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Title: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 02, 2013, 09:20:29 am
I have been asked by a friend to build him a Damen Stan Tug 1606 so after some gentle arm twisting here goes.
The model will be based on the Sydney based Wattle and will be built to a scale of 1:20 so will end up 830mm long.
As per usual I will make a plug for molding in fibreglass (cause I might need one myself)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/Tug_Wattle_zps016d720b.jpg)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 02, 2013, 09:26:00 am
After a full day on the computer I generated the necessary lines and started laser cutting.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1152_zps4480babf.jpg)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1156_zpsb1429949.jpg)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 02, 2013, 09:30:12 am
And Bill, if you see the MDF cutout with your name on it there, don't panic I've got another sheet arriving tomorrow
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: billg on April 05, 2013, 08:28:40 am
G'day Phil,
 
I have no problem, just unfortunate I couldn't get down to see you when I was last home. I will see you when I get back later this month.
I've found some more parts for the Royalist, just waiting for etch work to be scaled up to 1/72 the master for the director has been made should be another 6 weeks before they are available

 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 15, 2013, 12:49:07 am
A bit more done.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1161_zps89b42717.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1161_zps89b42717.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 15, 2013, 12:51:36 am
A bit of expanding foam to fill the void.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1167_zps5fba8274.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1167_zps5fba8274.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 15, 2013, 12:53:04 am
Now the real fun begins, some body filler and a bit of sanding.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1170_zps279405fd.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1170_zps279405fd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mark w on April 16, 2013, 10:26:05 pm
 
Love it  :-)) . I'll be watching this one.
 
Mark
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 17, 2013, 09:07:34 am
Thanks for watching Mark, I got a chance to do a bit more today, a bit more sanding and a coat of primer but still a lot more work to go before molding.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1175_zpscd1f3e46.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1175_zpscd1f3e46.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1174_zps64a7793b.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1174_zps64a7793b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on April 17, 2013, 11:14:41 am
Another great build Phil


I have my eye on it


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 17, 2013, 11:19:37 am
Best part about this build is that its not for myself so I have to finish it!!!!
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on April 17, 2013, 12:03:18 pm
Hi Phil


Iv sent you a PM :-))


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 20, 2013, 09:34:24 am
Hi Jason, did you get my return PM?  think it might have gone somewhere else.
A bit more done today, the flat spots where the rubbing strips sit are glued on and the exhaust openings in place.
 
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1184_zpsea6301c2.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1184_zpsea6301c2.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1185_zps929e1c1c.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1185_zps929e1c1c.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on April 20, 2013, 10:09:09 am
Hi Phil
Looking good
No mate i haven't received a PM from you


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 22, 2013, 12:11:40 pm
Started working on the bulwarks today, a couple of hours on the computer and 10 mins on the laser.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1188_zps48ea9af1.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1188_zps48ea9af1.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1189_zps777a8188.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1189_zps777a8188.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1190_zpsf59b20ab.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1190_zpsf59b20ab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 23, 2013, 11:30:29 am
moving along fairly slowy but here's todays progress showing the curved transition between the two different bulwark heights and the shaping of the bow.
If the photos are too mundane please say so and I'll leave it longer between posts.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1195_zps3cfa9dde.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1195_zps3cfa9dde.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1194_zps101108b7.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1194_zps101108b7.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1196_zpsd6ad37f3.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1196_zpsd6ad37f3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on April 24, 2013, 06:16:52 am
Morning Phil
You are getting there keep at it  :-))
Please keep the picture's coming


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 28, 2013, 11:41:52 am
Bulwarks finally done (keep in mind it's only a plug so weight is not a problem)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1203_zps5452abe6.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1203_zps5452abe6.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1204_zps40394cdc.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1204_zps40394cdc.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1200_zps945e8f0b.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1200_zps945e8f0b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: longshanks on April 28, 2013, 12:30:35 pm
Keep them coming, enjoying watching your progress.... :-))
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on April 28, 2013, 12:38:33 pm
Thanks longshanks, works a bit slow as its school holidays here at the moment, while the filler was drying I had to build my son a 1/72 Hurricane and a Komet for him to paint, all I can say is thank goodness for water based paints.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 07, 2013, 04:58:00 am
A bit more detail added to the bulwarks, nearly ready for 2 pack.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1225_zpsa55376e3.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1225_zpsa55376e3.jpg.html)
 
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1226_zpsd68badbf.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1226_zpsd68badbf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 07, 2013, 07:52:16 am
Ready to go to the painters for a coat of 2pack paint.
 
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1227_zpsca3a5723.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1227_zpsca3a5723.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on May 07, 2013, 08:03:39 am
Nice detail Phil


Will you be building one for your self


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 07, 2013, 09:29:26 am
You guys know me too well, I would like one if I have time and I think the wife wants one aswell, everytime I search for Damen stantug 1606 in google images I find another tug in a different set of colours that would look nice on my shelf.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: dmw_boatboy on May 07, 2013, 09:32:14 am
Looking very nice  :-))
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on May 07, 2013, 10:07:55 am
You guys know me too well, I would like one if I have time and I think the wife wants one aswell, everytime I search for Damen stantug 1606 in google images I find another tug in a different set of colours that would look nice on my shelf.


