Hello, I'm looking for just ONE rim. The rim in need would be from the AMT Aerodyne kits (i.e. Papa hauler, Hideout, BJ, or the blue truck). It is the outer chrome rim. The Super Boss uses them too but I think it is a five hole budd. It would work but I realize they are pretty rare. It doesn't matter whether the chrome is good or if it is painted. I turned the three I have into (white) two hole buds. Just need one, let me know if I can buy or trade with anyone. Thanks
Here's a pair of little window Petes that I built in the late 90's when I discovered Ebay. Prices weren't too outta this world at that time.
My first Revell Pete I built for my daughter. I remember thinking this was a great kit and where the heck was I when these kits were on the shelves???? Musta been around the time I ditched my BMX bike for my first car...
All got destroyed during moves, the black one got rebuilt the same and the other T-500 got built as a 358 wrecker. The Revell kit is/has been a work in progress.
I have only built this kit once before in my younger days (in 1976 age 9). As memory serves me - I remember painting this truck green and gold with a paint brush. Those were the only colors at my disposal (it was a sick looking truck; green cab gold doors. This time around I want to do a better job for this 352. Anyways, I'm not gonna use the kit mirrors as they are the same for the 359 and they want you to omit the triangular brackets and only use the outer frame and mirror. They should actually be using the same mirrors that come in the KW K123 kits. But I think the KW mirrors are scaled too big to use on the 352. I will probably make mine using angle styrene (for the base that is attached to the door) to glue my outer mirror frame to. As far as the other chrome goes, I used longer grab handles from the snap Pete 359 on this build. I used a pin vise and drilled holes and pushed the grab handles into the cab and glued them from the inside once they were pushed thru. Scrape the chrome plating off the surfaces to be glued with a sharp Xacto and use tweezers to place the parts onto the cab. Just lay the cab on one side and take your time and be patient as your putting parts on. I think the biggest problem can be handling the model too soon as we all want to mock up the model to see how it looks with the new parts on. I am guilty of this...lol.
Here, I'm trying out if these stacks will look good. Interior painted and fitted in cab. I had to trim a 8mm X 8mm chunk out of the passenger side dog house for the tub to fit with the inline 6. It fits, now I can continue with the seats. This truck is actually the "Turnpiker" kit. I Think I will use the low backed seats since this paint scheme is looking more like a company truck than a O/O.
A thousand gold stars for YOU! This model combo is gorgeous!!! I am digging the aluminum foil trick you did on the trailer...so cool! Nice details on the truck and trailer. She is truly a good looking pair!