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#101 kataranga

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:34 AM

The Revell squarebody is a horrible, horrible kit and should generally be forgotten about.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:13 AM

Are you sure? The cab and interior seem to be the same as the plow truck and the ground pounder Chevy . It doesn't seem to share anything else, but the cab sure looks similar. I've never seen the insides of a sneaky pete kit or Billy Carters to compare though i guess.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:18 AM

The Revell Chassis parts, frame, Axles, springs are Thin and flimsy!!

I built the Sneaky Pete. and had the Midnite Cowboy tow truck version

that had the same 'Peterbilt' hood.

I chopped an LA County Sherrif's Bronco kit into a cab and added the tow truck bed there.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Are you sure?

 

Yes. The 1/24 Revell and 1/24 Monogram '73-'86 Chevy/GMC kits are totally separate kits, and not related. The only thing they share in common is the fact the most recent release, the 1/24 '77 GMC 4x4 with Snowplow is labelled as a Revell kit this time around, but it is in fact the same old kit originally designed and sold by Monogram.

 

I take Chris' comments to mean he won't be doing a history on the 1/25 Revell kit series.  -_-



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

I suppose I could, even though I really hate the kit. I'm actually working on the MPC El Camino right now... :)



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:57 AM

I always love finding new data! An original issue Blazer just popped up on eBay (clicky) and it shows that even in the first issue the door handles were mini and the wheels are actually 6-bolt! 



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:30 AM

I've got an original issue Blazer here if you'd like pics of any of it's parts.

 

What about the Snow Patrol pick up? or was it Revell? I can remember the box art but not who made it. :unsure:



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:15 AM

Snow Patrol is the Revell kit. I'm working on the Revell history article right now; there are a couple kits I have next to no information on, may have to just post it up anyway! :)



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:57 AM

A van list would be great!!!! Hint, hint.

 

I just checked my first issue Blazer, the box art shows big door handles but the body inside has the tiny offset ones. :unsure:



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:41 AM

I'll leave the vans to Casey, they're more his bailiwick. ;)



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

demolisher.jpg

 

Another box variation for the "Demolisher":

 

demolisher.jpg



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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.