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Beyond "Classic" - 1909 Hupmobile finished!


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One of the fun parts of modelling is picking a subject that’s a bit different, or outside your comfort zone. Sure, it’s always fun to build a subject you know lots about, but building something unusual usually leads one to finding out a lot of interesting history and information about the subject. Thus, the experience is both informative and enjoyable, and who knows, maybe it even gives you a chance to acquire some new tricks!

For me, that’s exactly what happened when I build the old Hawk (nee Kaysun) 1909 Hupmobile that my friend Alan sent me by mail. I have always liked brass-era cars, but never had the chance to build one. Well, that has now been rectified, and I have to say, it was a scream!

I learned a tonne about early automotive history and even connected with some people I’d have never crossed paths with if I hadn’t had this kit to work on. It was a kit that my uncle and I were both excited about, although it’s a shame he passed away before he got to see it completed.

So, if you want to see something just a bit out of the ordinary, check out my Hupmobile at the link below; who knows, maybe you’ll find out something new too!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/hawk-kaysun-1-24-1909-hupmobile-model-20-runabout/

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Looks amazing, very nicely detailed build! That's one of the things I really like about model building too is the research and what you learn along the way. Since building my first big rig I now know what a wig wag is! haha,

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That sucks about blowing the propshaft. At least the car doesn't weight too much to push! :)

Thanks for the condolences. At least it was in his sleep, so you can't argue with that. 

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TY for sharing this Historic Model . Both Kit and 1:1 . I made a Replica circa 1985 using a Calendar Art (restoration pics)  to source the Build Details . No Internet , No Auto Color , Library (still doesn't list Huppmobiles) .   Where did you locate this info ? I am looking for  Porter info . "My Mother he Car" was  a George Barris Creation . Poo .. Poo .. sbc / powerglide . The AMT Kit missed this . I know what some of then looked like . I desire to build a Stock Brass Era Porter and a Replica "My Mother The Car'" . An actual Replica that is  . As close as Model work can get  :)  Thanx ..

 

I have pics . My Windows 10 hides them . I cannot cough up the Bribe Money to Photobucket .. IF I find them ?????

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I got the info on the Hupmobile right from the president of the Owner's Club. 

If there's a Porter Owner's Club, I'd try there, or if there isn't (which wouldn't surprise me) there might be some kind of antique car society thing around you could ask. 

A stock Porter would be awesome!

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