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#101 MR BIGGS

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

Well said truckman1981

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

Very nice build if you ask me.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Dave,
Thanks for the update on the Great Dane, it looks great. Lots of possibilites with that kit, as other members have stated. I'm looking forward to it hitting the shelves. Any updates on the Prostar?

Thanks,
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

Ya know, it was FUN seeing to it that John Dezan got to build the first test shot Great Dane! I asked for a set of the test shots from Dave Metzner, he sent them--I reboxed them and sent them to John. John pulled out all the stops, built and finished that trailer in less than 2 days--told me he was turned into a "rock star" at Granby, Quebec, and he certainly was accorded that at NNL East (particularly in the lobby of the Ramada after Cheeseburgers!

For those coming in late: I also supplied John with my sample production kit of the Lonestar, which he proceeded to use to entertain all the truck modelers here on MCM a year ago. Together with the Great Dane 53' trailer, the whole rig is not only HUGE, it's impressive as H*LL!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

Go, Moebius, go!

You guys are on a roll, and us model builders love it! B)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

Very nice I'll be glad when they come out

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

nice job it looks nice. can't wait to get my hands on one.. or two or..

#108 Dave Metzner

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

I just got photos of revised ProStar Mock-up - only one more item to fix.. Hope to have it start tooling within the next week or so!
Then maybe I'll have a first test shot by mid June or so!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:35 AM

Dave, any news on actual release dates for this and the prostar? just so I know when to start looking for them, or pre ordering rather.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:18 AM

Mr Dave,

When I first saw the pictures of the test shots you have build, I said to my self that this kit will become a best seller.
I am fully respect yours and your colleagues work, working on new truck subjects and ofcourse I am respect all the money that moebius is putting on. I wish all the best.

Early today I was thinking about how to ask for a new subject and I have to say that your post make it easy for me. As I strongly believe that all moebius truck models will succeed, I was thinking if it is early enough for the next trailer. What about a modern 53FT container trailer (intermodal, sea can, you name it)??? I believe that this kind of trailer should be an interesting subject for most of the truck modellers and since there is not any US container trailer availiable exept the italeri's 40ft European trailer, I believe that this could also be a best seller. Most important is that, as far as I can understant by my zero knowlegde about molds, it woudn't be difficult or complecated to create a 53FT contaner trailer. How this sounds to you???

I still want to dream for new Peterbilt kits, like 386 & 389......

Wish you all the best,
Kostas.


I second this a 53' container trailor would be the way to go with smooth sides and tridam axel.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:05 AM

ohhhhh....i want one so bad to put behind a pete 377 im building!.... :lol: :lol: :lol: ...paint it up to match and put some fairings on it, ..... ^_^
any update on a release date or info dave? B)

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

crazy licensing ... t-k should be proud that a model company is doing one of their reefers! they cannot say yes to some decals for us to enjoy an exact replica... but NO they want $$$$$.way to go TK poor decision.
i'm glad that where i work we have CARRIER reefers on our trucks&trailers.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

I want one of these. Is this done in Single section sides, top, bottom like the Old AMT 40 ft box van??
I have an Italeri Box van & a Heller Canvas top trailer, and both are Split section,
2 pieces for each side, top & bottom plates. Not easy to hide those seams!!

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:51 PM

As long as we are wishing, how about medium duty trucks, a CH 613 Mack, 1-tons, a reissue of the Volvo 670. The list goes on & on. Just thankful for what we are getting!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:59 AM

I want one of these. Is this done in Single section sides, top, bottom like the Old AMT 40 ft box van??
I have an Italeri Box van & a Heller Canvas top trailer, and both are Split section,
2 pieces for each side, top & bottom plates. Not easy to hide those seams!!



I believe these are done in 1 piece sides from what I read earlier in the post or somewhere else?? but I am pretty sure they're done in 1 piece.

any update on release dates Dave?

Chad

#116 Dave Metzner

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:57 PM

Thermo King did not refuse to license their logos for our kit, it's simply a case that we overlooked contacting them - and do not have time to go thru with Thermo King licensing at this late date.
Yes the sides, floor, and roof, of the trailer are one piece moldings.
Release date - current schedule looks like shipping in August - arrival late August - possibly early - mid September.

ProStar is just staring tooling now - I don't expect to see a first test shot before late July - early August - If everything goes well, Kits may be available Early 4th quarter this year..

Dave

Edited by Dave Metzner, 04 June 2012 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:11 AM

awesome I can't wait! I just built a kenworth that needs a trailer.....as well as a few other trucks that need trailers. any sneak peeks on any other kits you may be offering sometime soon Dave?

Chad

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:35 AM

I just went to look at your SmugMug photo album but it's showing a message saying that the photos I'm wanting to see are no longer there? Did you delete your account or are they just have problems with their site? Any updates on the Great Dane or Prostar?
Thanks!

Edited by Ben, 16 June 2012 - 07:36 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:56 PM

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:11 PM

Isn't that a cool build !

Tim