Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:15 AM
Hello Bradley, actually, there's no difference in the most recent issue of this kit as compared to any of the 70's-80's issues. The parts have actually been "cleaned up" a bit! The tanks have always been molded in white plastic in both the dual drive and the single drive versions.
I would recommend assembling them, filling the seams, sand them very smooth and the paint them with Alclad chrome. Body color tanks look cool as well with chrome straps. Now, if you want to really detail your kit, a super nice photo etch set has been custom made by a guy in Germany that has been specifically designed to fit this AMT Freightliner DD kit but it could be used on a single drive kit as well. The kit includes a LOT of parts such as a complete photo etch grille, all the "White Freightliner" emblems, wipers, tiny dash fans, door steps, dash overlays, stack guards, radiator sceen overlay, vent window frames and a lot more! Really awesome stuff! I have the the first set produced and there will be more available at the end of April or the beginning of May.
If you would like more info, send me a message.