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proteque

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Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« on: September 09, 2010, 11:21:50 AM »

I bought a RTR Aquacraft atlantic tugboat which needed some fixup to not look as much as a toy as it did from the box.

This is how it looks out of the box:



The whole boat is a mess when it comes to scales so I needed to get rid og about every "plastic fantastic" that was on the boat. + do some weathering.
















This is just the start of the weathering. I use oil paint (the same artists use on canvas)

The house needed some work. so I buildt this cases to hide the wireing.



Then I printed a lot og small wood planks on paper and started the real work :)









Here is a picture showing the nice curtains my girlfriend made for the boat :) I have removed the mess with the rust again after taking this picture.



So thats how far I have come so far. will keep you updated :)
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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 12:07:37 PM »

Looks good, is it just a paint job you'll be doing?
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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 12:34:19 PM »

I have in my plans to change the ESC and get a better propeller. Other than that it is just paint and build job.
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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 08:00:22 PM »

Small update. a calendar is important :) and worked some more on the "table" or what it is called in steering house. Any suggestions on what more to do? :)




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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 08:14:57 PM »

lighting, figures, make a barge to toe/pull, add rubber lego tires to the sides as 'bumpers' smoke for the funnel get the winch working lists as long as your imagination  :-))
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proteque

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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2010, 10:24:59 PM »

I think I am done with the boat now. At least my rebuilds and weathering. :) Next up is better propeller and sound system.




















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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 12:23:54 PM »

I went for it again :) ripped it down and started with the goal to make it more in scale. here are some work in progress pictures :)

I cut down the "house?", chimney and the wheelhouse. made a new roof out of the old one and did a repaint. I plan to make the deck on the house green and not black like it is now. I also added a ledcontrolpanel for the wheelhouse :)

pics:













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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011, 12:24:53 PM »

I went for it again :) ripped it down and started with the goal to make it more in scale. here are some work in progress pictures :)

I cut down the "house?", chimney and the wheelhouse. made a new roof out of the old one and did a repaint. I plan to make the deck on the house green and not black like it is now. I also added a ledcontrolpanel for the wheelhouse :)

pics:

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proteque

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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 10:17:04 PM »

The boat is now assembled and works. All that is left now is details and more weathering. :) the sizelimit of attachement made the pictures kinda small...

so if you like to see bigger versions you can find theme here: http://hobbyblog.gjorans.com/2011/01/19/tugboat_coming_together/
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offshore1987

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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 10:38:36 PM »

Thas better  :-)) nice job mate
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proteque

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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 11:08:38 AM »

Thanx :) I like it a lot better now too. it needs a lot of work on the weathering. Really looking forward to the spring now.
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stew49

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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 04:28:09 PM »

Nice job, i need to do some weathering, but worried it will go wrong. {:-{
What scale is it?
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proteque

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Re: Proteques Aquacraft atlantic tugboat
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2011, 09:34:40 PM »

it is about 1:35. Thats the closest I get on finding a crew at least :)

Weathering is fun and quite easy if you find the right set for it. Rustall is kinda easy to use (it is a wash). Or you can buy a weathering set with powders for the job. thats the kind I like best.
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