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AMT Customizing Boat 3'n1


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Looks like the AMT 3'n1 Customizing Boat kit is going to be reissued as kit #1056:

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Love this little thing. Now if they'll do the same for the Camper/Wedge I can go on a 1/25 holiday.

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I still have mine in my "stash" still sealed and waiting to be built, like a lot of other kits I have collected over the years.

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This kit - correct?

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Wasn't this issued a few years back? I missed out and need one, or two.

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I have one from their first re issue . I'd like to have one more so I can do both a stock and a drag boat .

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........much as I am a big Round2 fan and such, not sure if this was a great choice of  kit's to reissue.....at today's prices and the fact that these are quite easy to grab online, I am skeptical on this one....not trying to rain on anyone's parade, just sayin'...............the Ace.....-_-

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Wasn't this issued a few years back? I missed out and need one, or two.

I think it was last issued as a stand alone kit in the late 90's.

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This kit - correct?

Yes.

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This kit can be built three ways and has a Chris Craft engine (relatively few parts, but very detailed engraving).  As stated above, from what I recall it was available once or twice in the 1990's as part of AMT=Ertl's "Buyer's Choice" project.  I doubt it will be a great seller but it is neat to have it back.... AMT Trophy Series Chris Craft built box stock with a mix of stock/custom version parts

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AMT Trophy Series Chris Craft built in the racing version with the kit's mongrel Y Block Lincoln (valve covers)/sort-of FE engine

 

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I just bought one of these a few months ago. 

Pretty neat little boat. Looks killer behind the old annuals .

Ill buy a few of tthem

 

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I have one from their first re issue . I'd like to have one more so I can do both a stock and a drag boat .

The last or third version is a "crackerbox" boat, and I believe they raced on oval courses and not drag races.

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I would love to have another one of these. I'm finishing  the Revell Hemi-Hydro right now and I would enjoy building one of these behind an old Woody Wagon of some sort.  

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Another Build from this kit

 

 

    Due to my moving to Podunkville , I ended up with 9 of these .. Thanx .. 

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Last issue back in the 90s had a gold sticker on the shrink-wrap, saying "Limited Edition/Vintage Series 5."  a/k/a "Buyer's Choice," I think.  I'm looking at one right now.  I still have 2 of those kits sealed and another opened. I've sold 2 more on eBay over the years. I remember buying 5 of them the last time around.

I was about to put another sealed Customizing Boat kit on eBay, but I think the re-issue just changed my mind. 

A quick check shows that one of these recently sold for $39.99 with 19 bids, but that was an outlier.  Other recent Completed Auctions for this kit went from about $20-$25, probably a little less than the retail price of this next re-issue.

So overall, I'd rather keep the kit than go thru all the hassle of writing a listing, taking photos, putting it on eBay, paying the eBay/PayPal fees, packing and shipping it, etc. etc. 

That's happening a lot recently, with the always-rising cost of eBay selling.  I used to sometimes remove parts I wanted from kits, then bundle them into lots and sell them with low starting bids.  But today, that "bundling" means higher shipping costs that some buyers don't want to pay. 

In most cases I'd rather just keep the whole kit and use it for a Painting Trainer or something.  Or to save space with all the boxes - yank the parts I want and store the remains in a big Ziploc bag, inside a plastic storage tub.

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It will be nice to get another one. I have one and have been stymied by the "Too Many Choices" question.

With another, it will be easier to choose (and then build) one.

Thanks Round2!

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The last or third version is a "crackerbox" boat, and I believe they raced on oval courses and not drag races.

Nick, thank you for that update !

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It's nice to see back but I would've rather seen the Rayson Craft reissued in any form.

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I want another one and good thing they don't take up much stash space...

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I wanted this during The Buyer's Choice run, but could NOT find one!

And, I have Not seen any as cheap as $20.oo!!

Last time I looked...........................................

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I wanted this during The Buyer's Choice run, but could NOT find one!

And, I have Not seen any as cheap as $20.oo!!

Last time I looked...........................................

Timing is everything on eBay, as I often find out the hard way. 

I just checked "Completed Auctions" and found these.  Date is when the kit sold and the prices don't include shipping.  I found one that sold for $6.50, but it didn't have the box:

Jan-22 - AMT 3 in 1 Customizing Boat Kit with trailer model kit no. 8125 (reissue) - $18.50 Buy It Now
Feb-23 - AMT VINTAGE 1960 3 IN 1 CUSTOMIZING BOAT KIT Sealed - $17.99 Buy It Now
Feb-26 - SUPER AMT 3 in 1 CUSTOMIZING BOAT KIT, Shrink Wrapped $20.50, 8 bids
Mar-05 - AMT 3 IN 1 CUSTOMIZING BOAT KIT # 8125 LIMITED EDITION BOX OPEN PARTS SEALED  $19.99 Buy It Now

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This boat is based on the Chris Craft Cutlass

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Not a bad kit. Scale looks a little off to me. I built one about two years ago, and I was happy with results. The trailer comes with fender skirts. They look cool, but are a little tight fitting. Not allowing the wheels to roll once they are on. Which is okay with me. The only other problem is the vulnerability of the steering fin thingy under the back of the boat. It's very easy to break off if not careful enough. Need to find a glue that will hold it better, so it doesn't get knocked off as easily again.

Scott

 

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Love this little thing. Now if they'll do the same for the Camper/Wedge I can go on a 1/25 holiday.

Yes...!   Ill have to get the boat kit...would love more camper kits from the companies too.

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Not a bad kit. Scale looks a little off to me. I built one about two years ago, and I was happy with results. The trailer comes with fender skirts. They look cool, but are a little tight fitting. Not allowing the wheels to roll once they are on. Which is okay with me. The only other problem is the vulnerability of the steering fin thingy under the back of the boat. It's very easy to break off if not careful enough. Need to find a glue that will hold it better, so it doesn't get knocked off as easily again.

Scott

 

"Steering fin thingy"  LOL. Usually referred  to as a Rudder.   

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