aerodyne sleeper/ snap-tite rigs

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aerodyne sleeper/ snap-tite rigs

  • Could some-one please tell me where I may find a double aerodyne sleeper for a 1/24 w900 kenworth. Plastic or resin would be ok. I would scratch build but I do not think I am up to that level as yet !!!
    On another note: Where can I find a list of made/ available snap-tite trucks/trailers as revell do not seem to have anything on there web site. I wish to collect these so the son can build as well.
    All help appreciated gentsSmileSmile
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  • For the Aerodyne sleeper in 1/25 or 1/24 you have several options. Revell/Germany offered a kit of the KW T600 with the aerodyne sleeper in it already. That kit shows up on eBay all the time. The most common issue is listed as a Kenworth T600 "Hawaii", since it includes huge mural decals of a Hawaiian landscape and hula girl.
    There is a resin re-pop of the Revell/Germany sleeper made by Griffen Designs, which you can get from www.stsmodeltrucks.com for about 1/4 the price of the complete Revell/Germany kit.
    The Monogram 1/25 scale snap-together kit is a KW W900 with Aerodyne sleeper, and it a decent kit for a snapper. Of course it's not been available for some time now.
    As for what snap togeter truck kits were made, there are quite a few. Heres a semi (no pun intended) complete list of what I can think of right now:

    Monogram 1/25 scale

    Kenworth W900 Aerodyne
    Peterbilt 359 w/ square headlights

    Both of those kits were issued twice, but are not currently available.

    Monogram 1/32 scale

    Chevy Bison
    GMC General
    Peterbilt 359
    Kenworth W900 Aerodyne
    Peterbilt 352
    Freightliner Conventional
    Freighliner Cabover
    Mack R600
    Kenworth K100 Aerodyne Cabover
    Mack CF pumper with searchlight
    Mack CF pumper with water cannon
    Ford Aeromax
    Kenworth T600
    Freuhauf Tanker Trailer
    Freuhauf Dry Goods/Van triler
    Freuhauf Reefer Trailer

    Of all of those kits above, none are currently avaialble. Most of them were issued at least twice, the second issues included one of the above trailers in a set. The Pete 352 was only issued once (and is the hardest to find), and was never included in a truck and trailer set. The General and Bison have been re-issued the most (no idea as to why) at least four times, and are easy to find. The Ford Aeromax and KW T600 are the next easiest to find. Also, the KW T600, Ford Aeromax, Pete 359, KW K100 have all been issued several times with NASCAR style race car trailers. Only the Mack CF pumper is currently available in a rescue set with a snap together Malibu Police car/Fire Chief car.

    AMT 1/32 scale

    Kenworth W900 Aerodyne
    Kenworth K100 Aerodyne Cabover
    Kenworth K100 BJ and the Bear Cabover
    Kenworth K100 BJ and the Bear w/ trailer
    Mack Cruiseliner Cabover
    Mack Cruiseliner Conventional
    Mack Cruiseliner Conventional Wrecker
    Ford LTL-9000 Conventional
    Ford 9000 Cabover
    Pete 359 "Shockwave" Jet powered drag truck
    Volvo N-12 Conventional (same as the ERTL kit)
    Freuhuaf Reefer Trailer
    Freuhauf Van Trailer

    Of all the AMT kits, none of them are currently avaialble, most only being issued one time. The KW W900 Aerodyne was just recently discontinued and is easy to find, but suffers from some major errors in the sleeper. The Volvo N-12 is also easy to locate, most recently being issued in the Coke-a-Cola series of kits. I beleive the Ford COE has been recently re-popped in resin, but I am not sure on that one. All the others are difficult to locate, and demand a rather high price when you find them.

    ERTL 1/32 scale

    International Transtar Eagle Cabover
    Volvo N-12 (same as the AMT kit above)

    The International kit has been re-popped in resin recently, but who does it escapes me right now.

    There is a somewhat complete list of what 32 scale snappers were made. I am sure the other guys will think up of few more that I forgotten.

    I need to go rest my brain now!!!Dead

    Just because I start building it don't mean I am ever going to finish building it!!
  • Thanks for that very informative reply cbb. I had no idea so many variants were produced, now I just need to find them !!!
  • G'day spud. A source may be www.scaleautomobilia.com.au, who are in N.S.W. Alternatively you could try Auslowe - they are in Tasmania - but don't have a website - contact Nigel Lowe on 03 62681166 (he's extremely helpful). One final source if these are of no help would be Jaymar model Parts www.jaymarmodels.com.au.

    Personally I'd start with Nigel of Auslowe. Hope this helps.

    Best regardsBig Smile
  • CBB,

    Thanks for the exhaustive list of rigs. I got to check my stash against your master list.
  • A few more 1/32nd scale snap kits:

     Esci

    Volvo F12
    Volvo F12 Globetrotter
    20 ft Intermodal trailer w. container
    Euro covered trailer
    Log Trailer

    Entex

    Ford C800 Moving Type Van
    Ford C900 cabover w/sleeper & 28 foot trailer

     

    Someone said Monogram had plans to offer in 1/32nd scale an Ultraliner, GMC Astro/Chevrolet Titan, Fruehauf flatbed trailer.  Probably reducing the molds of their larger scale truck kits.

     

    Check out my 1/32nd scale Ford CL9000

     

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