The “Effie” pickup trunk have always held me in awe, possibly because a long time ago in another life, I was building a ’53 into a street machine.
The engine appears to be a small block Ford with Roush refinements. The parts fit very well. I was unable to put the supplied Rouch decals on the valve covers because my decal sheet disintegrated.
Door panel and dash engraving was very crisp and easy to detail paint. Side panels are separate pieces which makes for easier painting. The interior is also flocked. There are no options for the interior but it is extremely well done for such a small space.
I was disappointed that the rear fenders were attached to the bed sides. Not the best situation for painting. The fenders do appear to have been widened though. I created a rolled pan for the rear just to clean it up a bit. Same for the front. Door handles are supplied. My version has the holes filled. The right side vent has been filled by the factory – thank you. Tailgate has FOOSE engraved so I had to remove that. My plan called for a front tilt hood but when installed, the radiator wanted the hinge area so my plan went away.
I said previously that the decal sheet disintegrated for unknown reasons. I’ve requested a replacement from Revell. The decal sheet supplies a very nice looking decal to cover the bed floor. I was forced to use a 4 color process to achieve a pretty good wood finish.
I chose to use Pearl-Ex interference red mixed with HOK SG100 for paint and then covered everything with Nason 2 part urethane.
Gorgeous chassis with a 4 link rear suspension and coil over shocks. The front might be a Mustang conversion but there were no details about it.
The instructions are several pages long with suggested paint color for specific parts and a numbered list to tell you what part is what.
I really enjoyed this Revell Foose ’56 Ford pickup kit. Flash is non-existent and everything fits the way it should.
Thank you to IPMS for allowing me to review this kit.