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Almost got fooled on this. Thought this was a kit Moebius was doing.

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  Saw this picture ; and for a second it looked like a Moebius kit box with a picture of a 56 Mercury.  I thought this kit was going to be a new release from Moebius.

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Who knows what's cooking in their kitchen, cuz since the all the hobby venue's are canceled not much news is sipping thru via their company reps.

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1 hour ago, GMP440 said:

 

  Saw this picture ; and for a second it looked like a Moebius kit box with a picture of a 56 Mercury.  I thought this kit was going to be a new release from Moebius.

56 Mercury.jpg

I can see how at first glance this would look like a Moebius ad. Now that I realize it isn't I'm very disappointed since I'd enjoy a build of such a kit of this subject. Just think of all the possibilities. In addition to a stock build, these were raced in NASCAR, as well as the Mexican Road Race. Many Customs were based on this car as well as Low Ridders and everything in between. Makes you hope someone at Moebius is seeing this. Or Revell.   

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You bet your sweet backside I'd buy at least a couple of them!

 

But alas, I would be very surprised if any of the kit manufacturers would take a chance on a kit like this.

I would say that we're much more likely to get several more Camaros or Mustangs before something like this would ever materialize.

 

 

 

 

Steve

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36 minutes ago, espo said:

I can see how at first glance this would look like a Moebius ad.    

Maybe because Moebius box art is done to mimic 1950s graphics?  😀

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1 hour ago, espo said:

I can see how at first glance this would look like a Moebius ad. Now that I realize it isn't I'm very disappointed since I'd enjoy a build of such a kit of this subject. Just think of all the possibilities. In addition to a stock build, these were raced in NASCAR, as well as the Mexican Road Race. Many Customs were based on this car as well as Low Ridders and everything in between. Makes you hope someone at Moebius is seeing this. Or Revell.   

Just have to wonder what other prototypes Moebius has done that we have not seen yet.  Just imagine walking in the door to the product developement dept. and seeing what's there.

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In early-1957, my father drove his new, 1:1 Montclair in a Red/White color scheme out to San Diego from the Midwest when he was shipped-out on his first US Navy vessel for an all-expenses-paid tour of the Pacific; said it was his favorite car to drive of the dozens he's owned over the years and it broke his heart when having to leave it behind! 

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I would not mind if Moebius or someone else did this car and I would buy several if someone did.

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I think we're all dreaming on this one. Considering the investment to become "Mold Ready" and start production is such that this could be a life or death for most any company at this point. The safe bet now seems to be add some different wheels and tires and change the decals minimum investment.  

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2 hours ago, espo said:

I think we're all dreaming on this one. Considering the investment to become "Mold Ready" and start production is such that this could be a life or death for most any company at this point. The safe bet now seems to be add some different wheels and tires and change the decals minimum investment.  

I have to agree.

At this point, I'm afraid that newly tooled cars from the 50s are becoming a thing of the past.

I wouldn't look for many in the foreseeable future.

 

 

 

Steve

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3 hours ago, espo said:

I think we're all dreaming on this one. Considering the investment to become "Mold Ready" and start production is such that this could be a life or death for most any company at this point. The safe bet now seems to be add some different wheels and tires and change the decals minimum investment.  

Maybe, but it never hurts to let them know what you want.

Edited by Richard Bartrop

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I'd choose one of these over a '57 Chevy kit. Or a Camaro...or a Mustang...

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I'd buy 6-8 of this if it ever came to reality. I'm a big fan of 50s Ford products & had a '56 Montclair HT for a while.

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1 hour ago, Bucky said:

I'd choose one of these over a '57 Chevy kit. Or a Camaro...or a Mustang...

In a heart beat!!!!!

 

 

 

Steve

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Yeah, I just last week unloaded four '57 Chevy kits on eBay, but I'm keeping my Mercury stuff.

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3 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Talk is cheap! :D

 

 

 

 

Steve

Correct!!!! If tooling was cheap it would be on the shelves right now!!! It is a favorite of one person with Moebius! 

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1 hour ago, Dave Van said:

 It is a favorite of one person with Moebius! 

Well, that's a start. ;)

 

 

 

 

Steve

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You never know it might happen. Moebius has been making some really great kits the lat few years!

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6 hours ago, slusher said:

You never know it might happen. Moebius has been making some really great kits the lat few years!

Look at the Hudson  they did. I never bought it because it never appealed to me.  However,  that kit turned out be a good seller.  Who would have known.  

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13 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

I have to agree.

At this point, I'm afraid that newly tooled cars from the 50s are becoming a thing of the past.

I wouldn't look for many in the foreseeable future.

 

 

 

Steve

Ya I think it is a shame also, but many of us that

 

13 hours ago, Richard Bartrop said:

Maybe, but it never hurts to let them know what you want.

 like to build cars from this era are getting fewer and fewer and the companies have to look at what well sell for years into the future with a lot of reissue possibilities. Hopefully someone in their marketing and R & D are reading our posts about wanted models for the near future. 

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How about an up to date F150 or Silverado.  Hasn't been an F150 kit since 1998 excepting the Raptor snap kit.  Most popular vehicle in sales for year after year.  I'd buy several over another Mustang, and I love Mustangs.

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