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awvs

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Tsekoa II
« on: April 03, 2009, 06:01:44 PM »

Here are a few pictures of the progress of my “Tsekoa II.” Aside from a few things I didn’t like and consequently changed, this is an excellent kit. For example, the rudders and shafts are made out of one piece of white metal (just too soft). I did cut off the shafts and replaced them with brass ones. The rudder arms, also white metal, got replaced too. I also added a bow thruster from Raboesch. The instructions and plans are excellent. Working with styrene is a lot of fun and I am looking forward building the crane. 
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 01:39:44 PM »

I did finish the crane without any problems. Attached are two pictures of it.
cheers
Wilhelm
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dan

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 01:55:35 PM »

nice work on the crane awvs  :-))
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 08:10:03 PM »

Thanks dantheman.
The crane, supplied by model slipway, is an atlas model but the original on the Tsekoa is a "Hiab." The two look pretty much the same, so I will make up some "Hiab" decals instead of the supplied atlas  logos.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 08:44:01 PM »

Looking good Wilhelm, nice crane.  :-))
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2009, 09:47:15 PM »

That crane looks excellent! I found the hiab a bit fiddly on Drumbeat.

I've got MSW's Envoy civvie tug to build when I've finished jobs around the gaff for 'her indoors'!
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009, 10:27:55 PM »

Thanks Richard and justboatonic,
I just had a look at the crane on the Drumbeat and you are right, it looks a little fiddly. The Envoy seems to be a great kit too and I hope you post a couple of pictures when she is done.

Cheers
Wilhelm
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ggeorge

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 11:25:13 PM »

Beautiful looking crane. What is the scale.

   G. George
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dan

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 11:28:53 PM »

i think its 1:32
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2009, 03:27:11 AM »

Hi ggeorge,
dantheman is right, the scale is 1:32.

Wilhelm
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2009, 04:53:48 PM »

Hi Mayhemers,
here is another update and a  couple more pics on the progress of the superstructure. As you can see I also finished the stern deck hatch with the attached crane. If I bore you with the pics let me know please.

Happy Easter

Wilhelm
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2009, 05:20:08 PM »

Very nice Wilhelm, not boring at all, its looking very good.  :-))
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 08:42:08 PM »

 It is looking great. Keep the photos comming.

   G. George
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2009, 05:59:09 PM »

Here is another update. I did some work on the superstructure, painted the deck and finished the layout of the speed control with an integrated mixer. Painting the hull is next on the list

Regards
Wilhelm
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2009, 06:19:51 PM »

Its looking really excellent Wilhelm, keep it up.  :-))
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2009, 11:21:58 PM »

Thanks Richard and Dan for your kind words.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009, 12:21:55 AM »

Nice work Wilhelm. You'll have to bring it out in May.

John
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2009, 11:21:05 PM »

Hi John,
thanks and I will bring her along.

Best
Wilhelm
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2009, 11:29:44 PM »

Here is another update.
I wanted to paint more on the hull but the weather did not cooperate ( just some primer at the bottom of the hull). So I did more detail work on the superstructure. Today is beautiful and I took some pics outside.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2009, 11:48:43 PM »

Man, I look at nice builds like this one and wonder why I even bother! Excellent. Cheers.

Bill.
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2009, 03:51:23 PM »

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andyn

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2009, 04:48:21 PM »

Simple fix to that, get some pollyfilla (the stuff that comes in a large toothpaste like tube), put some in with a toothpick or lollipop stick, after 10 mins it will be dry. scrape away carefully any excess with a sharp scalpel, then paint. It will absorb the paint pretty quick, so give it two coats.

Looks spectacular O0
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awvs

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2009, 05:26:22 PM »

Thanks guys for the criticism and the tip with pollyfilla, but you are to late, it is fixed already. The closeup pictures with sunlight from the side revealed some of my mistakes.

Cheers
Wilhelm
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andyn

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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2009, 05:48:03 PM »

Well whatever you did it worked well O0
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Re: Tsekoa II
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2009, 06:22:23 PM »

It's coming along beautifully. I like that crane. Really intricate.

John
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