Monday, April 27, 2015
Johnny Lightning Chevy C10 - a pickup with a separate bed
If you look at real frame-on pick-ups from Dodge, Ford, and Chevy (and excepting the weird ones like Ramchargers, El-Caminos, Brats, Ridgelines, etc.), you'll notice that the bed is a separate piece and is attached to the chassis rather than the cab. This allows for the bed to be removed and the truck to be modified into stake-trucks, tow trucks, etc.
Amazingly, the same thing can happen to this C10. I've got the truck in 8 colors. But if you look at the orange one in the back left of the photo, you'll notice that I've actually removed the bed and instead added a wooden stake platform to it.
The model is a great model even apart from the separate bed. The hood is modeled nicely - with a leading lip that is very unique among opening hoods.
Among all of my 8 colors, the first red and white color combination is easily my most favorite variation. Overall, a great truck, with nice weight, correct proportions, and a separate bed!