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1954 Hudson Hornet Special Jr Stock Dragster

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  • Member since
    January 2023
1954 Hudson Hornet Special Jr Stock Dragster
Posted by Delby on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 3:30 PM

Hello everyone its been a few years since I've posted here and had to create a new account.  

I recently finished this build and took some quick photos on the workbench that I'd just like to share.  

This is Moebius Models 1954 Hudson Hornet Special Jr. Stock Dragster in 1/25 scale.  I started this build in July so it was a little slow,  all the masking for the chrome was dauntin

 

Later

Delby

 

Tags: Automotive , Hudson
fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:22 PM

Nice build Delby! Glad to have you back with us. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Raced against a few of them at the old Atco Dragway back in the early '60's. Great cars.

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, January 19, 2023 1:16 PM

Welcome back Delby. Very nice Hudson racer. They were sure a big suprise to a lot of the bow tie and blue oval guys sometimes.

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 19, 2023 3:07 PM

Nice job.  I've been eyeballing that kit for a while now.  How did it go together?

Thanks,

John

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, January 19, 2023 8:35 PM

Hey Duster, I was one of those bow-tie guys that got his butt kicked quite a few times by them. I thought that my '53 Chevy convertable was a lot lighter and faster. Found out the hard way that it was lighter but not faster.

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    January 2023
Posted by Delby on Friday, January 20, 2023 5:19 AM

It went together very well, almost no fit problems.  Only slight issue I had was the windshield.. had to cut a bit of the top to fit around the rear view mirror attachment point.  Everything else was just fiddly bits.   If it wasn't for all the chrome masking I would have got done a lot faster.

  • Member since
    January 2023
Posted by Delby on Sunday, January 22, 2023 2:06 PM

Ok I got the professional Photo Studio out and here are a few final photos.. I have noticed one fit problem in my build the hood is slightly warped and doesn't sit quite right.  this could prob be fixed with some sanding or reshaping..  I will keep an eye on this in future hornet builds.  

More photos of the finished model can be seen here.

Here is a link to my 1954 Hudson Hornet Build Blog.  

 

Thanks for looking

Delbert

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, January 22, 2023 5:15 PM

[quote user="fox"]

Hey Duster, I was one of those bow-tie guys that got his butt kicked quite a few times by them. I thought that my '53 Chevy convertable was a lot lighter and faster. Found out the hard way that it was lighter but not faster.

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 /quote]
 
   Yeah  A good friend of mine, way back in the early '60s, picked up a Hudson, got it running and found out they were powerful and fun. He was able to keep gas in it from "donations" by other drivers who didn't believe his storys.  What a time that was.

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Sunday, January 22, 2023 6:05 PM

OH I like that build. Love the color as well. Good job.

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Monday, January 30, 2023 7:27 AM

Pretty kewl looking Hudson.  Love the old body styles.  Nice build.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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