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  1. Hey all, Here’s my latest build - Moebius 1/25 52’ Hudson Hornet. It’s my first Moebius kit so I decided to do a box straight build - the whole experience feels very similar to how some of Revell Germany - lots of parts so they require minimal amount of masking, very realistic construction which got kinda handful to securely assemble. Here’s the full build detail; All the panels showed some level of warpage and bunch of sink marks, so I filled sink marks, shaved door handles, scribed panel lines then corrected all the panels with 600 grit sandpaper (to get even panel surface across the body) Applied Mr color’s while surfacer then wet sanded with 1500 grit I wanted to get some nice two-tone that’s close to stock 52’ color combo but slightly deveated from it - so that paint would ‘pop’ a bit more Mixed Mr color’s super fine silver, leaf gold and metallic green to get lime-ish light green Airbrushed mixture of Mr color’s clear green and black on top half to simulate Jefferson green Painted the underbody and suspension with combination of gloss black, flat black and flat dark grey then added light weathering effect Added ignition wires and PE hose clamp to the engine bay Added 3 layers of Mr color super clear II with wet sanding after first clear coat Let the paint cure for 1 month then wet sanded with 3000 grit sponge and polished with Tamiya compounds Airbrushed the interior with mixture of Tamiya’s green & pure blue As for the woodgrain I make & airbrushed brown, brush painted with Tamiya acrylics (lighter and darker browns) then brush painted lacquer clear on top of it Masked off the body and painted the chrome bits with Mr color’s aluminum Because this kit just put the spruce gate right at the middle of parts, I had to strip chrome out of headlamp bezel where the mark was too obvious - plastic somehow melted a little bit so I used leftover parts from Ebbro DS kit. I lost the front emblem while doing so I made one up with leftover PE Apart from couple of issues such as decals that has weird white outlines acround the artwork, as well as wheels not fitting at all without grinding out the female portion inside the wheels, overall it was an enjoyable build and I can’t wait to build another Moebius kit! Thank you for reading!
  2. I've built models off & on since I was a kid, but now I'm retired, I can put effort into modifying them. Here is how I'm lowering a Moebius 1952 Hudson Hornet coupe. The technique should work on any of their kits that share this chassis. I'm lowering the rear 3mm & the front 5mm, to also achieve some rake. I plan to use the chrome steelies from the convertible kit, which I also have. I'll show the rear, which is as far as I've gotten, then add the front later. Hope this post is useful to folks & comments are welcome. First, I notched 3mm from the frame rails to raise the rear axle relative to the body. Then, I cut out a portion of the floor to clear the driveshaft, and another to provide clearance for the differential. I added styrene sheet to fill in the holes. Finally, I added 3mm tall blocks to the leaf springs, made from square styrene tube. This mod provides an eventual connection to the axle, & allows the shocks ti remain unmodified. More to follow...
  3. Tried to make it as accurate as possible. Looked thru a couple of car guides and a bunch of photos to see what the interior and engine should look like. The box had a gold engine, but I found photos in a book that showed blue and green as well. Came out pretty good. The model itself was a pleasure to build. Just a lot of parts. My only problem are with the parking lights. In the front they don't look too bad, but in back the holes made it look like there were no lights to begin with. So I went ahead and made the 1953 version without those lights. SAM_2531 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2532 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2533 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2534 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2535 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2536 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2537 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2538 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
  4. Before I start the next round of builds I took some shots of finished models. The first is the Hudson - I saw some versions in Scale Auto Enthusiast and liked this color combo. The next is the Chrysler 300. I had to paint that with Krylon to get the right color. Difficult to work with and next time out I would do the scribe lines deeper. Then finally the Tim Flock Racer. All relatively stock with some aftermarket. The last shot are my plans for the Winter
  5. Hallo everybody, now it is finished. The first Hudson from overseas. The built was in peaces easy, some things i will do better on the next one. And sure - there will follow the one or other Enjoy the pictures - i love it: ... Not perfect, but as close i could do it. Comments, critism always welcome.
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