Mat Irvine reports: Real-life monster trucks take existing bodywork - usually a Chevrolet or Ford F-series - and plonk it on top of a dedicated chassis, with big engine, bigger axles and even bigger tyres. And this kit follows the same pattern, with parts and construction that are much the same as previous releases.
But of course this is a vehicle for Herman Munster, so it’s down to paint and the colourful supplied decal sheet to make the difference. Finishing the kit is helped by the useful closeup pictures on the chunky box sides.
Component sub-assemblies (below) ready for final fitting. Clockwise from front: the interior cocoon, chassis and engine, wheels and axles.
Because of the racing connection, I took the opportunity to add a Jimmy Flintstone figure that ‘slightly’ represents Herman in a leather jacket, even if it’s not officially named as such. The figure was really intended to go with the Munster Koach or Drag-U-La, but fits in with the Chevy Monster Truck just as neatly.
If you like The Munsters and have a thing for monster trucks, then this is an excellent 1:25 scale kit to go for. Adding the well sculpted Flintstone figure is an option that’s particularly useful if you like diorama scenes.
See SMN Munster Koach and Drag-U-La article here.
AMT The Munsters Monster Truck
Parts: 98 (plus some not used)
Assembled length: 220 mm (9 in)
Manufacturer’s ref: A863