The Hornet's Nest: Hudson Hornet Build Madness!

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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!"

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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

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

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

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I agree. I think a stock Hudson is a great-looking car. Nice job, Len.

Charlie Larkin

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Added a half-hearted GM subframe swap to bring down the nose. Dredged up some Chevy Rally wheels from the parts box, and plucked some skirts from a '49 Ford.

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Don't you just hate it....

You're moving along with a project, making great progress.

Then later on, you have the saw in one hand.

And the body in the other.

You sneeze, and BANG...

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You accidentally chop off the roof?

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A Hudson Hornet Convertable, I like it, Great Idea!

CHEERS!

Tom

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Len, beautiful build.

Chuck, it's coming along. Keep it going.

Oh, I love The Hornet's Nest, Len. Very cool..

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I like it, Chuck, I think it's a very good move!

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you just put fenderskirts on a Hudson?

well that's just about as bad as a skort :lol:

Yeah, that's one of the reasons I did it! ;)

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who could forget the pink monster from "Porky's"

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Wanted a wacky paint scheme for mine, so I thought why not go with an actual hornet pattern scheme? I painted the body a light green to represent the 'original' color, then went over that with black primer and yellow paint to create the paint job.

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Very cool Chuck, I'm diggin' it!

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Oh my, Chuck, that's perfect. What a great idea! Of course. Black and yellow stripes, a hornet's work clothes. Nice, nice, very nice.

You have to now keep it going. This one is already a winner in my book!

WOW!

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And once again I say, "I BLAME YOU, DR. CRANKY!!!" For financial reasons, I was going to wait to get the Hornet but... I picked one up at my LHS, yesterday! Looking hard at this thread and at other references, I'm still not sure how to build it... I do know that I'll end up building more than one... Thanks again, Doc! This is the cure for what ails me! :P;)^_^

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Chuck... your paint weathering skills are right up there in Cranky territory. Nicely done! B)

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Just got mine last nite and wow what a kit I cant wait to start!!!

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Wanted a wacky paint scheme for mine, so I thought why not go with an actual hornet pattern scheme? I painted the body a light green to represent the 'original' color, then went over that with black primer and yellow paint to create the paint job.

HUDSON001-vi.jpg

Yup, that's cool, Daddy-O! So obvious, yet so unexpected. Keep up the Hornet madness, you guys.

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But of course, where are you going to put the stinger? It's got to have a stinger! :D

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Very cool, Chuck!! Convertible and a cool paint scheme! Love it!

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But of course, where are you going to put the stinger? It's got to have a stinger! :D

:lol: Funny! I was thinking the same thing, Cranky!

Maybe a long, thin and RUSTY tailpipe coming straight outta the middle with "barbs" on it?

BTW, AWESOME work so far, everyone! I want to get one of these now after seeing all of the GREAT eye candy, BUT, I just have waaaay too many projects on the bench ATM..

Edit: Drew this up in paint real quick... maybe something kinda like this for the stinger? (Not much of an artist, as you can see.. LOL,)

Tailpipe side view:

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Edited by Wayne Buck

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One of those outrageous Japanese pipes that stick up the center....

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Wayne, I don't know about Chuck, but I love the idea!

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