The Sarge was amped to see someone produce this much-needed kit, however after building one, he is sorry
to report that not everything is sunshine and roses! He says that although the model seems to be
accurate, the instructions are poor and the fit of major items like the cab pieces, hood and fenders is
not good. There are also a lot of small parts that are difficult to get off the sprue, and sometimes
assembly is tedious, upping the difficulty of this kit. After reading the Sarge's report, a quick
scan of the Internet confirms his findings as numerous reviews complain of poor fit, partially cast parts,
instruction issues, and bad decals.
After getting his truck built, Don installed a scratch built como shelter in the bed, and then paired his
Dodge with a ANNMQ1 Antenna Trailer, which he created from a Italeri M101 kit and more Evergreen styrene.
The project was painted with Tamiya #24087, and the decals were pulled from other sources, as once
again the kit decals are problematic. Don was guided on this project by using the massive U.S. Dodge
two-volume book set, written by David Doyle.