Occre Ulises Tug Boat

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The Ulises Tugboat is a kit tugboat made by Occre.
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It is based on a steam tug of the 1900's and is 1:30 in scale.

The web site states

'The Ulises model was an ocean-going tug. During the sixties, maritime traffic was very intense, the coming and going of goods crossing seas and oceans around the world was constant.


This activity was not without its risks; therefore the work of ocean-going tugs was vitally important, helping all those vessels that suffered mishaps. At that time, metal was the basic material used to construct the boats, combined with a certain percentage of wood. Builders took advantage of the strength of steel for the hull and the comfort of wood for the crew areas, which meant that they turned out models of singular beauty despite the fact that the boats were designed as working boats.


See how, step by step, you can replicate a model down to the finest detail and faithful to the original ship. We invite you to let yourself get carried away and set up spaces for creative leisure in which you can enjoy this marvellous model ship.


A Quick search of the internet reveals no such Tubboat, so one can assume it is 'Based on 60's Ocean Tug'

The kit comes is a nicely packaged box
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Opening up the kit reveals the wood & metal contents.

As usual for all Occre kits, the provide all the pre fabricated parts in plastic see through containers. This make sit easy to reference the parts as well as keep them relatively safe ( unless we as builders open them of course)
This kit provides 3 prefabricated packages

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and the running gear ( prop, shaft, shart cover & rudder assembly.)
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The stripwood is of usual Occre Quality
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The wood parts are all laser cut and of high quality:

The Frames / Bulkheads & keel
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The Superstructure , ships boats & decks
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Next are the typical build documents as provided by Occre.
The instructions & parts list ) in several languages. ( These are available on the Occre Website as a separete download incase they are damaged or misplaced.)
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The photo build guide ( also available as a download in case lost)
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and finally 6 plans in 1:1 SCALE
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The kit is not an expensive one at 187 EU ( ex Tax), but is typical of the quality of Occre products.

Occre used to supply 3 optional kits, a motor kit, a transmitter/ receiver kit and a battery kit. These are no longer available I suspect it was not of significant finanacial value to them and as technology changes , it make sense to stick to the model side.

The RC componants must be sourced by the builder as most RC kits require. ( review on purchased kit soon...)

A build log will soon commence...
 

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Many Thanks for this Kit-Review - I am looking forward to your building log, so to see how the parts are fitting.
I think, that there is really a possibility to make a real interesting model.
Will you build her static or with RC-equipment?
 
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