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#21 Mr. Can Am Garage

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:21 PM

Ok so I do have a question about this kit if someone in here will be able to answer.
I am wondering about the general fitment of the parts on this kit. For example we have all built a kit from AMT Ertl and well the general quality kinda sucks to say the least compared to an Italeri or revell product, so if soemone has an idea on that it would be greatly appreciated, and I cant wait until this kit goes on sale because it looks like a really fun build.

James


Good question. Short answer - It's easier to build and with better fit than any other heavy truck kt I've ever built and I've tried at least one from everyone (AMT, Revell, Revell AG and Italeri).

NOTHING sucks on this kit. NOTHING.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:26 PM

Those items on the spur you posted are not the final product that will offered in the production kits. They cleaned up the seams on the air cleaners and fuel tanks.


The Lonestar kit that John has shown here is as the kit will be produced. The aircleaner assemblies were modified to be 3-piece assembly, with the top part being one piece, the lower aircleaner bodies still being 2-pc (they have to be, given the amount of raised detail on them).

What really distinguishes this kit from the test shot kits previously shown (and the one at NNL-East that was built) is that all the fine engraved details have been added--that work is seldom ever done until after a test shot has been approved.

I recieved this kit from Dave Metzner about 3 weeks or so ago, the package was assembled in his home/office from bulk supplies of sprues, along with the decal sheet, instruction booklet, and a sample of the kit box.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:35 PM

NOTHING sucks on this kit. NOTHING.


That's a pretty good review! Simple and to the point! :)

#24 Mr. Can Am Garage

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:41 PM

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Remember the "cheese grater" grille? This photo etched and chemically blackened bug guard goes behind it.

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#25 Mr. Can Am Garage

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:53 PM

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One too many pics.. Problem solved.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 01:03 PM

It's great that Moebius chose fictional (I think they're fictional?) names for the tires! Much better than no sidewall detail!!!!

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

what fer motor they have in this badboy?

#28 Mr. Can Am Garage

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

what fer motor they have in this badboy?


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:59 PM

My Lonestars haven't arrived here in the desert yet, but ... everything I've seen the past few weeks ... and this look in the box ... tells me this is an out of the ballpark home run!!


HUGE kudoes to Moebius!!!!




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Posted 19 April 2011 - 03:03 PM

Cool album Kurt.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:51 AM

Yummy , I wanna OD on this kit, hope it eventually arrives on these shores too.
Cuz mail-order has become pretty expensive. :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:02 PM

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:20 PM

here's a link Ben,
They may not be fictional.
My link


No brand name. Just ENERGY and the tire size/load rating. Tire manufacturer names almost always require licensing and royalties to be paid anymore, so that's an added expense to the model company.

Art

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:39 PM

Cannot WAIT to get my grubby little mits on this one!

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:02 PM

James,
I was lucky to build an early test-shot for ModelCars magazine last fall. The kit had a couple of issues that were in the process of being fixed before the production run. If you look at my early version you will note it has no nameplate engraving and John's kit has the LoneStar engraving on the doors. Moebius was very careful with detail and correctness. The only fitment issue I had was the firewall (I had no instructions to build with) so I had to guess - and had to reposition the firewall. This is not a kit problem - rather a builder problem - not being familiar with the part location. The other issue was the tiny chicken light lenses that my tweezers wouldn't hold on to and my eyesight didn't want to focus on (that's a real complaint - but one no model company can fix :)

Everything else fit the first time. Even though I always say "test fit test fit test fit", this kit fits.

You will not be disappointed.

Tim
Lonestar early test-shot


Ok so I do have a question about this kit if someone in here will be able to answer.
I am wondering about the general fitment of the parts on this kit. For example we have all built a kit from AMT Ertl and well the general quality kinda sucks to say the least compared to an Italeri or revell product, so if soemone has an idea on that it would be greatly appreciated, and I cant wait until this kit goes on sale because it looks like a really fun build.

James



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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:35 PM

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This is the only thing in all the threads on the Lonestar so far that I don't care for. I wish that Moebius would have not molded the "chicken lights" to the body and made the individual surrounds separately. Not only would you have the bases to use with the lenses for other trucks if you didn't want them on the Lonestar, but the bases would be nicer chromed rather than having to BMF them all!

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:41 PM

I don't build large trucks but this kit has kept my interest riveted from the start just looking at the photos. I might just get one just to fondle the parts.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:37 PM

No brand name. Just ENERGY and the tire size/load rating. Tire manufacturer names almost always require licensing and royalties to be paid anymore, so that's an added expense to the model company.

Art


Good move, is Moebius going the same route on the car tires?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:31 AM

Good question. Short answer - It's easier to build and with better fit than any other heavy truck kt I've ever built and I've tried at least one from everyone (AMT, Revell, Revell AG and Italeri).

NOTHING sucks on this kit. NOTHING.



James,
I was lucky to build an early test-shot for ModelCars magazine last fall. The kit had a couple of issues that were in the process of being fixed before the production run. If you look at my early version you will note it has no nameplate engraving and John's kit has the LoneStar engraving on the doors. Moebius was very careful with detail and correctness. The only fitment issue I had was the firewall (I had no instructions to build with) so I had to guess - and had to reposition the firewall. This is not a kit problem - rather a builder problem - not being familiar with the part location. The other issue was the tiny chicken light lenses that my tweezers wouldn't hold on to and my eyesight didn't want to focus on (that's a real complaint - but one no model company can fix B)

Everything else fit the first time. Even though I always say "test fit test fit test fit", this kit fits.

You will not be disappointed.

Tim
Lonestar early test-shot



Well thank you for answering my question guys, I think you have re-assured me on this kit and well I will sit and wait patiently (not really patient) and hopfully soone rthan later
I will be able to get a hold of this kit.

P.S Great job Tim on that build I have been staring at the pics here for a bit now and am very impressed.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:52 PM

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