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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #450 on: May 19, 2015, 05:10:11 PM »

Made in Bradford Pennsylvania I hope
With a lifetime warranty apart from the
finish.  :-)) :-))

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #451 on: May 19, 2015, 05:17:05 PM »

Umm...err...it says 'Made in China' on the bottom.   :embarrassed:


Well, it's on the way to the US of A , I guess...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #452 on: May 19, 2015, 05:20:24 PM »

Umm...err...it says 'Made in China' on the bottom.   :embarrassed:


Well, it's on the way to the US of A , I guess...


Yeah, The scenic route  :D

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #453 on: May 27, 2015, 10:02:15 PM »

The MotorFlote is now virtually complete...I just have to fit the skids (made today) and tone down the initial weathering application, and finish off a few small spots of painting, and we're done.


As soon as the new car arrives, I can get it in the water for initial tests.



Photos tomorrow morning...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #454 on: May 28, 2015, 08:09:16 AM »




As soon as the new car arrives, I can get it in the water for initial tests.



Photos tomorrow morning...




An Amphicar methinks  %% %% %% %%


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #455 on: May 28, 2015, 08:22:05 AM »




An Amphicar methinks  %% %% %% %%


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Ah..yes..well...a slight case of letting the Bells do the typing.  ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #457 on: May 28, 2015, 10:57:38 AM »

Err...not sure if Motability would let me have one of those....
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The end...
« Reply #458 on: May 28, 2015, 01:19:18 PM »

Well, boys n' girls...to all intents and purposes, the Motorflote is now completed, just a few little paint touch ups here and there to finish off. Note the new exhaust stack, skids now fitted as well...there is one more seagull coming from Martin at Macs Mouldings, that one will be going on the cab roof, positioned to grab a chunk of George's sandwich, but apart from that...she's done.

Thanks to everyone on here who contributed valuable advice, comments and criticisms when I asked, and especially for all the humour during the build.

Special thanks to Netley Ned, IanPAL, Tattooed, Martin and Kenny for putting up with me, Macs Mouldings, Dave @ Action, and of course...Andy and Debbie at MBD for cutting the kit out for me.

Thanks to you all...I wouldn't have completed it without you.

Oh, one more thing...George says to say 'Thank You' for making him a celebrity, autographs will be available later.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #459 on: May 28, 2015, 01:24:13 PM »

Forgot one pic... :embarrassed:
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #460 on: May 28, 2015, 03:25:22 PM »

Congratulations Richard :-))
A job well jobbed :-))
Just hope the wet stuff is kind to George
and her maiden voyage is not a maiden over. :embarrassed:
Don't see any Bells sponsorship decals {-) {-) {-)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #461 on: May 28, 2015, 03:28:16 PM »

Hi,

That has been one massive build with a lot of funny comments along the way.

But the finished model is a credit to you.

Well done Sir

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #462 on: May 28, 2015, 04:19:07 PM »

Thank you gents...it's been fun, believe it or not. I reckon it would make a good book...or a film. There again..maybe not.  ;D


I keep looking at that weathering I've done though, I'm not happy with it...I feel a redoing coming on...needs toning down, I think.


Ned...George did insist on having a Union Jack sticker on the cab front. He doesn't drink Bells...foolish fellow.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #463 on: May 29, 2015, 01:40:36 AM »

 Hi Rich
RE: Oh, one more thing...George says to say 'Thank You' for making him a celebrity, autographs will be available later.
Maybe George and Steven should ave their own "Face book" page to  record their adventures on.. O0
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #464 on: May 29, 2015, 02:04:26 AM »

Love your wee tug, magic.
Maybe you could manage one of these, for the Motorflote.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #465 on: May 29, 2015, 08:00:09 AM »

Hi Rich
RE: Oh, one more thing...George says to say 'Thank You' for making him a celebrity, autographs will be available later.
Maybe George and Steven should ave their own "Face book" page to  record their adventures on.. O0
 
Frank


''The adventures of George and Steven''...that would make a good book title, Frank..   %)


VNK...are you trying to give me ideas?   :o
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #466 on: May 29, 2015, 10:44:56 AM »

Who  :o , me  %)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #467 on: May 30, 2015, 08:03:43 AM »

Perishin' seagulls...now it's nicked George's sandwich.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #468 on: May 30, 2015, 01:39:01 PM »


Steven's cousin (Simon) has just flown in after hearing rumours that George's sandwiches were quite tasty...






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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #469 on: May 30, 2015, 03:44:11 PM »

If George is so keen on feeding the seagulls, you will have to "weather" with some runny white splodges!  %)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #470 on: May 30, 2015, 03:55:25 PM »

One step ahead, Danny...seagull guano applied.   ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #471 on: May 30, 2015, 04:06:21 PM »

you been over feedin' them seagulls, man
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #472 on: May 30, 2015, 04:15:54 PM »

Must be the cheese in George's sandwiches...it does the same to me.   <:(
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #473 on: May 30, 2015, 04:23:03 PM »

One step ahead, Danny...seagull guano applied.   ;D


Is there a Humbrol code for that %% %%


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #474 on: May 30, 2015, 04:28:16 PM »

I think it's Poo1, Ned...  ;D
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