 


That's easy Phil put up a big shelf & build a fleet of them in all the colour's  {-) {-) {-)


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 11, 2013, 05:37:24 am
Back from the painters...............shiny
 
 
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1228_zps9d26fb8f.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1228_zps9d26fb8f.jpg.html)
 
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1230_zpsa9b04446.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1230_zpsa9b04446.jpg.html)
 
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1229_zps00babf19.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1229_zps00babf19.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugnut on May 11, 2013, 06:47:45 am
That looks great , love to able to do that :-)) .
Please keep pictures coming.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: longshanks on May 11, 2013, 09:05:37 am
Looking Good !!  :-))
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Norseman on May 11, 2013, 12:39:25 pm
 :-)) I always enjoy watching you work  O0

Dave
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 11, 2013, 01:00:49 pm
Thanks guys, I'm pretty pleased with the way this ones looking, now for the tedious part...........15 or so coats of release wax, 2 part layup then cross my fingers I wind up with a useable mold,  I haven't had too many issues in the past but then again I've never included this much detail before.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 13, 2013, 09:16:15 am
Just noticed that since receiving a coat of 2 pack that I can see all the ribs quite clearly.
Normally I would be quite happy with this as real ships are never smooth anyway, you can always see all the panels etc, but I plan to offer this hull for sale and worry it might  been seen as a blemish........what are your thoughts?  ( can be seen in the first of the three previous photos )
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on May 13, 2013, 09:35:17 am
Morning Phil
I for one would love a hull with that type of detail :-)) [size=78%] just like a real working tug  would look[/size] :-)) [size=78%] [/size]


Jason

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: ivansa on May 13, 2013, 09:43:32 am
Wow, Stunning work and detail.
Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: longshanks on May 13, 2013, 11:31:34 pm
I cant see the ribs on the pics but I would say your ribs are close enough together to look right.  :-))
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 15, 2013, 08:57:38 am
Waiting on resin and stuff so I've started work on the wheelhouse, this is just the first set of mdf templates, once I get it right in mdf I will do it in acrylic.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1232_zps8842ba58.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1232_zps8842ba58.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1231_zpsc6968de4.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1231_zpsc6968de4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 29, 2013, 08:01:34 am
Not a lot more done but here's a progress pic.
 
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1239_zps6ac4076e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1239_zps6ac4076e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on May 29, 2013, 08:04:13 am
And a shot of the cutting process, I definitely feel a kit coming on!
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1241_zps2bd2eaae.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1241_zps2bd2eaae.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 03, 2013, 08:59:12 am
Finally got the angles sorted on the upper wheelhouse windows.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1244_zpsec3a0238.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1244_zpsec3a0238.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 03, 2013, 09:04:19 am
Also started this bit
from this....
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1245_zps3d5d6845.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1245_zps3d5d6845.jpg.html)
to this.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1242_zpsbb9c4def.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1242_zpsbb9c4def.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on June 03, 2013, 09:05:26 am
Looking very good Phil
Have you had time to do a hull


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 03, 2013, 10:41:44 am
I have a small confession to make regarding the hull, I really didn't like the way the ribs were showing ( I know I know ) so I have started removing the foam and glassing the inside to make it right, the starved horse effect would have made it difficult when it comes to the cooling channels on the hulls exterior, shouldn't take too long to fix.
phill
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 08, 2013, 03:55:32 am
You may have noticed the reverse cycle air con unit in the last photo,
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1265_zpsf923b02e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1265_zpsf923b02e.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1267_zps043ffabf.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1267_zps043ffabf.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1270_zps953b4526.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1270_zps953b4526.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1271_zps3021ba04.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1271_zps3021ba04.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: billg on June 08, 2013, 04:35:15 am
Good g@d Phil, you've even got the the manufacturers nameplate. You're the man for even the smallest detail. Btw, nice looking condenser unit.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 08, 2013, 09:00:42 am

Wonderful modelling Phil!  :o

   .... have you thought about seeking professional help?!  ok2
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 08, 2013, 10:26:15 am
Thanks Martin, possible undiagnosed obsessive compulsive you think?  {-)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: ivansa on June 08, 2013, 10:50:48 am
Is it wrong to dream about another man's laser cutter?
If the misses wake's me up one night and asks "Who the hell is Epilog?" , Phil will have a lot of explaing to do!

Awesome work and detail on your models! Looking forward to the next update.
Cheers

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: F4TCT on June 08, 2013, 10:53:29 am
Im the same to be honest, toyed with the idea of getting one for a long time. Im into CAD stuff and not particularly good at making bits of wood fit together after freehand cutting.


I have the space for a laser cutter, the question really is what machine to buy.


Dan
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 08, 2013, 11:00:09 am
Epilog are renown for their quality and service worldwide. definitely a major investment, it was either a second car or the laser, I still think we made the right choice, oh and my wife thinks I'm sick aswell
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: F4TCT on June 08, 2013, 11:06:44 am
I had the idea of spending more on a machine which would enable me to do cutting for other folks, for a small fee of course.


Really really want a laser and I suppose prices can only reduce as time goes on.


Dan
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: dmw_boatboy on June 08, 2013, 11:16:25 am
Hi mermod boats looking good what you were saying about the coats of release wax that was how i used to do very slow and i found in the corners i started to get build up of wax but now i have gone onto a spray on release agent i dont noif you can get it over there tho.

