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The Hornet's Nest: Hudson Hornet Build Madness!


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#61 Chuck Most

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:54 PM

And from about an hour or so ago...
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And a glimpse of some of the other 'AMC and its heritage brands' on my workbench at the moment...
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(The interloper in this pic is a '50 Nash Ambassador, btw.)

#62 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:38 PM

Wow, you are on a roll, Chuck. Love the open trunk. Keep it going . . . more, more, more, more, more, more . . .

Well, you get the point! MORE! ;)

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:52 AM

I'm going to have to get going on mine or there will be nothing left to try!

I'm liking the red paint more with the large decals to fill it in. :)

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:23 AM

Rob, I thought about that, but I don't want to just sit back and watch! I want to build too!


I certainly wasn't suggesting that! just that this is going to turn into a CBP thread anyway so..................................

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:37 AM

Yes, that's true. I think if Harry is listening he will move it. Harry if you are listening?

Thanks, Rob! And, of course, this means you are going to build one too, right?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:37 PM

Something I noticed- it's near impossible to find a Hudson side-profile picture with the side trim off, so I can see where the mounting holes go. Oh, sure, you can find a fender for a '53 Hornet with the trim off, but everything else is the wrong year or model. The one 'frame off' resto album I found had the fenders, doors AND ROCKERS cut off, big help there!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 04:26 PM

Thanks, Rob! And, of course, this means you are going to build one too, right?


We have some 1:1 car issues that need to get resolved, and the Tampa SW Street Rod Nats model contest that will eat up a bulk of my spending cash. So I figure this time next month maybe I'll be okay to order this and the Revell 48. I wll endevour to come up with something between now and then. If not, I will learn and enjoy all the excellent eye-candy that we'll be seeing here.

Edited by Jantrix, 02 October 2011 - 04:28 PM.


#68 Tom Setzer

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 04:46 PM

Virgil, that is going to be a wild and slightly weird Hudson! I'm looking forward to seeing it finished!

CHEERS!
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Edited by Tom Setzer, 02 October 2011 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:00 PM

Made my side trim disappear today-
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Trouble is, I accidentally shaved my face with the same razor I used to shave the Hudson. Feelin' a little woozy, so I'm calling it a night! :lol:

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:44 PM

Lol, that reminds me, I need to shave tomorrow! Looks good so far Chuck!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:51 PM

oh man, such a coooool kit - i'm just waiting and waiting and waiting... for the ordered kit :angry: . I like the hudson since the "cars"-movie and it is a "must have" as it came out this year.

go on, buddies! want to see more ;) makes time for waiting of mine shorter.

#72 Chuck Most

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:45 AM

Dominik- not sure what exactly you have in mind for the kit, but judging from the rest of your models, it'll be very cool. Can't wait to see what you do with it. B)

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:46 AM

Thanks, Tom.

Chuck, when I remove mine, I'm getting rid of the little hornet tip too on that trim. LOL!

BTW, it's looking good, keep it going.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:37 AM

Looking good guys. cant wait gettin my own hudson on progress. :rolleyes:

#75 Tom Setzer

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 01:33 PM

I have Ordered one of the Hudsons and when It gets here and My Wife Asks What Do you need with another Model, I'm Going To Tell Her it's Virgil's Fault!

CHEERS!
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:55 PM

I have Ordered one of the Hudsons and when It gets here and My Wife Asks What Do you need with another Model, I'm Going To Tell Her it's Virgil's Fault!


I think most of our wives know it's all Virgil's fault ... mine always says "I'll just send Virgil the bill!"

#77 Len Carsner

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:25 PM

I'm lovin' all of the projects here in "The Hornets Nest", I'd like to play along too!

I didn't get mine done in time to show it with Bills during our build up set, so with the good Doctors permission:

The inspiration:
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My version:
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Kinda plain, nothing fancy, just the way I like them!

Len Carsner

Edited by Len Carsner, 04 October 2011 - 01:33 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:42 PM

once i get done with my 67 charger i'll join in on this. the charger will be done by the end of the week.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

Nothing wrong with a stock Hornet, if you ask me. Lovely build, Len! B)

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:48 PM

Len, Nice, clean looking build. The colors look very realistic for cars of that era.