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#41 chuckyr

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:53 PM

Not to steal this thread but to add to the good news Model car Garage will be doing a photo etched set for the Lonestar. I personally delivered to him the kit and Model Car Garage and I will be working together to get some more truck photoetch out on the market next year. These are good times.



We could use:

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Photo etch Placard Frames

Photo etch Lonestar and Prostar scripts, correct photo etch hood mirrors and brackets, authentic photo etch International muffler guards, accurate resin GPS dome, accurate 5 hole disc wheels for that "fleet" look, Current Thermo King and Carrier Transcold reefer compressors.

Get Microscale to offer modern 1/25th, 1/24th scale truck and trailer graphics...

I could go on!

#42 Nova-ss

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:25 PM

WOW!!! Great news.I can't wait to get some to build and have for kit bashing.I don'y like calling it kit bashing,but its what it called.I to have my wants.I hope the truck has the ability to be a day cab.but I;ll be happy with anything they are putting out.Thank you Dave and Moebius for getting us some new trucks and trailer to build.keep doing it.Thanks,Chris

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:08 AM

WOW!!! Great news.I can't wait to get some to build and have for kit bashing.I don'y like calling it kit bashing,but its what it called.I to have my wants.I hope the truck has the ability to be a day cab.but I;ll be happy with anything they are putting out.Thank you Dave and Moebius for getting us some new trucks and trailer to build.keep doing it.Thanks,Chris

Hey don't worry about the day cab thing user "Cargostar" has that covered!

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

Dave,
That's awsome news! A modern trailer, and a Prostar.

Thank you,
Doug

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:03 PM

I wonder if the bumper will fold down like the real prostar, that would be cool.....

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:02 PM

I have to say it is just great that we truck modelers are finally being heard in our requests for new subjects! I remember someone, I believe it was Chucky, posting a thread a while ago suggesting these particular subjects, and now we will have them!

Now maybe I can look forward to some Freightliners in the future, say a Coronado and Classic XL!?!? ;)

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:22 PM

maybe a cascadia???

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:56 PM

I have to say it is just great that we truck modelers are finally being heard in our requests for new subjects! I remember someone, I believe it was Chucky, posting a thread a while ago suggesting these particular subjects, and now we will have them!

Now maybe I can look forward to some Freightliners in the future, say a Coronado and Classic XL!?!? ;)


I think it is mostly likely that Italeri will offer a Cascadia or some sort of Freightliner. Thery have a license from Diamler Benz.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:15 PM



We could use:

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Photo etch Placard Frames



That's one of those 'so obvious when somebody else points it out' suggestions, for sure! B) Photoetch placard frames would be a very nice item to have.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:30 PM

Wow..53 feet...I remember as a kid the standard size for trailers was 40 feet. Didn't realize they had become so long.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:59 PM


I think it is mostly likely that Italeri will offer a Cascadia or some sort of Freightliner. Thery have a license from Diamler Benz.


I hope not, even though I'd still buy it just because I'm a Freightliner fan. My personal opinion, Moebius would do a new truck kit better justice. As for the licensing, Moebius wouldn't have that much of an issue, because the Hornet is licensed through Chrysler if I remember correctly, and that is a Diamler brand too.

maybe a cascadia???


I still prefer a Coronado or Classic XL first, I'm a long hood type of guy! :lol: :D

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:40 PM


I hope not, even though I'd still buy it just because I'm a Freightliner fan. My personal opinion, Moebius would do a new truck kit better justice. As for the licensing, Moebius wouldn't have that much of an issue, because the Hornet is licensed through Chrysler if I remember correctly, and that is a Daimler brand too.


I still prefer a Coronado or Classic XL first, I'm a long hood type of guy! :lol: :D



I would prefer Italeri. First off, I prefer 1/24th scale. It is a bit larger than 1/25th and I think Italeri kits are still some of the best made. Second, Daimler sold Chrysler around 2005. Haven't you been listening? The US and Canadian governments had to bail them out. (No political comments please) Fiat bought a major ownership in Chrysler about 2 years ago. AMT/Round 2 still has a license with Freightliner, since Freightliner is a Daimler subsidiary and White Freightliner and Western Star are trademarks of Daimler, but don't hold your breath for them to offer any new tooling.

Furthermore, White itself is a trademark of Volvo. How did that happen? Volvo purchased the White trademark when they purchased the White/GMC trademark back in the late 1980s This means that Volvo, Reanult, Mack and White are today all the same company!

Bottom line, It is more than likely Italeri will offer the modern Freightliner brands.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:26 AM

Italeri probably would do any Freightliner projects but like most of their American kits they would probably be based on the old Freightliner conventional kits frame. Moebius has proven they can offer an excellent product at a fair price and I salute Dave for his efforts I also salute Round 2 for the old AMT Ertl rereleases it gives us much needed subject matter.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:29 PM

Like the idea of a new truck comming out and trailer .. I hope the reefer will have the motor in the unit and the doors open on the trailer. and the mantianc doors open to expose the motor in the reefer unit .The only kit I remember all that in was the Ertal Great Dane reefer trailer

Edited by Madd Trucker, 30 October 2011 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:00 PM

Ive always been a Peterbilt man, the company I drive for is all Cascadia's with a few Columbia's, Cascadia model would be nice but I always preferred the Classix XL for the long hood but I guess thats because 8 out of my 9 years on the road was in a longhood 379 with 6 months in a classic xl.

Id love to see the reefer with options for both the sliding tandem and a spread on air since I hauled a 48' spread reefer

I was scratcbuilding a 53'dry van but that project has been put on the backburner until I get more rivets for it.......i lost count on all the holes i need to drill a long time ago

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:03 PM

I say, let's just get what's been announced and then see what happens. It's already pretty exciting that Moebius is offering these kits. I have never heard of these guys until they announced they would make the Lonestar. Now, out of the blue, we have a high quality kit we can enjoy and they are announcing another similar truck kit and to top it off they announce a nice up to date 53 foot reefer, no less! I call that company a new very important player in the model truck field. Let's see what the others have in store! Are we witnessing a revival of the heavy truck hobby? I think so.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:56 PM

Are we witnessing a revival of the heavy truck hobby? I think so.


I think so too. They are pretty much the only ones listening to us when it comes to subject matter on trucks.

RYAN.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

newer model ... kitty powered pete! newer model kitty powered pete! ... newer model kitty powered pete!

thats what i want! but hey anything new and different is alright with me! i just wish i had the money for one of those lonestar's! :(

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:41 PM

It's nice just to hear someone is going to list something new in the truck model line .

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 06:53 AM

I's really a very good news that brand new kits coming in 1:24th or 1.25th.
After the excellent Lonestar, I hope we can give thanks again to Moebius in the short term for a new modeltruck!
I'll will order and build the Prostar when it comes, but as other forum members already noticed, we want as well brand new red ovals... can't any moelkitsmaker read this in this forum and see the business profit here?

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