Just to mention to guys talking about laser machines and want a comparison Mine is a laserite machine who are based in basildone uk

Keep up the good work mermod i no the feeling off trying to make everything perfect .
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 08, 2013, 11:24:08 am

Wonderful modelling Phil!  :o

   .... have you thought about seeking professional help?!  ok2

Down here when they are to far gone we put them out to pasture :o :o %) %) its the cheaper more humane option O0 O0
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 08, 2013, 11:57:35 am
either that or send em to Tassie {-)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 08, 2013, 12:16:51 pm
Mine is a laserite machine who are based in basildone uk



I hope you don't mean Basildon Essex  :o
From the time I spent working there I hope they import their employees from elsewhere  :}
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 09, 2013, 07:16:24 am
Backfilled the engraving with some blue paint.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1273_zps6d893d73.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1273_zps6d893d73.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: F4TCT on June 09, 2013, 08:17:46 am
Yeah, i think its time to buy a laser cutter....  {:-{
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 09, 2013, 12:00:03 pm
Yeah, i think its time to buy a laser cutter....  {:-{


I know.... not  a cheap bit o kit.
Maybe we can all chip in for the mayhem laser cutter
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Norseman on June 10, 2013, 08:10:37 am
Moderators with access to a Mayhem laser  <*<  {-)

Dave
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on June 10, 2013, 08:54:17 am
WOW Phil


Great detail keep the picture's coming


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 10, 2013, 12:56:29 pm
Moderators with access to a Mayhem laser  <*< {-)

Dave


One of the mods tests the new MBM laser cutter on the Hacker who bought the site down last week
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/event/609/480/73376254-james-bond.jpg)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on June 21, 2013, 06:38:54 am
How's the tug doing Phil
Do you have a few more picture's for us  :-))


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on June 21, 2013, 08:52:37 am
nothing exciting yet, did the front escape hatch but that's about it, ordering the motors today, after talking to Nick75 I've decided on 2x 350kv turnigy motors...... oh and the props arrived but I cant seem to get down the workshop to take photos.
 
Phill
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 10, 2013, 01:27:36 pm
Not a lot to report but here's the nozzle and rudder ready for moulding.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 10, 2013, 01:30:09 pm
and the first hull to be laid up into the mould, here we have the gel coat layer.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 10, 2013, 01:32:32 pm
And just for reference this is the photo that the rudders and nozzles were based on.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 11, 2013, 08:08:25 am
One hull all laid up, hard to resist pulling it out but it needs a couple of days to harden up.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 11, 2013, 08:12:58 am
 a lifering with engraved name and 6 anodes (sanding the dome on the anodes was torture on the fingertips)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mark w on July 11, 2013, 04:32:01 pm
 
Your work continues to amaze me  :-)) .
 
Mark
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 12, 2013, 05:10:59 am
First hull  ;)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 19, 2013, 02:24:18 am
Started working out the deck today, once its correct I'll add the hatch and fittings positions with the laser.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1293_zps3ae22132.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1293_zps3ae22132.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 19, 2013, 07:45:30 am
Just a quick check to see how much weight I have to play with, believe it or not there are 2x 12volt 7amp gel cells in there.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1299_zpsac9e9a2b.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1299_zpsac9e9a2b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on July 19, 2013, 10:39:35 am
Look's great  Phil
 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


will you be fitting it out with brushless 


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 19, 2013, 11:28:02 am
Yep, got four 350kv sk3 turnigy motors on the way paired with 40amp Hawk speedies.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 25, 2013, 10:41:16 am
The master for the mastmount in place and ready to mold.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1303_zps86381883.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1303_zps86381883.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1302_zps7e0defd4.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1302_zps7e0defd4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 25, 2013, 10:44:04 am
What the previous pics don't show is a pair of rare earth magnets mounted in the base of the mast that snap it into place but allow it to fold for transport or if it gets a knock from someone that's "just looking"
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 25, 2013, 10:47:09 am
and just for reference
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/P4241416_zps5552c0f1.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/P4241416_zps5552c0f1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 25, 2013, 10:50:17 am
and some nozzles ready for fitting.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1301_zpsbe5a51d3.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1301_zpsbe5a51d3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: cjcj121 on July 29, 2013, 01:56:08 am
beautiful work  , beautiful workshop . So many toys  :-) . Astounding work .
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on July 29, 2013, 04:00:18 am
Thanks cjcj121 I'm really pleased with how it's turning out so far, as for the workshop, I wish it was just a little bit bigger.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: irishcarguy on August 01, 2013, 09:21:10 pm
Hi Mermod I have never seen a workshop that was big enough, we just seem to fill all available space, but I must say you have a lovely workshop. Mick B. 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 02, 2013, 08:04:17 am
Thanks Mick, I really do appreciate a small workshop at the moment,  my small woodheater is struggling to keep it toasty warm.
I finally got motivated (by all the rain dripping on my head) and made an awning over the door complete with solar sensor light, if I think to I will take a pic, mind you it only took about 15 years of standing in the rain looking for the key.
Phill
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 05, 2013, 07:36:08 am
Jig to hold the nozzles and rudders in place.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1353_zps7730141b.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1353_zps7730141b.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1354_zps2ff26cf0.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1354_zps2ff26cf0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on August 05, 2013, 09:24:50 am

That's a smart idea.  Very efficient.    :-))


Ken

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 05, 2013, 11:31:58 am
Thanks Ken, certainly takes any guesswork out of it.
Oh and as promised here's a pic of the workshop.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1355_zps0775e6ca.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1355_zps0775e6ca.jpg.html)
As you can see it's a dreary old day down here in Tasmania, the rivers here on the northwest coast are on flood alert, I very nearly got the car bogged on the front lawn this morning.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: irishcarguy on August 05, 2013, 05:36:55 pm
A real Brick building, over here we build nearly everything out of wood & most of our sheds are made from one or another form of plastic, I can see the arch over the door would be handy when it rains. Mick B.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: derekwarner on August 05, 2013, 10:46:56 pm
Very nice mermod.... %)  ...is that a solar powered brass door bell?, or is it electrically driven from the wind turbine on the roof?......... {-) ...Derek
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 05, 2013, 10:58:35 pm
A real Brick building, over here we build nearly everything out of wood & most of our sheds are made from one or another form of plastic, I can see the arch over the door would be handy when it rains. Mick B.

