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  • Member since
    April, 2015
  • From: Detroit, MURDER CITY
Revell 1966 Suburban
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:20 PM

Hello All, I have been a building maniac as of late, I built the "new" Revell 1966 Suburban. The only things I did that were not kit instructions were to dlete the passenger mirror, shorten and remount the drivers side mirror higher, and wire the engine. The colors are gloss white and Model Master "British Green Metallic" by Model Master. I have since added a wash to the grille, not seen here. The kit went together like a Tamiya kit. Very nice Kit. I'd like to do a 4x4 version sometime soon.

 

         Thanks!

- Rudy

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:39 PM

Nice. Great colors. Got this kit myself. Your build inspires me.

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  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:55 PM

Hi Rudy,

funny you should mention the 4x4 version. I'm doing it like it would be in 1965. It fits pretty nice on the GMC Snow plow frame, and I found old style 4X4 steel wheels at Scenes Unlimited. Mine is like a new vehicle on a car hauler

I've been pretty slow latley on the builds I'll get some pics soon and post, hopefully next week

Yours looks great

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  • Member since
    April, 2015
  • From: Detroit, MURDER CITY
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Friday, December 01, 2017 11:53 AM

Thanks guys! I plan to do one in a "U.S. Forest Service" livery, complete with a shovel and axe on the side. Is the Plow truck a good donor for the chassis, size-wise?

 

Thank You Lee, I recently got some items from scenes unlimited for my Bronco Project, (coming soon!) they make very nice stuff and ship very quickly. As an aside, I too stand (er, sit) with Israel. The only true bastion of freedom in the middle east.

 

  - Rudy

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Friday, December 01, 2017 8:18 PM

Rudy, I'll make it a point to do a couple of pics with my suburban sittring on the plow truck frame tomorrow. I'm still going with the dual exhaust and I put a big block chevy motor in it Smile

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  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:01 PM

Hi All,

My apologies, I'm having problems with my camera at the moment, so the pics of the 4X4 suburban will have to wait.

I will say that when I started thinking of making my suburban a 4X4, I did the research and found out they have the same wheel base

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  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, December 18, 2017 12:39 PM

Hello Rudy, 

I just saw this kit this past weekend and was intrigued by it.  I am glad to see yours "in the plastic".  I think you did a great job.  Looks like a fun kit.

mmthrax

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, December 18, 2017 2:44 PM

Nice one, Rudy! I'm attracted to the kit as well, having owned a "real" one. I'm accumulating parts for a Pro Touring version. I can't help but think that Revell kinda missed the boat on the kit by not offering some options like 4x4 or custom parts.

Mike

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: Pineapple Country, Queensland, Australia
Posted by Wirraway on Saturday, December 23, 2017 1:10 AM
Nice work ! We got the rebadged Chevy Suburban here in Australia in the late 1990's, but I had never heard of earlier models. Thanks for posting

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