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Revell 1/25 Mercedes-Benz 1628s #3: Short Wheelbase Tanker Truck


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And here's build #3, also from a 1982 reboxing according to Scalemates. 

 

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The box has some damage but the contents are fine. This is actually the version I've built before, and converted into a 6x4 hookloader. 

 

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With a bin. 

 

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This was my first truck build, first conversion, first kit bash (the chassis' rear end is from a Volvo F12), first resin (KFS axles, mudguards and wheels), first scratch building project. I didn't really have a clue what I was doing but I learned a lot about trucks from this build and realized that this is the thing for me. 

 

Anyway, build #3 will be, as the title says, a short wheelbase tanker. I love short, compact trucks and this kit is ideal for that. I don't think I'll even extend the chassis for the tanker.  

 

I realize I could have made it easier for myself by just starting one build but by putting them all out there I've made sure there's a bit of pressure on!

 

And I'm sure our GB moderator will be proud when I BUILD THEM ALL!!! 

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14 hours ago, TonyW said:

That model could quite easily pass for the real thing, I'm looking forward to all three of your builds.

I can only echo Tony's words.

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Thanks Steve, I'm looking forward to the builds as well, hoping I can get them all over the line!

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Right... build #3 has all the tedious parts separated from the sprues as well! 

 

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These older kits really build up quite well, kit makers weren't focused on excessive parts count back then. Sprues are half empty already!

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OK so there's the box with parts for this build. I won't be needing them for a while but I'm glad it's done. 

 

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I didn't notice this when I built this kit for the first time a couple of years ago, because I didn't use the kit axle, but there's some nice texture on the rear axle. 

 

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1 hour ago, JeroenS said:

OK so there's the box with parts for this build. I won't be needing them for a while but I'm glad it's done. 

Just checking that you know this isn't a blitzbuild? 😉

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1 hour ago, Jinxman said:

Just checking that you know this isn't a blitzbuild? 😉

I just wanted to get this over with! Glueing 2 parts together to make 1... tedious!

 

But I could actually build one of these, OOB, in a Blitz Build, no problem 🙂 

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