Monogram/Revell Big T/Tub/Deuce?

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Hello fellow Model Car Magazine members.

I decided it's about time I build one of the legendary Revell/Monogram "Big" kits, so I would like to ask you fellow MCM members for a review or any information regarding these kits.

Right now I can only locate a Big Tub at a reasonable price so I am primarily looking for a review of this kit.

Hopefully Revell will re-release the other 2 "Big" kits so feel free to give your input on either of these 3 kits.

Thanks.

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Hey Andrey....

Scroll down to the Big Boyz Section....

There are a few nice buidups there of the big scale kits....

I'm sure the builders would be happy to talk to you about any problems they had during the build process...

You can send me an email about the availability of the other kits if you like...

Later, Bill..

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Hopefully Revell will re-release the other 2 "Big" kits so feel free to give your input on either of these 3 kits.

They are all nice kits, with plenty of detailing potential. The engine block/trans are molded as halves, and the parts count isn't as high as what most would think for a 1/8 scale kit, but they still build up into nice models, even box stock.

The Big Deuce and Big T have both been re-issued a few times (at least twice for each) in the last decade plus, and the Golden T is still the cheapest kit to find. I don't know that we'll ever see the Big Drag or Big Rod reissued, though.

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Be prepared to re do the chrome parts, it's usually not that good and the seam lines are a problem too.And monogram has the sprue attachment points in the worst places.

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Thanks for the feedback.

I just searched through all pages in Big Boyz section and couldn't find any pictures of Big Tubs.

As for de-chroming, I guess it's a good thing I am not a fan of chrome :)

If anyone can, please post some pictures. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks again.

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I saw that, but didn't see Big Tub there. Does Big T and Big Tub have same chassis and engine? Is the only difference between them the body shell?

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pretty far from out-of-box, but heres a big tub i did a few years ago:

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basically the same kit as the Big T, some different parts most notably the four cycle fenders and probably some misc stuff too but same frame, running gear etc. though the reissues of the big T as well as the big Tub have some special parts not included in the original issues (not positive about that with the Tub though...but for sure the Big T reissue had a lot of upgrades and options than the original or subsequent reissues).

Edited by jbwelda

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Nice model William. That particular model is actually one of the reasons I wanted to build the tub. I love the way it came out.

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Only real "issue" from the orginal, is that it had 6 carbs, and the re-release has 3. It makes a big difference in the overall appearance.

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It makes a big difference in the overall appearance.

Ditto for the missing "grain if rice" light bulbs and the lack of working lights.

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The Big Tub is basically discontinued by Revell. Whatever's in the hobby shop pipeline is the last of it. Get it while you can, because an eBay purchase of the same kit later on can be expensive with shipping added. It's BIG!

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The most recent reissue of the 1/8 scale Revell (originally designed by Monogram) Big Tub kit is molded in orange, black, white, and silver, this kit also features plenty of chrome-plated parts, six very nice semi-soft vinyl tires, a huge decal sheet, and plenty of optional parts.

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Thanks. Looks like a pretty cool kit.

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Thanks Casey....

This kit will soon be dis-continued....

Best to stock up now....

I don't see the cycle fenders though....

Are they not in the box?..

Bill...

Edited by michaelbaskett

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I don't see the cycle fenders though. Are they not in the box?

They are inside the body shell in the second picture. I didn't have a clear detail shot of them, so that's the only place they appear. Ditto for the white-molded seats, interior tub, and both roof/top pieces.

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I do see a lot of parts that were shared with the other Big T kits. Where the older Big T kits were crude with most parts, I see more of a mix here.

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How does the Lindberg 1/8 T compare to this one?

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