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Does anyone know what kind of boat was in
Jaws? Quint's boat. Does anyone make a model
of it?

James (at Work, soon to be on the Bus, and then at Home) :)
 

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Not sure ( actually don't have a clue ) what make of boat The Orca was ... as far as kits are concerned I dunno that either. :freak:

So why do I reply? :confused:

Welll I seem to recall seeing a model of the scene of Jaws jumping on the back of The Orca just before eating Quint. I *think* it was in the Modeler's Resource Magazine Issue that had the feature on the Quint Hooper & Broady Busts ...

Does any one recall that? Have more info ?? Fred DeRuvo maybe ? :wave:

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McFarlane put out an action figure diorama of that. It was beautiful, inexpensive, and way too big for my shelf. Don't know if it's still available.
 

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JAMES (at Work) said:
Does anyone know what kind of boat was in
Jaws? Quint's boat. Does anyone make a model
of it?

James (at Work, soon to be on the Bus, and then at Home) :)

The Orca was modified by the movie studio to fit their needs, so no actual references exists, check out the Jaws DVD under the extras.

I think this guy who built an R/C fishing ship resembling the Orca from the movie may have it for sale.
http://www.rcboatmodeler.com/plans/orca.asp

Mike
 

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Thanks for the replies. I was hoping there was one in styrene.
The wood one looks nice but a might to complicated for me to
build. Someone like Brent could do a great job with those plans,
but mine would look like the Orca after the Great White got
through with it. LOL!

James :)
 

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Poking around the web yesterday afternoon looking for Orca info and came across an informative JAWS site.

Is this the sort of Orca Model you'd like to have?

I know I would !!! :eek:

Poke around the site - this gent looks like he could be a wealth of information ! :thumbsup:

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About a year ago in Toys 'R' Us I saw a ready-made toy of the scene in which the shark climbs onto the deck and eats Quint, possibly the one John mentioned. It was very cheap, like John says, and I thought it was produced by Spawn.com, or the firm which makes Spawn action figures. Those are the ones with blood splatterd all over them and depict monsters amd heroes with severed limbs etc.
 

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Holy Cow! How did you dig this thread up? This is 2 years old. LOL!

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LOL!

It's funny too because I am waiting for the McFarlane "Jaws Diorama" box set to arrive. I finally found one in the UK for not a bad price. Not a great price but not bad.

And while I am waiting, this thread, which I had forgotten about, pops up!

Spooky! LOL!

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Yeah got the Spawn Orca set too but I thought was it lame...way out of scale. Probably the worst miniature they've done. Too bad, because I was really looking forward to this set.

Check out this website about the Orca. They just had an amazing 3ft miniature Orca on ebay and might have another more going up shortly. Supposedly they're looking to build a full scale Orca as well!

movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/oporca

mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/operationorca

There's also an older version of the site with an interview and review of that Spawn set:

www.angelfire.com/fl5/oporca
 

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I'm guessing they built the Orca specially for the movie, no?
 

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Shoot, I ain't going in THAT much water with THAT shark without a ship compareable to a fair sized island... say about like Australia !!
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