Captain America Monster Truck

Published: April 17th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: AMT
Price: $22.00
Product / Stock #: AMT857
Product provided by: Round 2 Models

I knew the grandkids were coming for Spring break and also like building models with Grandpa so when the AMT Captain America Truck came up for review, I snagged it to build with my granddaughter, Lilli.

Since she is a younger builder, this kit is perfect as it is a SNAP fit with stickers for decals and requires no painting (although we did some anyway). The kit is only 25 parts plus stickers and instructions. The undercarriage parts are molded black and the body and accessories are blue.

Lily did almost all construction herself, cutting the parts and snapping them together. I do recommend gluing the bumpers in place and the smoky glass (there's no interior) in place as fit is not super tight and the bumpers are the connection point to the undercarriage. The frame and shocks are three simple parts and the axles are metal. The wheels are directional so watch out on installing the hubs.

To dress the truck up a bit, Lily used black acrylic to highlight the front grills and silver for the light bar. She put the decals on with ease and even with a slight misplacement they can be carefully removed and then repositioned. I helped snap the frame and body together and we were finished.

This is a great kit and with the new Captain America movie out, great timing. It is simple and makes a great first kit with just a little help. My thanks to Round 2 and IPMS/USA for letting Lilli and I have the chance to review it.

  • Front left view
    Front left view
  • Rear left view
    Rear left view
  • Left side
    Left side
  • Front view
    Front view
  • Completed model
    Completed model

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