Perhaps the most striking Monster Jam® truck on the Monster Jam circuit, the body of Max-DSM is officially classified as a “futuristic SUV.” Featuring an orange and silver paint job coupled with a low-to-the-ground, aerodynamic body style, it’s well-known that Max-D is possibly the fastest machine in the sport. In fact, driver Tom Meents has been crowned Monster Jam World Racing Champion no less than six times, the most recent coming at the 2012 Monster Jam World Finals®. But Meents isn’t just the master of speed; he’s quite the daredevil as well, claiming five Monster Jam World Freestyle Championships over his career. In fact, Tom is the only driver ever to win both titles in the same year, and he even managed to do that twice in a row! The Max-D fan base has grown so much in recent years that multiple Max-D Monster Jam trucks are now also touring.
So we received this model kit a week and a half ago and it was placed on the back of the queue for something a little more dramatic. This is the all NEW Revell 1/25 Max-D [Maximum Destruction] Snap-Tite ‘Build 7 Play’ kit from the Monster Jam.
Max-D received a make-over for the 2013 season to help celebrate a decade of destruction with two all-new designs.
Building this kit is a pleasure for kids 8 to 108 years old alike. All pieces fall onto place very easy and more important, they stay in place. But I wanted something more and after the initial semi-finished pictures, I went back and took the main body shell apart.
I dug inside an old box of rattle can spray paints and found a can of leftover Model Master FS-36076 Panzer Gray with enough remaining paint for this mini project. I took it to the paint booth and sealed the paint with Testors spary DullCotte. The faces on the doors were molded in silver for which I used Testors Flat Black in spray. Once everything was dry, I used a piece of sponge with Silver Rub N’ Buff. You can use the old dry brush technique but for the look I was looking Rub N’ Buff leaves behind more accumulation if you need to. I then just added the rubber strips of spikes following the instructions and these also got Rub N’ Buff. I added then some Vallejo 73102 Lt. Yellow Ochre Pigment on the gigantic tires and wala!