2014 Moebius Kit Announcements

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I can say this now, I think, as it is announced at iHobby, and will be announced this afternoon at the NNL in Sylvania OH:

Moebius Models will be producing two cars that have never before been done in kit form.

1) 1961 Pontiac Catalina/Ventura 2dr hardtop, and 2) 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone hardtop. These are two very cool cars for sure--I know they sure did light my fire back in their day!

Can't wait!

Art Anderson

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Both would be cool, but my Dad had a '61 Pontiac Parisienne. which wouldn't be far off of the Catalina!

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Those two models will be some nice Additions, if done correctly.

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Lots of potential for stock and racing variations....both are currently available in resin, but it will be very nice to have full detail kits of them. Still would love to see a '68/69 Cyclone.

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I can say this now, I think, as it is announced at iHobby, and will be announced this afternoon at the NNL in Sylvania OH:

Moebius Models will be producing two cars that have never before been done in kit form.

1) 1961 Pontiac Catalina/Ventura 2dr hardtop, and 2) 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone hardtop. These are two very cool cars for sure--I know they sure did light my fire back in their day!

Can't wait!

Art Anderson

Looking forward to these...love big 60s Poncho's and the Comet has always been on my short list (think its those stacked headlamps)

Thanks Moebius!

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2) 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone hardtop.

Can't wait!

Art Anderson

Wow, that's pretty exciting! Based on their work on the Hudson and Chrysler, if anyone can get it right, I think Moebius can.

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61 Ventura ? Awesome! Hope it has the 8 lug wheels

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I'll be all over the '79 Ford pickup, had one just exactly like the blue one pictured in this thread. The '65 Comet is a car I've wished for since the '60s. I'm assuming the '61 Pontiac will be a bubble top?

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Here's a few photos from the Moebius display. I'll post a few more shortly plus some Revell photos too...

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I was hoping for a new truck from moebius to follow up the ProStar. All good, plenty to build at the moment anyway.

Ben

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1961 Pontiac will be a plus. But the 1965 Comet is most definitly on my want list and has been for some time. And mention of a time frame for either ?

is the 1970 Cuda still slated for this fall/winter or has it been pushed back to early 2014 ?

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Have never bought a thing from Mobieus.

The subjects never interested me.

I can say that they will definitely be getting some money from me when the Ventura, Comet and Ford Trucks hit the shelves.

Now.if we could just get them to tool up some late 70's Dodge trucks with grille options..

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It's about time on the tire pack for the Polyglas GT's! And finally...a new Pontiac kit! Based on past Moebius kits, that Ventura should be a gorgeous model. Yes Casey....there's my Pontiac excitement.

Edited by The70judgeman

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Thank you, Moebius! I love you guys...

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Thank you, Moebius! I love you guys...

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Nevada Highway Patrol ran these back in the day.

I owned a '62 Poncho too.

G.

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Here's a few photos from the Moebius display. I'll post a few more shortly plus some Revell photos too...

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A little hard to tell from this photo, but that looks like a non-stock 427 in that Comet engine bay. I know this is a just an announcement/concept graphic - I'm assuming that Moebius will soon figure out that Comet Cyclones came stock with 289s.

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A little hard to tell from this photo, but that looks like a non-stock 427 in that Comet engine bay.

I'm fine with the follow up to the stock version having a non-stock 427 under the hood. ^_^:wub:

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I'm fine with the follow up to the stock version having a non-stock 427 under the hood. ^_^:wub:

Absolutely - I'd love to see both versions! Although there are a LOT of differences (in addition to engines) between a stock Cyclone and the A/FX drag versions.

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I'm in for that Pontiac! Moebius is hitting on all cylinders if you ask me, waiting not-so-patiently for the 69-71 Ford pickups.

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Absolutely - I'd love to see both versions! Although there are a LOT of differences (in addition to engines) between a stock Cyclone and the A/FX drag versions.

Other than the body shell, glass, and maybe the interior tub, I wouldn't expect there to be much which could be shared, but an all new, accurate SOHC 427 would be really nice to have.

Lots of interest in vitage drag subjects right now. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if Moebius already had something like that in the pipeline, in conjunction with the Model King, perhaps.

I was just thinking wishfully above, and honestly don't expect such a thing from Moebius. I think they've done a good job maximizing the kit tooling they've chosen to produce, while not spending a ton of extra money on second and third variants, instead keeping them relatively close to the original issue. I doubt a '65 Comet AF/X would be a huge seller anyway, but I wouldn't complain if such a kit appeared on hobby shop shelves.

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Other than the body shell, glass, and maybe the interior tub, I wouldn't expect there to be much which could be shared, but an all new, accurate SOHC 427 would be really nice to have.

I was just thinking wishfully above, and honestly don't expect such a thing from Moebius. I think they've done a good job maximizing the kit tooling they've chosen to produce, while not spending a ton of extra money on second and third variants, instead keeping them relatively close to the original issue. I doubt a '65 Comet AF/X would be a huge seller anyway, but I wouldn't complain if such a kit appeared on hobby shop shelves.

I wouldn't look for the A/FX version, but the 289-equipped B/FX would be a definite possibility IMO...

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I'm thinking some Royal Pontiac markings for the Ventura might be a.nice.addition.

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Alright so I will upfront admit I don't know enough about a '65 Mercury to know the answer to this...what's the deal with the hood? The Moebius marketing thing has a flat hood, and I can find several cars like that online. But I find several with the hood that the drag car is sporting.

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Seems a Convertible would be a "gimmie" modified reissue of this idea too...

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I think that is some sort of ram air hood that was used on the drag cars, and people have added them to street cars over the years....kind of the Mercury equivalent of the Mopar Super Stock hood scoops of that era, or the Ford teardrop scoop hood that was used on the Fairlane Thunderbolt drag cars. The poster Moeibus showed had a stock Cyclone hood.

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I think that is some sort of ram air hood that was used on the drag cars, and people have added them to street cars over the years.

Yes - that hood was never an option on the Comet, but a fiberglas item that was used on drag cars. I believe they ran ducts from those scoops to the carbs, a la the Fairlane Thunderbolt.

Also note that both of those cars have non-stock wheels; what look like chrome reverse wheels on the stock Cyclone are actually hubcaps.

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