Rockowheel
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Wednesday, January 5, 2005 1:46:23 PM
--It seems I saw at one time or another that someone had a conversion kit out there for the IHC Breakdance, for re-theming to the Calypso. Anyone know if this is still around and where?
Rockowheel
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Wednesday, January 5, 2005 1:47:30 PM
Sorry didnt mean to post this in Events..though it will be an event when I get some of these models completed lol
BSA Mike
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 2:12:13 PM
LOL on the finishing comment, but i believe matthew was the one who made the Calypso, i dont think it was a conversion kit, i just think he redid it himself.

Matthew
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 4:45:24 AM
I wouldn't call it a true conversion but there is a Calypso out there with 20 gondolas. All I did was use the turntable and gears from the Insider and the crosses and gondolas from the Break Dancer. IHC Octopus tubs would work too. The seats must be glued to prevent them from spinning and you have to glue the crosses to the spindles of the gears because they're shorter than the ones for the Break Dancer. The gears from the Break Dancer won't work with the turntable from the Insider.

Here's a few pictures of it:

http://community.webshot.../74296673/74297434woqUlb 
http://community.webshot...24554830/124561637NwTmfi 
http://community.webshot.../76497797/76498633zxryvT 
Mailman21842
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 4:46:07 PM
Hey real nice pictures of the Calypso retheme!!!! Your other models are great also, you can tell looking at someone's models whether they are into it or not, You are deffinatly Into it, keep up the great work.
Just a person with a big hobby, of collecting carnival stuff.
Matthew
Thursday, January 13, 2005 10:19:24 PM
Thank you 🙂. The Calypso was more of an experiment, but it was a ride that I wanted to make a model of for my carnival. It's not modeled after any particular Calypso, but there is at least one Calypso that has 20 gondolas with 5 crosses. The rest are recognizable parts from the Flipper and Insider kits. The sign was taken from a picture of an actual Calypso. I wouldn't mind ordering some IHC octopus tubs when I get a chance. The current Break Dancer gondolas make it more like a Break Dancer than a Calypso.

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Originally posted by Mailman21842

Hey real nice pictures of the Calypso retheme!!!! Your other models are great also, you can tell looking at someone's models whether they are into it or not, You are deffinatly Into it, keep up the great work.

Steve F.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 10:38:05 PM
I can't wait to see the finished model on January 19th 2005.