Author Topic: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix  (Read 689 times)

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Hi guys

I had an old Matchbox /Revell F-15 C Eagle in my ridiculously small stash :)




With some wings from an Airifix Harrier, and a few additional bits, the result was this:

















Just as a curiosity, if you look closely enough. the pilot is Darth Vader, from the Revell Star Wars Darth Vader´s Tie Fighter  kit (the small one!) :)


Thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: August 12, 2020, 09:19:58 PM by Antonio Sobral »

Offline kerick

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 12:46:44 AM »
Just a little bit of a Batboat look to it! Now if you painted it black....?
Looks awesome. Clearly another “Wish I had thought of that!”

Offline ericr

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 01:29:37 AM »

excellent thinking and imagination !


Offline apophenia

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 06:26:37 AM »
Whoa! Great stuff  :D

Just a little bit of a Batboat look to it! Now if you painted it black....?

And that would obviously be Darth Vader's first choice too  :smiley:
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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 06:47:29 AM »
Why does that work so well ?

Brilliant vision to even "see" a boat in there, but once you see it is plainly obvious.
Very Well done

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2020, 08:42:21 AM »
I'm getting a more Batman than Darth Vader vibe but, meh, it's your build & it's brilliant, so far! 8)
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 09:27:16 PM »
Hi guys

Finally a little bit of time to continue this project!


But I did not follow the "dark vibe" (D. Vader, Batman, etc.) in terms of colour scheme. No, Sir! ;)

The brighter the merrier....













Next stop: choosing some decals (my spare box does not seem very promising  tough :( )


Thanks for watching!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 10:06:13 PM »
Cool! 8)
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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 11:07:44 PM »
Just of blur of blue and orange passing you by...

So very cool!

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 01:21:39 AM »
This is such a great re-use of parts! The colors are great - what paint did you use for the metallic blue?

Offline buzzbomb

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 06:50:17 AM »
I am just imagining the Rooster tail those honking great engines would create on the water.

Well done Sir  :smiley: :smiley:

Offline finsrin

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 10:28:02 AM »
Just of blur of blue and orange passing you by...

So very cool!

That says it.
Speed would be OMG fast.  :smiley:

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2020, 02:11:22 AM »
Hi guys

Sorry for the delay!

Finally got some decals from the spare box and finished this project.




















Finito, at last!

Thanks for watching!



Offline apophenia

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2020, 08:52:02 AM »
Looking fast while standing still! Nice  :smiley:
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2020, 11:00:52 AM »
Sleek! 8)

As apophenia said, looks fast while standing still! :smiley:
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2020, 01:48:21 PM »
With lettering and windscreen looks even faster - really.  8)

Offline Robomog

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2020, 05:44:32 AM »
Another fantastic visualisation and  build     :-*  :-* :-*

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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2020, 05:53:55 AM »
This is simpy beautiful! From idea through execution to paintjob! Chapeaux bas!
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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2020, 05:37:44 AM »
BEAUTY! I'm presuming it's rocket powered, as there are no intakes?
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Re: Waterstrider Speedboat - 1/72 mostly Matchbox, with a hint of Airfix
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2020, 02:39:46 AM »
Very nice indeed!