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1:18 Scale Wooden Tug FATCHUNG on E-Bay
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:06:17 PM »

...Hi Guys...

I have just received my Christmas present in the post Today from my Wife...
It is a kit of a 1:18 Scale Damen 804 Workboat called FATCHUNG which she bought from China on E-Bay...
Has anyone built this wee boat and can you give me any pointers on building it as there are no instructions in the kit...There is also some of the fittings missing ...
Here is a picture of the boat...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: 1:18 Scale Wooden Tug FATCHUNG on E-Bay
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 03:03:20 PM »

If itís the same as the one I bought youíre better off sending it back. :((  I wish I had.
Apparently itís a rip off design, thereís a bit of discussion about it on one of the American model boat websites.
Thereís supposed to be some 3D printed parts to complete the hull that arenít included. One of the hull frames is 30mm or so wider than the others. None of the locating lugs are there on the superstructure but the slots for them to go in are there. A lot of other parts are missing or useless. The slots for the hull frames/keel are very loose on mine, itíll need packing at least a mm thick. The outer layer on the ply comes off very easily too.
They will email you the instructions if you ask, but any other support is non existant and I did try to get the missing bits but they played dumb. Only time Iíve left negative feedback on eBay.
Build able but?
Sorry to spoil it for you, but thatís my experience.
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Re: 1:18 Scale Wooden Tug FATCHUNG on E-Bay
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 05:10:00 PM »

...Hi Barry...

Thanks for the reply...
I am awaiting a reply from the seller in China regarding the missing parts...I will let you know what happens...I will send them another message asking for a copy of the instructions...
Do you have the instructions on E-Mail ?, If so could you send me a copy and I will get them printed off...


I will give them a week or so to reply before leaving ( Negative ) feedback...


...Best Regards...Norry Mason...

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Re: 1:18 Scale Wooden Tug FATCHUNG on E-Bay
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 10:26:38 AM »


Hi Norry,
If you'd PM me your email address I'll send them on to you. It's a PDF but it's too big to post here, 15 mb.
They provide a link that shows a build on a forum.

http://bbs.5imx.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1310268&e
xtra=page%3D3

With a bit of effort and patience I'm sure it can be built into a decent model. I was hopi
ng for a quick and easy build.
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