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#381 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:53 AM

Beautiful, Niko.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

Thanx Doctor! My plan is to get this one finished next week, there's a Model Car Show on Saturday, so that's my plan.

 

I finally got the body polished and it turned out very good. It looks better in person, though. Somehow didn't manage to take any better pictures, but I hope you get the idea. Next I have to remove some wax from it (White in the door lines, grooves etc.). Then it's time to start another "NightMare"- BMF!


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#383 Tom Kren

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

ok heres mine ya seen it already but forgot all about this post great kit bought another but the vert and had good plans for it heres the link to the pics seeing i cant post pics somehow

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#384 W-409

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

Alright, I managed to get this one done for the Model Car Show. Here are the rest WIP Pictures.

 

I Foiled the body, and I really have to say that it was huge job to do, and not very easy either. The End Result is not perfect, but Good Enough for me. Then I installed the rear windows. The windshield fitted nicely, but I had problems with the rear window. But finally I got it installed nicely, and the body looked like this.

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The body and chassis fitted really nicely together, and after some engine detailing and installing few chrome parts, it was almost done...

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Here is the End-Result in the Show.

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I will post pics to Under Glass, I'll add the link in here too.

 

Now starting the Fabulous Hudson Hornet Stock Car! :D



#385 Chuck Most

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Looking sweet, Niko!

I just started on this one, a '53 Club Coupe on a stretched Corvette CR-5 chassis-

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:09 AM

Thanks Chuck!

 

How many Hudsons you've already built? There are so many that I can't remember. :lol:  I mean that it's really nice to see a lot of these nice Hudsons being built, especially with a talented builder like you.

 

BTW: Just in case someone did not see the UnderGlass post already, here's the link on my Hudson: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=70023



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:37 AM

 

How many Hudsons you've already built?

Five, with four more on the bench including the one I just posted. Yeah, it's a disease, and I don't wanna be cured! :lol:



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

Figuring out the engine, and poked some holes in the hood for it to breathe.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

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Getting somewhere...



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:23 AM

Wow Chuck - these colors looking awesome! Cool Hornet.

Like your abonded convertibe also. Perfect weathering!



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

Thanks- I'm pleased with how the abandoned convertible came out too.

 

Most of the tedious (foil trim, decals) stuff is done on the yellow '53-

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:51 AM

Then there's this one...

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

After chopping 6" out of the windshield frame, I thought the body looked just a bit too thick. So... out came three scale inches from the body...

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:55 AM

Think I can get it to sit just an eensy teensy bit lower...?

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

crazy Chuck - how many Hornets do you have in your shelf?!? And...how many are ready built?

Amazing...i think that actual Conv comes out reeeeeealy sharp. What means "eensy teensy"? uiuiui....so many questions... :blink:



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:17 AM

crazy Chuck - how many Hornets do you have in your shelf?!? And...how many are ready built?

Amazing...i think that actual Conv comes out reeeeeealy sharp. What means "eensy teensy"? uiuiui....so many questions... :blink:

Six finished, one nearly finished, and six more in varios stages. And I've got about as many ideas for more. I think I really like these.

 

"Eensy teensy" is just a cute way of saying "small". :D



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:37 AM

Six finished, one nearly finished, and six more in varios stages. And I've got about as many ideas for more. I think I really like these.

 

"Eensy teensy" is just a cute way of saying "small". :D

...now i am not wondering, why this fabulous kit is sold out :D

 

And: thanks for the lesson Chuck! Eensy teensy *lol*



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:41 AM

Well, I have been accused of single-handedly buying enough of them to recoup Moebius' tooling and development expenses. Might be true. :lol:



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:03 AM

put that body in the dirt B) laylow