Owens Deluxe Cruiser

Published: April 12th, 2017     
Product Image
Box Art
Reviewed by: 
Jim Stepanek, IPMS# 48016
Scale: 1:25
Company: Lindberg/Round 2
Price: $26.69
Product / Stock #: HL222/12

Round 2 reissued the vintage Owens Deluxe Cruiser kit. When building you need to bear in mind that this kit and molds are over 50 years old, and it shows. The flash is so bad on some sprues that it’s difficult to locate the actual part(s). Nothing fits together tightly without some serious massaging to the parts to be joined.

The instruction sheet is a very basic affair that had me thinking quite a few times as to part placement.

The Owens Deluxe Cruiser is the first boat I’ve built since way, way back when I built the Robert E. Lee paddle wheeler when I was a kid, so this is totally out of my realm. Now I have to build a trailer and then a vehicle to haul to and from the water.

Patience is the key to the build. Test fit, refit and sand as needed and you can have a nice looking kit but expect it to take extra work due to the age of the kits molds.

Thank you to Round2 for reissuing this kit and thank you to IPMS for allowing me to review the kit.

  • Close-up of the dual outboard engines
    Close-up of the dual outboard engines
  • Profile shot from starboard side
    Profile shot from starboard side
  • View of starboard bow
    View of starboard bow
  • Interior, steering wheel, and controls
    Interior, steering wheel, and controls