Mat Irvine: Not so long ago, the idea of a relatively small model company producing brand-new 1:25 scale car models, and to a high degree of detail, would have earned a somewhat sideways look. But Moebius Models has done just that, first with the excellent 1950s Hudson and Chrysler cars, and now with pick-ups and sedans from the 1960s. These have all been of subjects previously not released as kits, and this also applies to the new 1965 Plymouth Satellite.
As is typical with Moebius kits, you get fully-detailed colour instructions that tell you step-by-step the precise order of assembly, with extra notes where some points may need clarification. The colour printing is particularly useful for precise engine colouring, and there is even a photo of details required for the instrument panel.
A list of stock body colours is given, complete with Chrysler and Ditzler paint codes if you want to match the finish precisely. Ditzler was the standard automotive paint producer of the time; the company is now owned by PPG Industries.
A page (below) from the excellent instructions. Moebius has really gone to town with the pictures and labels.
JTT and Partners that supplies generic male and female figures to 1:24/5 scale.
The only real extra you will require to finish the kit off well is BareMetal Foil - this is, after all, a car of the 1960s, where chrome was king. But even here, badges that could be covered with BareMetal Foil are supplied on the decal sheet. So you have a choice.
SMN note: Perhaps Moebius could release the1966 Plymouth Satellite Convertible (below) in future. Hard and soft tops would look good together as a display duo.
Moebius Models: 1965 Plymouth Satellite
Assembled length: 207 mm (8.1 in)
Manufacturer’s ref: 1215
The Plymouth Satellite is available now. Review kit supplied by Moebius Models