A plastic shed.....................Blasphemy, whats the world coming to.
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 05, 2013, 11:02:57 pm
What you can't quite see and what I get asked about the most are the 2 litre coke bottles full of water I have cut into the roof, believe it or not when the sunlight refracts through the water they equate to about a 40 watt light globe, great for those dark spots inside.
There's a couple of good clips on you tube, look for solar powered light globe.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 06, 2013, 04:44:25 am
What you can't quite see and what I get asked about the most are the 2 litre coke bottles full of water I have cut into the roof, believe it or not when the sunlight refracts through the water they equate to about a 40 watt light globe, great for those dark spots inside.
There's a couple of good clips on you tube, look for solar powered light globe.

Remember seeing them awhile back absolutely amazing results. :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 09, 2013, 09:57:08 am
Spent today making shafts and housings, 6mm shafts in phosphor bronze bushes, check out my nipples {-)
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 09, 2013, 09:59:37 am
Motors have arrived, here's one next to a 550 brushed motor for comparison.
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 09, 2013, 10:05:23 am
And when installed it all looks a bit like this.
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mark w on August 09, 2013, 04:35:25 pm
 
Cool  :-))
 
Mark
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: derekwarner on August 10, 2013, 01:43:45 am
mermod.....do you soft solder the A frames to the prop shaft outer tube core? .....just that there appears to be heat colour on one of the verticals.......& so wondered if distortion of the tube could cause an issue.........Derek
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugnut on August 10, 2013, 06:48:33 am
VERY COOL :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on August 10, 2013, 10:09:26 am
mermod.....do you soft solder the A frames to the prop shaft outer tube core? .....just that there appears to be heat colour on one of the verticals.......& so wondered if distortion of the tube could cause an issue.........Derek

I silver solder the A frame legs, I don't claim to be any sort of expert when it comes to soldering, what sort of problems can the discoloration cause?  is it the pinky reddy bits that you mean ? the black bits seem to form from the blue flux around the solder sticks I use.
My "has it stuck" test is to give it a flick, you can usually hear if it hasn't worked.
Any advice when it comes to soldering is appreciated.
Oh, and the tubes on the A frames are separate to the actual stuffing box  and its 1.5mm thick so no real issue there.
Thanks for watching
Phill
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 12, 2013, 03:44:16 am
Well, It's been a while since my last post, had a very sick little girl to start with then I picked up a weird infection that the doctors cant find or explain, if it's not the illness its the drugs they throw at it, anyway spent a couple of days in the workshop and did a bit more on the Wattle.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1382_zpsc5ac98be.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1382_zpsc5ac98be.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1386_zpsf99d5631.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1386_zpsf99d5631.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1384_zps5abcd2ed.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1384_zps5abcd2ed.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: ivansa on September 12, 2013, 07:59:23 am
Hope you get better soon!
Thanks for the pics, the withdrawal symptoms were getting a bit much :)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 12, 2013, 09:12:29 am
Thanks, nice to be missed.
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Norseman on September 14, 2013, 10:18:48 pm
You can double the niceness then  O0
You can have company too; I have been strangely virused up for a few weeks.
I hope your return to the boaty bits signals you are recovering.

Dave
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 14, 2013, 11:58:20 pm
Thanks Dave, still fighting the urge for a nap in the afternoons but getting there slowly.
I must admit I was a bit annoyed when the first doctor told me on Friday that It couldn't be anything too serious then ended up at the a+e  a few hours later where I was poked, prodded, injected and sent home with enough tablets to choke a horse.
good to be back in the workshop and back on mayhem that's for sure!
Phill
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 15, 2013, 09:49:50 am
Keel cooling cut from 2mm ABS sheet, tried acrylic first but wasn't quite flexible enough to follow the hull contours.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1389_zpse5bcb3c6.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1389_zpse5bcb3c6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 15, 2013, 09:52:38 am
Fitted to the hull.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1387_zpsf0d381af.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1387_zpsf0d381af.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 15, 2013, 09:54:52 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1388_zpse1722e14.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1388_zpse1722e14.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 17, 2013, 09:23:43 am
angled end caps for the cooling strips.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1390_zps4da83c64.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1390_zps4da83c64.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1391_zps94ab25cf.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1391_zps94ab25cf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 28, 2013, 10:53:37 am
First test of the finished deck, the rear hatch has a false top that holds on with rare earth magnets, underneath is a storm hatch that screws down onto a rubber seal.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1555_zps7ce9a64d.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1555_zps7ce9a64d.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1557_zps7b940e66.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1557_zps7b940e66.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 28, 2013, 10:54:08 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1558_zpsbc72d3c1.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1558_zpsbc72d3c1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: 110samec on September 28, 2013, 05:16:06 pm
Thats looking good :) Have you thought of a name/ prototype for it yet?
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 29, 2013, 12:03:39 am
Thats looking good :) Have you thought of a name/ prototype for it yet?

