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#1 Mopar - D

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

I just picked up the Revell Marmon kit and started looking up pictures on the Internet and have not been able to find any Marmon's that have the same head lights that Revell has. Did Revell miss this on the kit?any help is appreciated as I try to build my trucks like the real ones. Thanks

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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...



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

isn't this an Italeri kit in a Revell Of Germany box?



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thanks for the feed back Chuck I was afraid that was the case. I'm going to see what I can come up with to make the head lights correct on it.

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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.  :lol:



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

Chuck  hit the  nail on thehead   on that kit 



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

Chuck the kit comes with all the Peterbilt parts and a Marmon hood and grill. I'm going to check to see if I can get the GMC General fenders will work with the quad rectangle head lights or I may and go with the older model that looks like a Kenworth.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

You can always pick uo a Marmon 57P conversion kit from AITM. Dave sells it with or without the sleeper. http://www.aitruckmo...1marmon57p.html I have one (haven't built it yet), and it's quite nice.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:59 AM

Thanks James I've been looking at Dave's and I know that he has very good quality kits. Now I have to decide what I want but I am going to have a chrome dump on the back from the newly released Revell KW.

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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. :lol: 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!



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:20 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.

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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. B)



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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.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:01 AM

I found it on eBay it's from Frontier Resin Design and they have another one listed now with a buy it now for $72. It a good quality kit but it has a custom quad head lights that I've been able to change out.
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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

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:49 AM

I always like the Marmon truck it a tuff looking truck.....................P57 with a hi rises sleeper.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:58 AM

My wife got me the AITM Marmon P57 for fathers day and also the Dodge day cab. Going to use the Revell Marmon kit??? As my doner.

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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:

 

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