I picked up two of Maisto's 1:27 scale 2010 Ford F-150 STX models not too long ago. One will stay as is (for now), and the other will be downgraded to the base model XL.
Here's how it looks stock, in what looks to be a pretty close match to the 2010 Blue Flame metallic paint...
The STX has buckets and a console, while the XL has a 40/20/40 bucket arrangement. I'll be cutting out the center console and replacing it with a smaller midship bucket. These seats are identical to the ones used in the XL, and will stay after some mold seam cleanup and paint.
I went with Oxford White- I did not strip the model, I just sanded the factory paint, applied primer, and sprayed the white over that. I also filled in the fog lights with two part body filler. You can order the XL with fog lights and a chrome front bumper, but I'm going with the no fog light, semigloss black bumpers and grille look.
I had the proper wheels before I got the truck. For some reason Revell put these late model six-bolt Ford wheels in their Expedition SSV (police) kit- wrong for that vehicle, but just the thing for an '09-'14 F-150 XL! Though they're 1:25 and the truck is supposedly 1:27, they look just fine on the pickup. About that... I think this particular truck is much closer to scale than most Maisto diecasts. Many- mostly the long bed and extended cab trucks, look significantly underscale. This truck looks just fine with 1:25 and 1:24 scale truck models.
Really hoping this project won't take too long to complete.
Edited by Chuck Most, 11 February 2015 - 11:24 AM.