AQUARAMA RIVA 1:10 Scale RC Boat

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Here are some photos of the Aquarama Riva scale model RC boat I have been working on. I got the plans from John-tom.com. The plans were free but a little unclear as how to assemble the interior of the boat. So I am trying figure the puzzle out at the moment. I built it from scratch and have run into a road block of sorts...    I have been scouring the internet looking for a way to get the parts that are tough to create from scratch such as the seats,  decals, windscreen and the brass that make the boat pop. I know I have asked this before but it's worth a shot...   Does any body out there know where I might be able to locate these items or am I just chasing my tail in circles?

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Hi riva plans from freeshipplans.com shows cockpit detail

amati make a kit they call Italian runabout you can buy all metal fitting and seats

hope this helps Iam building from same plans and i have purchased fittings from

Amati

RC Boat is best choice in all other toys.It is really a good attempt .carry on your work and completed it before summer season.After completing this model please upload some more pictures of RC Boat.

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Try Model Expo for the brass fittings, they have tons of boat fittings.
For the windshield, you could try smashmolding heated clear plastic, or if you have access to a vacuum former (or you could make one it's not that difficult) you could vacuum-form one. You could make up seats in a similar fashion.
For decals, you can buy decal paper that you can print with an inkjet printer. I think Testors sells a kit complete with software. Check Micro-Mark.

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I did a quick search .. is this what you are looking for?

http://www.gianhien.com/model/retail/all/metal_parts.htm

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Apparently I was not looking in the right place! I visited the site and it is temporarily down. But it does look promising. Thank you much man!