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Super Old Skool - 1909 Hupmobile finished!

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Super Old Skool - 1909 Hupmobile finished!
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:11 PM
One of the fun parts of modelling is picking a subject that’s a bit different, or outside your comfort zone. Sure, it’s always fun to build a subject you know lots about, but building something unusual usually leads one to finding out a lot of interesting history and information about the subject. Thus, the experience is both informative and enjoyable, and who knows, maybe it even gives you a chance to acquire some new tricks!
 
For me, that’s exactly what happened when I build the old Hawk (nee Kaysun) 1909 Hupmobile that my friend Alan sent me by mail. I have always liked brass-era cars, but never had the chance to build one. Well, that has now been rectified, and I have to say, it was a scream!
 
 
I learned a tonne about early automotive history and even connected with some people I’d have never crossed paths with if I hadn’t had this kit to work on. It was a kit that my uncle and I were both excited about, although it’s a shame he passed away before he got to see it completed.
 
So, if you want to see something just a bit out of the ordinary, check out my Hupmobile at the link below; who knows, maybe you’ll find out something new too!
 
 
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:59 PM

Nice job.  My buddy's dad had one of these in green and a 4 seater from the same era. Road in the 4 seater a couple times.  
nice subject 

Thanks,

John

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:26 AM

C00l that era car is what first caught my eye into modeling back around 1958 or so. So I was fasinsted by these two particular cars at my hrandmothers house on display on two separate shelves, I don't recall at all who might have built them but at 7-8yo I did know they were not toys. So an uncle thought I might like building models and on my 8th birthday I received a helicopter model. Made absolutely no sense to me because I liked the antique cars. Another uncle finally helped me figure out the cockpit and from there I did manage to get my first glue bomb together.

Anyway nice job and and I still appreciate that era vehicle as well.

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    July 2021
Posted by Kingslug on Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:45 AM
Cool
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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:30 AM

Love it!  I pick up any brass era kits I can find at model flea markets.  I scored with three at the NNL North, a Thomas Flyer, a Buick and a Rambler.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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