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#1 Casey

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:17 AM

Here's a quick list of the 1/25 Chevy (and one GMC) van kit released by Revell over the years, in no particular order...

  1. Car Craft California Cruiser - I believe this was the first issue of this kit, coinciding with Car Craft magazine's 1:1 build of the same van 
  2. Charlie's Angels - molded in pink, and if you had a pulse in the mid-late '70s, you know all about the TV show this van was (loosely?) based upon
  3. Convoy Van - in both U.S. and Mexico (under the Lodela name) boxes
  4. Hardy Boys Van - the lone GMC-branded version, which did have GMC-specific nameplates/emblems molded on the body shell
  5. '70s Custom Van - the most recent reissue
  6. Quicksand Chevy Van, which included a trailer, Honda Odyssey ATV and a Husqvarna dirtbike
  7. Mean Mudder, which included on Husqvarna dirtbike
  8. Husky Hauler, which included a trailer and two Husqvarna dirtbikes Brute Force - the "big rig" styled van


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

Great work! Love the van threads starting to happen, no such thing as to many vans!!! B)

Keep them coming!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

These kits are look great when built, however I wish they would have done a better job with how the interior tub attaches to the body.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

I remember building that California Cruiser van after reading about it in Car Craft. I sooooooooooo wanted my folks to buy a van so we could customize it. For some reason my parents brought home a Ford wagon with woodside paneling instead! :D

Thanks for the history lesson Casey!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

Interesting how some of them appear to have 'chevyvan20' badging on the front fenders and some have 'van20' badging...

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

Interesting how some of them appear to have 'chevyvan20' badging on the front fenders and some have 'van20' badging...


That's what I was thinking, even more so when the two versions of the Convoy Van appear to be one of each looking at the box arts.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:14 AM

It would be cool to have them unopen in a stash...

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:54 PM

I wish Revell would re-issue all of these!!!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

Ive got two of the revell quicksand vans sealed! Dyeing to open one thoe?

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

Ive got two of the revell quicksand vans sealed! Dyeing to open one thoe?

Ive got two of the revell quicksand vans sealed! Dyeing to open one thoe?


You could always open one and sell me the other! :rolleyes:

I've got the Husky Hauler but missing the matching Quicksand version.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:58 PM

You could always open one and sell me the other! :rolleyes:

I've got the Husky Hauler but missing the matching Quicksand version.


Lol,if i had a poind for everytime ive been asked that.i would like the mean mudder version aswell.
Ive also got the ford bronco 4x4 that goes with the quicksand and the chevy pick up with 'sandman' dune buggy.
I guess revell did These vans as sets then?


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:43 PM

I open all of mine, factory seals last seconds at my place.

You'd be amazed how many factory sealed kits are damaged inside due to things like the tyres melting into windscreens etc. I open mine and make sure they're packed safely.

I'll get them all one day, just picking them off one at a time..............

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:48 PM

Once again the old kit reviews are really fun.... nice job.... I always keep an eye open for these at the shows and swap meets....

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

Whoa, Revell/Takara Japanese market(?) co-branded Convoy van:

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

I am just glad I bought them when I found them and now I have them all! And most are sealed!! 

 

Thanks, Casey!



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:45 AM

Whoa, Revell/Takara Japanese market(?) co-branded Convoy van:

 

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Wow that's cool and rare. Nice piece of vanning and modelling history there Casey.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for the history lesson Casey. After reading this thread I got inspired to get out my 70's Custom Van and start working on it again. It seems to me that this kit is a little large or the MPC Dodge that I just finished is a little small. Here they are side by side. The Dodge is a long wheelbase and the Chevy is a shorty.
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Edited by heepey, 17 May 2013 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

do u have more pics of the brute force and convoy vans thanks B)



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:22 AM

Mexican kit

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

The Mexican van is the snap together in 1/32 and still a very cool kit to have! I must have build a dozen of them when I was a kid!!