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svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« on: February 13, 2013, 02:14:10 am »

this will be the build log of my svitzer thunder !  :-))
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 08:54:48 am »

 This will be an interesting build Ian, I understand that Svitzer have six of this type of vessel on order. Have you got the line drawings for her.

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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 10:04:37 am »

Excellent!   :-))

 What scale Ian?
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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 01:07:16 am »

Now, that's interesting !
 
I'll watch your progress on this one - enjoy the build  :-))
 
 
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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 07:08:44 am »

This is a very interesting build & I will be watching all the way, Mick B.
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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 12:08:28 am »

Excellent!   :-))

 What scale Ian?


 not sure of a scale mate .... but im having problems uploading pictures for some reason ....

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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 10:09:23 pm »


 not sure of a scale mate .... but im having problems uploading pictures for some reason ....
its 1.13th scale . pics are being re sized now !

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 11:17:49 pm »

  Thatís a nice size Ian  :-))  I think that works out around about 3ft 4in long with a beam 1ft 2in.

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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 11:47:50 pm »

Thatís a nice size Ian  :-))  I think that works out around about 3ft 4in long with a beam 1ft 2in.


oi !!!!  <*< <*< <*<  have you been in my shed taking measurements  <*< <*< <*< :police:
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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 01:15:13 am »

here we go . the first pic !
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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 01:44:20 am »

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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 01:45:24 am »

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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 01:47:12 am »

kortz and rudders
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 01:47:54 am »

kortz and rudders
all home / hand made too . also home made props coming soon too
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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 09:44:04 am »


Looking good!   :-))
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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 12:09:00 pm »

fiberglassing the bow and hull
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 12:43:06 pm »

every one has a little helper of some sort .... here is mine ... he sadly had to be put down a few weeks ago !!! R.I.P charlie
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 12:48:29 pm »

first coat
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2013, 12:50:02 pm »

home made Props  in home made kortz nozzles
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2013, 08:39:45 am »

 You are making a great job of her Ian.  :-))

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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2013, 09:20:12 am »

Hi Ian, the tug looks great so far :-)) Bit new to all of this so are you glassing the hull to take a mould from or are you glassing the hull as the finished hull? If so then what glass matt would you use and fibreglass resin. Do you ' waterproof ' the inside of the hull as well? Regards, Dave.
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2013, 10:42:29 am »

You are making a great job of her Ian.  :-))
thanx chip . to be honest . this is my real first scratch build ! and im under the supervision of a true scratch build moddler !!
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2013, 10:47:19 am »

Hi Ian, the tug looks great so far :-)) Bit new to all of this so are you glassing the hull to take a mould from or are you glassing the hull as the finished hull? If so then what glass matt would you use and fibreglass resin. Do you ' waterproof ' the inside of the hull as well? Regards, Dave.


hi mate . to be honest im new to all this too ... i have fiber glassed the hull and sanded it . then used filler . then more fiber glass then more filler then more fiber glass then more filler . and i have bought shares in the local sand paper company lol .... well thats what it feels like any way ... the fiberglass matt and resin is a top quality one from the local boat yard ... not cheap halfords stuff .. i have also fiberglassed the inside of the hull to make it waterproof .  then i have added cement to 1 make it solid !! also to use for ballast . the shape of the hull and size of it . will take loads of cement to bring her down to the water line ! ill keep the pics coming as im going :-) thanx for all the interest guys
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Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2013, 11:14:09 am »

A really interesting build this Ian - watching closely.  Just out of interest, why 2?  Thought doing 1 would be tough enough!
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2013, 11:39:17 am »

Nice job Ian. Enjoying watching your build progress.
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