I was just wondering if it would build into a decent truck being a snap kit!
Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:26 AM
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:29 AM
Overall, it's as nice as the Peterbilt 359 and is very similar in design. Flashing is nil, some mold lines, and even some things
that we hated about the 359 (including those horrible wheels/tires) , and no visor again, aftermarket or scratchbuild shouldn't be a problem
Revell did some nice work on the box art, it's actually a photo with some really decent editing.
Detailing is well defined, revets are very faint and seem to be a little wide spaced, power connector on side is a nice touch.
Chrome is clean and thin with no seen flaws. Clear is thin and very clean. Another winner from revell IF it builds as clean as it looks
Decals are typical Revell quality, clean and well defined, with 2 choices of designs, one being box are lightning bolts and other being
a plain white striping.
Edited by steve_b, 06 January 2010 - 09:36 AM.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:17 PM
Chuck it's not a snapper, I just got mine today in the mail, Snowman's truck here we come, now I just need a refer.
I wasn't aware that this was a snap kit, but that Pete kit is a snapper as well, and I think it's better than the old AMT Full glue kit!
Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:37 AM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:27 AM
The only flaws in this kit (in my opinion)are the tires as they usually warped, the rear wheels are too shallow and the chassis is to simplified.
The Caterpillar 3406 has a lot of potential and is only found in these two kits (KW and Pete 359) from Revell (Monogram)
This kit was issued molded in silver, then again in orange and now in white.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:23 PM
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:05 PM
Talking to the trucker who delivered our engine two days ago; he shed some light on the year group of this cab. He stated that it was somewhere between a later 78 to middle 80s cab......and he was impressed enough to go out and buy the kit for himself (being he drives a 2007 W900!).
Posted 20 March 2010 - 04:34 PM
Edited by Wagoneer81, 20 March 2010 - 04:34 PM.
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:09 AM
On a serious note, stick the forward tabs on the interior in first, then slide the 'bunkbed' tab up into the sleeper. As for the cab to chassis; same thing...start at the front and work to the rear. I hacked my tabs off, glued them into the holes in the body, filled and sanded the holes smooth, and applied some thin square stock to the inside of the cab to fit my stretch onto the cab-plate and to visually enhance the kit by eliminating the snap-kit holes.
Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:52 AM
The wide white decal stripes came with the kit. Revell supplies decals for two paints chemes, this type and the Lightning scheme that you see on the box. I added the Company Herald on the door, the lettering and the Wyoming State flag. When I get it back from the HS, I'll put plates and fuel stickers on it and put it under a trailer.
My next one will use the "Centennial" decal set offered by Modeltruckin.com
Posted 28 March 2010 - 11:12 AM
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Edited by whale392, 07 April 2010 - 10:00 PM.