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toptugger

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static tug modelling???
« on: November 07, 2008, 08:32:21 PM »

i kinda feel a bit out of place... i want to build a tug, prob the yorkshireman or al khubar..BUT.. not as a RC boat, just a static diorama of a tug in dry dock being worked on... i mentioned this to a guy today at the model exhibition and he frowned at me and turned away. am i missing something here or was he just bonkers...OR more to the point am i!!!! >>:-(
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Re: static tug modelling???
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 08:37:28 PM »

Why not build the tug as a RC model and display it in a diorama of it being worked on in a dry dock..... best of both worlds then :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: static tug modelling???
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 08:39:20 PM »

As somebody (maybe it was me  8) )once said

                                                         If it feels good do it :-))

Don't let anybody who doesn't appreciate you interests put you off. The bloke you spoke to sounds pretty rude, not to say narrow minded, to me. So IMO go for it

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Re: static tug modelling???
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 08:57:57 PM »

There is just as much skill required in building a diorama as building a working model I would have thought .
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Re: static tug modelling???
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 09:40:15 PM »

Build what you want to build, not to please someone else. If you want to build the tug as a static model, do it. Just do not forget to post the pictures of the build.

I have seen some incredible dioramas, I actually think they take more skill than normal radio control modelling.


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Re: static tug modelling???
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 09:46:40 PM »

There was a miniature tug diorama in the Model Enginer Exhibition as few years back which I think won an award. Not enough people build these sort of models so definitely go for it! Usually they are small scale dioramas but sometimes you do see bigger ones.

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Re: static tug modelling???
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 09:53:38 PM »

Here is a thought

Depending on the scale / space available you could build a series of tugs showing the development of hull form and propulsion systems over the years.

Be tempted myself, except for the 16 RC boats on my list that I want to build.  :-))

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Re: static tug modelling???
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 09:55:35 PM »


Some of the best, most "moving" models I've seen have been diorama  :-))
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toptugger

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Re: static tug modelling???
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 11:46:42 PM »

wow...what a response!!! thanks guys.. i will be doing it!!!! and i will post the pictures.

Think it will be the new "yorkshireman" when it comes out in the spring, possible in a dry dock repair scenario....maybe i'll build a whole dockyard %% {-) but first i have to finish andrea gail. i'll post some pics now under a new topic. i'd really appreciate any comments good and bad...especially if you know a better way to do things.

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