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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2012, 12:42:47 AM »

Stunning, absolutely stunning! Nice one Wilhelm.

                             Regards, Tony. :-))
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2012, 12:55:26 AM »

Hi Tony,
again thank you for your kind words. :-) :-)   I am looking forward to the maiden voyage and a few more pictures.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2012, 01:08:56 AM »

Gorgeous Wilhelm!  :-))

Looking forward to seeing it on the water.

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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2012, 02:35:47 AM »

Thank you very much Umi, especially coming from such an accomplished model builder like yourself.

Kind Regards

Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2012, 06:09:25 AM »

Excellent model as usual Wilhelm, should look great on the water. :-))
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2012, 01:17:33 PM »

Hi Richard,
thanks for your comment. Billing Boats created a pretty nice kit, I wish they would have added a fiberglass hull. Nevertheless she should look good on the water.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2012, 06:49:10 PM »

You have created a beautiful model & I cant believe how fast you did it. I have mine on hold while I build my Tamar lifeboat. I will be looking forward to your sailing pictures,a perfect model as always Wilhelm. Mick B.
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2012, 10:06:43 PM »

Wow thats a masterpiece! Makes me want one, even though I said to myself not to build another wooden model for a while. I think Billing boats sales figures will go up after showing your super model, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2012, 11:30:23 PM »

Hi Mick and Hama,
thanks for your comments, they are very much appreciated. I was not sure about the flashy colour scheme of the original "Fairmount Alpine" but it turned out to suit the model too.

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Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #59 on: May 11, 2012, 02:19:10 PM »

Hello Wilhelm,

the finish of your model building of FAIRMOUNT ALPINE is absolutely superb.
One can hardly believe that this has been built from a wooden kit.

The only drawback as it seem is that the kit doesn't come in the scale 1:50.
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2012, 04:02:27 AM »

Hi deadwood,
and thanks for the commentary. You are right about the scale, some of the detail work was pretty challenging but I still might add a few more in the future.

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Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2012, 10:08:20 AM »

Hi Wilhelm , I am on with the strip work on the bottom of the hull and fitting the bow thruster tubes what method of sealing/glueing the tubes to the woodwork did you use .Your build looks stunning  , Ihave a lot to do to get mine to look like that ,Who's paint did you use .
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2012, 01:51:22 PM »

Hi David48,
before applying a heavy layer of epoxy I used a thin layer and heated it up with a hair dryer to make it somewhat more liquid. The primer is from Home Hardware  and Testor paint from a Hobby Shop. In order to finish the paint job, Iused two layers of satin clear varnish by MinWax.

Good luck with your strip work.

Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #63 on: May 12, 2012, 07:14:12 PM »

the detail work was pretty challenging but I still might add a few more in the future.

I hope you remember to post the additions Wilhelm - lovely job so far - can it get better?

Dave
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2012, 08:56:52 PM »

I got the missing stanchions and finished the railings. I also added the split ladders for the crane mounds and the crane hooks. The two main switches for the electronics are still somewhere in the mail so the maiden voyage has to wait a little longer. Any suggestions what kind of lines to put on the three big drums?


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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2012, 11:18:05 PM »

Hi Dave (norseman),

thanks, if I come up with a significant add-on it will be posted.  :-)) :}

Kind Regards
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2012, 10:47:57 PM »

Hi All,
today was the big day.......maiden voyage. Everything works fine and I am very happy with the performance. I did encounter a problem with the props occasionally cavitating, so I have to increase the ballast to bring the boat down by approximately 8 to 10mm.

Kind Regards
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #67 on: May 30, 2012, 12:27:44 AM »

Superb Wilhelm. :-))
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #68 on: May 30, 2012, 07:40:34 AM »

Damm good model well done Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #69 on: May 30, 2012, 08:16:44 AM »

Seeing her afloat is even more impressive.
Some nice shots from the right perspective.
The wave pattern on the one shot from fore is awesome.
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2012, 02:04:44 PM »

Hi
and thanks guys for all the nice comments, very much appreciated.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2012, 04:12:48 PM »

Well done Wilhelm, if I did not know it was a model I would think it was the real thing. Excellent photos too I might add. My Fairmount is in dry dock while I build my MS Tamar. Mick B.
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #72 on: May 30, 2012, 07:54:52 PM »

lush model  :-))

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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #73 on: May 30, 2012, 09:51:13 PM »

So impressed just ordered one great build A1 model learned a lot from the build thank you tassie48
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2012, 11:19:58 PM »

Thanks to all for the very nice comments.

Best
Wilhelm
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