If you have traded cars with me, you know I love the Chevy trucks. That's the exact reason I couldn't pass this model up. It's a 1/24 by Jada, from the Just Trucks line. I thought I'd give reviewing it a go. I'm kind of disappointed with my pictures, but I was using my sister's camera and I'm not used to it.
The focus here is the truck though. This is definitely an awesome model. I really love the stance and color of the truck. It for sure looks like a mean street rod.
For me, the main flaw is the engine. I couldn't get a clear picture of it, but it's all chrome with a black air cleaner. I don't like it because it's clearly a big block, and I really wish it was all orange like the real thing. The other details make up for it though. The headlights are a separate piece in their bezel, and they look pretty close to the real thing. The grill is also spot on, and I like the gold bowtie on it.
The rear of this truck is also nicely done. The bumper is a little crooked but I can see past it. The tails are also separate pieces, and they appear as they should. I found it cool the bolts were even molded into the bumper.
The tailgate opens up, revealing the bed.
Both doors open up so you can see the interior. Inside, we see a cool black and white bench and chrome wheel. The dash is modeled just like the real thing. The gauges are molded, but there's no detail to them. You can also see the gas cap on the outside, which I like because it's a nice detail. In real life, the gas tank is in the cab, and that's where it should be.
The truck came with another set of wheels wrapped in low profile tires, but I thought the smoothie wheels were the better choice. You just can't go wrong with white walls.
Overall, I really like this model. It's not the most expensive, but it does the job. It does the job well. For me, it was a nice addition to my collection of Chevy trucks. There is also a version of this model that is a stock truck, and I'm definitely keeping my eye out for that. Jada also has other Chevies, and I may pick a couple of those up too! This is my second Jada, and I like their models. They make me happy since I can't afford (or need) high end scale models.