Truck from Spielberg's "Duel" (1971) - HobbyTalk
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2010, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
Modeler's Brand
 
Model Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,376
Truck from Spielberg's "Duel" (1971)

Hey all,
A youtuber asked if I knew which model kit best represents the truck from Spielberg's film, Duel. Being a sci-fi guy, I have no idea about truck kits. (I also had no idea Spielberg did a film before Jaws, so there ya go! )

But if anyone could help me out, give a shout. Thanks!

I'm not a Model Man. Not a savior or a saint. Imperfect in a word, make no mistake.
-King Crimson
Model Man is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2010, 06:37 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 206
You can find more than you ever wanted to know about this truck (or any other movie or TV vehicle) here:

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_5148-Pe...-281-1955.html

The main picture truck apparently was a 1955 Peterbilt 281. They also used a 1960 and a 1964 as backups.

IMCDb is to vehicles what IMDb is to people. Great site! HTH
Larry523 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2010, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
Modeler's Brand
 
Model Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,376
Thanks for that ref! Never once thought to chk IMDB in that way! Nice touch on their part.

As to there being a kit that is the 1960 Peterbilt 355 or one that is very close? I don't know car/truck kits at all. But will make a stab at tracking it down from here unless someone already knows of a specific kit.

Thanks again!

I'm not a Model Man. Not a savior or a saint. Imperfect in a word, make no mistake.
-King Crimson
Model Man is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010, 04:10 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 206
Happy to be of help! Wish I was up on car/truck models, but I'm mostly into sci-fi stuff. Occasionally I like to look for models of cars I've owned or wanted to own, but that's about as far as it goes.
Larry523 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010, 03:58 PM
RB
Elder Statesman
 
Join Date: Jul 1998
Location: CA of U.S.A.
Posts: 514
A long time ago, here on Hobbytalk, someone posted a pic of some kits from their stash. One of the kits in the shot was the truck from Duel. It looked like a licensed styrene kit, it actually had "DUEL" printed on the box, and I believe it of non-US origin, could be wrong about that. Was shocked to see it, had never heard of it....
RB is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010, 05:17 PM
Curmudgeon
 
Zombie_61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: So. California
Posts: 5,849
^ That photo was posted in this thread (see post #29, first photo). The box clearly has the Revell logo on it; unfortunately 1bluegtx never answered any of our questions about the kit. It's difficult to tell from one tiny photo, but the kit appears to be the truck only (i.e., it doesn't include the tanker trailer).

Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.

Last edited by Zombie_61; 11-26-2010 at 05:23 PM.
Zombie_61 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 11:30 AM
HobbyTalk Pro
 
superduty455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: MN.
Posts: 4,904
Revell 1/48 scale kit. Early too. Hard to find. I suspect, because I don't know, that the kit has a multi piece body like they did back in the day. I've seen them built and they look great, but care has to be taken with them for sure as well as taking into account the small size. About 12 inches long when complete.
Chris
superduty455 is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the HobbyTalk forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome