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1/25 1937 Studebaker Bus Resin Kit

January 9, 2013

by Iggy Perez

One of our readers, Tom, sent me some pics of this Studebaker bus from 1937 as a 1/25 scale resin body. As Tom says, the kit includes the body, complete interior with seats and dash plus headlights and frame – but no window glass.

The moulding looks pretty good – but that logo on the fron grille seems a bit low detailed.

Tom also noted that there are no chromed parts in this kit. The back has some details that can be surely brought to light with some painting. However, the lines above the rear windows look like seams from the moulding and they surely need to get filled. The window frames on the side of the bus look kind of rough from this perspective.

Tom bought the front end actually separately from the rest of the bus – it is the front of a Studebaker truck. As he also noted, you may have to come up with your own safety signs to replicate a school bus, since they are not included in the resin kit – or you just build any regular bus. Tom is working on a hot rod bus!

He also gave me the website from where he got the model:

You may remember that I posted pictures and videos of school buses some time ago. There was one video with a 37 Chevrolet bus! Anyway, there was some discussion on that post about how to build such a model – there were some people interested in the topic. Thanks Tom for sharing this information with us!


Eric January 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm

First, I wish you a happy new year to all.

Very cool this bus!!!
Thanks for share it

Timo January 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

This is very interesting model.

Bruce January 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Excellent! Unfortunately their site doesn’t show it yet.

Montag January 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Hi guys, back in the 80’s we used old school buses for carring race cars. Cut open back of body, build ramp inside, cut middle of body and moving back of body up like short bus, then build ramp outside. We only needed one vehicle for people, tools coolers etc. and not a convoy. Thought I might have piture, but couldn’t find one. see ya & thanks M

Iggy January 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

That sounds cool! I bet that would be a great scale model project!

Thanks for the comment!


Gilles Gagnon January 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm

In a different mather,I’m building the gas stn and since it’s my first attempt,I would like to know what thickness of styrene plastic I should use for the walls and where could I get the Texaco signs ,Texaco star for the sign,the building sign etc.
Any help you could give me would be really appreciated

First time builder

Gilles Gagnon

Ottawa On Canada

Tom Woodruff January 28, 2013 at 3:50 am

An additional comment about the resin school photos I sent.I did not buy the front end of the bus seperately,that front end was already on it.I was trying to tell the readers of your blog that I believe the fellow who sells the bus resin kit used a front end of an existing Studebaker die cast model for that part of the bus.

modelcarjunky February 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm


DeWitt Burrows February 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

Whn I was in college, I found a 1937 Stude hearse sitting in a field with several other Studebakers. It was, shall we say, rough.

Tom Woodruff July 28, 2013 at 1:33 am

As an answer to the reader wanting to know where to get signs and logos for building a vintage gas station,You can find almost logo that has ever existed by looking on the internet.I am putting the finishing on a 1925 Indian Gasoline station diorama and found everything by searching by either that brand name or by vintage gas station photo sites.I photograph the images I need directly from my computer screen using a very inexpensive digital camera,having pictures printed at a one hour photo business,then have those photos reduced or enlarged to the exact size on a color copier(here in the US we have a lot of UPS stores that offer that service)on matt finish photo paper and use those for all my signs.
I will send some images by email of some of those on finished station so you can see how this works……….Good luck with building your first station and be sure to share photos with the rest of us when it’s done!

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