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#1 Maximo

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:29 AM

Gentlemen and ladies of the World of Thingies...

Does anyone know the history of this thingie body?
Who designed it and made the original mold?
What is it called? Is it a variant of the Serpent?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:36 PM

I have no idea who made it but It looks like a highly modified Serpent to me. 

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:02 PM

That body is called a Patriot, and could be obtained from Booth Manufacturing Co. IIRC!


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:20 PM


I know that it is called the Patriot and I bought one from Booth a year ago, but wanted to know more about it's history.

Jairus Watson has also stated the striking similarity to the Serpent. I sent that body somewhere and don't have it anymore.

Miko's Serpent build reminded me that I have this clear body, but poor quality I am afraid to say.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:21 AM

Scott MacLeod took the beautiful Classic Serpent and made this thing, I mean thingy. Pretty ugly IMO and David I agree,of poor quality. 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:36 AM

Did Scott originate that body or was it from Riggen back in the late 60's/early 70's?   I thought I have seen that body as a Riggen car but with a different name.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:05 AM


Martin: The quality was so poor, I no longer know what happened to the body, but still wonder how it came to be.

Matt: Maybe the is possible, does anyone else know about this?


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:44 AM

Scott modified a stinger with this goofy nose which left no room for the guide. Matt, It would have been in the 90s not sure when he bought the Booth molds but it was after that. 

 

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