is a Taxi I made from a Monogram
1939 Chevy Panel. I added the wheels and tires, some
plain janes with mini-moon hubcaps. I scratchbuilt the taxi
sign on the roof.
used rub on letters and various decals from my decal stash
box for the graphics. The rear side panels in the body I
cut out and added clear windows. Inside I put a bench seat.
paint is Testors Yellow and Red, with a coat of dull coat.
I wanted a used, faded look to the paint. On this kit, the
back door also opens. (but I glued it shut).
kit has been re-released several times over the years, most
recently as a nice lowrider version with graphic decals
and gold wheels. But it makes a great early era car and
reminds you of the old Chicago gangster movies.
this is a panel truck, here I opened up the sides, but it
would also make a great bread or milk delivery vehicle with
the panels left in.
inspiration for this kit was a similar model built in a
model magazine. (maybe an old Scale