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#121 Chuck Most

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:19 PM


Hey Chuck, I reworked the major flaws of the AMC V8 in the R/M CJ-7 kit, Mr. Ballard has the molds made to cast them...

Unless the V8 in the soon-to-be-released Gremlin kit is better :unsure:

Left is kit part, right is reworked master:




Yep, that's why I said 1:25, the R/M CJ-7 engine actually isn't too bad, but its 1:24. The engine in the old Revell J-10 isn't too bad, and 1:25, but when I say its 'not too bad' I mean it's 'not too good' either! :lol:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:24 PM

This isn't really a Hornet per se, but I'm using a few of the Hornet parts I won't be using on another Hudson project...
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:07 PM

Chuck, I just love the way you utilize parts from all over the place. Nice touches throughout. Another distinct and wonderful model, buddy, congrats.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 12:54 PM

Junk in the trunk?
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I haz it.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

Junk in the trunk?

Thumbs up for the trunk, my friend ;)

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:05 AM

My Hudson Project has been hijacked by something irresistible that came totally outta left field and involves this,
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:56 PM

Cool!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:32 AM

How many of you have spend less time cleaning up the body than the chassis? I didn't take but half the time to clean the mold lines on my body than it did to clean everything up on the chassis. I know some have commented on the mold lines on the body but mine wasn't that bad. And I have all trim intact yet.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:54 PM

None of mine had any excessive flash or bad mold lines, though I have heard the horror tales. I'm not gonna get too worked up over that though- isn't that what sandpaper is for? ;)

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:24 PM

I made quick work out of mine, not a problem.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 01:48 PM

Only serious flash on mine was all confined to the sprues, and none on the actual parts.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:51 AM

Yes, I had some of that on the sprues too.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

Made a finned cylinder head for a 308 six- the engine may well end up sprouting a Paxton blower or twin turbos in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future.
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 12:13 PM

Okay so I have ahd my kit for a couple weeks. So here is what I have done. THe back window was thwhere I started the first cuts.
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Then I cut both sides and cut out an 1/8 of inches out out all three pillars
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The next step is to get it all attched and flowing in the right direction
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Trying to use the stock rear window
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

That's a killer chop. What are your plans with the b-pillars- vertical or slanted?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:22 PM

That's a killer chop. What are your plans with the b-pillars- vertical or slanted?

I just took the B Pillars out. Was going to do slanted ones but thought it would look better without them.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:40 PM

Cool- that works too! I'm thinking of doing one chopped with slanted b-posts and custom side trim. If I get really ambitious I might section one. Not sure how workable that would be on a 1:1 Hudson being a unibody, but in scale I figure why not give it a go?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:40 PM

Here is a little more work done on the sides at the rear windows I use Ambroid pro weld and plastic to replace the plastic so this needs to set now.
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So while the glue sets here is what i did with the grill
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:19 PM

Digging that DeSoto grille!
The striped Hornet is at a standstill for the time being- I do have the 308 six shown earlier pretty much done. Pics will follow shortly. i dredged up an old AMC V8 from a Rambler kit that might end up powering the Hornet. It's a terrible engine, really, but its least-appealing aspects are pretty much hidden once its down in the Hornet's engine bay.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:53 PM

Here's the hot rodded 308. No, didn't add the blower like I'd planned, but I still have a few kit engines to experiment on. ;)
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