The lonestar is .....
Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:51 PM
1. Instruction Manuel is the worst. Your left scratching you head alot
2. Gaps gaps and more gaps I could park a truck in the gaps between hood and body
3. Instructions on painting parts is sooooo dumb and hard to follow so much time wasted
4. I find it to be of high quility but of poor exacution
This is my personal option. I think it it needs some improvement to make it a better deal mine is now boxed back up and waiting in waste management to take it away. I had to paint it twice do to parts not fitting one was the grill. It stuck out about one mile.
So on top of 60 bucks I lost 12 on alcohol to strip it plus another 15 or so on paint plus about 20 hours in time lost !!!!!!
I've never had a Model make so angry and upset in it
I wrote the company and they wouldn't offer a refund or send a new model. And to be honest I don't want another one... They sending me a few parts I couldn't save from first paint set up confusion. But no help with it going strait to dumpster
All I can say is if you go after this model really think it over it's a great highly detailed kit but it will pull your hair out in great clumps
Ps forum sorry for my rant but I took a great lost in money and time on this kit and from other posts and scratch builds you'll know I love this hobby
Just want people to know both sides of this kit
Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:05 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:29 PM
The instructions of the kit were in my opinion some of the best and some of the worst of any kit at the same time.
hang in there don't give up on the manufacturer they are pushing the envelope on detail.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:34 PM
can't offer you a refund but if you got it from a hobby store I am sure
they have a return policy. As it says in the instructions, we always
recommend test fitting parts before painting or gluing that way mistakes can
sometimes be prevented. If you need some replacement parts I can help with
that but cannot send a whole kit. It would be exactly the same as the first
one you got so it would not help you with the trouble you are experiencing
with the fit of the kit.
Thanks,( I'm sure I could but I left guys name out )
I mean nice he offered parts but it's like come on you got a unhappy customer here. I was looking forward to prostar and the reefer trailer but heck not now when it's got they're name behined it. I'm a strong believer in customer satisfaction and well they didn't come threw for me.
Edited by dabelltoller, 07 January 2012 - 04:35 PM.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:38 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:47 PM
To me I hope they enjoy the 60 bucks they got from me but I'll never buy a mobus item ever again and anyone who asks I'll tell them to just buy a die set of a lodestar it's going to look better !!! And is worth it
I learned my lesson on this kit. Dont but from them!!!!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:02 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:14 PM
Other then that I'm tired of complaining about this kit!!!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:14 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:31 PM
I hear ya tim. I know I could of done it too without following the shoddy instructions
I think my issues with kit started as a simple hey this doesn't line up and this is hard to read
And then as I went on they( being little issues) compounded with each other and became one big pile of hatread and frustration with the kit.
I test fitted most items and everytime after I painted the kit and started to assemble once I glued grill do to it being curved it kept popping out ( a d no it wasn't a over glue issue ) it was a tension on the part issue
The cab wouldnt stay put on it's mounts and for me it have to be mounted sidewYs to get it to come close to hiding the gap in hood and body
They're is plenty more to write but I give up on it and just wanna move on and go b k to what I love most paccar products!!!!!!!!!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:52 PM
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:39 PM
I'm just flustered I guess. I dug it back out of trash and I'm going to Finish because I never give up. I just look at it and see what it could if been I just don't wanna spend the same amount again for the fear of what could happen with the next one. But then again I'll have licked my wounds and will better off and and ready for the next one !!!!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:59 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:03 PM
Interesting, the one I built I didn't have any instructions (test shot for the magazine) and only had a problem with the bumper fitting ?
This what happens when Pick Up, SUV and car model builders try and tackle real trucks. When i see posts saying "I'm not a truck builder, but..." I expect things like this. Maybe 300 pieces is too much for you.