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#121 Chad

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:41 AM

I wonder who will build the first crete or sunflower truck ??

considering my Dad worked for them for over 10 years my first one was going to be a Crete combo lol.

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#122 Kostas Parchas

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:34 AM

HI Kostas,
I do not have the ProStar in hand yet. the photos are of the tooling mock-up which is still at the factory.
I anticipate that the mock-up will be sent to me within the next week or two - for final approval by the licensor once a few minor corrections are made to it.
Once the licensor has seen it and approved it - it goes back to the factory to be used as a tooling reference..
I may be able to get some shots of the trailer with the Mock-up while I haveit.
I do not anticipate having test shots until perhaps the end of May

Dave


Thank you for your reply Dave.

Kostas.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:35 AM

thanks for the reply back dave!.....PETERBILT, PETERBILT, PETERBILT....;.HUMINA, HUMINA, HUMINA! :P :P :P :lol:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

mine wont be made as a fleet truck either! mine is gonna be hooked tp a landohl 455 look alike haha. make it look like the one my dad drives

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:27 AM

This Truck is pretty ugly in 1:1 world, but it would be great to have in this smaller scale. Well maybe I must buy that LoneStar first... :rolleyes:

#126 Dave Metzner

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

The Post Man brought me a package this morning - in it was the ProStar Mock-up.. When I opened the box I found the mock-up had been prety well trashed en route from our factory!
Here are a few photos of today's project!
After most of the day re-constructing the mock-up I have a ProStar to show our licensor for their approval... Going to make arrangements tomorrow to drive it over to Navistar's offices

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Nice save Dave! ;)

Looks like another winner! B)

#128 borz666

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

Ooo I'm getting excited!!!

#129 Ironman63

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

Wow, looks like they have the Samsonite goriila working shipping! Nice salvage job.

I just recently bought a LoneStar and I am pleased with it. After seeing the mock-up, the Prostar just went to the top of my to-get list(along with the Great Dane trailer).

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:06 AM

And this is why I won't ship built models anymore. No matter how well it is packed, they end up dismantled.

Good save.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:51 AM

One step closer!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:34 AM

Very nice! I see the Postal Service is still on the ball... :angry: This, though, is proof that Moebius has a true modeler running things here! Which, to me, is one of many reasons why they'll succeed at what they do. Nice rescue work, Dave! That is a fine looking truck. It truly is a fine time to be in this hobby!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:51 AM

Nice. Can't wait.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:34 AM

Good save. I really like the look of the ProStar. Is it just me, or does that frame look kind of short?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:39 AM

G,day , is the sleeper attached to the cab ? And will i be able to build it day cab ?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:12 AM

Looks like the same cab/sleeper as the LoneStar, so it's all one unit. I'm sure some "enterprising resin caster" will have a daycab for it shortly after it's released.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:53 AM

great save Dave, thanks for taking the true commitment to US in this hobby.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:57 AM

Yup. There will be a day cab!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:00 AM

We ship mock-ups back and forth pretty regularly. The big reason that this got destroyed is in the way it was packed.
It was packed as a complete model sitting on it's wheels inside a foam box without support under the bulk of the model.
The first time it was dropped probably broke the frame - each time it was dropped or thrown after than just compounded the damage.
Every so often they let somebody who doesn't understand that plastic models are easy to break pack these things at the factory - that's when I get a box-o-parts!
Can't lay the blame on the Post office we know how they handle packages.. It's not their fault that our guy did a lousy job of packing this thing.
When this goes back it'll go back as sub-assemblies each one in a plastic bag or wrapped in bubble and submerged in peanuts. so that it is imobilized inside the packaging. NOT sitting on it's wheels in the bottom of a box.. I'll probably go so far as to remove the dual wheels and bag them up separately.
It may not arrive back at the factory totally un scathed but it won't be a pile of parts.

Yes the frame is shorter than LoneStar - the ProStar is a 217 inch wheelbase - while LoneStar is 260. That 217 looks real short when you sit it next to the 260.

Edited by Dave Metzner, 03 April 2012 - 04:09 AM.


#140 Dave Van

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:25 AM

Looks good! Might have been easier for them to send a kit and build it.....might have been less work!!!!