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Glynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« on: February 18, 2013, 07:47:38 PM »

Hi All, has anyone built the free plan 'Dusty Miller' tug that came in Model Boats sometime in 2008? Attached pics show my progress so far, this tug will be fitted with an electric motor not steam as per the magazine build.

Wayne


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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 07:49:09 PM »


 Not me but my friend Wayne in Wales seems to making a good job of one!   :-))
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 07:58:29 PM »


 No me but my friend Wayne in Wales seems to making a good job of one!   :-))


 
Good grief Didnt know you had a Friend at all
 
 
 
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 08:11:43 PM »


 
Good grief Didnt know you had a Friend at all
 
 
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 08:37:14 PM »

hi wayne,
 
it is nice to see some one makeing a good job of tug boat from free plans, you will learn a lot from doing this, then find you want to try more difficult types of builds ie plank on frame %%  keep up the good work
 
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 08:39:44 PM »


 I have lots of friends..... just because they don't know me.....!   ;D
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 09:34:14 PM »

hi wayne,
 it is nice to see some one makeing a good job of tug boat from free plans, you will learn a lot from doing this, then find you want to try more difficult types of builds ie plank on frame %%  keep up the good work
 david

Hi David, this is practise for my plank on frame yacht that I started a while back, see http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=39179.0

Wayne
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 08:42:54 AM »

not much progress but she is coming together

Wayne

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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 03:27:39 PM »

The build article for this boat says to coat with a number of coats of cellulose dope in various dilutions. Is there anything cheaper that I could use as the dope seems to be really expensive. I bought a 125ml tin but at about 5 I can see myself needing to spend a lot more to do the 5 odd coats plus then another coat with tissue paper - I take it this will fill any minor gaps in the timber? Or at least the tissue paper will - Thanks Wayne
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 03:32:35 PM »

I would have thought that 2 layers would be ok.. 1 coat lightly sand then 1 more.

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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 03:56:55 PM »

I would have thought that 2 layers would be ok.. 1 coat lightly sand then 1 more.

Thanks, would you dilute the first coat?

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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 04:00:44 PM »

Me personally probably not.

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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 04:04:10 PM »

Cool thanks
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 08:07:10 PM »

Progress last night, busy finishing the skinning tonight (I hope)

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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2013, 05:10:41 PM »

Progress to date, 3 coats of cellulose dope added to hull, 2 to superstructure which has been primered.


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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2013, 08:25:31 AM »



Slowly getting there, I have actually started painting the hull, but am behind re taking pics
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2013, 05:41:19 PM »

This is actually my third sail with this tug, but she is now properly ballasted and has a different motor (rather noisy it is though)- Few details to sort out and she is done. Is a fun little boat. She does nose dive a little under full power

Wayne





and a bit of video

http://s297.photobucket.com/user/gubulawayo/media/DSCF2476.mp4.html
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2013, 01:56:44 PM »


Throaty sounds there, Wayne.  Very impressive.

Try a little strip of lead sheet low down in the stern.   ok2


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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2013, 03:07:07 PM »

Thanks Ken, will try that, though there is not much 'low down' area in the stern - I just need to not apply full power thats all -  Wayne
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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2013, 03:12:29 PM »


You might like to try wrapping a 2 inch strip around the prop tube.    :}


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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2013, 03:28:01 PM »

OK, will try that - Wish I could get rid of that vibration noise, I tried mounting the motor on a rubber strip but it did not help - The geared motor is quite noisy itself and it's transferring onto the hull and echoing around the inside - Anyway it will do it was only an 'easy' first build - Now to continue with my yacht and maybe start my Lake Kariba ferry.

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Re: Gkynn Guest 'Dusty Miller' Free Plan
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2013, 06:52:31 PM »

Been adding a bit of detail to my Glynn Guest tug today, decals from various bits in my decals box, plus a tow hook. I added brass portholes a few weeks back and I have a few lego people to add to the boat, there is one in the cab at present

Wayne




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