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  1. SteveG added a post in a topic Will we see a new '63 Plymouth?   

    There's no '63 Plymouth currently in the works as far as I know.  That being said, I know Dave is fully aware of all the potential subjects that can be done off the '65 Plymouth tooling.  There's still more variations of the current kit already planned that have to completed before there's any chance that you'll here about any alternate year Plymouths or Dodges for that matter.  Don't forgot about the already announced other kits like the Mercury Cyclone and 61 Pontiac Catalina that still haven't hit the shelves yet. Heck, Moebius just shipped the 65 Belvedere's ....  
     Even if Dave announced tomorrow that a '63 Plymouth would be next (don't bet on it) your talking at least 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 years down the road.   Personally I'm a big fan of the '62 to '65 Mopar B-bodies so a modern '63 Plymouth and/or Dodge are both subjects that I would really like to see happen.  For now, I'd suggest finding a good 63 Plymouth builder somewhere (like eBay) grab a Moebius 65 Plymouth and have at it combing the two.  Should be a fun project.
  2. SteveG added a post in a topic Moebius 61 Ventura exhaust system locator holes   

    Thanks for the complement, I actually consider myself to be an average builder.  I'm just relaying my experience with the kit.  On the last sample I tried I had both the front and rear glass fitting as Moebius intended with no gaps in about five minutes using nothing but hand files.  The only work on the body openings I did was to remove the sprue attachment in the front.  To be fair, I'm talking about unpainted bodies and pre-production samples.  Maybe something changed in mass production just like the exhaust holes Dave mentioned.
    I'll give you this, I'm not a big fan of the glass trim being molded to the glass. The trim should be more flush, especial the rear glass in my opinion.   Maybe we're splitting hairs here but to me that's a design issue.
  3. SteveG added a post in a topic First look - Production version Moebius 65 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan   

    In hind sight I would suggest to Dave that the side panels could have been better used to show off the contents of the kit.  This one side panel is the only clue of the non stock parts.
    I've put all the contents of this kit on line for everyone to see in advance,  it's the best I can do for those that want to do a little home work before buying this kit so that there are no surprise.

    I think Dave's been pretty clear otherwise that it was not going to be a 100% stock kit. I think once you see all the future versions you'll understand why we got this kit the way that it is.   Other then a bench seat,  I think just about everything else to build a pure stock version is either in the Satellite kit or readily available in other common kits.  
  4. SteveG added a post in a topic Moebius 61 Ventura exhaust system locator holes   

    There's a small parting line around the perimeter of both the front and black glass that is due to the molding process that has to be removed. Once that's done the glass fits fine.   It's only takes a few minutes and it's really no different the any other kit part that needs minor clean up as part of the building process.
    I think Moebius going with the glass being installed from the outside on most of their new kits has thrown a lot builders off a little bit.  I have to admit I protested pretty hard the first time I saw that design.  It was certainly not what I was used to.
    I haven't finished any of the 61 Pontiac's that I have yet but I've built up quite a few of Plymouth kits already with the similar tight fitting glass design and in the end I think it looks more realistic then the old sloppy fitting glass installed from the inside in most cases.      
  5. SteveG added a post in a topic First look - Production version Moebius 65 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan   

    Looks like Fotki just crashed ....  hopefully they'll be back up soon.
  6. SteveG added a post in a topic First look - Production version Moebius 65 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan   

    Yes, it's not called Carney's anymore but it still there at the same place.  I go there from time to time.  
    I think it's a great kit and Moebius has more coming based on this tooling.  I'm betting they'll get more versions out of this one then the Ford Pickup.
  7. SteveG added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    First look - Production version Moebius 65 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan
    Here's a quick look at the 65 Plymouth Belvedere Production contents that I just got. Look for the kit to be available in about 4 weeks from now.

    These photos were taken with my iPad, some are not by best work but it was handy for today.  The body is highly polished, even smoother then the Satellite. 

