MS-4 / MOONCUBE
AMT MOONSCOPE SHOW TRIKE
BUILT BY IRA DAHM (1973)
MORE COLOR PHOTOS BELOW!
I built the MS-4 / MOONCUBE for a Car Model
Magazine article featured in the March 1973 issue. The illustration above
is scanned from a 30 year old Car Model magazine. These are new photos of
the original Mooncube model shown in the article. MS-4 is an electric powered
show trike. The MS-4 is based on the original AMT Moonscope kit, with Richard
Carroll Tires, MPC Wedge Chopper front end parts and sheet plastic. A reproduction
of the Mooncube could be made with the new 2002 AMT release of the Moonscope
and forks and front wheel from the Monogram Cherry Bomb Chopper.
The original MS-4 article was 4 pages long,
here's a short outline of the construction steps. The MS-4 body and interior
were made from sheet plastic using templates from the article. The collar/neck
piece from the Wedge chopper kit was attached to the body to mount the front
A rear Moonscope axle was narrowed to fit
the MS-4 body. To give the MS-4 a stretched look, two forks from the Wedge
Chopper kit were fit together to create the new long forks. The carpeted
interior was done with Testors putty applied roughly to create texture.
The MS-4 was painted with Testor's Gloss
White with light blue graphics decals Testor's Glosscoat was applied over
the decals. The interior was done with flat light blue. The rear tires are
Richard Carroll aftermarket items with wire wheel inserts from the IMC Cougar