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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2015, 11:58:58 AM »

Great build, next you will have to do a rake of barges to pull with it.
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2015, 03:46:17 AM »

Thank You Sir ~

And there's a Grand idea, a Barge !
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2015, 04:42:42 PM »

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-Iozrt0IA      A version from over the border in the Netherlands, not a "Chentilmaan`s Yat" but a worker.   Simple barges, dont think I want to know what is in them :embarrassed:
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2015, 02:10:18 AM »

A small update ~

Been working on more little details, got the porthole surrounds attached to the cabin, made a one - piece bow rail cap ( that took a lot of time ), got most of the forward cabin wall well underway.

This type of Tug has a bulky, simple transmission for changing direction, I dumped out my trusty container of brass junk parts to see if I could make something close ~

I've got no lathe or mill so I have to make do with simple tools.

Doesn't look so good out in the open but it should be OK when installed.

Made the cabin door with a bunch or real copper rivets and brass hinge parts and porthole.

More brass parts for gages and the throttle which may not look just right in scale but it will have to do.

Used some small parts from a brass etched sheet for the name over the cabin door and the manufacturer's name plate.

Starting on the cockpit trim which is strips of styrene with "rivets" of epoxy then painted .
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2015, 02:14:42 AM »

The balance ~
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2015, 02:22:05 AM »

brilliant
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2015, 03:57:05 AM »

Hallo Gents, here are more pictures, got some much needed "weathering" done, helps knock down the unrealistic glossy finishes .........
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2015, 10:23:02 AM »

Beautiful Tim.  :-))

Made even more beautiful by the west coast sun - now that's weathering.
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2015, 01:20:39 AM »

Evening Gents ~

Now we've got a proper Captain and the anchor bits are wrapped up as well as some other details ....
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2015, 05:47:30 AM »


What a jolly little tug!   :-))
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2015, 09:18:54 AM »

Popeye, brilliant :-))
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2015, 09:55:16 AM »

Certainly looks right but I think a Tintin character would have been more suitable.  Of course Snowy the dog on the foredeck barking at the villans %%
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2015, 03:12:48 PM »

Off to the lake yesterday for the first time, a full success, no leaks !

The Captain is actually Popeye's Pop, Pappy !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-riDTIjowh8
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Re: Opduwer, Tug build from Belgium
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2015, 03:04:32 AM »

Must be getting old, should have remembered that popeye was the one without the beard.
Thats one real nice, cute wee boat you have there. Most impressed
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