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Another Hot Rod Hydro

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  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Dartmouth NS Canada
Another Hot Rod Hydro
Posted by mikeman on Friday, April 15, 2016 6:56 PM

Thanks to Orange R/T I almost have mine done. It's the first boat I've built,I did make wires for her and put tail lights and safty chains on the trailer.



  • Member since
    October, 2011
Posted by OrangeR/T on Monday, April 18, 2016 5:07 PM

Excellent build!!! I like the saftey chains on the trailer, i never thought of that! I added a "rachet strap" by folding over some masking tape and wrapping it around the whench. Did you clear coat over all the decals?? Paint is amazing man, engine looks great, nice job all the way around!!

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Dartmouth NS Canada
Posted by mikeman on Saturday, April 23, 2016 12:44 PM

Yes, I sprayed clear then laid the decals then shot it with wet look

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    January, 2010
Posted by finegood61 on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:33 PM
such a clean bulding nice color
  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:50 PM

Somehow I missed this post....Real nice work on all the details...awesome results



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    August, 2009
Posted by flatbedfrankie on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:28 PM

Great looking build!  The color really pops.  Thanks for sharing.

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:47 PM

Very nice buid on that flatbottom boat mikeman. I don't know why Revell calls it a hydro when it's not. In the 90's I followed not only dragboat racing, but also Unlimited Hydroplane racing as well and I know the difference between a hydro and a flatbottom. Still, a really nice build and excellent color choice also.

High octane

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:26 AM

Another beautiful build I somehow missed.  Great looking boat; just not too sure I would want to ski behind it.  If the hot exhaust did not get you, all that power would probably rip your shoulders out of their socket.  Now as far as fishing, I can just imagine trolling with this one. ;-)

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    August, 2012
Posted by mod3llover on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:06 PM

    Nice job on this build, I like the

New decals that come with that

New release.

Hobby time is Happy time!

     David S.

  • Member since
    October, 2015
Posted by excrewchief on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 3:52 PM

You do nice clean work .i have built a few here and there the thing i hate is how out of scale and design the make it. When i was about twelve i started carving my own hydro a real hydro some what to scale . A few weeks ago i started to do it again this time i made a mold im to old and do not have the energy to make a bunch her is a pic of the first one out of this mold hope you like it .



  • Member since
    February, 2016
Posted by jbwelda on Friday, September 02, 2016 10:16 PM

That is excellent, makes me want to attempt a first boat too. Really great finish, and the skis look spectacular too. What you gonna pull it with?



  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30 PM

Hey ;

 I believe that is a refinement of an old boat . back when we had motors bigger than the boat we called them Crackerboxes . Then they got refined and kept going til this design which was original to a corp. called RAYSON Craft. Now the point , the RAYSON boats were so good they got copied by lots of folks .

 The Revell Boat though Not a Hydro is indeed a Rayson patterned boat .  Though many were made , None ever really measured up to a Rayson Craft . O.C.G.

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

The old AMT Customizing Boat Kit No. 8125 was a 3 in 1 kit and had a "crackerbox" version.

High octane

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, March 24, 2017 5:28 PM

A classy looking model Well done!

I have this same model , much more .... er ..lets call it barn find ..

I left one of the cylinder heads off and its rocker cover to show the internals . I think I might start to do a diorama garage with it in the back somewhere .

Preferably in the dark.... LOL

I'm not jealous....Crying honest !


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