Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Flatbed Friday, International Durastar Comparison

I’ve been passing up other versions of this Maisto flatbed for a while, but the’59 Chevy on the back of this one was enough to finally make me pick it up.

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Illustration for article titled Flatbed Friday, International Durastar Comparison

As both the Maisto and the Greenlight above are supposed to be International Durastars, a comparison is inevitable. The GL is definitely more realistic & better proportioned, but with the extending & tilting bed the Maisto has much better play value.

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Illustration for article titled Flatbed Friday, International Durastar Comparison

The Maisto’s biggest letdown is the ultra low profile wheels, which you’d never find on a truck intended to haul actual loads. I’ve been looking for a wheel donor to get some better proportioned wheels under it. Once I do that, it’ll probably stay in the tow fleet.

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