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Tugboat Bronzewing
« on: January 01, 2019, 09:17:37 am »

Hello everyone, It's been quite some time since I've posted and thought I might show my current project, well I say current but I actually started it quite some time ago but I now have to have it finished and ready for delivery in early February.
I originally used the building of the frames in this thread....https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,50405.msg514726.html#msg514726


https://www.flickr.com/photos/41311545@N05/4280937321/


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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 09:21:29 am »

So this is where I am up to with the build...
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 09:24:03 am »

And a general view...

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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 09:26:28 am »

It has a very interesting towing area which also incorporates the air intake for the engine room which has sliding panels which are closed if you need to starve a fire of oxygen.
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 06:52:29 am »


Hi Phil


Great work. Love your Bronzewing Tug and looking forward to seeing the finished model. It looks to be quite a large scale enabling plenty of detail. Is this model going on the water or is it a static model?


I made a tiny 72nd scale model of one of these some years ago. No where near as detailed as your fine example though.





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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 11:44:42 am »

Hi sjbatche, Glad you like my tug, I have come across your page before but didn't realize you were a fellow Mayhemmer :)
I'm actually building 2, one for it's retired captain as a static model and the other is for RC.


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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 08:47:33 pm »


Ah, your last photo makes sense now. I thought that I was seeing double. I am sure that the retired Captain will be very pleased with your efforts. What is the size of your models, scale or length etc?


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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 04:08:39 am »

Bronzewing has just been added to my wish list. I've got to stop looking at photos of tugs!!
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 04:29:39 am »

Great looking model  :-)) .


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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 08:14:34 am »

Hi Mermod
I believe only four were built and one went to New Guinea.
One was down in Hobart, but, I do not know if it is still is .

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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2019, 08:32:27 am »

Hi Canabus, last I heard HTS 503 went to Manus island, Bronzewing and Currawong are in use with the Sydney Heritage Fleet, not sure where Mollymawk is now :)


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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2019, 08:54:56 am »

Hi Mermod
The Mollyhawk (HTS-504) was sold to the Newsprint mills(Boyer) in Hobart, but was renamed Kallista !!!
HTS-501 Bronzewing.
HTS-502 Currawong.
HTS-503 Un-named
HTS-504 Mollyhawk(Kallista).

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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2019, 09:07:20 pm »

Is she still in Hobart and is there any way to get pictures?


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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 11:45:52 am »

Some update photo's, gotta move fast, delivery date is getting closer....
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 04:34:37 am »

Hi Phill
I found an old picture which shows the Kallista on the left and Mollyhawk on the right.
So it did not have a name change to Kallista !!!!!
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2019, 08:17:09 am »

Started on some of the wheelhouse detail.....
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2019, 08:19:47 am »

More interior fit out.
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2019, 10:41:54 am »

A few more recent photo's......
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 10:44:27 am »

And some more :)
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2019, 12:31:57 pm »

Times running out now, exactly 2 weeks until delivery......

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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2019, 12:34:45 pm »

Today was spent making anchors and anchor winches....
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2019, 10:14:27 am »

More progress today, inside the bulwarks are now painted and the stands are finished.....
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Re: Tugboat Bronzewing
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2019, 08:24:41 am »

Not bad for a beginner...
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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2019, 11:57:06 am »

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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2019, 10:32:23 am »

Soooo many little jobs to be done but here's todays progress....
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