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Revell Freightliner with trailer

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Freightliner with trailer
Revell No. 85-1981
Model Type: Injection-molded styrene snap kit
Molded Colors: Light blue, black
Scale: 1/32
MSRP: $24.95
Pros: It’s old-school; nice subject; looks great finished
Cons: Self-adhesive stickers; no brake detail on tractor; tires are plastic
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In 1979, Monogram brought us this nice SnapTite tractor kit; in 1980, they added the trailer. In 1985, they again issued this as a 6x6 car-crushing monster truck. We now have the original truck and trailer together again.
Most of the truck parts come molded in light blue, and the hood, cab, and sleeper come molded together. They require little cleanup, and are detailed.

The interior is detailed nicely, despite its being a snap kit, and it even has a bed molded in for the sleeper.
The chassis required a bit more cleanup where it appeared the mold separation overlapped. I was a little disappointed there was no brake detail on the rear suspension, but the truck assembled nicely and a little hand- painting with a tiny brush really brought out the details.

This kit has pressure-sensitive stickers, but because it’s a SnapTite, that’s understandable. A word of caution: I used automotive base/clearcoat, and the stickers did not adhere to it.

I’m happy with the results. An adult who likes old-school Freightliners or 1/32 scale kits could make a nice display piece from it.

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