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#1 tim boyd

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

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Here's the box art. Unfortunately, the scale is larger than 1/25th (guessing between 1/16 and 1/20), but the kit itself is very nice, if somewhat simplified. I picked up mine off the 'Bay at around $85 IIRC, which was a very good deal as this kit is seldom seen and when it does appear, it can go for big bucks if there are multiple bidders.


For more on 1/25th scale Drag and Ski Boats (this is for those who have not looked at my Fotki site before), see my Fotki album at the following link: http://public.fotki....yd-model-boats/

UPDATE 3 Feb 2013 - try this link if the above does not work... http://public.fotki....ts/boyd-boats-/

Thanks for looking....TIM


Edited by Casey, 05 February 2013 - 11:36 AM.


#2 Austin T

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

I love it when you build a boat Tim,Your builds are inspirational.Soon I will need to try the paint fogging tip I saw in the last issue of "That other magazine".

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

Very interesting, I never knew this kit existed or was ever made.
Looks like MPC had a lot of interesting kits back in the late 60's and early 70's...

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

Tim thanks for posting/sharing you have some great boats and I would love to find one of the Chryslers myself

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

Thanks for showing Tim!
And...yes to bad it isn't 1/25 scale, would've been neat behind a Dodge powerwagon....or the amt Chevy camper van...

Edited by Luc Janssens, 10 April 2012 - 08:22 AM.


#6 Casey

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

Thanks for posting this, Tim.  You could always use a 1/20 scale kit to tow it...like the '68-'74 Ford vans or the '69 AMX (closest Mopar in 1/20 I could think of).



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

Well, if it's between 1/16 and 1/20, it may go well behind a 1/18 diecast.

I still wish they'd reissue it.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

Tim that kit is my holy grail. I built it in 67 and have been trying to find one since.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:11 AM

Your fotki page is really cool...wish Round 2 would re release some of those.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

I've never seen this boat till I bought it a couple of months ago. It'a a weird 1/36th scale.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

Does that boat use dual jet drives ? Ed Shaver

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

There also was a Miami Vice issue.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

The 'Miami Vice' kit is the Original of that Scarab Speed boat.
I have one.
Looking at what I need to do to make the Baywatch Scarab out of it

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Was this Westcraft boat ever offered in another kit, or only in this AMT '64 Chevelle El Camino?:

 

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Was this Westcraft boat ever offered in another kit, or only in this AMT '64 Chevelle El Camino?:

 

 

 

As far as I know, it only came in the '64 El Camino. It's pretty cool...still have one I fished out of a parts box at the first Milwaukee Miniature Motors show I went to in 1986 or '87.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

Dennis Doty tells an interesting story about this...turns out the boat was a product of a side company run by one of AMT's executives back in the day. The "west" in "westcraft" came from part of his last name.

 

Building on Don's note, I agree that it onlly came in this one kit. It is available as a resin rebop, however, from either Replicans and Mi niatures of Maryland or Scale Equipment Limited (doing this from memory guys, so any corrections are welcome!)

 

Also, thanks everyone for your feedback on my original post.

 

Best regards..TIM



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

It is available as a resin rebop, however, from either Replicans and Mi niatures of Maryland or Scale Equipment Limited (doing this from memory guys, so any corrections are welcome!)

 

SEL was the first place I looked, but they only seem to offer the boat and trailer from the Revell "River Rat" kit. 



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

I didnt know there were that many boats offered, other than the navy boats, we need to show all the boats, topic



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

Does that boat use dual jet drives ? Ed Shaver

The pictures on the box are unclear due to the "swim steps" but the boat itself has the Mercury Marine Offshore Drive units.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

The link isn't working for me.  :unsure: