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  1. I believe the kits were released in this order: Revell Syclone - 1992 Monogram S10 - 1993 Monogram Waverider S10 - 1994 In 1995 I believe all 3 versions were re-boxed with slightly updated boxing, but same kit/revell or monogram name. Revell Lowrider S10 - 1999 As to how Revell/Monogram which company name to use on the boxes, I haven't been able to find a pattern, even now. I have noticed most (maybe all) kits dated 1998 have both names in the upper left, and this seems to be the only year with that style combined logo. I cant remember ever seeing a specifically monogram kit dated 1998 (or 1999?). Seems like they started splitting up the branding again in the early 2000s In any case, hopefully it is just a wives tale, and the S10 is intact. I am building one now, but I would still buy 2. I can see it now, in the sleek black Monogram box like the recent Grand National release. Round2 has a '94 sonoma on shelves, the time is now.
  2. Thanks Tim. This is a great kit, I am excited to see it re-issued. The last few years seem to have been a turn of a page in the book of Revell box-art. Seeing more of these illustrated box tops, a shift from the matter-of-fact look of the special editions or street burner kits. I'll admit, I am a sucker for box art, and I like this one (although, I say ditch the driver). The illustration of the car specifically, seems very similar to the AMT '25 chopped T re-issue, due to be on shelves around the same time. I also like the look of the Revell's special edition boxes, but I guess that's a decade-old look now. Wonder how many more of those we will see.. All I know, is that I am building mine with the blower and some FAT tires. Great tires in this kit, but they will go on something else.
  3. I swear I have seen one on ebay was from 1995 or 96, maybe? Boxart had the blue monogram banner, like the waverider, but the red stock s-10 with a diorama-type background. I cant seem to find a picture anywhere. Probably the same parts as the original issue.
  4. This is a great kit, IMO. I know that the (very similar and equally great) Syclone kit was re-issued around 2010 or so. Am I correct that the S-10 has been dormant since the lowrider 3 'n 1 version, 20 years ago? Think we will ever see it re-issued? The AMT Sonoma re-issue made me think that now would be a welcome time for it.
  5. I can attest to the quality of these. AND it will arrive at your house before you close the browser. Bill has very quick service and makes some nice parts. Nice work Bill!
  6. That wiring looks incredible. I'd love to know what you used and where you sourced the materials. I'm dying to start adding wire plugs like the orange ones you have there. Also, nice touch adding the lower panel to the front of the utility bed. I realized right away that is something I plan to add once I get around to building mine.
  7. The 48 Ford Pro Modeler kit from Revell/Monogram has a flathead with speed parts. I'm not sure which scale you are working with, but that one is 1/25. 48promodeler.webp
  8. I have always been curious about certain kits from Revell/Monogram, that seem to be available in different scales. Recently there has been the Jeep Honcho kit, and the Mazda Miata from Revell. These kits were released years ago with with different scales listed on the box. There's a number of examples of this. Why did they do it? I know that prior to the merger, Monogram had many well respected 1/24 toolings, while Revell focused on 1/25 scale. I would assume that since they merged, they hope to appeal to all markets, i.e. those who have chosen to build in only one particular scale. I would be interested to hear whether or not that is the actual motivation behind it. More so, I am curious about the comparison between the different scale kits. I have never done a side-by-side, so that would answer a lot of my questions. Are the kits actually the same, and are all parts re-scaled? Is it a costly thing for the company to do? Is it something that requires cutting an entirely separate tool? I am new to the hobby, so I enjoy learning about it's history. These forums have been a great source of knowledge for me, so thanks in advance for any info oldjeep.webp new jeep.webp
  9. So I know there are still a few derivatives of the 65/66 F100 due out in the next few years. I'm still hooked on building the Moebius 69-72s. But I'm already wondering what will be the next pickup offering from Moebius. Anyone care to share speculation? Or better yet, anyone in the know have info from the source? Based on their reputation, I'm hoping for fresh new tooling. Personally, I would be thrilled if they continued moving back through the older Fords. As far as I know, there is not much available to represent late 50's Ford trucks. Looking forward to hearing what you guys think.
  10. Fellas, thank you all for the kind words. No one told me that I completely neglected the reflecters below the tail lights. Eventually l'll get around to foiling and painting those. I also may change out the mirrors for ones that should be here tomorrow, from rookie resin.
  11. This one was a longtime work in progress, and it feels food to say that I am pretty impressed with the way it turned out. I am 26, and I started modeling in late 2017. I think this build was a milestone for me in terms of patience and how it impacts the final product. I love this hobby. I rent an apartment in the Boston area, and I commandeered a space in the shared basement to put a 6 ft. table, along with a few shelves, and build my plastic. I haven't been building much lately since it is summer time, so finally finishing this feels especially nice. I ordered the Fireball F250 upgrade kit and I was not disappointed. Chassis assembly was a breeze and the detail on the parts is pretty astonishing. Moebius created a great kit, and Joseph allowed us to build the truck on the box. I wish I took more shots during assembly, but it tried to get a shot of the accurate tranny on the finished truck.
  12. Many of these kits from the moebius ford truck line have some unignorable similarities to the 70s AMT ford truck kits in the design of some parts. I specifically the 69-72 moebius kits. When compared with the AMT ford firestone kit, it would be easy to believe that some tooling was shared. I know that model king was involved in both the moebius kits and later verions of the AMT kits. But I am by no means a knowledgeable source of information relating to this hobby. I'm saying this only based on my own comparisons and things that I have read on these forums. For the record, I am a HUGE fan of these moebius trucks, regardless of the tooling or inaccuracies. But will say, that hinge is funny looking. I never even noticed it
  13. I took this photo when i got the utility bed. It is the fireball kit and a 67-72. The 65/66 cab can fit with the fireball frame as well, I just didn't get a photo. Hope this is helpful.
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