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HawkEye

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Time to have a go
« on: May 12, 2011, 07:47:10 PM »

As I always seem to be few years behind on these sort of things I decided I'd better try one of the little tugs, so after reading the whole seaport section twice - perhaps three times I now own four customer return examples containing various bits and bobs, one of which I have stripped ready for the rebuild / refit to commence.
As for the other three I think they will be filed under pending  %) .

Currently waiting on locating a low drain 540 and prop shaft.

Thank you all for your build log's / photo's - emotive and  inspirational . :-))

Hawkeye
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wartsilaone

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Re: Time to have a go
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 08:16:02 PM »

I must admit Iv'e been temped more than once but I have so much on at the moment I think I am better finishing some current projects off first. One for the future maybe.

Ali. 
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Roadrunner

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Re: Time to have a go
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 10:39:15 PM »

hopefully you have seen my two attempts.. ?




Good luck with the conversion, great fun really  :-))
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Re: Time to have a go
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 07:09:20 AM »

Doesn't have to be a modern conversion.

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wartsilaone

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Re: Time to have a go
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 07:44:11 AM »

I like that one Richard. I was thinking I could convert one into a fleet tender. Not sure which one.
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wartsilaone

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Re: Time to have a go
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 08:11:48 AM »

I found this picture. A possibility I think. Very much like Roadrunners.



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Roadrunner

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Re: Time to have a go
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 08:56:31 AM »

Yellow tug is loosely based (due to size constrictions of parts) on an Admiralty tug.

If I was to do another one, i would be looking at a Berwick Tug built during 1951-2 similar to this...



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wartsilaone

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Re: Time to have a go
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 12:19:47 PM »

The possibilities are endless. It would be good to get a load of them together to show what can be done to make a nice model out of a plasticy toy.
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HawkEye

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Re: Time to have a go
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 04:17:27 PM »


A quick google image search for "tugboat" brings up so many possible variations it's difficult to choose a particular look ,I must admit though there's a conversation in one of Martin's posts (I think) possibly by a German chap that has exquisite detailing, but is it really worth that amount of time on what is at the end of the day a toy boat ?.

I'm collecting all the bits before I start otherwise the kitchen table police will be on my case, at least these are small enough to pack away easily !.

Build photo's to follow - perhaps !

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