Mat Irvine: This kit is basically a straight Round 2 reissue of the AMT 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery, the commercial version of the then-current car, and what today would simply be called a panel van. The box end (below) shows movie stills, and decal sheet content.
Rear door (below) cut out from the vehicle body shell, with thin plastic strips that allow it to sit neatly in place.
Rear door removed (below) with interior floor visible. The floor is painted to simulate wood, the metal runners covered in Bare-Metal foil. The object below the floor is the spare tyre, though you only get this moulded representation, rather than a complete tyre.
The box top (header pic) prominently features the Three Stooges, in what is probably their best-known lineup, from left, Curly, Larry and Moe. The photo (below) shows the actual ‘Hook, Link and Sinker’ vehicle, most likely a 1930 Ford Model A panel van that featured in the 1945 short film, Booby Dupes.
If you are unaware of the Three Stooges, here’s some background info. They were an American comedy group that began in vaudeville, but moved to the silver screen, especially in ‘shorts’ - movies that could be fitted onto just two film reels.
The model's two main exterior sections (below) in finished form. The body is finished in Testors Light Blue, with running boards in Humbrol Satin Black.
Their nearest equivalent is probably the Marx Brothers, though the latter were genuine brothers, five in all, though only four ever appeared in movies, and only three, Groucho, Chico and Harpo, were known really well.
AMT ‘Three Stooges’ 1940 Sedan Delivery
Assembled length: 180 mm (7 in)
Manufacturer’s ref: AMT791
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