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#21 Bennyg

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:36 AM

Looks good. This is great news however, I really think amt or who ever other model companies need to look at a new truck (mack, kenworth or peterbilt) Moebius has done a great job.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 02:51 AM

I read in this thread and on other places that the original issue T500 500 had green tinted windows but the T500 500 kit I have with the first 1969 boxart has clear windows...so if anyone hasn't done anything to it there were appearently two versions.

I didn't buy this kit new as I bought it on an auction site a while ago, but it doesn't look like it has been tampered with and the clear windows fits the Unilite "Small Window" cab, so they can't be from the later 1100 cab version.
The only other version I know of with the Unilite cab is the later T500 and the T522 Wrecker.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

I hope the reissue has a choice of clear or tinted green windows, I'd like to do one with the green windows just for nostalgia sake.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:30 AM

1969154_1419690038284606_1558240936_n.jpthis would be perfect to build from the new release all I would need is decals  hmm maybe later on this year



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:47 PM

There were three versions of this kit. The first version features the light blue/grayish colored plastic, green glass and a mail in form for the sleeper kit. The second version has white plastic with clear glass and the mail in form for the sleeper kit and the third version has white plastic, clear glass and a sticker on the box that said "sleeper included!" and had the seperate sleeper kit in the box. All the sleeper kits were molded in white plastic only.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:18 PM

Absolutely fantastic!

 

Great news, heard about this, but tought this would be a rebox of the later modified: "uptated"  AMT 359 "1100"  in it's T501 "California Hauler" :Brown & white boxart, we all know since 1977.

 

Tought the 1969 first T500-500 & later 1970 sleeper version molds had been heavily modified later in the 70's to update it to a 1100 359.

 

 

Pretty sure the clear green glass of 1969 will be in, a great milstone/historical truck kit back after so many decades ...

Again GREAT job Round2! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

I hope the reissue has a choice of clear or tinted green windows, I'd like to do one with the green windows just for nostalgia sake.

 

Considering that Round2 did that with the Hippie Hemi dragster, Double Dragster, and maybe another kit, I would say it's very likely. I'd suggest you e-mail Round2 and let them know that's what you'd like to see.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

The green windows had a very light tint unlike the coloured glass thats in the drag kits .



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:35 AM

Looking at this kit, the ertl transtsr 4070a and other truck kits from the early 70s and comparing them to later kits, it seems these kits are really better than the stuff from the late 70s early 80s. Don't get me wrong, I love the amt mack kits (r series and cruiseliner for eg),but the earlier kits seem better executed. The moebius lonestar and prostar are probably the modern example of how a kit should be done.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

There were three versions of this kit. The first version features the light blue/grayish colored plastic, green glass and a mail in form for the sleeper kit. The second version has white plastic with clear glass and the mail in form for the sleeper kit and the third version has white plastic, clear glass and a sticker on the box that said "sleeper included!" and had the seperate sleeper kit in the box. All the sleeper kits were molded in white plastic only.

My kit is molded in the blue-gray plastic but as I said, my windows are clear with no tint....well it doesn't matter as I prefer clear over the green tint.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:49 PM

There were three versions of this kit. The first version features the light blue/grayish colored plastic, green glass and a mail in form for the sleeper kit. The second version has white plastic with clear glass and the mail in form for the sleeper kit and the third version has white plastic, clear glass and a sticker on the box that said "sleeper included!" and had the seperate sleeper kit in the box. All the sleeper kits were molded in white plastic only.

 

I have a started kit that's molded in white but has the green-tinted glass. No sleeper in my box.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

I noticed that Stevens International has the California Hauler listed as AMT-866 priced at $38.95 and a TBA status. Also the Lowboy Trailer is listed as AMT-880, $41.95 and a TBA status also.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:43 PM

Yes it's coming out again later this year, and also the Lowboy.


Edited by Force, 04 April 2014 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:16 AM

I like the price of $38.95 :D

Great news on the return of the lowboy also !



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:16 AM

I just noticed that the external sunvisor is on the sleeper sprue and i looked at the layout of the kit else where in this thread and see there's not going to be an external sunviser .



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:08 AM

I just noticed that the external sunvisor is on the sleeper sprue and i looked at the layout of the kit else where in this thread and see there's not going to be an external sunviser .


Might be an opportunity for casting the sleeper and visor for some one. Cheers

Ben

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:54 AM

sweet and the lowboy kit too I think i'll get them both for sure now



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:37 PM

Nice to see it is coming back ........... I put my request in at round2 to put Green tinted glass in the kit ,hope they do.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

I had a Sleeper issue original and Did Not glue the hood/grill to the bumper. Leave it loose to lift off

Built a Second cab And the Original Tow Truck version. Can open the hoods on Both!!



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

These are to be reissued be the summer. No more ebay hunts for overpriced. kits