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#41 martinfan5

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

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#42 Matt T.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:12 AM

Great looking kit! Molding looks to be on par with Tamiya, Aoshima, etc. I'm sure it will assemble as nicely too.

 

Tires say "Continental" I think.

 

Thank you for the GREAT photos.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:44 AM

One question I have concerns the door panels. Where are the pieces that fill in the openings?

 

The other is what are the five reddish looking pieces beside the decals?


Edited by plowboy, 22 November 2014 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:50 AM

Roger, those are the chrome metal transfers for the mirrors , yes, I see there is a little bit of a red reflection for some reason, as for the door panels, I looked and nothing goes behind them, but when you put the interior into the body, that will be the backing for them

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:13 AM

I preordered two(roofing truck and a tow vehicle are my plans) over at hobbylinc japan. I live in a F150 10 hours a day and I like the idea of new model offerings and want to support them.

Imperfections don't bother me at all, it doesn't take away from my enjoyment of butchering kits together!!
Although I can sympathize with those of you who it does bother. I see your point. I respect your opinions.
I also enjoy reading the threads that discuss kit deficiencies.

#46 Rob Hall

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:30 AM

I assume on the 1:1 those big things on the inner door panel are cubbies for stashing maps, tablets, ice scrapers, etc..



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

I assume on the 1:1 those big things on the inner door panel are cubbies for stashing maps, tablets, ice scrapers, etc..

Correct, and by looking at it, and it looks like once the interior is placed in the body, the cubbies will be opened little bit

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

For what it's worth, I ordered from Hobbyeasy on 3/31 and on 4/7 I received my two kits. Not bad service from China! 

 

I hope there are more versions forthcoming, I am anxious to build other F-350 series trucks.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

What shipping method did you use, Mike?



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:33 PM

My opinion is, with the bed sides being separate, I see a Dually version in the future.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

What shipping method did you use, Mike?

 
 We used the same shipping method , its Air Parcel and takes about a week, for one, you are looking at about low $20's

My opinion is, with the bed sides being separate, I see a Dually version in the future.

There are several things about the kit that say they are planning a dually version, one, they chose to do a long bed, two, the main parts of the bed are on their own parts tree.

And we could all be wrong, and there is no plan , we just have to wait and see

Edited by martinfan5, 07 April 2014 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:24 PM

I got to say that I have spent the last hour looking this kit over and "square seats aside" (note sarcasm) this kit is well worth the money I paid for it.

 

The way this kit is molded is very impressive. A separate headliner, detailed leaf springs and coil springs, clean engraving all around. What I noticed was the fact that there isn't any trademark engraving that I could see, unlike the domestic kits. The instruction sheet is almost like a mini-manual with nicely detailed drawings.

 

I bought two kits and with shipping it was less than $120 delivered from China to my door in a week. There have only been 2 other kits that I have bought that cost more than $60, a Revell KW Wrecker and the Can Do Wrecker, and this is money well spent.

 

I sure hope they come out with other versions as I won't hesitate to buy additional kits from Meng.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:47 PM

... there isn't any trademark engraving that I could see, unlike the domestic kits.

 

 

Did you notice if there are any TradeMark notices or licensing notices on the box, Mike?

 

 

Are they just ignoring Ford because they can?


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:03 PM

When did you get this? VERY cool and will enjoy seeing this weekend, but I thought it was still another few weeks out.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

When did you get this? VERY cool and will enjoy seeing this weekend, but I thought it was still another few weeks out.

I got them on Saturday,  there were released in China the last week of March



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

No Asian manufacturers stamp a bunch of writing and copyright notices on their chassis pans.  This is nothing new for them.  It also proves it's not an actual requirement for Revell either, but what fun is it if they don't stick a date and a GM trademark in a tiny nook that is impossible to remove without destroying all of the surrounding engraved texture.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:55 PM

No Asian manufacturers stamp a bunch of writing and copyright notices on their chassis pans.  This is nothing new for them.  It also proves it's not an actual requirement for Revell either, but what fun is it if they don't stick a date and a GM trademark in a tiny nook that is impossible to remove without destroying all of the surrounding engraved texture.

I bet you 200000yen that if this was an American company that kitted this subject, no one would of asked ,  Someone asked about if this kit was licensed over at the Automotive Forum, , so I posted that photo to show that it is



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:16 PM

No Asian manufacturers stamp a bunch of writing and copyright notices on their chassis pans.  This is nothing new for them.  It also proves it's not an actual requirement for Revell either, but what fun is it if they don't stick a date and a GM trademark in a tiny nook that is impossible to remove without destroying all of the surrounding engraved texture.

 

 

That's why I wondered.  I was curious to see if the MENG kit was licensed but MENG didn't see the need to mar the chassis with engraving such as that.  I agree; if MENG doesn't have to, Revell or Round2 or Moebius shouldn't have to either. 

 

I just wanted to be certain the MENG kit was a licensed kit before I raised the issue about chassis marking.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

very  nice   looks  like  it  would  be  a  great   kitbasher for the  older  truck  kits as well...... as far  as  engine,  axles  for  sure!



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

Just took a look at the main page and the engine assembly. That does look nice.

 

Yes- VERY expensive. And yes, very good.

 

I'm definitely interested in picking one of these up.

 

Charlie Larkin