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This is the Floating Chris-Craft + 1934 Jaguar Coupe. What a nice project I loved making this one.

I usually do a mod or two on my projects, but on this one I did none. Except I just had to add the leaper on the bonnet. I owned a Jag once and I think a Jag just isn’t a Jag without the leaper.

I thought the Chris Craft came out very well. I just had to stain the whole thing except the seats. I didn’t use the ballast, I don’t see myself putting into the water.

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Wow! I love this. You did a beautiful job. The colors and wood tones go well together and I admire the choice of woodgrain on the speed boat. The plex windshield is awesome.
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I love it.  I have one cut out forever and have never finished it.  You have inspired me to get back to it.  I really like the look of mahogany (?) on that boat.  Also the paint on the car with the natural in the interior really makes a nice looking car. 
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Nicely done Bill, you've done a great job on your fit up of parts on this build.
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Well done
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Thanks for all the nice comments.

Actually the whole boat was made of Baltic Burch Plywood except the seats and engine cover. The wood grain did com out well, I used a dark walnut stain on top and bottom and a lighter stain for the sides. I also thought the boar could use a clear windshield. I'm working on the 1912 Barney Oldfield and will use the clear windshield on that one as well.

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wwalker47, I'd love to see some details on how you make your plastic windshield.
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Bob-

I made the windshield from very thin Plexiglas. I got with some CD-Rs I bought and 2 clear ones came in the packaging.

Anyway I put blue painters tape on both sides, put spray adhesive on the windshield pattern and put on the blue tape and then put clear packing tape on the pattern. The tape is important because it will add lubricant to the cutting without it the Plexiglas might melt back together. I used a #1 blade.

I then sawed the appropriate width and angle to put the windshield into.

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