1954 Hudson Club Coupe
The Moebius '54 Hudson is a welcome re-tool after the fine '53 Hudson kit. My kit came well packed in an attractive retro art style box.
All parts were molded crisp and clean, and the chrome is outstanding. I did notice however, that the body had sort of a rough texture to it, requiring extra fine sanding to smooth. I did hear that early production kits suffered from this, but apparently it's now been taken care of by the manufacturer.
The instructions are in glossy color form, and offer lots of building information, but are somewhat vague on attachment points of some parts. In order to replicate factory stock correctly, the steering wheel and column will need some careful masking and painting, as they are incorrectly molded in chrome.
I built my Hudson factory stock (the only option offered out of the box). Due to personal preference, I did substitute the wire wheels with full wheel covers from the '53 kit, as this kit only comes with the optional wires. My kit is painted Palm Beach Green and Coronation Cream, with two tone grey interior.
Molded in trim is crisp and clean, except the rear quarter panel trim was quite shallow, providing somewhat of a challenge to bare metal foil.
Upon completion, I enjoyed this build and I'm proud to have it in my collection. Moebius does a fine job, and my thanks goes out to them, and IPMS for the chance to review this fine kit.