Edited by Exotics_Builder, 03 August 2012 - 11:42 AM.
Revell's 1/24 '77 4x4 GMC Truck
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:22 PM
Time to pick up two of these for a longbed conversion
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:06 PM
Thank you, Gerry. The plow consists of a few more pieces than I expected, and looks like a great starting point for a fully detailed unit.
Just don't follow the painting instructions in the kit! They are incorrect on a few pieces if you truly want to match what they should be. I did notice that this snowplow closely resembles a Western type although it is not referenced as such, probably to avoid the licensing fees.
This is a much nicer kit than I anticipated and will definitely be building more than the 3 I already have! Santa are you listening????
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:27 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:30 PM
if it is i don't know these trucks very well then
It's not you, it is (was) Monogram. I have no idea why they added this fuel injection unit when they had a perfectly simplistic, traditional carb and manifold setup in the Chevy stepside kits.
BTW, I saw some (what looked like) nice in scale chain at Michael's today, which would probably look good with the plow. It was in the bead aisle, so it should be easy to find.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:16 AM
Something I just noticed also is that the wheels are eight lug. I would have sworn they were six lug wheels in my original kit. But a quick check proved they were eight lug also.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:32 AM
Casey mentioned in his post above that chain from Michaels would be correct, just make sure you keep it close to scale. There could also be some chain available in the train section at a LHS, although I am not 100% sure.
The wheels in the kit are indeed 8 lug and they should be 6 lug. The older Monogram '76 Chevy Stepside kit has the factory ralley wheels with the correct lug pattern. There was someone on here making resin copies but their name escapes me at this moment, maybe someone will remember? I plan on using the factory ralley wheels or plain steel wheels on my builds.
The painting instructions for the plow components isn't 100% accurate either. The undercarriage, trip springs and plow frame should be black instead of red. The plow motor and blade should be the only parts painted red.
Hopefully I will get some better weather for painting as I am itching to get this kit built!
Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:54 AM
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:19 AM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:01 AM
Revell did not have a long bed truck already tooled up so that is why they went with the short bed 1/2 ton. I agree that any serious plowing would be done in a 3/4 or 1 ton truck due to the beefier chassis and running gear but we will take what we can get! I do remember seeing a lot of these shortbed, 1/2 ton pickups doing driveways as they were easier to navigate with, much like Jeeps, Blazers, Broncos & Scouts.
If you can find the Monogram pickup this truck was based off, it has the correct six lug wheels.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:12 PM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:44 PM
Is it just me, or does that plow seem just a little bit more detailed than the whole truck?
Considering the plow was created 30 years after the truck, yes.