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AMT/Ertl International Scout

August 2005
RELATED TOPICS: AMT | TRUCK
International Scout II
AMT/Ertl no. 38207
Model Type: Injection-molded styrene
Molded Colors: Gray, clear
Scale: 1/25
MSRP: $12.95
Pros: Good detail; easy cleanup
Cons: Spare tire fit, decals brittle and translucent
I was really happy with the tooling and molding of this kit. The detail of the door outlines and roof lines, as well as the emblems, has been nicely cleaned up. The two-piece body is molded in gray.

The frame and interior are molded as one piece. The front and rear axles, along with the fuel tank, need to be glued to the frame to make it a complete chassis. The interior has the front and rear seats, dash and steering, along with the spare tire. The interior/chassis portion of the Scout goes together quickly and looks good put together.

I had to glue the spare tire down to the floor instead of the driver's-side wheel well, so the interior would fit into the body properly. With that adjustment, the body/interior assembly went great.

I painted the Scout red, and wanted to use the white Rally package decals included with the kit. While I was trying to apply the decals, I found that they were brittle and could not be applied without breaking them. They are also rather translucent.

Aside from those two problems, I enjoyed building this kit and would recommend purchasing it for your collection. It was nice to see the Scout on the market again.

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