Moebius International LoneStar

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I was very, VERY lucky in that I was granted permission to bring home the Moebius International LoneStar kit that was on display at NNL East.

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Over the next week or so, I'll show you what's in the box.

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John

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More pics please ;) That is a sweet looking kit and it is such a good price. Nice find.

STewart

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Cool beans !

Tim

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More pics please ;) That is a sweet looking kit and it is such a good price. Nice find.

STewart

Tomorrow, tomorrow. There's always tomorrow. :(

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Tomorrow, tomorrow. There's always tomorrow. ;)

Yes, but there is no time like the present!!!!!! B):lol:;)

MORE PICS NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!! :lol::lol::lol:

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Ok, one thing I'm curious about after looking through Kurt's album (GREAT pics by the way!) is the Qualcomm dish on the built one. Is that included in the kit?? :rolleyes:

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Ok, one thing I'm curious about after looking through Kurt's album (GREAT pics by the way!) is the Qualcomm dish on the built one. Is that included in the kit?? ;)

The Qualcomm dish...is not included. A "button" was used to replicate one.

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The Qualcomm dish...is not included. A "button" was used to replicate one.

Good, I don't want dispatch knowing where I'm at anyway! ;)B):blink:

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Thats not fair!!! Pictures up now please!!!

Dodn't forget to show also the decals. Could you please tell me if the fuel tanks are one unit or splited in two halfs?

Can't wait longer, can't wait longer.

Kostas.

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I'm not even a regular truck builder and I've got to have one of these!

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Thats not fair!!! Pictures up now please!!!

Dodn't forget to show also the decals. Could you please tell me if the fuel tanks are one unit or splited in two halfs?

Can't wait longer, can't wait longer.

Kostas.

I council patience as I am trying to build the darn thing.

The decals and the instruction BOOK have been photographed extensively and the fuel tanks are split in two halves but I don't think you'll be able to see the split.

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Kurt,

The LoneStar that was at NNL east, who built that? Looks like they used the decals fron the revell USA Snap Kenworth W900 on it.

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Kurt,

The LoneStar that was at NNL east, who built that? Looks like they used the decals fron the revell USA Snap Kenworth W900 on it.

It was built by one of the members of the Tri-State Club (Mike something) and he did use the decals from the Revell USA Snap Kenworth.

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Well, he did a heck of a job on it.

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Those items on the spur you posted are not the final product that will offered in the production kits. They cleaned up the seams on the air cleaners and fuel tanks.

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That is one sweet looking truck. Can't wait to get my hands on one.

STewart

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Who brought the kit to the NNL? Was Dave from Moebius there? How did you end up taking this one home, was there a raffle for it?

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Ok so I do have a question about this kit if someone in here will be able to answer.

I am wondering about the general fitment of the parts on this kit. For example we have all built a kit from AMT Ertl and well the general quality kinda sucks to say the least compared to an Italeri or revell product, so if soemone has an idea on that it would be greatly appreciated, and I cant wait until this kit goes on sale because it looks like a really fun build.

James

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Who brought the kit to the NNL? Was Dave from Moebius there? How did you end up taking this one home, was there a raffle for it?

Art Anderson brought it to NNL East. He asked the president of Moebius if he could give it to me to build and the rest is history.

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Ok so I do have a question about this kit if someone in here will be able to answer.

I am wondering about the general fitment of the parts on this kit. For example we have all built a kit from AMT Ertl and well the general quality kinda sucks to say the least compared to an Italeri or revell product, so if soemone has an idea on that it would be greatly appreciated, and I cant wait until this kit goes on sale because it looks like a really fun build.

James

Good question. Short answer - It's easier to build and with better fit than any other heavy truck kt I've ever built and I've tried at least one from everyone (AMT, Revell, Revell AG and Italeri).

NOTHING sucks on this kit. NOTHING.

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Those items on the spur you posted are not the final product that will offered in the production kits. They cleaned up the seams on the air cleaners and fuel tanks.

The Lonestar kit that John has shown here is as the kit will be produced. The aircleaner assemblies were modified to be 3-piece assembly, with the top part being one piece, the lower aircleaner bodies still being 2-pc (they have to be, given the amount of raised detail on them).

What really distinguishes this kit from the test shot kits previously shown (and the one at NNL-East that was built) is that all the fine engraved details have been added--that work is seldom ever done until after a test shot has been approved.

I recieved this kit from Dave Metzner about 3 weeks or so ago, the package was assembled in his home/office from bulk supplies of sprues, along with the decal sheet, instruction booklet, and a sample of the kit box.

Art

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NOTHING sucks on this kit. NOTHING.

That's a pretty good review! Simple and to the point! :)

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Remember the "cheese grater" grille? This photo etched and chemically blackened bug guard goes behind it.

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One too many pics.. Problem solved.

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