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#21 signguy2108

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

You just keep teasing us, Dave!!! Looks nice.



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

Cant wait, thanks for the update and pics Dave

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:19 AM

That's really nice. I'm looking forward to picking one up.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:44 AM

Sweet!!   Looks great.

 

 

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Nice. Can't wait to see the instructions.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

I hope that the instructions are better than the Lonestar.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

This truck has growin on me I will get one for sure .

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Awesome color looks good on that truck!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Dave this is going to be another great kit to build. Are you still on schedule.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

I wish they would stick to the "International" license, just picked truck 60 years older.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

Has to do with the blueprints. Its easier to get the CAD ones for the newer trucks. The old Transtars, Emeryville's, and R190's are all hand drawn. Getting the original blueprints, and all that would factor into the cost. I too asked about the older ones, as this isn't the exact quote of what was explained to me, this is what I got out of it.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:24 AM

They didn't seem to have that problem with Hornets and 300s, though.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

Our old car kiits are not produced from factory drawings - We go out and measure cars and photograph them with size references in the photos. The factory develops 3D files and tooling mock-ups from photos.

 

 Our two big trucks were develooped from CAD files provided by Navistar.

 

Finding and measuring an old Truck is a lot more complicated than sending a set of CAD files over the internet.

I'm not ruling out old truck kits - just explaining that it's not a simple or fast process.

 

We have some more big truck projects in mind.

 Let us get ProStar done and on store shelves and then we'll see where we're going..

 

ProStar tooling is finished - we're in process of finishing packaging, Instructions and decals now. I'd like to think that kits will be in stores Before the end of April. I'd like to say that they'll be avaialble earlier but I don't want to over-promise..

 

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

Btw, have you ever thought about Peterbilt 281 with tanker trailer and a 1970 Plymouth Valiant set?



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Oh, thinking about it... since I am talking to a Moebius person, I would like to let you know that your Hudsons and Chryslers are the best model kits I have seen so far, especially due to the very high quality of the instructions booklet. Keep up the good work even when you decide to make ugly new trucks instead of beautiful old ones :)



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Soon...

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

Our d.c. delivery truck every week is a prostar and even in black its one of of the prettiest trucks i have seen in a long time. I like it even better than the lodestar they use and thats black as well. Ill take any new tooling tractor truck the old amt are getting long in the tooth. Keep up the good work dave. Cant wait. Btw. How about some new trailers, your last one was awesome.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

A new trailer would be a good plan how about a 53" Container trailer smooth side, with tridem axles , a vary common trailer.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:47 AM

Soon...

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Is that how the box art will actually look? I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

Is that how the box art will actually look? I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I believe so. Moebius posted it on their Facebook page a few days ago. I don't think they'll change it much, response to it seemed positive overall, though that might have more to do with what's in the box rather than the box itself.