    Here's the chrome tree with multiple wheel options.  Note the Hemi valve cover for a later version. 

    Here's the new seats and the Super stock style exhaust pipes  ....

    And here's the steel wheels that go with the dog dish hub caps  ....

    Here's the big and little street radials ....

    The decal sheet ....

    These are just the highlight of the kit, the full photos are on my Fotki page, just follow the link below.
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  8. SteveG added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Belvedere I   

    I just got my production sample minutes ago,  I'll have photos later.   I can confirm that the 4bbl intake, carb and air cleaner is carried over from the Satellite kit as an option vs the 2x4bbl parts and the Hemi style air cleaner.  There are 6 tires, all modern radials so you can either do 4 standard width or big and littles.  Same goes for the wheels.  Both the steelies and chromed mags wheels have 6 each to include a wider pair to go with the optional wider rear tires
    The chrome tree also has a few extra goodies to speculate on some future version(s).   All the above parts will also work on the previously released Satellite kit for those who want to build it as a street machine too.   
    Watch for a new post later today ...
  9. SteveG added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Belvedere I   

    This kit represents a modern street machine, not a 100% factory stock model.  Beside the parts listed above it also comes with bucket seats, 5 spoke mag wheels and street radial tires.  It also has the super stock style exhaust with the removable caps.
    Swap out the skinny tires and dual exhaust from the Satellite and along with a single 4bbl carb, manifold and stock air cleaner and you have a pretty accurate factory Police Package Belvedere.
  10. SteveG added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Belvedere I   

    I don't how Chicago PD equipped there cars in back then but I can say that the Plymouth Belvedere Police Package was available with bucket seats on both the 2 Door and 4 Door sedans in '65.   I'm already working on 65 Plymouth Belvedere 2 Door State Patrol car based on this kit and I will be using the bucket seats.
  11. SteveG added a post in a topic Revell 2nd QTR 2016   

    Not Art but since Lindberg acquired all the existing IMC tooling way back when and Round 2 now owns Lindberg you could argue they own the IMC 48 Ford tooling too.   As far as I know that tooling is still lost along with the others that Union had run.
  12. SteveG added a post in a topic 1977 F-150 4x4   

    Beautifully done Mike ..... amazing considering you started off with box of junk parts.
    Maybe after Moebius has exhausted all versions of the fifth generation 67-72 F series will see a proper short and long bed 73-79 F series from them.  Either that or someone will have to offer a resin cast standard bed before I build one.  My prior attempts with a razor saw didn't work out as well as yours.  
  13. SteveG added a post in a topic '65 Plymouth Satellite...The One That Got Away   

    Nice work Greg !  I'll be following along ...
    Great story too.  A lot of us had one they let get away including me.  
  14. SteveG added a post in a topic Possible 1968-70 AMX from Moebius?   

    Dave is correct, all those tools apparently fell into a black hole somewhere in China when Testors obtained them for the HSO series.  That would include the Pro-street AMX, 69 Rambler, 71 Cuda, 71 Comet and 70 Olds 442.
    Now get ready to be really confused,  Lindberg obtained the rights to all of Testors Plastic kits around the time they announced the Dodge Charger Police car kits. (one of many delays on that project) Those rights passed to Round 2 when they purchased Lindberg.  So in theory if they were ever found they could be packaged as AMT kits.  IIRC, the AMX and the Olds were already released once as AMT Funny car kits.   
    So if Dave ever did decide to do an AMC kit he would probably have to start from scratch ...... which is probably not a bad idea.
  15. SteveG added a post in a topic Just updated with JoHan/Lindberg/Moebius B-Body Comparo Pix - detailed review of second round test shots of the new Moebius '65 Belvedere Sedan kit...   

    I hope you don't mind the mutual praise. I need to give you a bunch of credit.  It was a number of your Mopar build up articles over the years which got me interested in them in the first place.  A lot of my methods are based on your how-to's articles.    By nature I'm really a Pontiac guy but don't tell anybody