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bat44

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1st spring
« on: June 08, 2011, 09:23:09 PM »

OK got the bug for a springer, so during the Alford show and bugging my brother to buy me one over the day he caved in and got me one thanks bro.So with a springer hull from Macs mouldings as a base to start with on with the build. The first thing to do was to make the keel for the prop shaft 



don't no if it just me but this was the easiest keel and prop shaft clue up i have done. as a matter of interest the tug will be based upon one of these



up next was the nudge bars



well that's it no going back now
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 09:45:33 PM »

Wow you don't waste any time do you. looking good so far ship mate.

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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 10:00:48 PM »

Good choices of prototypes, keep the build pics coming. I like the green one with the triangular boom/crane structure.
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bat44

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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 01:12:33 PM »

OK day two of the big builds Deck supports and the start of the rudder make up







with this done up next will be the motor and battery trays up next to be built, power for this tug will be the graupner 600 motor running on 12v



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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 03:27:23 PM »

"Flash....Ah Ahhhh....Saviour of the universe!"
Oh, its a tug, sorry, thought it was a hat.

Apologies to all the legions of Springer tuggies out there, I dont mean it really :-))
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bat44

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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 10:27:04 PM »

don't no how i did this after only having a few hours sleep after 24hours of motor racing but ha needs must. the next thing to do was the battery trays, these were positioned twowards the back of the hull to give the tug a nose up stance when at rest and help with the nose dive when running ?





with the trays done then came the steering servo mount



when the motor is clued in then i can position the radio gear and sound unit

well thats it for today need sleep as a bit of a tease here's some pics of Biro's springer





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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 01:16:28 AM »

Nudge bars???  NO NO NO NO.  They are PUSH KNEES.   O0 O0
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bat44

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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 09:55:57 PM »

a few pics to show you the look i am going for









well that's how i hope it will look apart from the bridge as that is from another boat and only using it for reference
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 04:07:23 PM »

with the internall parts in and clued time to start on the upper works. up first the base and the tower for the bridge with bridge supports







up next the bridge





that's it for today but before i go just a few pics of the boat so far





not  sure about the nudge bars i think i will make them bigger 
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 04:18:19 PM »

Nudge bars???  NO NO NO NO.  They are PUSH KNEES.   O0 O0


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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 04:57:22 PM »

nudge bars push knees same thing  :}
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 08:22:17 PM »

They look just about right and in proportion. What you could do is cover them with a rippled rubber. This will fatten them up and be great for pushing with.

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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 09:42:43 PM »

bat 44 do you by any chance compete in the formula 1000 series in a Micra and your Father used to compete in a Corsa...Have I got the right person or am I totally wrong,but if you are who I think you are well I would be right and your sername is Burns



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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 12:39:40 AM »

I had to extend my  <*< <*< PUSH KNEES  >>:-( about 2 or 3 inches below the water line, because everything I tried to push would roll under the boat.  Water polo balls, sticks whatever.
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 10:49:43 AM »

Stavros

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bat44

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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2011, 10:53:11 AM »

CGAux26  water on the knees is not nice :} :} :D :D
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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2011, 04:34:08 PM »

OK if you have a tap on the ankle  %%  %%  %%


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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2011, 06:33:16 PM »

Hi there, looking good. It's a Models By Design hull isn't it?? Keep up the good work, I fancy buiding another springer but a WAY overpowered one with loads of grunt... Dave.  :-))
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bat44

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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2011, 10:24:13 PM »

hi six yes it is a model by design hull not a mac's mouldens like i said at the beginning. any way back to the build started to detail the bridge with window frames and some inside detail







to help with the scale look of this build some more detail was needed so to this end a hole was cut out to represent the accesses to the engine room in the bridge tower this will be detailed up some more with tubes and some odds and ends

the next thing to make is the steps for the bridge



well that's all for to day don't won't to rush things do we now
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2011, 11:09:29 AM »

bat44, thats two plugs you've got in for traders. Are you on commission? {-) {-) Thanks for your support at Alfold.
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2011, 01:14:28 PM »

if only i was :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2011, 10:27:42 PM »

OK with two BBQ under one's belt not much moderling has gone on over last two days,and with a weeks Holiday coming up not much this week ether.started on the roof for the bridge and made one set of steps on the side of the bottom structure and also started to detail in side of the tower no pics of this as it was hard to focus the camera on the detail in this area as it is all white, but some pics of the rest of the work done today 





like i said not much done today but at least some thing was done
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2011, 09:27:54 AM »

What started life as a hat is becoming a fine model, would you like it weathered properly or are you doing it %%
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bat44

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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2011, 03:39:06 PM »

well if it cost me nothing then  yes because you know you are good you are at it  :-)) :}  :} :} :-)) 
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Re: 1st spring
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2011, 05:31:10 PM »

Nothing...what am I, a charity :o Quality costs....the best, however....priceless.

Excuse me, head coming through :-)
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