This one is to be called the Wattle as per the original and mine will be called Big Stan, a bit of a play on the Damen StanTug and maybe a bit of a shout out to the movie Big Stan (very funny)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: 110samec on September 29, 2013, 12:29:23 pm
The tug in the port (Holyhead) is a Damen Stan Tug called the Saint David, always see it and fancy making a model of it some day :)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 30, 2013, 11:03:19 pm
Any chance of a photo of that?
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: 110samec on September 30, 2013, 11:08:56 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2722/4266639994_103a54f06a_b.jpg)


(http://ship-pics.co.uk/npJUL11/StDavid_3149.JPG)

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: 110samec on September 30, 2013, 11:09:25 pm
They arent my pictures btw, i just found them
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on September 30, 2013, 11:20:38 pm
 
Doesn't seem to have a lot of freeboard is that normal?
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on October 01, 2013, 09:55:53 am
Got the tiller arms and linkages made and fitted today.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1561_zps973bef55.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1561_zps973bef55.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on October 01, 2013, 09:57:08 am
Close up of the tiller arms, first time I've been able to machine them from solid brass.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1559_zpsddfc33d7.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1559_zpsddfc33d7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on October 01, 2013, 10:31:52 am

That's the shortest distance from the pivot point to the link arm pin I've ever seen.

Have you tested the amount of movement when connected to a servo ?  It does look to me as if the rudder will turn very quickly for a greater distance but under a great strain on the servo motor.

Just a thought

Cheers

Ken

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on October 01, 2013, 12:34:43 pm
Thanks for your concern  Ken, looks close I know but I use the same specs on many of my other models.
Rather than setting up a connecting linkage between tillers I simply use a port and starboard servo so each rudder has its own servo, leaves heaps of power for the swing.
Also If anyone is looking for a good source of linkages I got these from a Traxxas Revo monster truck
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on October 27, 2013, 05:26:21 am
A bit more done. just a few coats of grey automotive primer.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Channel on October 30, 2013, 10:20:54 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2722/4266639994_103a54f06a_b.jpg)


(http://ship-pics.co.uk/npJUL11/StDavid_3149.JPG)


St Davit, ex Valiant B is a stan tug 1906, one of the final built and certainly one of the more powerful ones around.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on November 05, 2013, 12:00:22 am
A big box of goodies turned up today.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on November 05, 2013, 12:13:57 am
I probably should explain my choice of radio and speedy, I find the Hitec transmitter to be one of the easiest to set up for tank style motor control. Normally most radios above 2 channel have one stick without a spring for aircraft throttle whereas I prefer to have both sticks return to centre for a boat model, so far the hitec optic 5 and 6 are the only ones I know of that already have the spring and arm in place so you only have to remove the ratchet thing and undo the spring tension.....easy no extra parts no trying to swap arms and springs.
As for the speedy, I sold a lot of these when I had my shop and never had an issue, I run them in my own boats and have found the amp rating to be correct, also they are an absolute pleasure to program using the separate programmer (following the beeps without the programmer is a pain with any brand )
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on November 24, 2013, 06:53:09 am
Once again not a lot done, just some of the fiddly bits, various deck vents, exhausts, bulwark supports and the box for the firefighting pump.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1644_zps4d270636.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1644_zps4d270636.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1643_zps5340e5bb.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1643_zps5340e5bb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on November 24, 2013, 06:54:35 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1640_zpsdfd1c31f.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1640_zpsdfd1c31f.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on November 24, 2013, 09:13:32 pm
Great Detail  :-))
Phill
Keep them picture's coming


Jason







Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 06, 2013, 10:27:45 am
Thanks Jason, Here's the latest, finally onto the finished wheelhouse in acrylic, here we have  the fitting of the downlights.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1649_zps31ecd27b.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1649_zps31ecd27b.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1650_zps85d7998e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1650_zps85d7998e.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1651_zpsdcae9855.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1651_zpsdcae9855.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: GAZOU on December 06, 2013, 10:30:38 am
 :-))

acrylic how you work?
what tools?
What speed?
what glue?

thank you in advance
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 06, 2013, 10:40:18 am
Hello Gazou, my tools are very basic, I only use one laser cutter ;)  and the glue is number 16 acrylic weld.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: GAZOU on December 06, 2013, 10:59:02 am
hello

Simple tools for you!

Galactic me  <:(  <:(  <:(  <:(  <:(

I do this in digital milling a friend

(http://i55.servimg.com/u/f55/15/37/42/64/fonn_110.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3284&u=15374264)
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Post by: mermod on December 22, 2013, 08:15:35 am
Todays update, I have been playing around with a display stand and put a bit of red oxide primer on.

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1656_zps0b1f34a2.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1656_zps0b1f34a2.jpg.html)

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1657_zpsa2c8b6bc.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1657_zpsa2c8b6bc.jpg.html)

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1658_zpse57b31ca.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1658_zpse57b31ca.jpg.html)

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1653_zps6100f06e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1653_zps6100f06e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:16:29 am
Made a start on the dashboard
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1669_zps4f2cb7a7.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1669_zps4f2cb7a7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:18:30 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1666_zps2bfdf44e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1666_zps2bfdf44e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:20:11 am
Should have put this one  up first

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1659_zps01f831e0.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1659_zps01f831e0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:21:11 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1670_zpsfbaf0fbc.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1670_zpsfbaf0fbc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:22:14 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1674_zps7db84081.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1674_zps7db84081.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:24:44 am
Lights on and ships wheel in place, notice the Tasmanian oak wheel.

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1677_zps8f3e6f01.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1677_zps8f3e6f01.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:27:03 am
Probably should mention the plastic I'm using, the matt black can be engraved away to reveal the white innards, often used on nametags etc.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:28:49 am
And the seating in place.

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1681_zpsf59d7d30.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1681_zpsf59d7d30.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 24, 2013, 09:34:20 am
And just for reference.

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/P4241435_zpsd897f0e3.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/P4241435_zpsd897f0e3.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1676_zps2aa24b02.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1676_zps2aa24b02.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: dougal99 on December 24, 2013, 12:22:15 pm
Fantastic detail. Lovely work.


Will it be seen when the models completed? I did some wheelhouse detailing on earlier models but found it wasn't really visible (maybe lights would have helped) when displaying the model.


Haven't bothered since. However, your work may just get me going again.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: derekwarner on December 24, 2013, 09:42:08 pm
Yes mermod........not just fantastic detail & lovely work........ you have also balanced the electrical loads near perfectly  O0........merry Christmas.....Derek
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on December 25, 2013, 06:53:18 am
Thanks dougal99, I don't usually go much on interior detail but being such a large scale with big clear windows it seemed wrong not to do it, plus I wanted to see how far I could go with the laser engraving.
Derek, thanks for the comment, most of the gauges on the real thing were centred with only a couple showing slight differences but by that stage I really couldn't be bothered changing the CAD files  :) and merry Christmas to you both.

Phill

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: 110samec on December 26, 2013, 04:38:25 pm
Thats certainly coming together nicely! Looking good :)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 03, 2014, 09:28:52 am
Thanks 110samec, todays job was to make the binnacle, ended up using a brass tube with laser cut rings , a turned dome and two of the wifes craft beads.

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1684_zps5251b0b5.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1684_zps5251b0b5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on January 04, 2014, 11:34:58 am
Great detail phil
Dashboard work look's fantastic  that's given me idea's for my own


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: hazegry on January 05, 2014, 05:21:42 pm
wow thats some nice work man, I really need to learn 2d cad so I can have stuff cut out over here.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 24, 2014, 09:21:19 am
Finally got around to putting some pics on photobucket so here's an update.
The stand finally gets 4 coats of gloss black and some new clear acrylic uprights.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1898_zps0b4be0cb.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1898_zps0b4be0cb.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1899_zpsd99ab8eb.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1899_zpsd99ab8eb.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1900_zps52a46818.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1900_zps52a46818.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 24, 2014, 09:40:08 am
Here is the tow hook and bitt, these are the masters that when finished will be cast in resin.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1800_zps17c6c497.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1800_zps17c6c497.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1882_zpsbb132ef1.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1882_zpsbb132ef1.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1875_zpsbbae62b0.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1875_zpsbbae62b0.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1877_zps70f7409f.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1877_zps70f7409f.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1803_zps271fe526.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1803_zps271fe526.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 24, 2014, 09:47:53 am
Load testing the completed hook, pictured is a 4litre tub of resin, later on I managed to hang 20kg of weight from it without breaking the castings but I did bend the brass pins.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1887_zps46e2ba0a.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1887_zps46e2ba0a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugboyben on February 24, 2014, 10:10:43 am
Great work Phil


Thank's for the update  :-))


Jason
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 24, 2014, 10:34:48 am
Hi Jason, It's been a while, life's been pretty hectic lately' I have been doing a bit of work on my 14ft tug and I also started another model for this same client plus I'm studying CAD one day a week to get my formal qualifications which I'm finding a bit mindnumbing compared to what I can achieve with CorelDraw.

Phill
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: derekwarner on February 24, 2014, 10:35:07 am
Mermod.......when we think of the scale of 1:20....depending on the glasses of red wine  {-) I see two calculations

A. 4Kg (20*20) = 1600 Kg
B. 20Kg (20*20) = 8000 Kg....which has suffered material yield in shear >>:-(.....

These later two  kg values  would relate to bollard pull..........

From this I think the latter is pretty realistic...........

1. My only thought would be to replace the [Grade?] brass pins with AISI Grade 316 stainless material which has some 1.3 times the yield over the brass
2. Increase the pin sizing

Keep us posted with your progress......Derek
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 27, 2014, 05:52:55 am
Started working out and test fitting the engine/motor mounts today.
Have I mentioned lately just how much I love my laser :)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1923_zps0bfd8f2a.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1923_zps0bfd8f2a.jpg.html)

The next one showns the motors sitting a little high but a bit of a trim and I will be spot on.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1924_zpsdfe2d8f3.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1924_zpsdfe2d8f3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on March 07, 2014, 08:05:31 am
Marking the waterline so I can add some hull markings.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1954_zps6f93bad8.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1954_zps6f93bad8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on March 07, 2014, 08:07:12 am
Hull markings cut from .75mm styrene sheet.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1956_zps0ba98bc7.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1956_zps0ba98bc7.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1957_zps690f072d.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1957_zps690f072d.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF1958_zpsc4970fcb.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF1958_zpsc4970fcb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: F4TCT on March 07, 2014, 08:08:39 am
Showoff.....  :}
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on March 07, 2014, 08:30:15 am
Maybe  {-)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 07, 2014, 08:47:53 am

What glue you using to glue perspex to GRP?
( Motor bulkhead to hull)

 Martin   :-)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on March 07, 2014, 09:26:04 am
Hi Martin, It's a marine 2 part glue called megapoxy or epox-e-glue, sticks anything to everything and sets hard as a rock, if there's something you wouldn't ever think of glueing this stuff will do it.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: NFMike on March 07, 2014, 10:29:27 am
Hull markings cut from .75mm styrene sheet.
How? Please.
(I need to do something similar)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on March 07, 2014, 11:05:36 am
Laser cut very slowly and on very low power, this one took 3 passes.

