Revell ’91 Ford F-350 Duallie Pickup
This Ford pickup was designed for heavy hauling. It is instantly recognizable by its dual rear wheels and fiberglass extended rear fenders. Specifically, it was developed to handle 5th wheel trailers, where the trailer connection is in the center of the pickup bed. To pull large trailers, this F-350 is powered by a 7.5 liter V-8 engine, equipped with multi-port fuel injection.
Released back in August, here’s finally the ’91 Ford F-350 Duallie Pickup 1/24 from Revell. Upon opening the box and inspecting the contents, I was surprised to see a very clean set of sprues with literally no flash* or heavy mold lines. As specified, the kit comes with 136 parts which are molded in white, chrome and 7 vinyl tires.
The V-8 Ford engine provided with the kit is well detailed and the fit is superb. As with the rest of the parts, there’s no flash on them at all. The chassis on this model kit features a gas tank that at least does not belongs to this version of the truck. You have the option of removing the tank and fill the area with a piece of styrene or simply leave the fuel tank there. I chose the later to keep some integrity on the long chassis. I found that the chassis to the cab and bed has a slight fit issue that was addressed via clamping. Even after camping, the right front tire does not touch the ground as if the chassis was slightly twisted. Pushing down the front axle assembly (part 51) did help a little bit to resolve this problem.
The decal sheet provided with this model kit is very good and responded well to Solvaset used on relieved areas like the Ford logo on the front grille. The chrome plated parts were used as is on this kit. However the chrome plating although good, it isn’t as aggressive as others I have worked with. The roll bar was stripped from its chrome plating very easily with oven cleaner. The model shown here doesn’t depict the roll ball installed for the moment as I have plans for this truck.
PAINTING THE ’91 FORD F-350 ‘DUALLIE’ PICKUP
Painting this model wasn’t a big shore. I did use ye olde Testors Spray Enamel 1246 Silver Enamel. Decals went on top and followed by 2 coats of Testors Gloss Cote spray. The inside of the the bed was painted with
Tamiya’s Dark Iron XF-84. The color and the slight metallic pigmentation gives that look of a protective bed liner.