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Spook

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2012, 04:38:14 PM »

It's amazing the difference a few days and a splash or two of paint can make.

Plenty more still to do but here are a few update pics.







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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2012, 10:11:36 PM »

Looking really good!

Those small lockers are a real pain to build (well, I thought so!). I didnt fit all of them on my Dirty Harry Envoy build as many of them were for the military version. Also thought about buying some but decided against in the end.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2012, 10:20:03 PM »

Nice Paint Job  :-))

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Spook

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2012, 02:23:02 AM »

Thanks Peeps. I've started to put it all together now. Just have to fit the ship's boats, finish off the rigging and touch up the paintwork then it's time for ballasting and 'sea-trials'.

I didn't do all of the lockers either, and omitted the rocket launchers, as it is a civillian tug. But I kept a few of the military lockers as I decided to do it in a postwar condition and I imagine that a few of the wartime bits and bobs would still be fitted.
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Spook

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2012, 05:27:05 PM »

It's just about complete!!!  :}

I just have to touch up the paintwork and get the ballast right. R/C has been tested and seems OK. Here are a few more pics...















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110samec

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2012, 07:04:51 PM »

Its looking great :-))
I like the wood finish on the lifeboat.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2012, 07:45:45 PM »


That's the best  "Splash of paint" that I've seen for a long time.  Excellent job there, Spook.  Well done.

                      :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #57 on: March 09, 2012, 09:44:43 PM »

Excellent job. Have you fitted a smoke unit?

She should sail a treat and am sure will get many admiring glances down the lake  :-))
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Spook

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2012, 01:16:34 AM »

Thank you all. I'm looking forward to sailing her as soon as I've sorted the ballast (and the wind drops). I still have to name her but can't decide yet what to call her. I have a few ideas.

The wood effect on  the lifeboats was simply a really 'cruddy' Humbrol matt brown applied very thinly then worried to death with a paintbrush. I used the same technique on the aft deck hatch and the capstan plinth but I don't think they're too clear in the photos.

I haven't fitted a smoke unit but I have been thinking about it. The funnel is open into the hull so it could be done later. I'll see how she performs first of all.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2012, 03:16:06 PM »

Now I'm confused. I'm showing as a guest in my earlier posts - summat to do with the login file problem and me having to re-register I guess.

Anyway - she has passed her sea-trials with flying colours and has been officially named as 'WITCH' operated by Spook Towing.







I'm still adding little cosmetic bits and pieces, so wil post more pics as and when. Also I'll try and get some of her on the lake.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2012, 08:23:01 PM »

Nice one! Get them sailing pics up!
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #61 on: March 19, 2012, 10:57:22 PM »

Wilco!  :-))
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2012, 01:09:30 PM »

Sorry I took so long to get these sailing photos but I finally managed to bribe my photographer with chocolate.

There was a bit of a stiff breeze gusting around the lake today, which made sailing 'quite interesting' but Mrs Spook did a good job with the camera.  :-)















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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2012, 03:46:30 PM »

A credit to you Spook, it's a cracking model and you've done M.S. proud to boot - wish I could splash my paint on that well  O0 {-)

                            Regards, tony. :-))
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2012, 03:49:46 PM »

I agree with Tony - a credit to you and very nice. What's next on the build list?

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2012, 10:54:40 PM »

Thank you. I have to admit that I am rather pleased with the result. It was a nice build. Although I managed to make my usual quota of mistakes she looks good so, as my teenage daughter would say, 'it's all gravy'.

Sadly I have no more space to store any more boats so I'm probably not going to be building again for some time.  :((
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« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2012, 11:03:02 PM »

I forgot to post this pic - Attack of the giant mutant swan...

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2012, 11:18:46 PM »

Ha!

I have only just noticed the Spook on the funnel close up - very nice touch that - love it  O0

Re lack of space - I run a shelter for rescue pets boats so I can help you with that. :D

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2012, 02:26:33 AM »

LOL, I'm also flying a small black and white Spook pennant fron the foremast.
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #69 on: July 01, 2012, 12:12:15 AM »

Mr. Spook, I am currently building an Assurance Class Tug, I am inspired by your hard work, the colour scheme looks quite correct.

Tim in California
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« Reply #70 on: July 01, 2012, 08:42:55 AM »

Mr Spook

That is a truly inspirational model, well done. Paint job is first class.

Regards
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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #71 on: July 01, 2012, 08:35:30 PM »

What are you up to now Spook?

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #72 on: July 06, 2012, 03:18:35 PM »

Sorry, haven't been on for a week or several.

I'm not building at the moment. I have run out of space to store any more boats and I can't bear to get rid of any of my existing fleet. Maybe another garden shed is the answer, but goodness knows where I'll fit it in.

(Although I'm angling to relocate Amethyst elsewhere in the house so it might be a case of 'watch this space'  ok2 )
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« Reply #73 on: July 06, 2012, 04:07:53 PM »

While you are not building Spook how about giving us a little review of your fleet?
Also have you any models you want to improve? - that takes no extra space up.

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Re: Assurance Tug build
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2012, 10:46:05 AM »

Well, I've dropped a few subtle hints about another build and none of them has met with even a grunt of disapproval from SWMBO.

This is my storage problem. there's nowhere else in the house that I can put anything.



I think I can just about squeeze another one in if I relocate the r/c plane and use the table to display the as yet unknown build.  :-))

As to improving any of them, just behind the sofa lurks my first ever r/c build, a Northwind 36 semi-scale racing yacht, now sadly without r/c (plundered) and badly in need of a makeover, so I think I'll crack on with that in the interim.  :}

Also, the Amethyst has never sailed on the pond, as she is not ballasted properly. Unfortunately, every time I have a go at ballasting her I manage to break something on the model, as there's not much space to work inside her. Maybe I'll have one last try - or maybe pluck up the courage to say to Her Indoors, "By the way, I've got a boat on order." Possibly after a couple of stiff G&Ts.  ok2
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