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Jim H.

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  1. Finally calling this one finished. I am not sure how to move this thread to Under Glass, maybe one of you can help me out with how to do that. This was a fun project, started using the Moebius '69 F100. Huge thanks to Bill for the great parts used to make it a '67 F100. I will say, those west coast mirrors certainly are not for the faint of heart. They are really REALLY fragile. It was a huge relief once I got them off the supports, painted, and on there in one piece. Only once they were attached did it occur to me that they were intended to be used on the narrower '65-'66 Moebius kit cab, so they lean outward slightly. Regardless, I am glad I got some pictures because sure enough, I busted one carrying the truck inside after taking photos. Oh well. I would still recommend them, they're worth the effort. I glued the leaf springs lower on the frame than was instructed, so the stance is a bit raised in the rear. I used the kit's wheel backs with the Rookie Resin steel wheels, which were a perfect fit on the kit tires. A strip of diamond plate from Detail Master was used behind the step bumper. The diamond patterns were nearly a perfect match. I also ditched the kit's red taillights. Instead I glued the bezels in, sanded them flush, and painted silver then clear red to create the taillights. I cut small squares off a racing stripe decal and used it for the white portions. The air cleaner is pulled from the Revell Chevy Van kit. I like the way it looks compared with the Ford one. Still chose to use the Ford factory decal on it, even though I know that would drive some folks nuts. Inside I used the PE set from MCG to detail the dash and pedals and '67 door panels from RR. The door panels lined up perfectly and fit really well after I sanded some material off the backs. The grille fit rather nicely after some sanding. Kit headlights were a perfect fit, and I used an orange pharmacy bottle to create the turn signals. Rookie Resin parts used: Grille, hood badges, steel rims, mirrors, step bumper, interior door panels
  2. Not a huge fan of the custom waverider version, but I definitely appreciate the vintage catalogs. Thanks for sharing those. These are from the Monogram 93 and 96 catalogs that I have. I like the blue S10 from the illustration. That is how I'll paint my S10, if I ever get back to working on it. I think that illustration would make great box art for a re-issue (!!!)
  3. I tend to agree. I'd be surprised if everything was updated to make it an accurate '67. Still, I don't understand why they would box it as a '67 if all the parts are for a '69, seems to only open the door for criticism. If it was marketed as a '69 utility bed w/ a V8, I think it would still sell pretty well. Is it true that the '71 and '72 kits actually have different grilles? I know the 1:1 grilles are different, but I haven't done a comparison on the kits. To me the '72 box side photo appears to have the '71 grille. I hope I am wrong!
  4. I let this project fall off my radar last summer. Finally picked it back up earlier this year and decided to strip and re-paint it. Now I am going in a slightly different direction with the project. Luckily Rookie Resin now offers even more coverage for making an accurate '67. I heard Moebius will offer a 67' F100 service truck in the future. I am VERY curious as to whether they will make any alterations to the headlight bezels from their '69 kit. Either way, Bill @ Rookie Resin nailed it with these grilles. Grille, wheels, step bumper, door panels, and hood badges on this one all came from Rookie Resin.
  5. Bill, you have done a great job supplementing these Moebius kits. Finally got refocused on this 67 that I started then stripped last summer. You have a lot more available now than when I started this, so it seems my lack of drive to finish a build has paid off in this case..
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. I sat down today and really moved things along with this build. Its great to have a better grille option for the 67-69 trucks. Thanks to Bill at Rookie Resin. Going for a slightly tuned up, slightly weathered look. I was waiting for the right chance to use these AMT ford wheels, and I am glad I still had them sitting around for this one. Still a lot of work to be done here, photos are just test fitting. I'm excited about the PE set from MCG, it looks REAL nice. Those will end up on the highboy as well.
  20. I glued the '67 grille to a cab today and I'll tell you, it was a pretty exciting moment for me. Great work on these Bill. I am sure that I speak for many when I say thank you for your efforts to create these. As suggested, I cut up a pharmacy bottle and used it for the turn signals. They are the perfect depth, and I got them in snug without using glue. Headlights from the kit fit perfectly. I am excited to get this finished up and share the completed photos.
  21. I am excited to get my hands on these! I will order one of each type, when they are ready. Please keep us posted. They look terrific so far!
  22. I threw another body in the mix for the highboy chassis. Still totally undecided as to how i'll finish that one. I do really like it as a red '69, despite the grille inaccuracies. Anyone think we'll ever see that corrected? I went with a yellow two-tone on the white '70 body. Got some testors dark red on the '66. I'm having fun with these.
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