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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #100 on: October 22, 2014, 10:53:53 AM »

Rubbing strip on, glazing in and a couple of other bits and pieces.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #101 on: October 22, 2014, 11:29:06 AM »

Morning Phil
That is a model to be proud of well done  :-))


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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #102 on: October 22, 2014, 11:52:56 AM »

Thanks again Jason, just working out my To Do list.
Nav lights, interior lights, spot light, latching system for the wheelhouse, install rx and rudder servo. make a tiller arm, battery tray, mount bow fender, order a radio, make handrail for the front of the wheelhouse, make the liferaft canister and mountings, make steps for the rear engine room hatch, hatch for the rudder access , epoxy the bottom of the mooring posts..........test run..........start next model.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #103 on: October 22, 2014, 12:03:02 PM »

And portholes!
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #104 on: October 22, 2014, 12:21:59 PM »

Lovely model. It looks simple and solid ( that is meant in a good way )  :-))   Even the stand looks like you have put some thought and skill into it, it looks lovely. Regards, Dave.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #105 on: October 22, 2014, 12:33:36 PM »

Thanks Dave, I have a lot of models that are too fiddly to be fun if you know what I mean, this one can be chucked in the car without fear of breakage.

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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #106 on: October 24, 2014, 01:34:52 AM »

Making portholes on the laser because I'm too lazy to cast them.
First, engrave away the face leaving the centre ring and rivet detail raised.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #107 on: October 24, 2014, 01:38:48 AM »

Its an awful photo but here's the cut-out ring ready for glazing.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #108 on: October 24, 2014, 01:40:09 AM »

On the left of the photo you can see the glazing with an engraved ring to locate into the porthole.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #109 on: October 24, 2014, 01:41:09 AM »

And the finished product with a bit of silver humbrol thrown on.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #110 on: October 24, 2014, 03:46:19 AM »

Very cool  :-)) .


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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2014, 10:29:43 AM »

Finally got a chance to test run the Preston today, I only had a 120amp esc on hand and this particular one will only run on 18 volt or over so the simple solution was to drop in 2x12volt 7amp gel cells and just go easy on the throttle........how hard could it be right?
1st picture is less than quarter throttle


2nd picture about 3/4 throttle


Flat out!


I think I may have o find a smaller speedy and drop back to 12volt  :embarrassed:
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2014, 11:09:51 AM »


Excellent! ..... How much to hire your ski boat out for 30 minutes?!   :-)
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #113 on: November 16, 2014, 01:33:11 PM »

Haha! {-)
A piece of art though, would like to have both your skills and your workshop!
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