Black Widow

Built by: Jeff Miller Chino Hills, CA. USA

The Black Widow by Monogram 

Some things simply stand the test of time and Monogram’s Black Widow kit is no exception, as it seems this model has been around forever.

Like yourselves, I’ve seen a wide variety of build ups from this kit over the years but have never taken the time to try it until now. While I’ve built some wild creations, some models I want to preserve enough of the original to easily recognize the stocker so I made the effort  to keep much of the original kit intact, I also kept the detailing minimal as possible as the original kit is very simple.

I used a front axle from my parts box, the one with the biggest drop I could find & mounted a straight axle on top of the frame in the rear, this is simple but effective.

Once lowered, I used wheels from the Revell  1957 Chevy snap kit. I also slightly shortened the pickup box & cut down the widow frame plus the stock top, you don’t need much to make a difference.

I liked when my old pal John Bissinger AKA “Rat Rod” added some body moldings to his Black Widow so I used that idea on mine (thanks John).

The engine block is from the kit but not without my Hizoot custom treatment including headers from a Revell sprint car. I cut the tonneau cover down to size & modified a 2nd top from my parts box, then sprayed it with custom mixed lacquers.

The decals came from Revell’s Big John Mazmanian 41 Willys.

This was a simple, fun build that didn’t take up much time to build & I glad to be a part of the long list of builders who have made this kit their own.


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