AMT LI'L MIXER / REVELL METER
CHEATER KIT BASH
BUILT BY IRA DAHM
STARTED IN 1970 - FINISHED
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I finally finished the "Lil' Cheater"!
I started this model about 30 years ago and packed it up unfinished. I found
it in 2001 and restored and finished it. The "Li'l Cheater" was
built using parts from Revell's Meter Cheater and AMT's original Li'l Mixer.
The Li'l Mixer's frame was shortened, the
engine was moved to the back and turned around. The headlight brace is from
the Meter Cheater kit. The front nose piece, the windshield frame and the
rear section of the body is from the Meter Cheater and the center part of
the body is from the Lil'Mixer.
These body parts where then cut to fit and
glued together. Then the body was puttied sanded smooth and primed with
Testor's Flat White. The interior is scratch built from sheet plastic, with
the seat from Monogram's Paddy Wagon. The headlights and taillights are
rhinestones. The Lil' Cheater is painted with Testor's Lime Green Metalflake.