Monday, June 30, 2014

My first model in 15 years

Here is the first model I've built in far too many years, the 1/24-scale Monogram 1926 Mack Bulldog Tanker:

This is an older Monogram kit, one they occasionally re-release. I happened to spot it on a store shelf while browsing for something entirely different and decided it had to come home with me. It's a decent enough kit that builds into an attractive model. The build itself is pretty straightforward and easy. It definitely shows its age, though, as the parts are very low on detail and the molds are showing wear. Still, it's a unique subject and one that I've wanted to build for a long time. My brother built a version of this sometime in the late-1970s or early-1980s, the stakebed version. I'd still like to come across one of those.

I really wish Revell-Monogram would rework the molds for this and some of their other classic autos ("Museum Pieces" series) and put them back in their catalog.

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