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Old Dec 13, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Aquacraft Rescue 17 Action figure question

My Rescue 17 is sitting under the tree (well next to it because the box is so big) and in anticipation of adding some scale fire fighters I was wondering what size would be good? I assume something in 5" - 6" would be close to scale. Any help and links would be appreciated!


I own a kit build tug (Dumas) so please no discussion about this being a RTR and you should be buying kits.

I love my Dumas Carol Moran that I built and I see nothing wrong with RTR's

That being said I will be adding some scale bits and what not to the Rescue 17.
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 01:12 PM
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I see nothing wrong with RTR's
I agree- that being said some assumptions need to be made about this boat.

How long is the 1:1 boat?

80'?

if that is the case at 38" long, the model is roughly 1/25th scale making a 6' tall fire fighter 2.88" tall


100'? this would make the model close to 1/32nd scale making the same fire fighter 2.25"

another approach would be to measure the doors and other things like the stairs on the model and compare those to 1:1 to back into how long the real boat would be and go from there.

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Old Dec 13, 2013, 01:14 PM
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I found some 4" figures..... is the boat 1:17 scale? I can't find any info on what scale it is. How do you calculate scale so your figures are also correct in size? I understand this much 1:10 1" is equal to 10" and so on but how would one determine what size figure to use? average person 6' tall 72" I divide 4" into 72" and get 18" does that make it 1:18 scale? and if the boat is 1:17 that is dam close! lol

Can some one verify my math?
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 01:19 PM
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I agree- that being said some assumptions need to be made about this boat.

How long is the 1:1 boat?

80'?

if that is the case at 38" long, the model is roughly 1/25th scale making a 6' tall fire fighter 2.88" tall


100'? this would make the model close to 1/32nd scale making the same fire fighter 2.25"

another approach would be to measure the doors and other things like the stairs on the model and compare those to 1:1 to back into how long the real boat would be and go from there.

Have fun with your new boat!
Boat is 108' http://www.seattle.gov/fleetsfacilit...geplatform.htm

Assuming Aquacraft built it 1:1 @ 38" I came up with 1:34 scale
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 01:23 PM
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you have the idea. 72"/18 = 4"... if this model is 1/18th scale, that would make the 1:1 boat @57'

Could be.... might want to check the heights of the rails and doors though and see how they would look next to a 4" figure.
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Can someone with the boat in hand measure the railing height? if the railing is 2" high then the 4" figure would be perfect assuming that is where the waist is.
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Boat is 108' http://www.seattle.gov/fleetsfacilit...geplatform.htm

Assuming Aquacraft built it 1:1 @ 38" I came up with 1:34 scale
Very close! you're in luck! lots of scale figures out there in 1/35 (armor) which would be very usable!
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 01:37 PM
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Very close! you're in luck! lots of scale figures out there in 1/35 (armor) which would be very usable!
Still that is assuming they built the boat 1:1 to the real boat....

Still would like someone to measure the railing is possible
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Still that is assuming they built the boat 1:1 to the real boat....

Still would like someone to measure the railing is possible
right on both counts...

No looking before the big day? just a peak? (just kidding!)
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 01:44 PM
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right on both counts...

No looking before the big day? just a peak? (just kidding!)
LOL I would but it's wrapped! My wife would kill me! I had to convince her that I would find a spot for it ....... just one more RC honey! I swear this is the last one! :P

I emailed Aquacraft asking for the height of the railing maybe they will be kind enough to provide that info, or a fellow user?
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...I swear this is the last one!
Hee hee, yeah, right, that's what we all say!
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 05:44 PM
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I hope these pictures help.
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 06:38 PM
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I hope these pictures help.
Thanks! looks a little more than an inch? My figures will be getting some trimming looks like 2" - 2.5" is what I need. Looking at 1:24 scale figures since they are about 3" tall. Wish me luck! I'll post links if I find any fire fighters
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Old Dec 13, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Find some 1/35 crew. trimming down from 4" is pretty severe!

Good, clear shots there, SD. enjoying your boat?
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MoonBlink, I am glad the pictures were helpful. Sorry the first one was a little blurry. I will be keeping an eye on this thread to see what you do to your boat.

Aerominded, Yes, I am enjoying the boat. Thanks for asking.
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