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  1. Moebius & AMT Pontiacs

    This one is the Ventura, started these this week, I do like how the finned brake drums turned out. Closeup of Pontiac Wheels. Centers were painted Tamiya aluminum while outside was painted Testors' silver. Can't leave the Catalina out of this, can I? Wheels are kit supplied while I sourced the parts box for the BF Goodrich Radial T/As And since I'm building Catalinas, here is the AMT version. Wheels are from AMT 65 Pontiacs while tires are parts box items. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  2. A Better Grill

    Over Thanksgiving I was visiting my daughter and grand kids in another state. When I had a minute, I started working on my computer to design a new grill for the 69 Moebius pickup. I have always hated the grill that the kit came with and I couldn't take it any longer. My son-in-law had a 3d printer so I had him print some preliminary designs. When I got back home I couldn't stop thinking about fixing this problem so I got back into it and redesigned, tweaked, and adjusted my design until I came up with this. I decided to go with a "Ranger" grill with the emblem in the center and unfortunately had to "beef" up the smaller bars in order to have a strong enough piece to cast from. It still needs some bondo here and there and some sanding and fine tuning but it is pretty close to being a usable piece. The headlight lenses from the kit fit into the cutouts nicely. I would like to here some feed back on this piece before I cast it. I am already working on a 67 and 68 grill to cast as well. Thank you for looking and any help would be appreciated!
  3. Here's my finished version of the Moebius 66 Ford F-100 short bed pickup which is based on the second round test shot. The tooling is about 95% ready to go at this point and final test shots should be available shortly. Colors I used are Rangoon Red over Wimbledon White. Still waiting on the decals which will include some scripts which are missing from my build up. Moebius is shooting for the first release to be before the end of the year, most likely it will be the 66 Flareside version. Look for a display of these kits at the Detroit Show coming up next month. -Steve
  4. Just finished my 4th build in my "A day in 1979" series for my future diorama. It began as the Moebius 71 Ranger xlt. I combined AMT's 78 Ford Firestone kit for the 4x4 components. I wanted a bare bones Ford Custom cab with a lower trim level than the XLT. I picked up a Moebius 70 Ford for the use of the door panels, seat, and tailgate. Modifications are minimal as the kit is pretty good as is. I had to fix the steering column to get the steering wheel straight, grind a little off the area where the firewall and interior tub meet in order to get the bed to line up with the cab properly, shave down the windshield wipers and pedals, and bend the exhaust to fit with the new suspension. Scratch built items are: mirrors, antenna, bumper guards, mud flaps with angle iron, gas filler neck and cap, shifters, dash pad, drive lines, exhaust extension, lock out hubs, starter solenoid, thermostat housing, heat riser, dip stick, all vacuum lines and hoses, throttle linkage and spring, battery cables, wiring harness, alternator bracket, brake lines at master cylinder, and the washer hoses to cowl. I used scale model spark plug wires from an aftermarket company (cant remember the name). Parts box items not including the 4x4 parts are: fan belt assembly, rear view mirror (inside), hub caps, valve covers, 4 speed transmission, and bell housing. I have a pretty thorough explanation of the build under the workbench section if interested. Thank you for looking and comments are welcome! I would be happy to answer any questions if you have them. Enjoy!
  5. ProStar Fleet Truck

    Hey guys! New to the site. I’ve been modeling on and off for a few years in what little free time I have. I just wanted to show off my latest build. It’s the Moebius International ProStar. Just a fleet truck from my home state of Wisconsin.
  6. 1956 Chrysler

    I really enjoyed building this race car. The kit goes together flawlessly (as do all Moebius kits I've built). Built OOB, body mods included cutting off the headlight trim rings to use the kit-supplied block-off plates, carefully filed and sanded off the side trim without losing the body lines, and I drilled small holes to depict the side trim attachment points. Decals went on without a hitch and responded well to setting solution. Overall one of my favorite Cup cars of one of NASCAR's past champions. Comments welcome, thanks for looking!
  7. Whose Would Be Better ?

