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Old Jul 27, 2014, 04:50 PM
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Tim,

It looks great on the water and on the beach. Great craftsmanship as always in your builds.

How do you construct details such as gage bezels, helm wheels, etc?


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Old Jul 27, 2014, 05:02 PM
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I cheet~ I look at the builds of the Real good modelers on this site and try to meet the challenge !
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You have the vision of an eagle and hands of a surgeon , well done Tim !
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 06:18 PM
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Hi Tim,
I have just now finished going through your build. I am IMPRESSED man!!

You have done that beautiful cruiser justice. I now have a very high watermark to use for my build.

By the way, I couldn't help but notice how many viewers saw your model as the Sportfisher when it is clear you have built the Cruiser version. Perhaps I'll have to change my mind and build the Sportfisher version after all.

Cheers, Barry
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 08:24 PM
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Great to see our back Barry !

Thanks, but I Must say I was only able to build this model as a result of your generosity in providing all the copies of frame outlines and other special details I did not have access to ~

It will be great fun to see yours come together, tuna tower or not ~
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A fine morning at the lake

This old model was put in the lake again today ~

Weather was perfect, 7:00 AM, no wind and 67*, not another boater to be seen for some reason.

Well worth the long build to see it slip along in the calm water ~

Chris Craft 1954 Sports Cruiser 4 17 16 (2 min 20 sec)
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Wow, looks awesome out on the water. Very stately. Great job as usual Tim!

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Thanks Ed C.

Wanted to point out that the big side air scoops and the escape hatch were scratch built by Ed Crowell ~

Without his collaboration the model would never have looked this way ...

Thanks Ed !
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This old model was put in the lake again today ~

Weather was perfect, 7:00 AM, no wind and 67*, not another boater to be seen for some reason.

Well worth the long build to see it slip along in the calm water ~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sET...ature=youtu.be
For being an "old" model,' Baby' sure looks like she just came off the showroom floor! Still gorgeous, and a really challenging build, due to the rarity of information on both the full sized vessels and any kit builds.

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Old Apr 18, 2016, 03:32 PM
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Thanks Pete, know you appreciate the big cabin cruisers ....
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Hi Tim,
Your workmanship is fantastic. What makes this boat even more fantastic is that it is a scratch build. A beautiful model. I wish I lived closer to Spreckles Lake.
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Fantastic job!
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Hi Tim,
I just finished reading through this entire thread. Don't know how I managed to miss out on the fun as you were building. You have done a beautiful job on this vessel! So much attention to detail. The finish work is outstanding. Scratch building can be a real challenge, but also so rewarding. She rides beautifully on the water. Congratulations on an amazing result!!
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Thx

Thanks Very much all, it was very challenging but researching the real boat and learning about wood boat building in a factory setting in the 50's was very interesting.

Several people contributed, thanks to Everyone.
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Tim is a master craftsman that is for sure. He used epoxy to install the polished silver trim. Still have no idea how he got away with that bit of wizardry but he did. He does things I suspect involves alien technology of some sort.
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