stepside, which was originally a Monogram kit. It shares no parts with either the Wrecker kit or the Revell '76 Chevy truck kits.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

I might take a few of the 'unwanted' remainder of the kit off your hands in that case, Mike!

Thanks for the info Mike and Bill- I know I'll be getting at least one to see what's up with the plow, but I can certainly see a few uses for the truck.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:15 PM

I know I will get at-least one, but I have no use for the plow, after all , I live in the desert lol

Edited by martinfan5, 09 July 2012 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:42 AM

I know I will get at-least one, but I have no use for the plow, after all , I live in the desert lol


Rub it in Jonathan! Those folks up near the Grand Canyon know what a snow plow is!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:44 AM

I know I will get at-least one, but I have no use for the plow, after all , I live in the desert lol


You could build a fictitious sand storm cleanup vehicle.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

Rub it in Jonathan! Those folks up near the Grand Canyon know what a snow plow is!

Funny you should say that, when I was kid, we lived at the Grand Canyon for a few years, I remember having to help push start my dads VW bug in the snow to get it started

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:10 PM

i been wanting this truck for a long time i will get two of them one will be b.o.s and the there will be custom no plow,

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

I am a snow plow guy. Post some pix when you get this one done. I'll do the same.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

In case anyone is interested in the soon to arrive P/U with snow plow:

http://manuals.hobbi...rmx/85-7222.pdf

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:50 AM

Thanks, Gerry, those front parts and plow are going to come in handy for many types of builds.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

Thanks, Gerry, those front parts and plow are going to come in handy for many types of builds.


ROGER THAT!! IU was thinking of a Revell 99 Silverado converted to 4x4 using the Perry's Resin piece or 90 SIlverado using the same Perry's piece or a 72 Chevy Longbed. Use some aftermrket shovels and other accessories to put in the bed and VOILA!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:22 AM

I don't want nuttin' to do with SNOW!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:24 AM

I don't want nuttin' to do with SNOW!


Then why are you still living in Northern Illinois? <_< :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:28 AM

Thanks, Gerry, those front parts and plow are going to come in handy for many types of builds.


That looks to be a lot more accurate than I originally thought. I have many vehicles waiting for this plow assembly and mounting equipment. There are at least 10 different vehicles in my stash that will be getting one of these plows, sure hope Revell can keep up with my demand!