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  • 1984 Power Slot Radio Controlled Model

    I am a brand new TT member and a relatively new MC owner. After spending some time on the sidelines reading some very informative information on this forum, I decided to jump in and share in some of your enthusiasm. Last year I bought a very nice red and grey 1984 Power Slot which needed some floor work. I pulled up the sagging floor, peeled out all the foam I could, poured some 4# foam back in, and re-glassed the floor down. I installed new carpet, and was so happy with the results, I had the entire interior redone, then color-sanded and buffed the hull, re-applied the factory logos and stars (in metal flake silver) from Bay Area Watersports. The boat now looks new and gets more attention than I had hoped for on the water.

    I had some materials left over from my floor repair, so I set out to make a 1/6 scale RC model of my boat. It, too far exceeded my expectations. I have attached some photos and a link to a YouTube video below. My obsession seems to have no bounds. Do you think there would be a market for these???
    Enjoy!

    http://youtu.be/rh0pXINWLiE




    Last edited by Retro; 07-06-2013, 03:27 AM. Reason: New Video

  • #2
    outstanding!!!!... omg barbie has no legs......
    sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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    • #3
      That's awesome, man. Love it!!!

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      • #4
        How much do you think you'd sell them for?

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        • #5
          It took me a couple of months to build. It was fun, but I couldn't make an exact copy. All balsa cut by hand, no templates. My better half would not appreciate my building another one!

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          • #6
            I'm in!

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            • #7
              Yes sir, outstanding indeed! A scratch built S&S!!! Complete with skiing ken is well above and beyond!
              https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-w...4/IMG_4883.gif

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              • #8
                This is awesome.

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                • #9
                  Absolutely a market for them. Great work!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the compliments. People seem to really like seeing Ken ski. Then if they notice the Stars and Stripes anchored nearby, they usually comment about it...

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                    • #11
                      That is way cool. You are brilliant. It is awesome how the flag goes up after Ken falls down.

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                      • #12
                        I have a three channel radio, so I wired up a flag to channel 3. I got the whole Ken idea from a video I saw of Skipper!!!

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                        • #13
                          At first I was thinking Ken would be pretty upset with the missing lower parts of Barbie, but then I remember seeing Ken when my niece had HIS pants off and I realized he probably has nothing else to do on weekends but waterski....

                          Very cool build, and that would look cool sitting in a lake next to it's mother! Nice job!
                          Jeffer

                          1996 Prostar 190, LT1

                          "5 out of 4 people have a problem with statistics..."

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                          • #14
                            I think Barbie was more upset than Ken. She still won't talk to me!

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                            • #15
                              When you put it away at night, toss Ken the lower half for the evening...
                              Jeffer

                              1996 Prostar 190, LT1

                              "5 out of 4 people have a problem with statistics..."

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