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#141 chuckyr

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Received this from BMLA, in reference to the upcoming Moebius trailer kit: He mistakenly thought the photo of the Moebius Thermo King I posted was a Carrier:


I had no idea about the 1/25th models out there, but it’s interesting to see. It looks like the Carrier you pictured doesn’t have any top detail – they left it off for some reason.

Anyway, if we can’t produce the models in 1/25th, we would be willing to sell our design artwork to a company working in that scale.

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Craig Martyn
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

Box art?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:32 AM

Box art?

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your pic is no good....it comes up with the above "Thing" what ever you want to call it....i dont see a pic at all!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

I myself have just about lost interest in building any models at this time.
Personal reasons have caused that.

However I have messed around with one lately and hope to get back into building again.
I have been watching this one from the start and will be glad when there on the market'because I have plans for one with a custom o/o
set up.
This trailer will get me back in the mood to build again I beleave.

Thank you again Dave for putting this trailer on the list for us to build.

As for future truck's how about a W-900 L with square lights long hood aero sleeper and plenty of chrome.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:24 AM

I myself have just about lost interest in building any models at this time.
Personal reasons have caused that.

However I have messed around with one lately and hope to get back into building again.
I have been watching this one from the start and will be glad when there on the market'because I have plans for one with a custom o/o
set up.
This trailer will get me back in the mood to build again I beleave.

Thank you again Dave for putting this trailer on the list for us to build.

As for future truck's how about a W-900 L with square lights long hood aero sleeper and plenty of chrome.

I second that request...

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

me too a cool w900L kw truck would be nice ICE ROAD TRUCKER TV show trucks

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:09 AM

this kit is availible for preorder at gms customs .arriving late aug. early sept. thought it was a good price so i ordered 2. this looks like its going to be a very nice kit. can't wait!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:34 AM

Model Roundup's newslater said Moebius says can be built as reffer or dry van. Interesting.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

this kit is availible for preorder at gms customs. arriving late aug. early sept. thought it was a good price so i ordered 2. this looks like its going to be a very nice kit. can't wait!

Link?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:47 AM

model round up .com will get you there sign up for their email

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:36 PM

Moebius Great Dane in stock at Tower!!!!!!!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:30 AM

So, I should get mine soon!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:33 AM

Should. Model Round up will have them sometime this week.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:58 AM

Moebius Great Dane in stock at Tower!!!!!!!

Where did you see this? I just called Tower Hobbies and the lady told me late Sept. and that they had not had any come in before today???

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:06 AM

Moebius Models Fifty-Three Foot Trailer with Reefer Option

Well, at least that's what the box says. That's right I have one in my dirty little hands right now! Everyone will have to wait for a couple of hours until I get back from the show, but it seems to be packed well, offers 2 sets of decals (one for Erb for the reefer, and Brandsmart U.S.A. for the dry box), and interestingly enough appears on the box and instructions to have no Great Dane connection anymore other than the logo "spears" that are on the sides, but they have no wording.

A thorough investigation of the decal sheet and pictures in a bit when I get to the house (tease tease, tease)

Edited by niteowl7710, 01 October 2012 - 08:29 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:52 AM

Darn you James, you are suck a tease :lol: :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:28 AM

Alrighty then, few hours, the next day...whatever. These are the opening shots, I will post shots of everything else in the box when I get a chance (I took 29 photos, so it's gonna take longer to add than I have time for right this instant.). After a thorough inspection of this kit I have to say I'm not as disappointed with it as I was when I glanced in the box the first time. For whatever reason Moebius declined to include the "Great Dane" in the marketing, all the necessary parts are in the kit, including a decal logo for the trailer door. I will do a Pro - Con - Picking the Nits thing with all of the photos up.

To start off here's the box...uniquely it has a fully printed bottom as well.

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Here's what you get when you take off the lid!
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The instructions - Photo Page - Decal Placement Guide
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Instructions - The Nitty Gritty. Seems Moebius learned some lessons from their other kits and blew up the technical drawings to a point where you can read them without a microscope.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

Now onto a couple of teaser detail shots... B)

Tires are the same as the LoneStar, you get 8 of 'em...I'd have to dig through the LoneStar, but I don't know if I remember them having so much sidewall detail.

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Detail engraving on the mudflaps. I had half-expected this to be a decal, this will require some careful painting.

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Lastly here is the Logo plate that goes at the top front of each side of the trailer. Again half-expected a decal for the words, but it's crisply engraved, again your ability to detail paint will shine (or glare depending) here.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:22 AM

I'll save ya the trip to the hobby stash James- they do indeed look exactly the same as the tires on the LoneStar.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

Model Round Up Is just a few mile from me. I going to pick up two this week. No shipping, no tax!

The mud flaps are similar to the Ertl Reefer and dry van. The Great Dane logos look superior to the decals in the Ertl kits. The Ertl Extensible flatbed had plastics logos like the new trailer.

At some point, someone will have to offer a more detailed reefer unit with decals. The kit Thermo King appears extremely rudimentary.

Edited by chuckyr, 01 October 2012 - 09:38 AM.