The Hornet's Nest: Hudson Hornet Build Madness!

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Thanks, everyone. Yes, you know, it's not like I'm making a big deal about a kit that didn't exist until now! LOL!

FEED YOUR STYRENE HABBIT with more, more, MORE STYRENE!!!

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Interesting project, can't wait to see what you come up with.

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I just had to share this as I continue to do some research on colors and body styles, etc . . . all good possibilities for this kit:

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LONG LIVE RUST!

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The temptation is always too great:

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This is very interesting build, can't wait to see Hudson completed. Keep it going, I'll be watching this one. And those Classic Chevrolets are looking really good too.

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Thanks, Niko! Greetings to all the friends in Vantaa! ;)

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Virgil, I think you really aught to just create a CBP and then sit back and watch the action. The same for the Revell 48.

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

The frenzy of energy that goes around, comes around! Says EYEGORE! He's like the YODA of the Lab-RAT-ory these days! :lol:

Cheers, DC

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Ok, I know this probably isn't the most original of ideas, but I hope to get a couple for these:

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I am hoping someone (Slixx Decals?) will put out a version of these decals.

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I am hoping someone (Slixx Decals?) will put out a version of these decals.

I doubt Slixx will, because nowadays if it ain't NHRA, they don't do it. There are others like Just Want To Build A Model that do make very nice NASCAR decal sheets, so we can only hope!

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That's a good lead, Dave . . . perhaps someone will chime in with the info.

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cool site I sent it to bill borgan thought he love it too! I dont get my hudson till tuesday so im looking and getting ideas got a good one now!

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Thanks for the great eye candy, Sean. I bookmarked it! LONG LIVE RUST!

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I'm still in the 'piddling with it' stage-

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After I removed the 'paddles' from the kit wheels, I test fit one into a resin whitewall I had laying around.

Next up is removing the copyright engraving, up over where the rear axle goes-

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And the other, up on top. Normally, this would not be visible unless you opened the trunk... so there's a clue for you as to one of the modifications I intend to make on mine. ;)

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Oh, don't worry- I've already devised a way around that. ;)

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Ditto, I've got a Dremel and a folder full of small rounded files :D

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Got rid of the mold lines on the body- the rear ones are pretty faint but showed up with primer and a little wet sanding.

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Not sure if any of the trim or handles will join the Jimmy Hoffa and the mold lines just yet. Guess we'll see shortly.

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Chuck, you've got my attention. I trimmed off those front fender lights, the door handles, and some of those light mold lines on the body, but I left the side trim . . . I hope to be able to do something interesting in the paint booth shortly.

Keep the eye candy coming, everyone. Let's see if by the time Halloween comes around (Wow, a Halloween Hornet Build!) we have a bunch of these suckers build to show Moebius what happens when they put out a new kit!

Cheers!

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Interesting build. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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Well, I've got mine in white Plastikote primer, but I am in total fear of what color or paint system to use, but it will come to me . . . in the meantime, things are drying nicely. Stay tuned in for progress pics . . .

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Also, I've decided to go with my own mixed color, a red, using Auto Air Colors. I am doing some plastic spoon tests before I make a final commitment.

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Some progress so far:

Here's the body in white primer looking pretty smooth . . .

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The gas cap door comes as a separate part on this kit, so it could actually be glued open, but I didn't do it like that . . . (maybe the next one.)

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Jeeeze guys those builds are looking good.

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