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Postby lmcq11 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:25 pm

Hi,

Got the ProBoat 21inch RTR 1/18 scale Alpha Patrol Boat PBR for Christmas, a gift from my wife.

I have been interested in the PBR since the movie Apocalypse Now. Upgrading it will be a project for later in 2019. It will be represented in the "early" movie Spick and span version, and not in "late" movie Wreck version as shown when the boat finally reaches Kurtz's compound in Cambodia.

I used this morning to do an inspection of the boat inside and out, and start planning what would be required for the build. Attached are the 25 inspection pictures taken, in 3 posts.

Regards, Louis

Good overall base for a build, dimensions and shape seem accurate. It does not come with the battery so I cannot test the electronics yet.

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Proboat Alpha Patrol Boat 1/18 RC


All the 12.7mm M2 and 7,62mm M60 machine guns will need replacement.

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Front twin M2 12.7mm MG turret. The light is working but no turret elevation or rotation.

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Rear M2 MG on tripod.

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Lots of working lights on this boat making it an interesting boat for night patrol

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A Mk18 grenade launcher

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captain's console

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continuing on following post

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Postby lmcq11 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:34 pm

Continuing previous post

Middle section removed reveals the two engines

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Under the front turret is a stand for optional servo based turret rotation

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Bow hatch removed

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Real canvas rain cover is provided

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Under deck engines and turbines views

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Under the bow

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Postby lmcq11 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:36 pm

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:56 pm

Fantastic, you lucky man Louis :clap:

I don't know, get the guy a present, and all he wants to do is change it cos it's not good enough ;)
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Good morning and Merry Christmas!
Looks like a fantastic project is in the making here. I will be looking forward to following the Build.
regards,
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:02 pm

Louis this should be an interesting one. Found these decals for sale. I'm sure you've seen them already. :thumbup:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3402500328
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Postby Harry Serpent » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:54 pm

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Postby Harry Serpent » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:56 pm

Double post :crazy:
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Postby pebblemonkey73 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:38 am

Never get off the damn boat....
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:51 am

Never get outta the boat :think:
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