SEARCH SCALEAUTOMAG.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

BOATS ! Adding fun to our model car building.

825 views
6 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Oregon: Tree Country.
BOATS ! Adding fun to our model car building.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:49 AM

Lindberg and Revell  have been re-releasing some old 60's boat kits that can be built really nice with a little "Tweaking", as they are a bit "Antiquated, but still present a nice platform to start with. The '59 Century Coranado and the Owens Outboard Delux Cruiser and the old Revell Hot Rod Hydro will look nice with a few cars I have already built.

Never built boat kits before, so it's a fun new interest to add to enjoying the hobby, and adds a little extra "Bling" when displaying a boat with a favorite car model. 

The fun continues Cool.

I love Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I bought all the model stuff I wanted for Christmas because no one else would spend that much on me Laugh Laugh

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:58 AM

Thanks for the info. I knew of the Coronado but was not aware of the Owens Cruiser.

Yeah, I quite like these releases and am glad they have been reissued. They are an excellent expansion of the hobby subject matter, and a great opportunity to expand detailing and scratchbuilding skills. And for the diorama guys, many new possibilities are opened up.

Actually, like many of us, I am interested in anything that may be available in the favoured scales of 1/24 & 1/25. I have a few aircraft kits in 1/24 as well which I hope to get to one day. Even toys that are properly scaled have possibilities. I have a Vespa type scooter from a Kinder Egg that displays nicely on the shelf with my 1/24 scale builts.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Oregon: Tree Country.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, December 22, 2016 2:37 PM

Bainford

Thanks for the info. I knew of the Coronado but was not aware of the Owens Cruiser.

Yeah, I quite like these releases and am glad they have been reissued. They are an excellent expansion of the hobby subject matter, and a great opportunity to expand detailing and scratchbuilding skills. And for the diorama guys, many new possibilities are opened up.

Actually, like many of us, I am interested in anything that may be available in the favoured scales of 1/24 & 1/25. I have a few aircraft kits in 1/24 as well which I hope to get to one day. Even toys that are properly scaled have possibilities. I have a Vespa type scooter from a Kinder Egg that displays nicely on the shelf with my 1/24 scale builts.

 

I agree totally Trevor. There are always new subjects in model car building that add to the hobby enjoyment.

I too have a Vespa 1/24 model diecast. It looks so cool sitting on a shelf of a bookcase, and I stop once in a while and either just enjoy looking at it in it's simplicity, or pick it up and view it from different angles.

How wonderful are the simple things in our hobby that brings such quiet satisfaction.

I love Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I bought all the model stuff I wanted for Christmas because no one else would spend that much on me Laugh Laugh

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2011
Posted by OrangeR/T on Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:44 PM

Yup, i added a couple go fast boats to my model colletion, both were fun builds! I'm as much a performance boating enthusiast as i am a muscle car guy, nothing like going fast on water!! Here's my 2 boat build threads, the Hemi Hydro (Hot Rod Hydro), and Revells old Scarab 38 KV which was originaly released as the Miami Vice kit....

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/34/t/122934.aspx

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/34/t/112402.aspx

 

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: metro detroit
Posted by danno54 on Sunday, December 25, 2016 6:40 PM

Check out Dumas wood boats. They are big in real wood R/C boot kits but they also offer a couple 1/24 kits. I figure i could come up with a trailer out of alum tubing for display with my models.

There will be mopars in heaven!
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 7:58 AM

danno54

Check out Dumas wood boats. They are big in real wood R/C boot kits but they also offer a couple 1/24 kits. I figure i could come up with a trailer out of alum tubing for display with my models.

 

Thanks danno. I just checked them out. Some nice kits there.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 1:06 PM

Hi;

 Yeah , I got the Coronado . Whatta bunch of misformed plastic It's actually about three scale feet short from the windshield to the fixture on the front  . BUT , it can be nice and you can use Revell's bass boat trailer for it .  What makes it nice is it's rarity in boat types  .A little tweak here and there and it's good to go . Lotsa chrome too !!

   The Owens is on my to get list . AMT used to have a nice little boat that you could do as single or double cockpit or racer . It was patterned ( Most don't realize this ) on an old Higgins design that didn't sell well .

      Back in the day , I don't remember who , did a  Real nice cabin boat . It was rounded bilge and big enough to say it was 1/24. There are a few out there that still can be found .

  Remember MONOGRAM did two that you could run via Rubber - Bands ( YES , I said rubberbands!  ) .They were about 1/16 maybe , but the rubber band connected to the bottom of the engine on the O.B. one .

 I used to do a lot on home made trailers that were basically Jon boats and that's what a lot of my employees had .  The most productive and quality of product , concerned employee in a two year period got his or her choice . A new Kitchen gratis or a boat motor and trailer from Ranger !

      My bean counters hated me , but you know what , It was my company and I ran it the way I wanted ! ! T.B.

gjgeracci

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT