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andyn

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Southampto Tug RTR - Anyone know if this is any good?
« on: August 12, 2008, 12:35:32 PM »

Looks nicely detailed - could be a platform for more detail?


http://www.arrowmodels.com/product_info.php/cPath/31/products_id/166
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Re: Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 01:15:20 PM »

Not at 200 squid it couldn't... :o :o

I could have the pleasure of building one for not much more..
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Re: Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 04:09:08 PM »

It's not a bad model and one of the better 'ready to run' models on the market.
The radio is not bad either but some replace the radio with a three channel set and
or use a mixer so as to separate the two motors for better manoeuvrability. Changing
the radio does make this quite an expensive boat. I've seen a few 'done up', a couple
weather the paintwork and some add scale details and fittings.

 
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Re: Southampto Tug RTR - Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008, 11:59:42 PM »

Thanks for the responses guys  O0

My dad the other day said "I suppose you'll be wanting a model boat for christmas then", gives me plenty of time to start looking  ;)

I can get quite a fair amount off at the local model shop and so can my dad.

Would like something big, although transport is an issue, unless I can nab a garden centre trolley, or one of the ones at B&Q

Looking at a tug, to accompany the one I shall most likely buy off polobeer (Simon), also looking at the Robbe San Diego, but Roland at the club has one. Definately caught the 'Tug Bug' off here (ooh that sounds nasty, should get it checked out  {-) )
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Re: Southampto Tug RTR - Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 07:00:18 PM »

How about the Robbe Comtesse? much cop?

Andy  :)
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Re: Southampto Tug RTR - Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 07:33:06 PM »


Nice yacht. Big! Good negative pulled "Plura" hull with sharp corners but I personally think it's been
superseded  by the more modern yachts, eg:

Kyosho Oracle BMW Racing Yacht
Kyosho Seawind    
Kyosho Fortune ReadySet
CENTURY 750
Fly Emirates Americas Cup Yacht
Trueblue Radio Controlled Yacht From Graupner

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andyn

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Re: Southampto Tug RTR - Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008, 08:04:56 PM »

Loverley stuff cheers O0

Like the look of the Kyosho Fortune, dad likes the price.
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Re: Southampto Tug RTR - Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2008, 08:43:28 PM »

Are you a Family Guy fan?
I am, hate it and love it at the same time!   :'(
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Re: Southampto Tug RTR - Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2008, 10:38:43 PM »

Yarp I am  O0

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Re: Southampto Tug RTR - Anyone know if this is any good?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2008, 10:44:02 PM »

How about the Robbe Comtesse? much cop?

Andy  :)

Depends want you want. There are other boats like the Tamiya 40EX, which are beatifully detailed models of sailing cruisers. Not suitable for racing, but if anyone owns a Contessa they may like this model. I have even seen one with a wooden deck inlaid on to it.
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