Phill
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 07, 2014, 11:58:29 am
Hi Martin, It's a marine 2 part glue called megapoxy or epox-e-glue, sticks anything to everything and sets hard as a rock, if there's something you wouldn't ever think of glueing this stuff will do it.

Mermod,
Is the megapoxy only available at Marine specialists or elsewhere???
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on March 07, 2014, 09:37:46 pm
It's available down here at "The Fibreglass Shop" in Hobart or from Boatcraft Pacific, both places have online shops, so yes only marine places.
http://boatcraft.com.au/Shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=49&zenid=8209e9449bd4470ee3c84a13442d4586

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: tugnut on March 08, 2014, 06:48:10 am
So neat, brilliant work Phill
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 03, 2014, 12:52:28 pm
We have had some fine weather down here lately so I managed to get the final coat of red on the hull and mount the anodes.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2367_zpsb2a38210.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2367_zpsb2a38210.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on September 09, 2014, 11:51:54 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2379_zpsc7202c0c.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2379_zpsc7202c0c.jpg.html)

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2380_zpsfcb35c8e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2380_zpsfcb35c8e.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: cuppa on September 09, 2014, 01:02:55 pm
Fantastic work Sir and a most informative build.
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on October 16, 2014, 07:35:05 pm
Mr. Mermod, this is the Most amazing project, I am only now finding it ~
 
I will follow steadfastly, I am a Big fan of Damen craft and particularly the Stan Tugs.
 
Tim in California
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on October 17, 2014, 01:36:31 pm
Hello Tim, I'm glad you're enjoying it, I haven't put any updates on here as I have been having computer issues but I will try and get some new pics up soon, the finish date is February next year so I have to get a move on :)

Phill
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on October 18, 2014, 02:43:25 am
Thanks for the reply Phil, I will diligently stay tuned ~
I've got a little MMM Stan made by a Good friend in the UK, but I wish the one you are crafting here was available in kit form !
Unprecedented detail, all the way down to the 3 dimensional hull markings...

Tim
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on October 27, 2014, 08:41:12 pm
Interested to see how the windows will go in the control cab ..................
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on November 16, 2014, 10:33:30 am
Hi Tim, here's a shot showing the internal window frames and the access hatch to the lower accommodation I just finished today.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2621_zps3097ab14.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2621_zps3097ab14.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on November 16, 2014, 10:33:53 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2620_zpsd206da6e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2620_zpsd206da6e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on November 16, 2014, 04:01:00 pm
Man I have Never seen anyone go to this much effort on an interior ~

The access hatch and the railing about it are Perfect !

All the way down to the recessed Damen logo on the cabinet .....

More pictures Please !
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on November 22, 2014, 06:19:57 am
Todays job was handrails and ladder on the wheelhouse, also backfilled the engraving on the escape hatches to make em stand out.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2678_zpsca8794f0.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2678_zpsca8794f0.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2679_zps03bd9ef7.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2679_zps03bd9ef7.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2677_zps14f80daa.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2677_zps14f80daa.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2665_zps24b6e46a.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2665_zps24b6e46a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on November 22, 2014, 03:32:35 pm
Fabulous details, the backfilling on the hatch really brought it to life ~

The railing atop the cab came out Very well !

Looks as if you've got a bit of good weather ? ( shop door open, ax at the ready ! )
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: deepstar on November 22, 2014, 04:58:04 pm
hi
nice hull i like it nice size
has any one got a spare one going at reasonable price ???
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 03, 2015, 09:13:42 am
Just a quick update.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2733_zps5d9925b3.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2733_zps5d9925b3.jpg.html)

Phill
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 03, 2015, 10:57:20 am
Some colour.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2741_zpsb1a1d6d4.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2741_zpsb1a1d6d4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 03, 2015, 10:58:13 am
Some details.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2744_zps57ab1b4b.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2744_zps57ab1b4b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 03, 2015, 10:59:56 am
Some lights, what a pain that was running the wires through the roof cavity to a common point.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2748_zps5bff61c9.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2748_zps5bff61c9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 03, 2015, 11:00:54 am
Test fit of the glazing with the outer frames attached.


(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2754_zps8f95d595.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2754_zps8f95d595.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: irishcarguy on January 04, 2015, 01:05:34 am
Hi Phill, you should not upset us so early in the day with photos like that. Just first class all the way, thanks for sharing. Mick B. 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Fastfaz on January 04, 2015, 01:38:12 pm
Hi Phil,
     Having just followed your build post from page 1 to this one I am lost for words to describe the first class quality of your work. The detail and skill involved is superb, I started boat building last February and due to very limited space (small wooden shed no mains power) I have to make everything by hand so when you see the detail and finish on your tug its just amazing! Well done keep it up.
      Cheers,
           Peter. :-))
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on January 05, 2015, 12:16:52 am
The word is:

MasterClass !

Bristling detail, can't imagine how it's all getting dome in this short time ...

Tim in California
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: adamD98 on January 05, 2015, 12:52:30 pm
Absolute stunner, great modelling!  :-))
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 06, 2015, 08:28:13 am
Thanks for all the praise guys, I'm glad everyones enjoying it. Peter, other than my laser the best modelling accessory I have is a very patient and understanding wife and kids.


