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Dave Metzner

Member Since 03 May 2010
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Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news

22 August 2014 - 01:54 PM

We have received yet another set of 3D files of the 65 Comet and pointed out a few corrections that still need to be made - I anticipate that this kit may be ready to go to tooling in the next two- three weeks.

If that were to be the case - I might have first test shots in my hands around mid - November - if everything went without any kind of hiccup and 1st test shots don't need any revisions (that almost never happens) we could have kits before the end of the year - although, I'd honestly expect this to slide into first quarter of 2015..


Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news

22 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

Latest news on the Ford pick-ups is that third test shots ought to be on the way in the next 10-15 days. Work is underway on packaging and instruction sheets.These should be final test shots. If all goes to plan we should be able to get these kits into production shortly after that.

Once I have new test shots I'll try to get a 71 Ranger XLT built up quickly for box art and instruction sheet photography and will post some photos.


Moebius 1961 Pontiac news

22 August 2014 - 01:31 PM

Latest news regarding the Moebius 1961 Pontiac  Ventura kit is that tooling is underway and 1st test shots are expected to be sent in the next 3 weeks or so. Once first test shots are here I'll have a better idea regarding the production schedule. IF test shots don't require major corrections - First Pontiac kits could be here by December.


54 Hudson build-up

21 August 2014 - 02:16 PM

Here are a few shots of the '54 Hudson Hornet coupe test shot I just finished.

This is for box art and instruction sheet photos.. Should have third and I hope final test shot in hand in about 3 weeks - Would be really happy if box and instructions are all done and approved by then

 

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Moebius New trucks......KW, Peterbilt.....others? New trailer?

19 July 2014 - 06:28 AM

Since it seems that there is interest in new Moebius tractor kits  - seems there is lots of interest in KW , Peterbilt or Freightliner.

 

I think it's a good idea for me to speak up here.

 

As of today, Moebius only has a license for class 8 trucks with Navistar.

Would we like to do other big rigs? the answer is a qualified yes - the problem is that these are monsterous projects and require very large investments of time and capitol.

We are a very small company and we have 5 major car/truck projects plus the new 53 ft trailer in the works now along with numerous other projects, not related to cars/trucks.

 

Will we branch out to other Big truck brands? I hope that we can, but we need to get current projects, under development, on store shelves first. Once that's done, we need to determine a subject that we can do profitably, make licensing arrangements and proceed to development..

Please keep in mind that development for one of these big trucks can take18 months to two years, after licensing has been signed and a subject determined.

 

The 53 ft smooth side trailer is in test shots now and seems to be on schedule for release this fall. I have one sitting next to my work bench now waiting for paint.

 

Bottom line for new tractors is we'll have to wait and see what can be done - I wouldn't expect anything by way of a Kw, Peterbilt etc. very soon.

 

New trailers you say!?

That may be easier to do than a new tractor - we've been looking at several possibilities. I'd say another modern trailer could happen much sooner than an entirely different brand of tractor - simply because a trailer is much simpler than a tractor. Once again, we need to get some current projects on store shelves before we get too deep into another new item.

 

 

 

Dave