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Time to kick up some scale road dust....and some water mist, too!

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Enough warm weather still awaits to hook up your favorite scale tow vehicle and drive your drag and ski boats to the lake, reservoir,  river, or whatever.  Unload 'em, start 'em up, and put the (boat) pedal to the metal and stir up some water!   And on your way home, maybe it's time to put the pedal to the metal of your tow vehicle, too!   

Several tow vehicle/boat combos below....many more pix here..... and thanks for looking!  TIM 

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Hi Sir!

Beautiful combos. I had seen many of the towing vehicles trough past features in mags, but the boats... Many are new to me. Bravo!

CT

PS: I was looking at a 2014 issue of Rodders Journal this morning, featuring Steve Stanford's fantastic creations. He had a phantom 48 Chrysler woody pickup/wooden speedboat combo, and it was great! You could certainly pull it off should you try...

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3 minutes ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Sir!

Beautiful combos. I had seen many of the towing vehicles trough past features in mags, but the boats... Many are new to me. Bravo!

CT

PS: I was looking at a 2014 issue of Rodders Journal this morning, featuring Steve Stanford's fantastic creations. He had a phantom 48 Chrysler woody pickup/wooden speedboat combo, and it was great! You could certainly pull it off should you try...

Claude...thx for the comments!

I need to dig that issue out RJ and look at it.  Little, hardly known fact:  One of Revell's top executives pushed very hard for a 1/25th scale Chris Craft barrel-back boat model; it was to have been marketed with the Revell 1948 Ford Woody kit.  Others at Revell were not too supportive, and the idea died.  Not too sure it would have been a great seller for them, but boy would it have been a cool model kit!   Best....TIM 

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Just now, tim boyd said:

Claude...I need to dig that issue out RJ and look at it.  Little, hardly known fact:  One of Revell's top executives pushed very hard for a 1/25th scale Chris Craft barrel-back boat model; it was to have been marketed with the Revell 1948 Ford Woody kit.  Others at Revell were not too supportive, and the idea died.  Not too sure it would have been a great seller for them, but boy would it have been a cool model kit!   Best....TIM 

Hi!

Insider information... Interesting. These boats are icons nowadays, I saw a few last year on lake Winnipesaukie in NH. No woody tow vehicle in sight, however. Alas...

CT

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Nice stuff !  Notice how huge that boat looks like next to that T ! 😀

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Tim,

These are all amazing builds. I really like the Firebird combo most though. 

Years ago I cut the top off of a 39 Ford Sedan to see what I could make of it. Fast forward to a couple of years ago and I dug it out and started the paintwork with the thought of building a tow rig and boat combo. Like most of my projects, I need to get back on it. Thanks for the eye candy.

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Nice set of builds Tim!  These would make a great lineup at the lake!

Funny you posted that burgundy T today too - was just trying to remember which mag that one was in. I seem to recall an article on rat rods with extreme proportions (a long wheelbase and healthy channel-job in this case I guess) and I think that was the accompanying build to the article?  My memory may be failing me there though...

Always enjoy seeing your work!  Thanks for posting!

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Cool duos!  I don’t have a single boat built!  Maybe that should change!

FYI- aside from boats from our standard model companies, Dumas makes some interesting boats in 1/24 scale.  

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I agree with what Oliver wrote...all are great but those two were also my favorites...thanks for sharing these.

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I have always enjoyed your boat builds and wished that more of these kits were made available. Your builds inspired my to build this a few years ago.  

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Both the cars, and the boats look absolutely fantastic.  Does the 'Bird come with the "hidden headlights" inserts shown in the box art?

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I dig em all ! I can’t pick a favorite! There all awesome! I have a AMT boat I picked up a few years ago that needs to be finally built, looking at yours is giving me ideas, I’d like to go river/drag boat , blown flat bottom of course!! 

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I love all of these! The Firebird is my fave, but also how cool would it be to see a '55 Thunderbird Gasser pulling a drag boat & trailer on the road in real life, lol. Seeing the pic of the box for the Firebird/boat/trailer combo just makes me wonder how many of those would sell in today's market if the mold still exists and it was to be re-issued. I can only think it would sell like crazy, but I could be wrong. Perhaps maybe even as a Coca Cola version to boost sales with the collectible market as well.

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Thanks for posting these pics Tim. I really enjoyed seeing them I haven't build a ski boat model in over half a century but your builds have got me thinking.

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Absolutely stunning!   I always loved your boats Tim!

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On 9/6/2020 at 8:26 PM, cobraman said:

Nice stuff !  Notice how huge that boat looks like next to that T ! 😀

Hah!  Ray, right you are!   Imagine that boat and trailer would have that '27T wandering all over the road.....TB 

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On 9/6/2020 at 9:07 PM, Modlbldr said:

Tim,

These are all amazing builds. I really like the Firebird combo most though. 

Years ago I cut the top off of a 39 Ford Sedan to see what I could make of it. Fast forward to a couple of years ago and I dug it out and started the paintwork with the thought of building a tow rig and boat combo. Like most of my projects, I need to get back on it. Thanks for the eye candy.

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Tom...that sounds like a great project.  Which boat were you thinking of pairing up with this?  TB  

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On 9/6/2020 at 11:06 PM, CabDriver said:

Nice set of builds Tim!  These would make a great lineup at the lake!

Funny you posted that burgundy T today too - was just trying to remember which mag that one was in. I seem to recall an article on rat rods with extreme proportions (a long wheelbase and healthy channel-job in this case I guess) and I think that was the accompanying build to the article?  My memory may be failing me there though...

Always enjoy seeing your work!  Thanks for posting!

Jim....your memory is right on the money.  The how-to was in the other model car magazine, around 2007 or so...it was inspired in part by one of the Mark Morton era "Hop UP Annuals".....his car was a '25T and more traditional in flavor (as you'd expect from him), but very inspirational.   More photos of that one here...(scroll down to images #100-105)...TB  DSC 0122

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On 9/7/2020 at 10:50 AM, Tom Geiger said:

Cool duos!  I don’t have a single boat built!  Maybe that should change!

FYI- aside from boats from our standard model companies, Dumas makes some interesting boats in 1/24 scale.  

Tom....I've bought several of the Dumas 1/24th scale boats over the years..... building up one of those would be a major project and one requiring a whole new set of modeling skills....still.....the boat topics they've chosen are so, so cool.  

I could see you building the original 1960 AMT Trophy Series Chris Craft kit....lotsa potential for adding character to that kit and a pretty easy (read quick!) project too....TIM 

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