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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2016, 07:09:33 PM »

Hi All,
Done a bit more today.
Made templates for the deck, templates for the wheel house ( not sure if I like it), inserted the battery tray and attached the stern rubber fender holders.
Hopefully next week end I'll get the wood deck on and the electrics wired.

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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2016, 07:10:53 PM »

A couple more.

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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2016, 10:40:19 PM »

A very interesting looking model you have their!  :-) I bet she will be good in ruff weather :-)
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2016, 02:14:17 PM »

Hi destroyer

Where did you get the meshing from to cover the exhaust pipes, I am looking for some for a little job I have planned.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2016, 08:53:00 PM »

Hi limbo I think this may be the stuff used for car reapirs.Try Halfords.

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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2016, 09:42:51 PM »

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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2016, 10:40:50 AM »

A cheap source of fine expanded metal mesh is on car and truck air cleaner elements. It's usually zinc plated so not really prone to rusting in a hurry.
I use it on my models, and if you check with your local car service centre you should get lucky.


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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2016, 11:01:47 AM »

Good call Ian.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2016, 06:18:03 PM »

Hi Timbo,
I get a lot of my brass, plasti card from 4 D models  http://modelshop.co.uk/

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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2016, 06:41:59 PM »

Hi All,
Got the motors, ESC's and battery tray done. Also managed to get the deck on and the mock up of the wheel house ready to cut out this week and built the mast.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2016, 06:43:25 PM »

More pictures.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2016, 08:34:15 AM »

G'day D42


Further on the exhaust safety screens, as mentioned before, I use fine mesh off car air cleaner filter elements, or another source being some oil filter cartridges, but these need a good de-grease before use.


I also turn and bore thin brass discs to fit at each end of the screen which keeps them nice and tidy. You can either solder or glue the mesh to the discs, whichever suits you best.


Cut the mesh to the height you want, then roll it around a piece of rod of a smaller diameter than the finished diameter, and it will then clip onto the top and bottom discs. then you can trim any overlap and solder or glue the joints.


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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2016, 05:12:05 PM »

Hi All,
Been a little while since I posted some pictures of my build, started on the wheel house fitting out and the wheel house.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2016, 05:13:50 PM »

All,
A few more pics of the wheel house.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2016, 05:15:29 PM »

Just a few more.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2016, 05:36:19 PM »

Looking very nice can't wait to see a vid of her on the water  :-))
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2016, 09:37:00 PM »

Likewise, she would look amazing surrounded by her brood of timber! I think your skegs are quite neat with that kink in them at the point the tubes pass through Great build Mr Destroyer.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2016, 07:38:54 PM »

Hi All,
Been a while since I posted some more photo's of my 2016 build. I have slowly been super detailing and still have a way to go, with cleaning up, painting and still more detailing.
I'm hoping her completed by the end of August 2016.
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2016, 07:40:40 PM »

All,
A couple more pics.

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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2016, 11:44:15 PM »

Very nice  :-))
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2017, 09:17:40 PM »

Where do you get the hulls from?
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2017, 05:55:28 PM »

Hi andywright,
The hulls come from Canada, Gary king  gking58@shaw.ca
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Re: 2016 new tug build
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2017, 06:33:28 PM »

 :-))
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