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Revell: Chris Craft Cabin Crusier
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 04:15 PM UTC


In 1953 REVELL molded this 42'' CHRIS CRAFT CABIN CRUISER in two types. This is the SPORTFISHING BOAT variant.

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Thanks!
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 09:23 AM UTC
Looking forward to your build. I have the same kit in my stash
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 09:58 AM UTC
If it didn't have so much molded-on detail such as the anchors, life preservers, etc., it would be a more appealing model.
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 11:33 AM UTC
Ahh, I remember growing up seeing Chris Craft cabin cruisers plying both the Great Lakes and in Florida. I have this kit which is a rebox from the early '60's. I opened the box, poked around, saw what you posted. I carefully put everything back in the box and put it proudly back in the stash. I had this odd idea of recreating something from my youth but... I think I like it in the box just as it is


I will, however, observe how you tackle this thing. Heck it just might motivate me. Na

Cheers

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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 02:55 PM UTC
Where did you find blueprints for the Chris Craft?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 02:09 PM UTC

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Where did you find blueprints for the Chris Craft?



Hi Rusty,

No blueprints. This is a plastic model with assembly instructions. Is that what you meant?
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
Hi Frederick, thanks for the review. Even though it is a fairly basic model kit, that Chris Craft looks mighty appealing with John Steel's magnificent artwork on the box! These older models can definitely be a challenge to bring up to a higher standard, but they can also be fun to just assemble and paint as they are. Either way, I look forward to see what you do with this one!
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 04:06 AM UTC
To help you with your 'Soon' comment, here is some motivation though on a larger scale,

http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=268672

Cheers