Rare as hens teeth, classic plastic Monogram's Sand Crab is built!!!
Monogram's Sand Crab was a Tom Daniel design that only saw one release in 1969, after that the molds were modified to make another kit Lil' Van. I had one as a kid, and started searching for one I could afford for about 10 years. Until recently I had only found them in the $250 and up range, and one partially built kit in a moldy box, missing parts for $50. Then Etsy new in the box still wrapped...$60 shipped! I had one! The Facebook crowd was split build it don't build it! Don't take the plastic off! Of course I tore the plastic off the second I got it on my bench and started in! The only part that showed any wear was the chrome roll bar that holds the roof. Alclad Chrome came to the rescue, and even the 50+ year old decals worked! Other than that I polished the "Groovy Green" plastic did minimal other painting and well, just a fun fun build!
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