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#1 nts

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:05 AM

Starting with the old AMT kit,it need some changes to match the orginal boat.

 

 

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To be continued/ Torgny from Sweden

 

 



#2 Bernard Kron

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:28 AM

Very interesting. I am not a general modeler. I build cars and trucks exclusively. But recently I became interested in these old "hot rod" speed boat kits and acquired examples of both the AMT and Revell ones. I will be following along with your build to learn more about these unique and interesting kits. Thanx for sharing!

 

The outer cladding you are adding appears to be real wood stripping. How thin is it and is it a hobby supply item?


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#3 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:45 AM

I just ordered some really good looking veneer from a seller on ebay . I think they are stuff used by people who custom make pens. Search penman or something like that on ebay.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:10 AM

I'll be watching this build. Just got this kit last month.



#5 Tom Geiger

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:31 AM

There's a company called Dumas that does boats in various scales, some in 1/24 that are really cool. There is a Chris Craft runabout and a few different cabin cruisers. All done in wood. Pricey at $50-100 a kit, but you get what you pay for!



#6 nts

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:17 AM

Thank you for replys, its real woodveneer ,mahogany and teak. I got it in a modeltrain store, think they bulid houses with it. This is my third one,last one was Revells Hemi Hydro.

 

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See you soon / Torgny from Sweden



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

That boat looks fantastic !   You are giving me ideas for mine.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

There's a company called "Rockler" that sells all kinds of wood veneers for the cabinet-maker industry.  They are online.

 

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

Do you fill the seams or just sand down ? Stain at all or just some clear ?



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:35 PM

Great start, I've got to get back to working on mine...

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

Do you fill the seams or just sand down ? Stain at all or just some clear ?

The seams is filled with White Putty (Tamiya) and sanding, after that just clear ( 20 thin layers) .

 

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:08 PM

NICE looking boat!! :D 



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:10 AM

Very nice!



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:55 AM

BEAUTIFUL BOAT TORGNY!

 

Real Nice Wood Work... B)


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

The rebuilt back end really makes a big difference. I love the wood, but that back end treatment sealed the deal for me.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:54 AM

Build, build,build.....this veneer gluing is taking a LOT of time.................

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Starting with the engine......

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More to come / Torgny / Sweden


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:07 AM

Wow!!!! That model is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:47 PM

Very cool !



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

After 15 layers with clear, now sanding and more clear ............

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Start to work on the trailer and car ......

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Work,work,work   / Torgny



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

REAL NICE WOOD WORK!

B)