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I won't get in trouble this time talking about Moebius!

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    May, 2008
I won't get in trouble this time talking about Moebius!
Posted by Wild Bill 426 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:54 PM

The last time I did a post about Moebius I inadvertently kicked up a s***storm by way of criticism of the kit I had built. I felt bad about it as I liked the subject matter and execution; really it was the fit of the glass and grille that got ugly.  In my 2nd job as announcer at Lebanon Valley Dragway, I see a lot of Mercury Comet Cyclones and  wanted to build this kit that was released around when I did that post, and I did wait until I heard some good reviews until I bought and built it (sorry, no pix, me & Photobucket went thru a contentious divorce).

In any event, I finished the kit last night AND IT IS A COMPLETE WINNER!!!  Everything fit, it looks accurate as heck, the construction is sturdy.....my only criticism is that the shifter knob looks a little large.  And that doesn't even count.

I'm sure I wasn't the only one to complain, but the folks at Moebius were determined to deliver a quality product and they did!  In fact, I'd have to say its one of the best car kits I have ever built, and I include Tamiya kits in that statement.  Thanks so much to Moebius for listening, paying attention, and making it work.  That's what business is all about, to me.  Those early Novas they are working on look rad and at this time I will be the first one on line to buy mine; probably the gasser version (yes, we have a few of those at the track, too!).  Keep 'em coming!

Wild Bill "Plastic cars are better than real cars cuz' they're a lot cheaper to fix. You don't even need duct tape and wireties"
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    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:36 PM

Thanks for the heads up.  I didn't even know about this kit yet.  I saw some pics online and it does look like a good one.  If you don't mind, what was the kit that you were not so pleased with?  

Just keep picking away at it...

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:05 AM

This day & age Bill we should not have to put up with inferior quality kits or parts , regardless of the circumstances . Don't let the bu**ers get ya down ! I just brought a £7 1950 Alfa Romeo 159 ( Fangio / Farina ) I opened the box and it brought on severe bout of big bottom lip syndrome . Most of the parts were no longer on the sprue , the wire wheels were just discs of clear plastic with scratched lines representing x's .

The motor does have parts ..... ahem.... the blower looks like an afterthought.....

NOT MINE !

My Mr Norms Charger funnycar 'lemminged' off the shelf for the last time and donated its wheel/tyres & motor.....Indifferent

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:49 AM

Thanks for the feedback, Bill. When it was announced I was more excited about the '65 Comet than any other kit in recent years. I haven't picked one up yet but will soon. From what I have seen online the lines and proportions look great.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    May, 2008
Posted by 6bblbird on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:18 PM

Good info regarding the Mercury kit! I too had some issues with an earlier issued Moebius kit (windshield fit and door handles on the '65 Plymouth) but was able to overcome those. The rest of the kit was fantastic.

P.S. Wild Bill, you might be interested to know that my first time announcing a "real" race was at Lebanon Valley in the late '90s. It was also the first track that actually paid me to announce! I miss that place.

Walter Frey

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    January, 2010
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:33 PM

Hey Wild Bill.....Is this the kit you are referring to???

 

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    May, 2008
Posted by Wild Bill 426 on Sunday, December 17, 2017 8:50 PM

The kit I had the issues with was the 61 Pontiac.  The kit I got is the stock version, not the AFX shown, which I'd consider buying for that great hood and 427 motor.

 

Wild Bill "Plastic cars are better than real cars cuz' they're a lot cheaper to fix. You don't even need duct tape and wireties"
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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, December 18, 2017 9:25 AM
Is it a new Moebius kit or someone else's reboxed?

RobG

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    February, 2011
Posted by Dwights55 on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 7:41 AM

Wild Bill 426

The kit I had the issues with was the 61 Pontiac.  The kit I got is the stock version, not the AFX shown, which I'd consider buying for that great hood and 427 motor.

 

 I had trouble with the 61 also.   It's finished but looks like a 10 year old built it.  But I've had afew kits that were easier the 2nd time.   Or 3rd, or 4th time.......

Most of my money goes for bow-ties, bikes and babes.  The rest I just waste.

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