Revell(USA) snap-together Peterbilt kit
Posted 14 June 2006 - 11:53 PM
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.
I 'greyscaled' this photo, I just can't photo a black truck and have the pics turn out right.
This photo shows my version with the box-art in the background.
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.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:27 AM
Posted 15 June 2006 - 11:38 AM
No word on if it will make a comeback or not.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:39 PM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:06 PM