    Changed this inquiry into a poll . Feel free to add your choice(s) to the list ( example : I'd like to see a 1971 GMC Sprint SP-1 or How about a Toyota Stout ! ) . Have fun !
  8. Here's the completed build up for Moebius, while I was putting this together I discovered a few small things that needed tweaked. I believe Dave has it all resolved now and it should be ready for production very soon. I have my fingers crossed that they'll be shipping these before the Holidays. In the future I would like to see some more appropriate all terrain tires added to the kit. Regardless, I think ‘70 Ford F-100 4x4 pickup is a welcome addition to the Moebius Truck line up. I can’t wait to see what other modelers will do with it. -Steve
  9. A quick look at the fit of parts and all the cool stuff in the box! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4ocPzKExSY
  10. Hello, here is another of my latest builds.. Brush paintjob and some details added..
  11. 1950s Car Fan Here

    Hello I ran across this blog and I'm hoping for some help here. I just got the Moebius 300 kit and it looks terrific except for the hood/grill there is no decal with the "300" and the checkerboard... I'm hoping for some help with creating my own decal, but I've never done that before... Other than that, I have not done a whole lot of car models. I'm hoping to start a small collection in my spare time sort of thing. The cars from the 1950's are my favorite! 49-51 Mercs Mid 50s Cadillacs Anything really from the 1950's. Thanks and I hope to hear from you guys soon.
  12. 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
  13. Bat-Pod, Moebius, 1/25 - Finished build

    Hallo, I just finished this bike. It's a nice kit, I had no problems during the build. Some wires and hoses were added, I also drilled the cannon barrels and closed the inner sides of munition clusters. I headed for a slightly used look and I'm sure that the Dark Knight will wash it as soon as possible...
  14. '65 Comet street/strip car

    I recently picked up one of Moebius' '65 Comet Cyclone kits, and I've started collecting parts to build it up into a street/strip car. I'm thinking a high-reving 289 terror that sees the streets on Friday nights, and the strip on the weekends. Since I'm shooting for what would pass tech as a late '60s D/MP drag car, I'm on the hunt for a dual quad or tunnel ram intake for a small block Ford. The only one that I remember clearly is the unit from the MPC Mustang II kit, but I'm sure that there must be others. I suppose the cross-ram Cobra manifold from the AMT '66 Mustang kit could also be a contender, but that makes for some funky staggered hood scoops. Anyway, I'll be back with pics soon, but I thought I might pick some of your brains for sources for speed parts, and maybe a good set of skinny slicks that I can cut a couple of cheater grooves into.
  15. 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I "The Villain"

