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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:43 PM

In case you missed the memo, here ya go...
http://www.modelcars...showtopic=64836

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=64821

I'd given up hope on ever seeing a full detail kit of a Bumpside, so of course I'm walking on sunshine right about now! I've been accused of single-handedly buying enough Moebius Hornet kits to recoup the tooling costs. I'm not sure about that, but I'm thinking in a year or so I'll be accused of doing likewise with these kits.

Until now, the only Bumpside game in town was the crusty old R&R resin kit- with the slab chassis, incorrect ('73-78) dash, lumpy chrome, and ill fitting parts. I built this one a few years ago with the R&R '72 kit. I'd planned to make it into a mild custom, but the overall 'craptastic-ness' of the kit led me to build it as an old farmer's beater truck, the type you still see around central Michigan even today, though most of the trucks are roughly 1985-1995 vintage nowadays.

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I wasn't happy with the original hood ornaments, and was even less pleased with the ones I made from Plastruct, so I eventually did go ahead and foil-copy a set from a C-600 cab. I just sort of obscured the numbers- the C-series and F-series side emblems were identical in appearance- the outer bezel and reflector may in fact be the same exact part in 1:1. I'm not 100% certain of that, but they do look quite a bit alike.

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Yeah, I know the Moebius kits are at least a year or so off, but so what? I've been pumped up since reading the two posts announcing them, and will be eagerly anticipating their arrival... even though YES, I do have more than enough projects to keep me busy in the meantime!

Edited by Michigan Madman, 08 October 2012 - 11:45 PM.


#2 bbowser

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:59 AM

I'm with you Chuck, I used to own a '71 that I drove the wheels off. I'm loving that Moebius is filling a void.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:10 AM

Oh, YEAH!


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

I will be lined up to buy multiples of these kits! Now, if there are any resin casters out there, some 4wd conversion parts would be a perfect addition to this offering!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Chuck, I'm right beside you on these trucks! Check out my walkaround thread and see if I left anything out or got anything wrong....
http://www.modelcars...showtopic=64861

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

Chuck, I'm right beside you on these trucks! Check out my walkaround thread and see if I left anything out or got anything wrong....
http://www.modelcars...showtopic=64861

Saw it- information looks complete and accurate! The trucks are sweet, too. B)

I will be lined up to buy multiples of these kits! Now, if there are any resin casters out there, some 4wd conversion parts would be a perfect addition to this offering!

Seeing what Moebius has done with the Hornets (and the relative rapid-fire succession with which each new variant followed the last), I'd not be suprised if they are already planning a 4wd variant. Just speculation on my part, but it woudn't suprise me in the least if such an animal were in the pipeline.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

Lots of 4x4 potential with these upcoming kits :D


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

As usual, very nice work! ;)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

YES!! very cool, i love it!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Those are some nice examples there Jeff of what I would love to build!

Sure hope a 4x4 option is in the works- either in resin or kit form!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

Here's a couple sweet crew cabs..love the 4dr variations...hopefully someone will tool up this body.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:10 PM

Although I am a Chevy guy at heart, I do indeed want to build one like that crew cab 4x4 up there.