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NASCAR Group Build
Start Date: 23/11/2015
End Date: 21/11/2016

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We will be commencing a Kiwimodeller NASCAR Group Build, beginning 00:00 Monday 23rd November and running through to 23:59 21st November 2016

The build is open to any scale, but is limited to vehicles from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. Historical NASCAR vehicles are also eligible

The model must be built in its entirety within the specified build dates and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post shots of your sprues at the beginning of your thread. By the end of the GB (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the GB completed builds thread.

There is no entry fee for the GB, but a donation for the upkeep of Kiwimodeller is welcome

The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote. Voting will run for the week following the 18th of September 2016, ending Midday the 25th of October 2016. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.

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1/24 '53 Fabulous Hudson Hornet - K2's entry - **FIN**

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4 years 4 months ago #91 by Powder

Bishop wrote: I'm still worried about Purelube, but anyway....


I'm not even going to google that one. :pinch: :blush:

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4 years 4 months ago #92 by Viperbuilder
Replied by Viperbuilder on topic 1/24 '53 Fabulous Hudson Hornet - K2's entry
The decals say 'Fabulous Hudson Hornet' - and then you said it looked fabulous - and then K2 thought you were being funny - but possibly not - you just think it looks fabulous - which it does.
Have I cleared things up :P[/quote]

Ahh...thanks for that. I'm sure that's how I plucked the word fabulous in my sub-conscience to end up putting it up as a compliment. K2's comment sort of threw me that I didn't notice the pun. :blink: I'll be able to sleep easy tonight now. :lol: It's funny, when I first saw the model it was one that didn't really interest me but throughout the build and painting its character has grown on me. I kind of like it now and would like to see the model close up in the flesh. I think that paint scheme really turned it for me.

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4 years 4 months ago #93 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic 1/24 '53 Fabulous Hudson Hornet - K2's entry
Yeah sorry Viper, I thought that was an intentional pun :P Glad you all like it though! And also glad that the build has grown on you as much!

I'm so close to the finish line I can taste it. Will be completed tonight I think... only a few more things to do... wiring..

Couple of pics of the engine halfway installed.



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4 years 4 months ago #94 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic 1/24 '53 Fabulous Hudson Hornet - K2's entry

Powder wrote:

Bishop wrote: I'm still worried about Purelube, but anyway....


I'm not even going to google that one. :pinch: :blush:


The other option for that decal was "Pre-Lube" - thought this was the better option lol

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4 years 4 months ago #95 by Von Drinkoften
Replied by Von Drinkoften on topic 1/24 '53 Fabulous Hudson Hornet - K2's entry
Sheeeeet that looks good. More pics... More pics!!!

Seeing this really does tempt me to build a NASCAR now. ;)
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4 years 4 months ago #96 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic 1/24 '53 Fabulous Hudson Hornet - K2's entry
All the wires in this are scratch built... not standard. The leads from the distibutor, the cables coming in through the firewall, including heating pipes etc, all scratch added. Otherwise she would have been done last night :P

To me, for this build, the engine looked to bare to not put that little extra in it you know?

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4 years 4 months ago #97 by Bishop

Xtr3meNZer wrote:

Powder wrote:

Bishop wrote: I'm still worried about Purelube, but anyway....


I'm not even going to google that one. :pinch: :blush:


The other option for that decal was "Pre-Lube" - thought this was the better option lol


:lol: :lol: Yep, I think you did.

Anyway, Wow that's a good looking engine bay. Oh this is lovely stuff!!! :woohoo:

Amateur plastic surgeon!
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4 years 4 months ago #98 by Xtr3meNZer
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All done!! Whoohoo.

The kit was great to build, and didn't have any fit problems. The instructions were great, with colour reference pics of the build model for colours and the engine (just of the model, not the actual car). Decals went on like a charm. My only niggle would be the rear window piece - not quite right, and had to glue them quite thoroughly... Other than that, absolutely brilliant, would recommend the build.

I added in all the small tubes, wiring and hoses on the firewall just to give it a bit more of a real feel. The chrome bumpers are a different colour to the foil chroming, but I quite like the more "steel" look of them, even though it's not 100% accurate, I like it.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed watching this come together as much as I enjoyed building it.










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4 years 4 months ago #99 by Powder
She's a thing of beauty. The extra effort you've put in under the hood has really paid off too. :cheer:
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4 years 4 months ago #100 by grover
Well done K2. You've done an excellent job mate. Such a cool subject too.
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4 years 3 months ago #101 by Von Drinkoften
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Awesome job mate and a subject that you just don't come across very often. Nicely done!! B)
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4 years 3 months ago #102 by Bishop
Good thing he doesn't have to run on that race track!! :lol: Outstanding work sir! B) It has no eyes though :silly:

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4 years 3 months ago #103 by Xtr3meNZer
Lol, no eyes, you can imagine them though :P

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4 years 3 months ago #104 by Grant
Nice work. :cheer:
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4 years 3 months ago #105 by Hadley
Looks awesome Kane, next car build can be the blue one haha

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3x 1/24 Subaru rally cars
1/35 AH-6J Little bird
1/48 AH-1W Cobra
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4 years 3 months ago #106 by Kiwimav

Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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4 years 3 months ago #107 by IAN
Your skills are increasing with each project, Kane.... good for you, and fine build, matey.

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