Public Service Announcement
July 21, 2013 in Armor
I wouldn’t normally post an in progress build here but this one needs to be shown so anyone else contemplating this kit will know what they are getting into.
This is the Revell 1st rerelease of the Renwall “Military Wrecker” circa the late 50’s or early 60’s. It is currently on the shelves again.
Some day I will learn not to build for other people. This one is going to a man who served in the Berlin Brigade in the late 70’s.
As far as the kit is concerned it represents a M816 medium wrecker. The accuracy & fit is pretty good but that is the last of the good news. Everything at a minimum needs flash cleaned off. I wanted to post the pictures before I started priming so all the filling of the sink marks & mold tags can be seen. I will admit to a certain amount of AMS, especially on the bed bottom, a lot of filling is required just to create a presentable replica.
The roof assembly does not count as a repair. It is being converted from a ragtop to the cold weather package hardtop.
I’ve rambled on enough here, but let the builder beware.
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