long time no see. I've been in love with this boat since the first time I ever saw one. It took me a while but I finally got one. Unfortunately she's only 27" long. I bought the kit about thirteen years ago and worked on it furiously for a couple weeks and had the basic hull finished but that was just before we got married. Once the wedding was over I got busy and put her on the shelf for a while. Not too long after that we put the house on the market and moved. I figured once we got settled in to the new place I'd get back at it. Well then our son came along so that didn't happen and then we moved again. But not long ago my son was poking around the shelves in the basement looking for something and asked "Hey dad, what's this ?" Oh man I had completely forgotten about that thing. I had some time to kill lately because things have been slow so I decided to work on it some more. Once I got into it I just couldn't stop thinking about how awesome she was going to look when done. I spent quite a few nights up until 1:00 or later working on her but I just finished her up yesterday.
She's a scale model of a 1955 Chris Craft Cobra. The only thing left to do is mount the radio and I'll take her over to the pond in our sub for her maiden voyage. She's a double planked hull. The base hull is birch ply and the rest is all solid mahogany and bass wood with styrene on the deck. Let me tell you that it was a LOT of work shaping, sanding, and forming all of those deck pieces to make them fit and look right. If this one works as good as she looks, I'm going to build one of the barrel back models next. My son really wants to work together on the next one. Here are some pictures....
I only wish could afford to own a full size version.