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Albert the tug
« on: March 29, 2015, 09:23:50 AM »

Just though I would show off my new tug Albert, she was built by a friend of mine but he no longer used it so passed it onto me to do with as I wish, possibly even take moulds and reproduce them, as such I now have about 6 family members and several friends with their hands up wanting them, I knew it was cute but really?








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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 04:35:06 AM »

So after giving Albert a test run I have decided to take a mold of it, I was hoping to just give it a clean up and a coat of gloss ready for the molding process but I found after stripping it that its really out of whack, turns out it was carved from a block of foam that the owner found on the side of the road, he then glassed the outside and poured petrol in after to dissolve the foam.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 04:38:18 AM »

In order to get the shape right but a tad more accurately I decided to cut him at the waterline and transfer the lines into CAD to clean them up a bit.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 08:03:20 AM »

Interesting way of doing things mate. My personal opinion though would have been to leave the original alone and just design in in cad as a new project. I may be misunderstanding what you are doing, are you scanning the parts into cad or taking physical measurements?

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 09:27:29 AM »

Hi Brian, taking measurements to transfer to CAD, I use Coreldraw as it works best with my laser but it's not much of a design package, mostly aimed at graphic design so I need some basic templates/measurements to get where I'm going, I could have started anew but I wanted to get as close as possible to the original shape.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 09:35:23 AM »

So after tracing the hull at the bottom, the cut line, the rubbing strip line and the handrail I sort of racked them up to generate the hull.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 10:07:55 AM »

Pretty close and a lot more symmetrical :)
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 10:09:21 AM »

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 12:05:07 PM »


What's her OAL?.... LOA?!!
See looks about 300mm...
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 12:12:22 PM »

Hi Martin, I haven't paid alot of attention to the OA sizes but its about 330 wide and 500ish long


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2015, 08:39:58 AM »

Albert in his element.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2015, 09:27:27 AM »

I really like this model. I think stuff like this out on the lake could attract more kids into wanting to get into the hobby.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2015, 09:37:20 AM »

Hi Brian, that's precisely the reason I'm pushing ahead with the project.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2015, 11:25:35 AM »

It's a cute tug with a cute name that should appeal to many, battle half won!

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2015, 11:45:52 AM »

Along similar lines. Downloadable plan too. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1404112
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2015, 03:25:08 AM »

I like that, looks nice.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2015, 08:09:47 AM »

Albert looks like a great little tug.
Looking forward to seeing what you can do with it!
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2015, 08:30:33 AM »

I've had to slow down a little at the moment, I had a bit of a procedure done and am now nursing a few stitches in the small of my back that makes sanding uncomfortable :(


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2015, 08:45:45 AM »

Sorry to hear that Phill,


I had an op on my back that left some stitches in a similar place and it is ruddy uncomfortable so you have my deepest sympathies and understanding.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2015, 07:04:38 AM »

Not much fun Alex but I couldn't sit around any longer so here's an update.........Albert the 2nd





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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2015, 07:59:26 AM »

Really looking excellent, those lines just scream fun sailing.

It's even bringing out the childish side in me enough to want to call one "Prince Albert" (don't google if you don't know!! )
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2015, 08:37:58 AM »

I didn't know and I did google it, even worse, I did an image search, I don't think I can still paint my daughters one pink :(


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2015, 08:59:28 AM »

My apologies Phill!

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2015, 10:06:39 AM »

No absolutely no need to apologise, I live for stuff like that  :-))  as a matter of fact I am now sending you a blue waffle  {-)


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2015, 11:09:35 AM »

Been caught out with the waffle before!

Now, more on Topic, what are the dimensions of the Tug, it looks quite sizable from the pics?
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