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  1. Yes, the wait for the 4x4 version is almost over. I have a '70 long bed on the workbench as a I write this. Photos of the 4x4 parts will be forthcoming, I'm waiting for Fotki to get back on line. Box art is already in the works. Also we're also getting a 65-66 F-100 based on the on the current kit. Dave got the go ahead just last weekend and I saw the 3D artwork at the NNL East. Test shots of the 65-66 kit may be ready by late this summer. Along with the short and long bed stylesides, we'll be getting a stepside for first time. -Steve
  2. Here's the rest of the box art showing the built model which was inspired by the F250 used in the brochure photo.
  3. The last information I had was that both the 70 F-100 4x4 and the 65 AFX Comet were ready for production, and the ownership transfer to Pegasus would probably cause a short delay. That information is several weeks old. Typically your looking at about six weeks before they hit the shelves once production starts.
  4. Dan, What your looking at above are the 3D prints which have already had many revisions, not test shots. 1st round test shots haven't even been shown here in any detail yet and probably won't be as there are already change orders on those too. Hopefully I'll have the second round test shots in a few weeks. I'll post photos of those once I get the OK. Feel free to comment then ... Steve
  5. It wouldn't surprise me if that style of bed has been use for more then 50-60 years with minor changes. A google search of Reading's history show's 1955 for their start with a new line of lower profile bodies in 1959. https://www.readingbody.com/about/history/#/step-1
  6. Here's a couple of photos from the DAAM shop display last Sunday. There are no plans for a 8" Flareside bed at this time. Maybe one of the resin caster will step up and fill the gap finally. This is the Utility bed I mentioned. Anyone recognize a brand ? Could be a Reading but I don't know for sure. -Steve
  7. Just advising that it's a drop fit for any of the Moebius Ford Long bed kits. I'm sure it would fit lots of other pickup kits with simple mounting changes. -Steve
  8. Yes, I took a couple with my phone before it died. I'll post them first chance. Steve
  9. 1st round test shot's were on display at DAAM show near Detroit on Sunday where Dave revealed the 4th bed-style will be a aftermarket Utility Bed which will fit any of the 65-72 long bed kits. 2nd round of test shot parts should be coming next month. -Steve
  10. 1978-'83 Chevy Malibu questions

    Luc, Pretty much the full line of the 78 - 87 RWD A/G platform shared the same basic setup with minor variations under the skin, so take your pick. You could bolt the complete front end of a Pontiac Lemans, Bonneville or any Olds or Buick wagon variation to a Malibu or El Camino body as they all shared the Chevy doors too. Steve
  11. Moebius new stuff

    I think he's specifically asking about the built up 70 4x4 kit that was also on display, not the 3D mock ups of the 65-66. The 70 4x4 should be going into production very soon. -Steve
  12. ..... I won't go as far as saying Revell nailed it, but it looks a heck of a lot closer to the real thing then the 70 Challenger 2n1 I also picked up recently. Still like the Challenger it's diecast roots are showing but nowhere near as glaring in my eyes. Some of the trim is a little on the heavy side and the rear edge of the hood and cowl panel fit leaves something to be desired. But these areas are very fixable along with the screw hole in the gas tank center. Here's the new Cobra Jet S/S drag parts and hood You can probably call this a 3n1 one as the Bullitt grille is still here, it's right above the fan blade. It looks like there are two new chrome trees for the stock GT and drag versions. The Bullitt Style mags are still here too. There are no brake details or backing plated for the wheels but I'm sure someone here will suggest an easy solution. It's looks like the same hollow tires as used in the Challenger plus some hollow drag slicks, also without sidewall details I have very few Diecasts in my collection but Revell's Bullitt Mustang is one of them. When I first got it I wished they had done it in plastic, I guess here's one time my wish was granted. -Steve
  13. Moebius new stuff

    I've got the same first round test shots of the 65-66 F-100 as well for review and have already discussed a number corrections with Dave. I'm sure there will be some photos shared once he's more satisfied. Hopefully with the next round of test shots. Last time I talked with Dave he said he would really like to have something new released car and or truck wise in the second Quarter of this year. The most likely of those would be the 70 F-100 4x4 and or the AFX Comet. Hopefully Dave will be able share some specifics regarding production of those two kits very soon. Steve
  14. 1970 Ford police car

    The kit was originally a 1970 LTD dealer promo, then sold as a curbside kit as part of the Motor City Stocker series. The Boss 429 engine was added when it was converted to the Galaxie Police car. I'm pretty sure that engine was taken from some other kit tooling to save money and used because it fit the chassis. I think the 428 was the top Police engine that year. -Steve
  15. Revell's 68 Mustang GT 2n1 kit

    Here's the interior from the one I built. I think I had to correct the upper section of the back seat, not shown here. That was a long time ago so I don't remember for sure. I added the Automatic shifter, that I remember. And here's my finished version..... I added the Automatic Trans too as this was built as a replica of my friends 1:1 car. All things considered I think it builds into a nice model. Steve
  16. Box art has been completed and approved for '70 4x4. Tooling work has started on the 65-66 F-100 parts, should have a better idea once test shots are done and reviewed. -Steve
  17. Casey, Missing Link re-pops those exact wheels if you need a set FYI ..... -Steve
  18. Here's a few detail photos, all these wheel choices will also fit the current F-100 kits. The last one sure looks like a 4x4 wheel to me ... there will be more info on these kits so stay tuned. -Steve
  19. Sorry for the delay, I finally went through all the photos I took in Detroit. So here's the photos from the Moebius display. Keep in mind that these are rough 3D prints. After some changes are made test shot's will be next. We might see those early next year. My built up 70 F-100 4x4 sits below the Grim Reaper art work. Maybe not the best placement in hindsight ..... So far I've seen three bed styles, two trim levels and wheel bases. I expect there will be a 4x4 too. -Steve
  20. No, I forgot to upload them, thanks for the reminder Casey. I'll post them soon.
  21. RC2 era 'b and s' cars...

    You are both right on point, here's what happened. Back then they were announcing 10-15 releases at a time and they wanted box art builds in within 30 days. It just wasn't feasible to complete that many. Their go to box builder would pull completed models out his collection along with whatever fresh builds he could handle in a month. Of course most of those already built models were not box stock but the product manager wasn't very concerned. She felt that putting "prototype model" on the box covered those issues. Towards the end I pitched in and helped so one guy didn't have build them all but I had a falling out with the product manager so that didn't last long. -Steve (Cap Sat was my other reference but I can't get the Multi-quote to work)
  22. Look for Moebius to be at the Detroit Model Show next month with the latest updates and possibly some prototypes to check out. My built up of the 70 F-100 4x4 will be there too. Steve