Hold On To Your Jaw. It’s A Model!

Model 4

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That’s right, you read the headline right. This is an jaw dropping model by clearly one of the top speed boat model makers on planet earth. Oh, sure I bet there is someone on Jupiter that may do a version of THUNDERBIRD like this. But just try and see that one. We are working on a story on Jupiters Woody Boater community BTW. Its so much better than Plutos by the way. And well, Uranus’s group are a bunch of.. well. you know..

Anyway, back to this model by Greg Rice. We met Greg up at the huge Woods And Water event. I will add that even these photos don’t do this boat justice. Even the wood grain is to scale. WHAT THE HECK! Does he grow little trees?




Does he use 5.200 on the bottom? OK, enough joking around. These models transcend the term Model and are works of art. Now, we could go into detail of how this was built, but there are 46 pages, yes 46 pages on the RC forum on the build. Good luck with the rest of your day. And forget what ever you think of yourself as a model maker. Its fair to say, you may need to move to another planet.

Model -2

The cushions look and yes, feel real. No plastic crap here.

Model 6

My jaw is on the key boarddddddddddddddddddd.

You can visit the RC forum link here. 46 pages. With youtube video in the water and all.

WAIT THERE’S MORE – Get ready to smash those eye balls against your glasses. Meet Gregs LOCKPAT II.

Model -1



Details details details


The leather seats are soft to the touch


Lettering is perfect


Brass Nails



And of course we shot this epic 30 second video.


And of course there is a massive thread on the RC model Forum on Lockpat II as well. Sorry. Its dinner time now!

20 replies
  1. Alex
    Alex says:

    Jeeze. You’re resorting to “wait, there’s more” now? Ok. I guess I’m fine with that. As long as you’ll double my order for free. And throw in free shipping and handling. And a Clapper to seal the deal. So, what did I just buy?

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      You just bought a set of 50 BSLOL T-shirts that will be perfect for the upcoming warm weather in Northern Michigan.

  2. Greg Rice
    Greg Rice says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Matt. We had a blast at the show. It is fun to share the models with folks who are so interested, knowledgeable and welcoming! We didn’t get the boats in the water at the show, but they do run. We hope to attend several more shows next year.

    • Al Jankowski
      Al Jankowski says:

      Hello Greg,

      Steve sent me the pics and the link. I was following your progress over the past couple years and wow what an achievement. Let me know if you bring these “up north” I would love to see them in person.

  3. Phillip Jones
    Phillip Jones says:

    MFINE, Today is for you! The bacon was cooked and consumed, it’s 21 degrees up on this mountain top in central Va. and yes, we are headed to the lake for one more (last I hope) test hit on a new Acme prop that arrived yesterday. It will be great PURPLE HAZE is a Canadian boat so she can handle it even if us old farts die of pneumonia in the next few weeks. 🙂
    Virginian prefer the real thing!!!!

  4. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Thanks Phil!

    I am going under the knife (again) on Monday to have my tonsils removed. I am told I will be unable to eat bacon for 2-3 weeks, so I will need all of you to pitch in and have a few extra slices for me.

  5. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    I thought the big cruiser guys had patience….but the miniature craftsmen…..another level altogether……..amazing!

    Happy ThanksGiving to al woodyboaters! and yes….some time on turkey day…..I am…..GOING BOATING…..if a kayak counts?

    then spend the late night on the Fairchild Scout.

    life is good.

    John in Va.

  6. John T. Hacker
    John T. Hacker says:

    Those are absolutely beautiful. Uncle John (John L.) Would be very proud, and I am too. That was the Thunderbird before the sedan top was added. Very very cool, please keep more pics and videos coming.

  7. Randy
    Randy says:

    I’ll bet that if these ‘craftsman’ had bigger workshops they would be building the real thing with the same spectacular results!

  8. Nick Petsikas
    Nick Petsikas says:

    Wow Greg, it really turned out nice. I can’t wait to see it in person. Not as many good places to take it out for a spin here in Denver. Miss you guys.

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