Those of you with past issues of Model Cars magazine, I did an extensive 1/25th scale Drag and Ski Boat Kit History article about 8 or 9 years ago. It answers a lot of questions above, and is worth digging out for more on this subject. Sorry, I don't have the specific issue number at hand... If you want to see other versions of the AMT Hull Raiser kit (used in the Quarter Masters, Aqua Rod, and Model King combo '70 Bonneville convert), including one built box stock, plus photos of the AMT Trophy Series Rayson Craft kit that preceded it, plus about 12 or so other drag and ski boat models, check out my Fotki album at http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyds-124th--12/boyd-model-boats/boyd-boats-/ Cheers...TIM
For those not familiar with the subject...the actual build pictured in Glenn's post directly above differs from the Quarter Masters kits as follows: 1) Revell '68 Firebird tow vehicle built as restored stock except for wheels/tires/stance instead of the Quarter Masters kit AMT's original 1968 Firebird "custom" - that kit could not be built as a factory stock model, only as a street custom. 2) Boat hull is correct to what is found in the Quarter Masters kit, but the engine in my model is the AMT Parts Pack Pontiac V8, while the boat kit has a SOHC 427 Ford engine. 3) Boat kit trailer has parts box wheels/tires to match the Firebird two vehicle. BTW, my Quarter Masters kit purchase was a box top only, no way I could have afforded the actual kit, as noted by ACE above. TIM
Here's an on-line build of the Revell '50 Olds Custom.... http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyd-on-line-mo/tim-boyd-on-line-mo/ 31 pictures and text at the above link. Use the "Roll" feature to see the pictures and captions without having to click on each photo individually. Cheers...>TIM (Sorry I can't show a picture...can't get the "insert other media" link to load photos today).
I got a call from John at Model Cave in Ypsi, Michigan this afternoon...they got in both the Galaxie Ltd. kits today. (Today being Wednesday, July 29). Separately, Gary and his team at Galaxie have been up all hours shipping out orders this week....apparently they are extremely pleased with sales of the kits to date. Cheers...TIM
Rob...the AMT kit is a replica of the Kindsvater hull, powered by a SOHC 427 Ford. This comt is a major rehahs of the original AMT Rayson Craft Trophy Ser es kit of 1963. This version of the AMT was originally released as the "Hull Raiser" in 1968, along with a combo kit version including the AMT Custom 1968 Firebird. It was again reissued in a combo kit with AMT's Chevy C25 Van around 1975, as the "Aqau Rod" version you mentioned. It was last riessued around 2005 or so as a Model King kit in combo with the MPc 1970 Bonneville convertible. At this link you can see multiple built up versions of both the Revell and AMT kits. http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyds-124th--12/boyd-model-boats/boyd-boats-/ Cheersl.TIM ,
Ron....that is beyond cool! What a discovery!! Not only that, it is very similar to the final execution of the second place finisher pictured above (the blue car) in the first post. . You may want to take a high-res photo of that, or even possibly donate it if it doesn't have much value to you, and send it to Mark Gustavson at the International Model Car Museum. He is tentatively planning to do a mini-book for all 2017 GSL participants on the Dodge/Car Model/MPC Funny Car Contest. Thanks for posting! TIM
0 Just to reconfirm what others here have said, the main body is fully polished. You can see the reflection of the polished surface here in the trunk area of the photograph.above. The hood is even more highly polished (like some of the Lindberg reissues in the 1990's). For those that haven't already looked at it, this would probably be a good time to review my detailed kit preview (53 photos and captions) at the following link... http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/first-look-at-all-n/new-moebius-65- plym/new-moebius-65-plym/ TIM
One of my first jobs at Ford in 1978 was as a car (and later on) truck Scheduler at a Ford Division District Sales Office. We took dealer orders (submitted via a pencil scan sensing form - remember those?) and cleaned them up, fixing each dealer's compatibility order errors if needed, and then sending them on to the respective factories to be scheduled for production. As Schedulers, one of our reference tools was a detailed compatibility and spec guide, comprising a manual over an inch thick and printed on 11x17 computer paper. I never thought to save mine, and I was a Truck Scheduler only for a very short period of time before being move to another assignment, so I can't comment specifically on the subject under question here, but I do recall that when it came to Pickups back then, there was a huge capability to spec and build them to the exact user applications. So the line of speculation in this thread is certainly possible. TIM