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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2012, 07:55:42 PM »

Yes, I have added glazing - a sheet comes with the kit - much more than you need, which is just as well, as my clear plastic cutting skills usually necessitate several attempts. If you look very carefully, you can just about make out the strips of acetate or whatever it is. I was VERY sparing with the glue so as not to smudge the windows, but I bet I still manage cock it up when I put the frames on the outside.

Could you use humbrol clearfix? That usually works for gluing things to clear plastic.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 10:46:34 PM »

I just used Humbrol Precision poly - with the long thin metal tube. Just a few tiny dots of glue did the job I have a few days off now so I'll start the painting , I think.
And if the weather takes a turn for the better, I might even take a jaunt to the lake with one of my other boats - it's been AGES!
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2012, 12:24:10 AM »

Alternatively, you can bin off the kit standard white metal port holes and buy some brass ones which come complete with pre cut perspex 'glass.' This is what I did on my Envoy although there is an extra cost, I think they enhance the model and make t look a lot better.

Just my opinion though!
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2012, 02:35:22 PM »

I took a short break from Assurance and built something a bit smaller than usual, just for a change (sadly not r/c).




Well, a LOT smaller actually.



More Assurance pics coming soon...
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2012, 10:02:02 PM »

I took a short break from Assurance and built something a bit smaller than usual, just for a change (sadly not r/c).




Well, a LOT smaller actually.



More Assurance pics coming soon...

Excellent builds  :-))
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2012, 04:58:07 PM »

So I decided to go for the civilian scheme in the end. Spook Towing sounds like a plan (or a strange pastime).

I made a real mess of the wheelhouse doors and windows painting. Also, despite my most careful efforts not to get glue on the window transparencies, the glue fumes did for them instead, so minging windows as usual, I'm afraid.

I'm just waiting for a dry, wind-free day so that I can spray-varnish the hull, then I can crack on with the deck fittings.

The colour scheme is going to be very much a freestyle approach, although I am using mainly colours that I've seen on other tugs.

It's not coming together as neatly as I had hoped but, with a bit of luck, the finished product should pass muster.

Anyway here are a few update pics.









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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2012, 11:15:42 AM »


Widows no problem.  Push em out and re-fit with double sided sticky tape.

Are you using separate sheets for the windows, or do you use one large sheet to cover the cut outs in one go ?

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2012, 11:29:26 AM »

Widows no problem. Push em out and re-fit with double sided sticky tape.

Are you using separate sheets for the windows, or do you use one large sheet to cover the cut outs in one go ?

ken


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« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2012, 11:32:16 AM »


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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2012, 11:44:15 AM »

Thats a great job you are doing Mr Spook, its turning into a nice looking model.
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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2012, 02:43:14 PM »

Thanks Dicky. It should look nice when it's finished. It looks better from a distance, but then mine usually do (as do I).  ok2

I used a single sheet of transparency for each group of windows and was so sparing with the glue, but still managed to botch it. My hands aren't as steady as they used to be so the painting of and around the window & doors will need much touching-up.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2012, 02:52:28 PM »

With my windows I normally run a small section of plastic bead under the window opening to rest the plastic on. I then use a bit of blutac on the end of a pencil to hold the

window plastic in place.

Next I run round the the outer edge of the window with a fine brush loaded with plastic weld while holding the window plastic hard in place till glue sets [does not take long]
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« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2012, 01:21:02 AM »

Good idea. I used Humbrol precision adhesive, the tiniest amounts dotted around the frames and it looked great  - for about 2 minutes - then the fumes affected the plastic. Still, as long as no-one gest too close... ;-)
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2012, 01:02:20 PM »

I cheated with the wee Midas,I glued my windows in with PVA woodglue. ok2
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2012, 01:51:21 PM »

Just glazed my springer wheelhouse today using Humbrol precision poly cement with no probs.
I just run a very thin bead around the frame and the fit the glass.

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2012, 07:41:03 PM »

The portholes are glazed on my Dirty Harry Envoy but I didnt bother with the wheelhouse. TBH, at 2 feet away no one notices.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2012, 02:05:19 AM »

I tried glazing the hull portholes with PVA adhesive as someone suggested somewhere (I forget where) but my efforts looked awful so , in the end, I painted them using a satin light grey. The superstructure and engine room cover portholes I have left open as I had lost the will to live by then, had entered 'can't be arsed' mode and decided that, if I did ship any water through them, it wouldn't make a ha'porth of difference. Rebel or what?
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2012, 03:30:06 AM »

PVA or thin drops of plastic cement should not fog the plastic.  Harsher adhesives and cyanoacrylate glues will. 

You might try dipping your window plastic in 'Future' floor wax to increase the clarity and protect it before you glue them in place.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2012, 03:57:08 PM »

I cannot recall the trade name but it is produced for glueing canopies to model airplanes, works a treat. Shipmate60 will tell you the name, revell for one makes it.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2012, 04:00:11 PM »

Exactly that Canopy Glue

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2012, 01:18:15 AM »

Not much visible progress lately. The hull has been satin varnished and lots of little white metal bits and bobs have been painted, which don't make interesting photos, so more when it gets interesting again :-)
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2012, 02:38:55 AM »

Can you show me the rudder area please - thanks

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2012, 04:56:23 PM »

Can you show me the rudder area please - thanks

Dave
Dave. Here it is, inside and out. The propshaft is still taped up as I may add another coat of varnish. The top of the rudder shaft is bolted and superglued to the tiller.


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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2012, 05:02:43 PM »

A few more update pics. The foremast is in place, awaiting tidying-up and painting, engine room cover has had a basic coat of paint, which I hate, so will be repainted when the fittings have all been added and lots of small parts have been painted.






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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2012, 07:52:03 PM »

 :-)) Thanks

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