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  1. Yes it's real! This is just the first test shot - not ready to go in a box yet! I don't have a release date yetr - I don't even have a date for the second test shot yet - there is no box art or decals yet either! If all goes well it should be available before the end of the year! OH. and, yes the race car chassis and interior fit in the Nova sport coupe body with minor modifications to the body
  2. According to Jim Schild and Larry Griffith's book"Authenticity Guide 1965 Dodge and Plymouth Altered Wheelbase Hemi Hardtops" only three of the twelve original 1965 altered wheelbase cars were built with 4 speed transmissions, they were the Melrose Missile Plymouth, Dave Stricler's Dodge and Bob Harrop's Dodge. all others were built with torque-Flite transmissions. This is the information in the book that's why the kit has an automatic. Now, what happened to the other 9 cars after the teams had them for a while is a good question... Actually there were only 11 of the 12 originals th
  3. Just a couple quick words on these kits. First kit coming out will be a short bed '66 Flareside with the six cylinder engine - Hopefully on the boat by early 2019. Second kit will be the Model king '65 Service bed version - again sometime early 2019. Steve's truck is the short style side, and it is a future product - there is NO release date for it yet. Tooling also exists for a std bed Styleside and the 4x4 - again these are future products no dates fro them yet..
  4. Just to make it clear Moebius Models has abandoned the 59 Dodge, Chrysler Turbine, and Rambler Wagon projects now and for the foreseeable future. These projects have been dead for over 2 years, and there is no sign that they will be revived any time soon! Thanks, Dave
  5. I'm not sure that this thread is the place to discuss big rigs, However since it's been brought up here again, here goes! Vintage tractors are a great idea, if you don't have to produce one. There are no factory cad files and may not even be a good set of factory drawings SO that means good ole Dave gets to grab his camera and measuring stick an hope like hell that he gets enough good photos for the guys at our factory to make a set of 3D files from.. A class 8 tractor is a whole lot bigger than a 65 F100 so photographing and measuring one will be a giant problem. Lone Star and ProStar were mo
  6. I believe that the earliest Nova flip top funnies were the next generation body - Jungle Jim's Novas certainly were the 66/later body, I could be wrong but I am unaware of any 62-65 Nova bodied floppers. The "gasser" was suggested to us, because there are a ton of 1st generation ChevyII race cars out there that are set up like that. Our car is a generic version, but is patterned after a number of real cars.. I'm pretty sure that the first real funny cars were 1966 Comets - Our 64 & 65 cars are one generation too early.. After looking around a bit I do see a number of AWB first generation N
  7. Give me break here! We show future project mock ups and there are critiques? As I tried to explain in the other thread, Mock ups are product development tools - we have already sent several lists of corrections to be made based on our reviews of the mock-ups to the factories. 3D files that will actually be used to make tooling have been revised based on those comments. the mock-ups on the table yesterday ARE NOT FINAL items. the items we showed yesterday are NOT test shots! Test shots are produced from tooling that exists at this date there is NO tooling started for any of those items yet. The
  8. Comet B/FX car is possible from our tooling. There is NO B/FX kit under development today. Will there be one in the foreseeable future? I don't know, yet. What I do know, is that we have an Arnie Beswick A/FX car in the works for Model King. That kit is planned for a 1st quarter 2018 release. PLEASE NOTE that I used the word PLANNED there. Not the words guaranteed for arrival on a certain date. I'm sure that Model King will be able to keep everyone informed as the actual date for arrival approaches.
  9. The markings in the kit are correct and accurate! The decals were developed using photos of the actual car provided to us by Golden Commandos. This car had a very short career - it only ran one event then Chrysler took it back and made an AWB car out of it!
  10. Just a quick note on the Big Rig side of things. We have not forgotten that segment of the hobby, We are pursuing some future items for that part of the hobby, and will announce some new items in coming months. One thing that everyone needs to remember is that a new Class 8 tractor, regardless of the name plate on it, is an ENORMOUS investment for a small company like Moebius. We feel like we were extremely fortunate in our choice to do LoneStar and ProStar we are very thankful for the great co operation and support we had from Navistar for those projects. We try to keep an eye on new Trucks a
  11. For those of you who are commenting on the body contours of the mock-ups of the Nova and Chevy II Please NOTE those mock-ups have been reviewed and a list of corrections have been sent to the factory. We don't, normally, grow a second full set of mock-ups for corrections to be made after we see them. Usually we review mock-ups and send a list of corrections that are made to 3D files. On occasion we may do grow parts a second time. In the case of the nova / Chevy II we just made corrections in 3D files. We chose to show the mock-ups because it's pretty difficult to display the 3D file I appre
  12. For those of you who are commenting on the body contours of the mock-ups of the Nova and Chevy II Please NOTE those mock-ups have been reviewed and a list of corrections have been sent to the factory. We don't grow a second full set of mock-ups for corrections to be made after we see them. Ususally we review mock-ups and send a list of corrections that are made to 3D files. On occasion we may do grow parts a second time. In the case of the nova / Chevy II we just made corrections in 3D files. We chose to show the mock-ups becaus it's pretty difficult to display the 3D file I appreciate the c
  13. For those of you who are commenting on the body contours of the mock-ups of the Nova and Chevy II Please NOTE those mock-ups have been reviewed and a list of corrections have been sent to the factory. We don't grow a second full set of mock-ups for corrections to be made after we see them. Ususally we review mock-ups and send a list of corrections that are made to 3D files. On occasion we may do grow parts a second time. In the case of the nova / Chevy II we just made corrections in 3D files. We chose to show the mock-ups becaus it's pretty difficult to display the 3D file I appreciate the c
  14. I will have some future product mock-ups at the DAAM show November 12. Emphasis on the word FUTURE No production or release dates to give at this time..
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