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niteowl7710

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In Topic: Moebius New trucks......KW, Peterbilt.....others? New trailer?

25 August 2014 - 05:42 AM

Dave - Would Moebius consider updating the LoneStar to 2015 specs? They seem to only come with Cummins ISX engines now, and they lost all of the tank skirts/fairings with the placement of the DEF tank behind the driver's side steer tire. Guys would probably buy it for the engine alone, plus if you just added the "open side" parts and the new engine on separate runners, it would allow the kit to be built in either variation.

In Topic: What did you get today?

23 August 2014 - 06:58 AM

Oh the KPGC110 looks sweet,but i guess it`s curbside?


The kit is in fact full detail...kinda. There is a really nice, 15 part or so COMPLETE engine/tranny, and everything on the chassis is separate. Eg no molded in exhaust or suspension parts.

BUT the old motorized heritage of the overall kit, or the lack of a complete overhaul of the tool means that other than a radiator (which is there more as a detail piece since the grill is mesh) there is no under hood detail. The tooling was also not modified to cast the hood as a separate piece for the 2-3 variations that got the newly tooled engine.

So much research needs to be done to cut the hood out correctly, along with the fact the under side of the hood has a giant mold mating line (remember in 95% of their C110 kits don't have the engine) and fabbing up the underhood area if you want more than an OOB presentation.

The upside? HLJ sells the kit for $12.60. Subject matter is subjective, but what kit can you buy even WITH the majikal 40% coupon (other than out right clearance) can you pick up for $12 and change.

Heck the most expensive of those 4 kits is the Initial D AE86 and that was $22. The other Fujimi kits were $12 for the R32 (curbside) and $14 for the little Datsun roadster (top half engine insert). Shipping all 4 was $20, so $5 per kit basically.

Everything you've been told about the "sky high" prices of Japanese kits is a lie ;)

In Topic: What did you get today?

22 August 2014 - 12:40 PM

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In Topic: These good for Cop Cars Revell Monogram 1 24 - 1985 Camaro Z-28 - Rvm4015

22 August 2014 - 04:26 AM

I have just won this kit, pretty cheap for over here.  I guess the bumpers and a couple of other things are not correct for a cop car, so maybe some converting is needed.

If not then its still a nice looking car :-)
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


Big thing is the T-Tops. No BC4 Camaro had those. That's been the "problem" with all of AMT's Camaros when it comes to converting them to Police models.

In Topic: If Tesla's made you whine, check this out

20 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

From what I understand, Brock and Shelby had given their approval for them to use the look prior to Shelby's passing. Gotta admit though, 500hp and 1000 ft/lbs of torque right friggin' now could be entertaining!


From the article I read about the Renovo the other day it sounded like Brock had a hand in refining the design from the original Cobra Daytona into the vehicle they're producing. There are worse (and far less attractive) ways to spend $550k.