Revell’s 1937 Ford pick-up
Late in 2022 Revell is re-releasing its popular 2-in-1 1:25 scale kit of Ford’s 1937 vintage pick-up. It first appeared in 1997 as a stock-only kit. It reappeared in 2009 with additional parts to build a street rod version instead and it’s now gained a surfboard. The box art is new, the top showing the current fashion of worn paint with the primer showing through, an effect relatively easy to replicate using an airbrush. The kit is comprehensive, with a complete chassis on to which the engine, drivetrain and suspension assemble, followed by the cab, with its interior installed and the pick-up bed. Consisting of 162 parts, this attractive truck can be built in a number of ways. It can be stock, as Ford intended. Alternatively, the suspension can be lowered and the flathead V8 modified with a custom manifold fitted with dual carbs and highcompression heads.
Revell provides both the stock 1937 radiator grille and one from a 1938 Ford pick-up. There are optional headlights, wooden stake sides for the pick-up and two sets of wheels, stock and more modern steel ones with chromed dog dish hubcaps. The large decal sheet includes the faces for the dashboard instruments, two pairs of licence plates, door motifs and large decals for the surfboard.
As a proven kit, it should have sufficient options to satisfy most builders. Online prices hover around the £30 mark.