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#21 tuffone20

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:44 PM

That's a great looking kit.  I'm anxious to see how it goes together. 

I saw the kit today at the car show and it looks great!!! The only thing I didn't like about the kit is that it is molded in black and will make it a little harder to paint orange......... B)



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:12 PM

Wow. Most impressive.

 

Soon as I have the money, I'm getting one. I think the real trucks are plug-ugly, but this is so nicely done, the effort deserves support. I'm sure I can find a good way to use it for a creative display, too.

 

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:54 PM

 The only thing I didn't like about the kit is that it is molded in black and will make it a little harder to paint orange......... B)

 I wouldn't think one molded in black would be any harder to paint orange then say, Barbie Doll Pink ?

:P


Edited by Ju Ju, 05 April 2014 - 08:55 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:41 PM

It's ok they roam in a pack and tend to stay deep in the threads that are over 15 pages long. I think we should be able to hold our ground 'till morning.

 

 

LOL!!! Great analogy! 

 

While the seats do indeed look to need some re-shaping, I think as far as pictures show, it looks really nice. Pricey, but nice. Aside from the already mentioned seats, which should be beaten to death by noon this afternoon, I think it's a great new entry into our hobby. Please folks, encourage this manufacturer! Don't split hairs over trim thickness or valve cover engraving. I'd love to see what off-beat topic is next!



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:46 AM

This looks like a really nice kit, I'm impressed.  May have to pick one up.  :)



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:39 AM

I think I will "Pick up" this kit sometime soon, I would rather have a dualie option but this should do for now. Be nice alongside my Moebius Pick up I plan on getting.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:39 PM

In my neck of the woods...these trucks (and similar  GMs n Rams) are used  primarily as "passenger cars".......think conspicious consumption?

 

Perhaps Gregg has a similar exprience, thus the "mistake" seems more "excusable"......to me. :rolleyes:



#28 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

Time for another reality check here, I see.  'Cause once again, we got the agitatin' for a problem before a problem even really exists.  Talk about squarish seats, and this thread will go down in flames, and Meng will just cut the production run and never explore this line of subjects again 'cause we had the NERRRVE to point it out, right?

 

Yeeaaah, NO.  

 

Slightly squarish seats that'll take about 15 minutes to sand rounder in the middle of an otherwise very nice-looking kit are an entirely different animal than a kit that needs major surgery in its body shell to look acceptable, and that's why, as much as some guys need such fantasies and wildly exaggerated imaginings of "rivet-counting" to justify their own hysterics, there won't be ANYTHING LIKE  the controversy we've seen elsewhere on other kits about these seats.  

 

And sittin' here like a bunch of online magpies goin' "RA RA!" no matter what's served up is meaningless.  The only "encouragement" worth a warm steaming scat to Meng is not to get hung up on idiotic factors like it being one off that holy precious 1/25 scale, or that it costs as much as a pretty unambitious night out with your honey, and just buy the danm thing if you like it.

 

Meng is like any other manufacturer. They wanna shift units, and whatever is said online about their products, if they care at all, will be MIIILES behind in importance relative to sales.  And having the attitude, "Funky seats.  I'll take two please", will make a far more tangible contribution to the hobby than trying to police the content of some online thread.


Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 07 April 2014 - 03:56 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:44 PM

I don't think anyone cares about the degree of the issue,it's just how crazy people got over it. Friendships were ruined,members kicked/banned, and sides were taken over a $20 plastic model kit! It's not the seats we're concerned about it's the people who will (not may) blow them out of proportion and end up giving the forum a bad name because a bunch of guys got their panties in a wad over something stupid that isn't going to matter five years down the road. So please before anyone wants to drag this on and keep flogging a dead Mustang horse take it up elsewhere so those that don't want to see it don't have to wade through it to get to the actual review.



#30 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:00 PM

See how that works? YOU are actually the first one to mention any specific model. That "horse" is far from the only body shell I could have been describing.

 

A "bad name."  To whom exactly?

 

And WHERE is this "blown proportion" on the seats, exactly?  The only proportion I see starting to distend is at the reaction to one reference.

 

You don't want the discussion to go this direction, don't start overreacting to one bland mention of squarish seats.  And don't even TRY TO PRETEND that it's not THAT OVERREACTION where the discussion starts going off course.


Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 06 April 2014 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:06 PM

And by the way, any idiot who'd drop a friendship over a discussion like this probably wasn't really your friend in the first place.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

Wait, what are you saying Chuck, the seats in this kit that I am anxiously awaiting are incorrect? Oh the horror! You go on to say that I can fix them with a little bit of work? Oh no, that isn't right, I paid good money for this kit and it should just assemble itself!

 

Sarcasm off, now how I really feel.....

 

Considering this is the first all new light truck kit in years, I am happy for it to come to market and can live with a perceived flaw. I hope Meng sees fit to offer a standard cab and extended cab version of this truck, and if they do I will order several more!



#33 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

Not even incorrect, Mike.  Just "squarish". And it wasn't even me.

 

And look how pointing that out has just totally ruined your anticipation of the kit…

 

actually, I don't even know if my sarcasm has an off button.

 

Eh, well. Somebody seems to get it.  Thank you.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:44 PM

I get it Chuck, I just wish others would realize a plastic model car hobby  should be enjoyed.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

I don't even know if my sarcasm has an off button.

 

I thought it was a dial, which goes to eleven?   :lol:  ;)



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:09 PM

I was once asked why I didn't just take the highest setting and call it "ten".

 

"'Cause it goes to eleven", I says.

 

Made sense to me.  And it was the one time I wasn't being sarcastic.  :o



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

All I am going to say that if anyone dismisses this kit over seats that are just a little to squared is a fool,  you will be missing out on what seems to be a great kit,  right now, I am only forming an opinion on them as how the parts look in the box,  but so far, I really like what I see, and you will too, this is a kit that should not be passed up,   that is if you like truck kits.

 

Folks, right here, we have the "put your money where your mouth is",  people complaining about less then stellar quality kits, well, here you have a great quality kit of an American Subject that is filling a void that is been there for a very long time,  Meng has delivered a kit that US builders have been asking for since the Revell's 99 Silverado kit,  sure, I know its not a 2014 model year , but its better then not having anything at all.    Yes, this kit may be a little expensive, but guess what, it does not have a chop top, it does not have crappy chrome platting, it does not have a lot issues ,  is it accurate as far as the real one?, I cant answer that, but I am sure someone that is can say how accurate it is . 


Edited by martinfan5, 06 April 2014 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

Well put, Jonathan.  I'm looking forward to eventually building at least one..waiting on my pre order from HLJ now.  It's great now after almost 15 years to see another modern pickup kitted.  I hope it is successful for Meng and they tool up variations and more modern trucks.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:54 PM

I will throw my two cents in as far as the seats go. I drive an F-550 super duty for work and have them all around our company and from what I can see in the pics they look pretty close to the real thing to me. I will be able to judge it better when I get one.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:48 AM

Here is a whats in the box look at Mengs F350 kit,  any question's please ask, and for you local guys, this one will be with me at DSC/club meeting(maybe)  so you can take a look at in person.
 
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Edited by martinfan5, 07 April 2014 - 07:50 AM.