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Revell(USA) snap-together Peterbilt kit


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#1 mackinac359

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 11:53 PM

This kit just came out, a reissue of the old Monogram kit.

I had the original (red molded) Monogram version on hand and decided to build it now that it has been reissued.

My old kit had some warping and a twist to the frame. When there is damage or flaws to an old kit this usually gives me the green light to cut-slice-n-dice on the plastic, so that is what I did with the kit.

I stretched the frame, modified the cab to slightly resemble a modern Peterbilt 379 (instead of the older 359 that the kit represents). I dechromed most of the kit, added a couple of resin pieces (bumper and chassis steps) then added straight pipes using aluminum tube. The entire truck was painted black.
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I 'greyscaled' this photo, I just can't photo a black truck and have the pics turn out right.

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This photo shows my version with the box-art in the background.

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For a snap kit (I used glue on this one) it builds nicely. I have several planned, and at the price some kit sellers are asking (I've seen as low as $15) it's cheap and fun to build.

Tim

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:27 AM

Thats cool , I'll grab mine Sunday as I pass thru Oklahoma , the hobby shop I deal with there already e-mailed me that there in. Was there an aero KW snapper by them also?

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 11:38 AM

Yes, Monogram had a KW W900 with Aero sleeper in the same snap-together format like the 359.

No word on if it will make a comeback or not.

Tim

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:39 PM

Thats a sharp truck . I have the KW it was a nice kit also. If you don't mind I may do my next ertl 359 like yours.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:06 PM

I've only built the snap KW, but I can say i agree that these are fun to build