Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:50 PM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:17 PM
Bad news... that isn't a Marmon. It's a Pete 359 with a goofy grille. So there's actually quite a bit they 'missed' on that one. That's all they did- they basically tooled up a different grille and a set of Marmon decals for a Pete kit and called it a day. And you thought the '70 AAR 'Cuda was bad...
Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:32 PM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:42 PM
Worst case scenario- you can always build it as a Pete. If you look at it as a Peterbilt and not a Marmon it's actually a very nicely done kit. Then it only has an incorrect grille.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:21 PM
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:59 AM
Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:16 PM
Chuck the kit comes with all the Peterbilt parts and a Marmon hood and grill.
Forgot that. I wonder if they left those in there just so the buyer wouldn't feel (as) cheated. I do agree with Jim on the AITM transkit- if you ask me the truck modeling segment would be better if more guys out there were building Marmons!
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:20 PM
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:41 PM
You can add me to the list that are going to build a Marmon just not sure what model it will end up being but it will be coming soon.
Good. You know I'll be watching. And not in a creepy kind of way or anything!
And what I said about Marmons applies to Big Horns as well.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:09 PM
You can add me to the list that are going to build a Marmon just not sure what model it will end up being but it will be coming soon..need to finish up the Big Horn that's on my bench.
You have a Big Horn? Where did you get the Big Horn? RMR?
Edited by Jim B, 01 May 2013 - 05:10 PM.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:01 AM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:36 AM
years ago i have built the marmon of revell
and yes its more a peterbilt , exept for the hood and gril
i have seen now on ebay and other saleside,s that he is hard to find , wel i think its only to reased up the prices
i have from aimt the marmon p57 and 110 double bunk coe
started whit the coe and for donorchassis a kenworth [ have a long chassis ]
and its look more as the marmon shut be
when the other almost finishd a put some pictures on the workbench
so much different models [ hayes clipper ,brockway , peterbilt 362 double bunk , kenworth needlenose , kw bullnose ,mack g 73/75 ]
and al waiting
but i want have the marmon in my line up on truckstopgadering
keep on modeling
Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:49 AM
I always like the Marmon truck it a tuff looking truck.....................P57 with a hi rises sleeper.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:58 AM
Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:48 AM
The worst thing was that RoG had in their catalog back then (as a preview) a great picture of a REAL Marmon Conventional - that was such a teaser - we couldn't hardly await the arrival of the kit.
BAD surprise: the final release showed a built-up model on the cover - a "Marmobilt " (Pete 359 with Marmon grill and logos).
As I had no internet back in 1986 - I ordered the kit UNSEEN from a dealer in Germany to find out on opening the parcel that it was not at all the nice Marmon from the catalog - so I had one Pet 359 more in my stash.
The only Marmon lookalike at that time came from Frank Gortsema (I think it is now available through AITM)
This is what the Revell "Marmobilt" looked like: