Over here in Sweden and Europe the length regulations has killed off the conventionals and all truck manufacturers are only doing cabovers as the demand for conventionals wasn't enough to continue production. Scania stopped making the T series 2005 and Volvo stopped making the NH 2006, Volvo still do conventionals for the North American market.
I was thinking about mentioning the GMP wheels but as they are a bit hard to come by I didn't. The wheels from the Revell 67 Shelby diecast are also missing the "inset angled" inner hub but otherwise they look quite good.
Nice work Dave. I also saw the movie back in when it came up here in 1978 at 14, it's one of my favourite movies and I saw it every time they re-ran it at the movies, and have seen it at least once a year since the video and DVD came and I have lost count on how many times I have seen it. I also have plans to build the Kenworth truck, Hobbs trailer and Pontiac Trans Am in the future.
The resin wheels in Roy's post are from the AMT 66 Mustang and they doesn't look completely right. The best looking Shelby 10 spokes are in the Revell 1967 Shelby diecast kit...they are not exactly correct as none of the other available kit wheels are either, but they are closest.
I thought the new tool 57 Chevy dissappeared when they moved production from Mexico to China. The last new tool 57 Chevy was the Coca Cola version and the one with the pink and white 2 door post car on the box art, both from 1998.
Great work Pavel. Regarding the NTC 400, you could have used the dual turbo NTC 475 from the Revell AG Peterbilt 359, Kenworth K100 or T600 and leave out one of the turbos and you will have a 1:25th scale NTC 400.
The Potvin blower setups are for the Chevys but you could use it on the Hemi if you want to, but the intake manifold would probably not fit on the Hemi so most likely it has to be modified, the tubes could also be too short. Otherwise the Hemi comes with a regular blower setup.
I believe Melbourne Model Truck Accessories http://mmtaer.webs.com/truckparts.htm is out of business, I have bought from them once and they had nice products but when I tried to order again about a year ago I didn't get any response and I tried several times.
If we go by that almost all Revell AG trucks must originally have been U.S. kits or designed in the U.S., all the versions of the Peterbilt 359's, Marmon's, Kenworth K100's W900's and T600's and some of the trailers issued by Revell AG are 1:25th scale. To my knowledge the only trucks from Revell AG issued by Revell US was the Peterbilt 359 "Will Do" Wrecker issued 2013-14 and now the Kenworth W900 Wrecker.
The engines has dual turbochargers, intercoolers and superchargers so it's a bit busy and kind of overkill...it's probably possible to have this kind of setup on a real engine but these are most likely fake and don't work as it's a movie car, they are just there to look cool. The War Rig looks to have two supercharged engines too but I belive the original diesel is still there and drives the truck as black diesel smoke comes out of the the stacks on some places in the movie. I remember lots of the cars in the old Mad Max movies that had different carburator, injector and blower setups screwed on to the top of the hoods and was non working.