Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Steam tug WARRIOR  (Read 5294 times)

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Steam tug WARRIOR
« on: March 05, 2015, 04:42:18 PM »

After building two modern- ish tugs for me anyway, I have decided to use up a cruiser hull that I bought from the internet and make something different out of it, after trawling through my picture collection I have decided on Steele and Bennie's Warrior. built in 1935.
the cruiser hull lends itself quite well to her, so last year whilst having a rest from serious building I made up the superstructure to see if it would look ok on the hull, the put it all under the bench, Well I have now dug it out and started in earnest,  the deck beams are in and the decks are cut from 3mm ply, and the upperworks look ok so here are some pictures of progress so far.   Geo
Logged

Big Ada

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,037
  • Location: Kent UK
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 05:58:38 PM »


Its looking good George.
Do you prefer ply for the superstructure?, and how did you curve the front of the wheelhouse.

Len.
Logged

Brian60

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,315
  • Location: Hull,UK-but currently residing in Los Martinez, Spain.
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 06:21:57 PM »

 :-)) :-))

Chris G

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 232
  • Andree1v the real thing.
  • Location: East Midlands
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 06:57:24 PM »

Looks very good will be interested to follow this build. Keep the pictures coming.
Logged

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 07:19:08 PM »

thanks guys, yes I much prefer to work with wood,plus I didn,t have the cruiser top works, I make a framework to bend and stick the ply to for the curve.  geo
Logged

Tim B.

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 182
  • Location: Oakland California
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 03:14:18 PM »

Very nice work here !
Logged

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 05:03:49 PM »

A bit more done to Warrior this week, the first coats of colour and a few more bits and pieces made.
Logged

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 05:05:04 PM »

Three more of the progress so far
Logged

Big Ada

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,037
  • Location: Kent UK
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 05:38:13 PM »

Very nice George,  that's not the cost of it so far is it,  pinned to the wall.  %) :o
Logged

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 08:16:28 PM »

oops yes that's it so far including all the electrics,prop,motor,coupling and so on Len.
Logged

Umi_Ryuzuki

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,152
  • Location: PDX, OR USA
    • Models and Miniatures
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2015, 01:02:55 AM »

Every time I see this thread refresh, I can't help but think of Warrior, from TUGS.
"It was a beautiful morning, and the Star tugs were hard at work.

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2015, 08:08:44 AM »

Nice one Umi.   :-)) :-))
Logged

dave301bounty

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 665
  • Location: Wavertree
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2015, 11:05:44 AM »

I like what you have done ,looks very smart and in keeping with the era ,if you know what I mean ,.Nice job .well done 2 you . O0
Logged

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2015, 06:59:27 PM »

Here are the latest pictures of Warrior ,all lit up like a Christmas tree.
Logged

derekwarner

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,198
  • Location: Wollongong Australia
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2015, 08:54:48 PM »

 O0...that soft yellow lighting around the superstructure is very realistic ............Derek
Logged
Derek Warner

Honorary Secretary [Retired]
Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2015, 09:40:34 PM »

Thanks Derek I try to always use bulbs as it does give a more gentle light, I personally find LEDs are either too bright or not bright enough.  Geo
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,419
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2015, 12:10:34 AM »

Totally awesome... work of a master for sure!
 
Dennis
Logged

derekwarner

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,198
  • Location: Wollongong Australia
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2015, 01:27:26 AM »

As you say Geo......a bit of oily steam & boiler ash will soon dull those spotlight beams emitted from the engine skylights  {-)......Derek
Logged
Derek Warner

Honorary Secretary [Retired]
Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2015, 11:08:41 AM »

That is what I will have to do or at least supply the E R hands with decent sunglasses.
Well here she is ready for her sea trials tomorrow morning weather permitting.   Geo  :-))
Logged

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2015, 03:48:46 PM »

A couple of pictures of Warrior afloat today, more at www.chantrymodelboatclub.co.uk
Logged

tugmad

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 536
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2015, 09:37:16 PM »

A couple of pictures of Warrior afloat today, more at www.chantrymodelboatclub.co.uk






Sorry the pictures  are now on the web site,   Geo
Logged

Big-tone 64

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: malvern, england
Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2015, 06:46:52 PM »

Three more of the progress so far
hi the warrior is looking great, what paint did you use for the superstructure I am building the cervia
and the colour looks the same
 thanks tony
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up