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Ready for LUV? Monogram Retro OOB

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    November 2018
Ready for LUV? Monogram Retro OOB
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:27 PM
Sometimes, it’s fun to go a little wild and crazy. Real car owners have been doing it for ages, and model kit companies were generally not too far behind when it came to customizing trends. When something became cool on the street, it was typical for the model companies to start producing kits in the same vein, whether that meant modifying existing kits or just issuing new ones that were already customized or could be.
 
A perfect example of this was the mini-truck customization phase that was big in the mid-‘70s and lasted until the early ‘80s. The vannin’ craze and the show rod world spilled over and merged on the light trucks of the era, resulting in the Street Truck, a customized micro-van more for cruisin’ than bruisin’.
 
Well, now that everything retro is cool, Revell as dug deep into the Monogram side of things and brought one such road warrior back to life. This thing is wild and better than ever, thanks to new decals!
Check out the new repop of the Monogram Chevy LUV Street Pickup at the link below.
 
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:44 PM

I'm glad to see this one back, I just wish it was the stepside kit I had back in the day.

"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by Faust on Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:35 AM

mcmainstribe

I'm glad to see this one back, I just wish it was the stepside kit I had back in the day.

 I'm actually really surprised they didn't just throw the other bed in the box to make it an option, actually!
 
Personally, I'm glad it's the flat side, since I don't like Stepsides personally, and then there'd have been no reason for the Mighty Mike decals. 
 
On that note, though, I do like Revell's LUV Machine, and it's a stepside, so I guess there's no accounting for tastes on my part, eh?

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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