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#101 Casey

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

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Another box variation for the "Demolisher":

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:41 PM

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:01 AM

Nice catalogue! Makes one wonder why they never made either a GM pickup High Roller or a Blazer High Roller. I guess the Pulldozer is enough of a fuzzy middle ground... Although, it shows that all the Blazer issues had the tiny door handle. Where any ever produced with the correct sized handle?



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

 Makes one wonder why they never made either a GM pickup High Roller or a Blazer High Roller.

The GMC version of the pickup was done as a High Roller, upper right corner of the left page.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

I knew that one, I guess I was thinking more of the Chevy stepside. Still no stock Blazer high roller. They did both an F-150 and a Bronco...

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:53 PM

Chris,

Here's a scan from a '84 Monogram product catalog
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If they still had the tooling for this, it would make a great release as an 'Armed pick up' That you see in middle east and African conflicts.

 I recently bought the Italeri Toyota armed pick up and was pretty disappointed with the lack of interior panels etc, so will be using the gun and various other parts for another project. 



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:47 AM

 

If they still had the tooling for this, it would make a great release as an 'Armed pick up' That you see in middle east and African conflicts.

 I recently bought the Italeri Toyota armed pick up and was pretty disappointed with the lack of interior panels etc, so will be using the gun and various other parts for another project. 

That's an old Esci kit, I didn't guy it because they left out the hardtop, stupid marketing.

About the Monogram Blue Thunder Chevy, I think it never materialized, maybe because in the show they used an S10 Blazer.


Edited by Luc Janssens, 10 November 2013 - 12:47 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 06:24 AM

This was a great writeup on these Monogram trucks! Not a trucker by nature and having two of these kits (?) I appreciated the info and only came on thisr esearching  anew build I'm considering.

 

I thought the truckers here might be interested in what I found ... I have the 1972 issue of this kit and I found .. really .. that the frame and suspension is almost a drop in fit to .. the Revell '49 Mercury Woody Wagon! There were only a few things that had to be remover, the rear of tailpipe and those side pods .. anyone now what they are? Here's the proof ...

 

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The wheelbase is only off by a small fraction of an inch.



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 08:25 AM

The side pods are the fuel tanks.



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 10:35 AM

The side pods are the fuel tanks.

 

Thanks, Jordan .. I suspected as much but it also has a fuel tank in standard place at the rear.