'53 Hudson Hornet is coming....

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Chuck, thanks so much for that writeup/summary. this is exactly the sort of thing that is very useful to other modelers. i am not going to build this kit anytime soon (but the race car remains a possibility) but i am going to print out your writeup and put it in the box with the kit for when the time comes to build it. its great to know beforehand the pitfalls and problems (even better with proven solutions!) and your writeup is perfect for that. thanks again for taking the time to write it up like that.

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Any thought as to when the corrected skirts will be made/next run?

Chuck- GREAT reviews. Thanks.

Charlie Larkin

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Any thought as to when the corrected skirts will be made/next run?

Chuck- GREAT reviews. Thanks.

Charlie Larkin

All I know is that it will be fixed on future reissues of the Club Coupes and NASCAR kits- you'd probably be better off asking Dave when those will be out. At the risk of being overly redundant, I'll mention again that they have been corrected on the '52 droptop kit. B)

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Thanks for this Chuck!

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Just an update- the most recent '53 Club Coupe I purchased (two weeks ago) has the fender skirt cut lines relocated. So it would appear any Hudson variants Moebius brings out from here on out will have the fender skirts properly centered over the rear wheels. B)

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Could someone explain what "bad flash" means? Never heard that term before.

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Could someone explain what "bad flash" means? Never heard that term before.

The early production run had kits with copious quantities of "flash," or excess plastic, and very heavy mold lines.

The coupe I have, which is pretty early-production, has a body with such heavy mold-lines that it's almost un-buildable without excessive sanding. That will be receiving a Motor City sedan conversion.

The rest of the kit, though, is very nice. And with the quality control corrected, I say it's a good kit.

Charlie Larkin

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Thanks, in that case my one must be from some mid-production era, because I compared it to my convertible body and the mold lines look exactly the same, but the fender skirt is still shifted. Is there a way how to identify the correct fender version just by information on the box?

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