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What's next from Moebius - How about a 70 F-100 4x4 and a 65-66 F-100

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On 4/19/2018 at 4:55 PM, mk11 said:

That is a fantastic clean build, Steve, and should sell a bunch  ^_^

 

mike

You think?   With all of this pissing and moaning?

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I certainly hate to be the bearer of bad news but this forum isn't exactly the center of the universe ;)   Maybe we here on the lunatic fringe get to think so but there's a far wider market out there that responds to kits with attractive box art and subject matter and may not care about the fine details we do. As long as it's a close enough resemblance to create the urge to buy one, that's all the company needs.

 

mike

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2 hours ago, mk11 said:

I certainly hate to be the bearer of bad news but this forum isn't exactly the center of the universe ;)   Maybe we here on the lunatic fringe get to think so but there's a far wider market out there that responds to kits with attractive box art and subject matter and may not care about the fine details we do. As long as it's a close enough resemblance to create the urge to buy one, that's all the company needs.

 

mike

what lunatic fringe??? we're the dead center of the lunatic universe.........:D

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IMO, it wouldn't hurt for Moebius to touch base with us lunatics before pulling the trigger on the final product. What to they have to loose? We would have given  them the heads up on the '69 headlight buckets looks a little too large, the hubcaps on the '69 and '70 F 100 kits are actually F 250 hubcaps, "custom cab" trim level did not exist for '70-'72, steering wheels were 3 spoke '67--'70, 2 spoke '71-'72 and of course 8 lug= F 250. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful Moebius is offering these long ignored subjects, and will continue to purchase regardless of the box art or subtle inaccuracies.

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I'm sure 'good enough' wasn't the primary intent of this expensive project but it's plain that early test shots didn't get into the hands of people familiar with the subject matter. With all the other distractions going on, things got overlooked. What's done is done. Hope the next one hits the goal.

 

mike 

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9 hours ago, mk11 said:

I'm sure 'good enough' wasn't the primary intent of this expensive project but it's plain that early test shots didn't get into the hands of people familiar with the subject matter. With all the other distractions going on, things got overlooked. What's done is done. Hope the next one hits the goal.

 

mike 

And yet with the International LoneStar and ProStar, they seemed to have got them "right". I don't think they had any truck model experts among them. Maybe it was the access to CAD that made the difference?

Ben

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10 hours ago, Bennyg said:

And yet with the International LoneStar and ProStar, they seemed to have got them "right". I don't think they had any truck model experts among them. Maybe it was the access to CAD that made the difference?

Ben

Absolutely!

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Everything is done with CAD files now but the output can only be as good as the input. Full factory blueprints on the big trucks made the difference, as Chuck said.

 

mike

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