    Finally finished the 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I by Moebius Models...known as the Villain. For pics of this build check out the On the bench section here. Here are pics from the final resulting build. Also, you can see more on this build on youtube at https://youtu.be/_oswBSc9HEA
  16. Take one Moebius 65 Plymouth Belvedere kit, swap a few parts from the Moebius Satellite and Johan Police Car kits, add a few aftermarket parts along with a few minor modifications and you can make this ... You can see all the build photos in the on the workbench section, just follow the link below. -Steve
  17. This is a model of a car ordered by Jack Ashley and driven by Ronnie Sox in 1961. As far as I can find out, this car was ordered and taken over to Ray Nichels to prep for racing. It went up for auction back in November 2013 and sold for $182,500. I took the Moebius body and worked on the window channels to get the windows to fit better after reading what Mr. Obessive had wrote up for tips on this kit. Filled a couple of low spots in the quarters around the trim and prepped body for primer and paint. I used Tamiya White Primer and ordered Pontiac Richelieu Blue from Scale Finishes, same paint code as Chevrolet Silver Blue Met. Srayed the body and cleared with Testors Ultra Gloss Clear. I used Testors Silver Blue Met and Nassau Blue Met from there Lacquer line of paints for the interior after I sprayed to white seat inserts with Tamiya White primer. I will go back and cover all the interior with Tamiya Semi-Gloss clear. I need to come up with some reference pictures of the engine yet. I appears that the car had dual carbs and not the triple carb set-up on it but need to see if I can clarify that.
  18. Finally getting a chance to show this 4dr conversion for the Moebius 65 Belvedere that I picked up at the recent Toledo NNL. The 4dr body has corrected vent widow openings, and the interior includes the proper bench seats, Belvedere I style door trim, low trim level dash and the 4dr package shelf. As you can see the body fits my in progress KSP Plymouth build up chassis and interior perfectly ! Here's a close up of the interior parts. I'm hoping they will offer the Dash separately and that I can talk them into doing a proper 2dr Belvedere I bench seats and door trim down the road. Some more photos of the 4dr body on my built up chassis ... Although tempted to keep going, I'm going to save the 4Dr body for a another project and I'm going to finish my KSP Plymouth 2Dr. I'll have an update on that project sooner or later ... -Steve
  19. Right from the box the Moebius Belvedere Sedan kit it very close to the factory Police Package so I figured why not build one. I went with the Kansas State Patrol because they used two door patrol cars in the 60's, I liked the paint scheme and the decals are available. So with a few parts from the Moebius Satellite and Johan Police Car kits, some aftermarket parts and a few minor modifications I think I can make an accurate replica. I always start with the basic chassis and unibody front structure on these Mopar kits. I'm going for a factory stock, first day in service look so the floor pans got the typical Mopar overspray treatment. The top side is painted to resemble the black vinyl floor covering still used in todays Police Cars. The dual exhaust is from the Satellite kit, both kits share the same suspension parts. The bucket style seats were available on both the two and four sedan Mopar Police Packages by '64 and maybe even earlier based on documented survivors. A dummy plate covering the radio opening was added to an early test shot dash panel without the detail engraving of the production kits. Here's the basic chassis and suspension completed, The front end assembly is only dry fitted, it will be glued in at the same time as the engine as it needs to go in first. I'm going to call this part 1, stay tuned for more soon ..... -Steve
  20. Here ianother one that I got painted between the rain falling this week. It's the Moebius 1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe. This is the thrid good around at trying to paint this one. First I had it a Dark Metallic Red with a Black roof but that just wasn't doing it for me. So I stripped it and went another direction. Testors Tropical Turquoise and Tamita Racing White. I'm digging this more. Just do not know what to do for interior though. I am looking at the dash possibly being Model Master Interior Metallic Blue but then I don't know what to do for the rest of it. Want to try and stay stock looking with it. Here's the colors together.
  21. Here are some sneak peaks at the box art and model I created for the upcoming Model King / Moebius Joe Weatherly '61 Pontiac Catalina kit. The kit will probably be out around summerish.
  22. 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. http://public.fotki.com/SteveG26/moebius-projects/page2.html -Steve
  23. Moebius Plymouth tires on eBay

    While searching for AMT whitewalls on eBay, I came across this listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141777755144?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Seems like the seller has obtained a large supply (64 sets sold so far) of tires from the Moebius '65 Plymouth kit. Could the seller have gotten them from their outside supplier, or is this a back-door deal with Moebius?
  24. Started work on the new Moebius/Modelking 1969 F100 the day it hit the store. I am kit bashing it with the 2006 Mustang GT H kit from revell. I am using the motor , trans & seats from the Mustang kit as well as part of the door panels. The door panels are other wise scratch built using evergreen sheet stock. It has some Corvette parts from a revell kit as well but only 5. At the moment I am using the upper & lower control arm's from the C5 R kit (this setup may change) & the master cylinder from another corvette kit. I have modified the frame & the suspension to add airbags front & rear. It sites on the frame!!! It has a custom Ford 9 inch out back. Rear roll pan made from evergreen stock. It will have a 4 link in the rear that will be made from evergreen rod. The bridge is made from evergreen stock as well. I cut the gas tank out of the cab & filled the hole with evergreen sheet stock. I have shaved the fire wall & cut a hole for the radiator to mount in. The front bumper will be left off & I filled in the holes for the front bumper with evergreen. Any questions about the build just ask.