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Old 10-13-2015, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Finished my Hubley today...

I think it came out OK. Well almost finished. Still have to add cowl lights and paint top black. Just thought I'd share.

My Hubley


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Old 10-13-2015, 07:32 PM   #2
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looks great! horn should be black
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Your Right!!
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:51 PM   #4
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and cowl band silver - lets see how steady your hand is!

also could paint the assembly screw body color green to "hide" it a bit. :P

i wonder if you could fab up step plates on the fenders out of a soda can or something.

ive been into plastic/metal models a very long time haha. still very cool! im working on a plastic model of my AA (GAZ-AA model). kinda put a hold off on it for now but once snow starts flyin ill be inside more.
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Awesome!!!
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Do you have a Hubley race coming up? Great fun for a bunch of old characters and also for the kids.
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Looks pretty neat!

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Old 10-13-2015, 09:29 PM   #8
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and cowl band silver - lets see how steady your hand is!

also could paint the assembly screw body color green to "hide" it a bit. :P

i wonder if you could fab up step plates on the fenders out of a soda can or something.

ive been into plastic/metal models a very long time haha. still very cool! im working on a plastic model of my AA (GAZ-AA model). kinda put a hold off on it for now but once snow starts flyin ill be inside more.
WELL, I spent 15 GRUELING minutes, re-fitting the dang skinny tire onto my Model T Towtruck, after it rolled off the shelf, scared the CRAP out of me, "maybe" its' E-BRAKE failed??---How do I get into the Model T forum?
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:16 PM   #9
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and cowl band silver - lets see how steady your hand is!

also could paint the assembly screw body color green to "hide" it a bit. :P
Painting the gas cap and spark plugs was hard enough. I'll admit my hand is not steady enough to do the cowl band altho I was looking closely at the door handles...

Yes the screws are on the list, there is one on the fire wall too. I want to duplicate my license plate also.




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Do you have a Hubley race coming up? Great fun for a bunch of old characters and also for the kids.
I just missed the Hubley Races at my first club picnic. (actually missed the picnic due to medical issues).
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:12 AM   #10
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Default Finished mine last year

Here is what I started with.





Here is what I made. 2nd place at 2014 MAFCA National meet.

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Old 10-14-2015, 12:43 AM   #11
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I would like to put together a Hubley coupe. Where did you get your kit? I see them on ebay, but wonder if there are any places in Southern California that sell them. Your's looks great! I hope I can do as well if I find one.
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:48 AM   #12
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They stopped making them years ago. I got mine on Ebay. They range from about $20 to over $100. I would not pay more than $30 for a complete unassembled Hubley. The older ones are the best IMHO.

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Not Model A, but I once did a Jaguar-XKE Coupe, with an ALLISON-V-12 "CRATE" MOTOR & Dual Drag Racing SLICKS.
Making BALSA wood models was also a big deal, waaaaay back then.
Chief always said, "We are ALL children, in OLD skins"!
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:28 AM   #14
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Beautiful job, nice.

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Old 10-14-2015, 09:01 AM   #15
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Wonderful model!

There is a product modelers use to simulate chrome which is essentially a rub on foil. Rub it in place, then trim with a very sharp exacto blade. Used to be called RealMetal foil. That could solve your cowl band issue.

I'm a balsa stick and tissue guy with the occasional plastic thrown in. I wonder how many antique car guys are modelers as well?
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Very nice. I used to build these when I was in high school. I would fill the assembly screws will liquid metal filler. I even cut off the front bumper on one and cut two metal strips to make the double bars of the bumper.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:08 AM   #17
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I would like to put together a Hubley coupe. Where did you get your kit? I see them on ebay, but wonder if there are any places in Southern California that sell them. Your's looks great! I hope I can do as well if I find one.
I got mine off of ebay but after the fact I heard about Ralph, the Hubley Man at 562-863-0302.
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Wonderful model!

There is a product modelers use to simulate chrome which is essentially a rub on foil. Rub it in place, then trim with a very sharp exacto blade. Used to be called RealMetal foil. That could solve your cowl band issue.
Thanks I'll check that out. I think I'll wait awhile until the paint is fully cured then try it. I also have a fine point silver paint Sharpie.
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We had Hubley races at the recent New England meet. It was a big hit with participants as well as spectators. Both kids and adults participated.
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Years ago, when I made the Hubley Model A's I used my Dremel tool with polishing discs and toothpaste to shine-up the radiator shell and other metal parts.
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