Phill

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 06, 2015, 08:33:43 am
Todays checklist was.........Ladder and rack, Anchor, obscure red handles, recessed fuel cap thingies, front firebox and windscreen wipers, the anchor winch was also on that list but the one I made just didnt look right so I will do it over tomorrow, after that its time to connect a battery, trim servos, program esc's and build a battery tray and hopefully thats it :)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2791_zpse2ad98ef.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2791_zpse2ad98ef.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2789_zps4e0b99d7.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2789_zps4e0b99d7.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2790_zps32c9108c.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2790_zps32c9108c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 06, 2015, 08:38:11 am
Recessed fuel thingies, epirb and obscure red handle.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2798_zps8feb32b7.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2798_zps8feb32b7.jpg.html)
ladder and it's rack bottom left of photo
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2800_zpsf23f9779.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2800_zpsf23f9779.jpg.html)
you can just see the red firebox on the right of the front hatch.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCF2804_zps98ba398e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCF2804_zps98ba398e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on January 09, 2015, 09:45:46 pm
What an amazing amount of work, this final stretch looks like that of the last leg of a 25 mile marathon .............
Tim in California
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 09, 2015, 09:55:41 pm
Worse than that tim, I shut the workshop that night ready to finish it the next day but woke up with an awful saw throat that turned into hot sweats and uncontrollable shivering followed by headache and fatigue, doc thinks it's a strep throat infection but waiting to hear back.


Phill

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on January 09, 2015, 10:09:15 pm
Sounds like time to rest Sir ......
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: derekwarner on January 09, 2015, 10:22:04 pm
Get some red wine & garlic in ya....you'll be OK in no time  {-).... Derek
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 09, 2015, 10:39:27 pm
Yum :)  is there actually any real garlic in the coles branded stuff?


Phiil

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: derekwarner on January 09, 2015, 11:34:52 pm
Hi Phill...hope you are feeling better  %)...to answer your question......the jar states 96% garlic........  O0 ...

'Made in Australia from 'local and imported product [Garlic from China]'.......Derek

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Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on January 10, 2015, 06:15:20 am
Well it's good news and bad news, doc rang up and no it's not strep throat, bad news is my 2yo daughter is just getting over chicken pox and today i find myself covered in big red pussey blotches, turns out you can get it twice :(


Phill




ps......I'm going back to bed now
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2015, 07:26:40 am

Get well soon Phil.
Use lots of Dettol when typing your next post!
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on January 27, 2015, 08:06:37 pm
Amazing detail here, all the way down ot the lifeboat rack and it's hardware .....
 
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: derekwarner on January 27, 2015, 08:31:59 pm
Phill...words escape me with this build  :-)) ...and hope the Garlic has helped  {-)

In the latest images of your Wattle we see the STDB side running box light

In another thread yesterday on MBM we were discussing navigation lights and when we GOOGLE this we see that each of the running lights must be visible in a 112.5 degree arc
ie., from full FWD along the axis of the vessel thru 90 degrees and finally to 112.5 degrees on each respective side

Would the placement shown here provide the full vision FWD?...or would this be obstructed by the framework structure of the lifeboat canister?

A second point raised by JerryC was the box's surfaces are to be flat matt black

Just observations as I am not the rivet counter  :o .. Derek
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 05, 2015, 03:05:09 am
We seem to have lost a few post's in the crash, rather than re-hash I will just put up some pictures of the finished model, she was officially handed over at 8:00 this morning.
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCN0978_zps8bbe7a88.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCN0978_zps8bbe7a88.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCN0993_zps803ea6d0.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCN0993_zps803ea6d0.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/DSCN0992_zpsf9391719.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/DSCN0992_zpsf9391719.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on February 05, 2015, 03:34:42 am
Bravo to You, Congratulations to the Lucky recipient !

However it Is sad to see this great build come to a close ~

Perhaps we might look forward to some pictures ( or a video ! ) of this fine model underway ~

Tim in California
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on February 05, 2015, 11:12:47 am
Mermod,

Would that be thee on yon wall having fun
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 05, 2015, 12:31:47 pm
Hi Tim, I hope to get a few shots of her underway on the weekend, I will post em asap for you.
RAAArty, yep that's me, the local paper did a thing on us a couple of years ago when we still had our hobbyshop, the little plaque next to that is our Rotary club local small business of the year award.


Phill

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 08, 2015, 02:44:57 am
She performed perfectly  {-) [font=VerdanaURL=http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/wbf%202015/DSCN1181_zps18181f7d.jpg.html](http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/wbf%202015/DSCN1181_zps18181f7d.jpg)[/URL][/size][/font]
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 08, 2015, 02:47:18 am
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/wbf%202015/DSCN1055_zpsa0993734.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/wbf%202015/DSCN1055_zpsa0993734.jpg.html)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/wbf%202015/DSCN1266_zpsdd0be3eb.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/wbf%202015/DSCN1266_zpsdd0be3eb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: mermod on February 08, 2015, 03:16:29 am
Do you think this guy looks a bit nervous?
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q760/Phillip_Sachman/wbf%202015/DSCN1227_zps3526ab9e.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Sachman/media/wbf%202015/DSCN1227_zps3526ab9e.jpg.html)
He probably should :)
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: Tim B. on February 19, 2015, 01:44:46 am
Simply Must have one of the Stan Tugs ....

Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: distefan on June 25, 2016, 04:29:22 pm
bravo, it looks nice  ok2
Title: Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
Post by: ballastanksian on June 25, 2016, 04:49:55 pm
Very sleek looking.