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1937 Ford Sedan 1/24 by Monogram

February 17, 2013

by Iggy Perez

This kit is basically only a custom, so you won’t be able to build it original – or not without some extra work.

The body is pretty much ok. There aren’t many details on this car anyway, but the few details are well moulded. Maybe the door hinges are a bit too big, but other than that, it is quite ok. The trunk hinges are separate parts moulded in chrome. You will have to do some sanding here and there, but all in all, you get a good basis to start from.

The aren’t many chromed parts, but basically you get what you need and some details top. As I previously wrote, you get the trunk hinges but you also get the wipers, the door handles and even some engine details, for those who like chrome in their engines (a must in a custom like this one).

The clear parts are just ok. You don’t get any clear red parts for the rear, though. At least you get clear parts for the headlights – as you may know, some oder kits just have the headlights moulded in chrome.

The tires are just fine, but you get only one set of them – custom tires. There is no lettering on them, but sometimes it is better like that.

The instructions are good and in a booklet layout. They directly hint what color the parts should be painted and show pretty well where the parts should be fitted in.

All in all, this is quite a cool kit – but the lack of a stock option is kind of disappointing (I knew this already, but still…). I think it is cool, just to add some variety to a diorama, but not a must have in my opinion.

Pros:

  • Well moulded
  • Some small parts moulded separately
  • Good instructions

Cons:

  • You can only build it custom
  • No red clear parts for the tai lights
  • Some small parts seem out of scale (like the wipers)

 

david davis February 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm

just finished this kit myself i enjoyed everything about building it other than the front axel assembly i did like the small chrome detail parts even know they might be a little off scale
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Iggy February 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Sweet paintjob!

Iggy

Marty Cahill February 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Good honest review…. keep up the good work.

Iggy February 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Thanks!
Iggy

Doug Roberts February 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Liked your review on the 37 Ford sedan. Another way to build this would be as a modified race car. Here, in the states, in the northeast the 37 Ford tudor slantback was a popular body to be used on cars used in DIRT track racing in the 1960’s. You can find some examples on facebook under “Racers Tribute Pages”. Hope this provides you with other options if you choose.

Iggy February 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Hey Doug,

that’s a great idea indeed! Thanks for the hint! Old racers are a great topic for scale models!

Iggy

Garner June 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Iz a good kit shit I used the custom parts on Frankinstine made ford that one a junker
56 ford truck n parts outta the 2 n one boxx dragsters!! Khoo shit!
E mail is garnerj92 @ gmail. Com

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