In my opinion, the focus of of modern US trucks & trailers is the only way to go. Given modern technology, CAD files, 3D modeling software, CNC milling milling machines and so on, the ability to work with the complex curves & profiles of the modern US has become relatively easy. From reading thru all these posts, comments & and answers the issues with the tooling were more related to the "mechanics" of the truck & not the curves.
With just how high Moebius has raised the bar with the Lonestar, Prostar & a true 53' reefer trailer, lets continue the path. Moebius has proven just what is possible with modern tech, so why ask them to go backwards? On ward & upward the more modern the better. I say yes to a US Mack Titan or Granite, KW T-700, T-908, T-2000, or even a F brand. The only addition I ask to have is a day cab option or a complete day cab version of each.
Although the older & vintage trucks are a great topic, and the resin casters are slowly working there way thru so many of the possible topics. In the current world of high tech come high cost comes the need to maximize ROI with in the time constraints set forth by those in charge. While at the same time turning out a product that will be marketable to a wide range of model builders across the age spectrum.
We need to keep in mind that the CAD files that are supplied by the OEM & ability to work with them in our current world will always out weigh the coast per man hour to manually measure & document a vintage truck, and then having to re-design it in CAD. We will also benefit from the use of the factory CAD files in the resulting kit will be as close to a miniature of the actual as our wildest dreams.
Ap40, a true fan & buyer of Moebius models!
Lets just hope all the complaining and whining about when the kit was going to be released, translates in to sales figures that will justify the investment made of this kit and future kits, regardless of the subject matter.
The bottom line is, good sales equal more new truck kits.