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Vajra Miniature Ford F-350 Truck
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 06:55 AM UTC
Jim Lewis presents an In-Box Review of the Ford F-350 SuperDuty Truck, a 1/35 resin kit by Vajra Miniature that will please both Civil and Military Vehicle modelers.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 07:16 AM UTC
Jim,
Nice rundown on the kit. I have the one that was forwarded to AMPS, without the instructions.

I would like to point out that the truck is actually a 2000 year model F350, based on my internet and on foot research. I personally found that the body joint lines were too wide for scale, the interior sizes (seats, dash to front seat distance, rear seat to rear of the cabin) was off, and the suspension is compressed, more like a 2x4 truck than a 4x4 truck.

For most modelers these items can be easily overlooked and it does indeed look like a F350 that could be posed as a PMC truck in Iraq. I especially liked the ease that the pour stubs came off of the parts and the casting, for the most part, was flawless.

John
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 08:01 AM UTC
Thanks John - gotta save some things for the follow-up Blog and Feature...
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 04:29 AM UTC
Yup,
I tipped my hat early as I will say the same things in the AMPS full build review. Nice "in the box" review.

John
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 05:04 AM UTC
John - are you going to build yours for the AMPS Review? If so, are you going to do Civil, or something else?
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2008 - 02:45 AM UTC
Jim,
I have not decided beyond the Oxford white paint that I got at an auto parts store. Probably an early PMC without any of the fancy turrets. Maybe like one that had a replacement back window with firing ports that I saw back in 2005 in Iraq. That will fix the opaque back window problem.

John
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2008 - 06:51 AM UTC
Both ideas sound interesting - please share a photo or two here with us, okay?
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 02:31 AM UTC
Not being a real "nit-picker" but in the background info of the truck the engines available were the 5.4 triton and the V-10 yes but a few different diesels are/were available 7.3 n/a, 7.3 turbo "power-stroke" a dismal 6.0 diesel and a redesigned 6.3 liter as well .

just augmenting info
rick
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 03:43 PM UTC
I have been informed that the Vajra Miniature’s Ford F-350 SuperDuty Truck , was actually a remold of a scale metal toy and is closer to 32 scale?
Fact or fiction?
I do know for fact that a certain endloader was remolded and sold as a resin kit a few years back.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 05:33 PM UTC
Hmmm, don't know about that for sure Chris - but - I do have a way to compare it to one though...

I'll get back to you on the question.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 07:43 PM UTC

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I have been informed that the Vajra Miniature’s Ford F-350 SuperDuty Truck , was actually a remold of a scale metal toy and is closer to 32 scale?
Fact or fiction?
I do know for fact that a certain endloader was remolded and sold as a resin kit a few years back.
Mrosko



I think that this model is remolded and small rebuild Ford F-250 from First Gear 1/34 scale.
I have Firs Gear Ford and 90% parts is very similar. Vajra forgot on framework an make of floor of cab and bed as one parts.
http://www.firstgearreplicas.com/category.cfm?catID=2236
Miloslav
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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 03:37 AM UTC
Thanks Milo for the link
Very nice product
Cheers
seb