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kiteman1

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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2007, 07:21:24 PM »

Many thanks, Kemo.  It's much better to look at a pic sometimes to understand a method of approach clearly.  That's another one for the album.  Keep them coming.           ;D O0  :angel:
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2007, 07:25:19 PM »

Sorry about my bad manners gents.  Thanks also to Mrsgoggins and Stavros.......................
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2007, 08:20:19 PM »

No probs at all if you going to Blackpool look me out on the Gwynedd Model Boat Group stand just look out for the Welsh Flags
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2007, 07:48:08 PM »

Thanks for that Stavros but I think Blackpool is out for this year.  She who must be obeyed is not too well at the moment so the travel would be a bit much.  I will be at Warwick, though, so if you are there I'll give you a shout.  O0
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2007, 01:27:46 PM »

Found this old photo of a TID
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2007, 01:36:16 PM »

Hi, found another old photo, this time of 164 after she was sold out. I notice the arguments of the shade of Buff paint, another anomaly not always known, is that individual crews would mix extra varnish into thier paint. This was to gloss it up and make it last longer, this had the effect of darkening the buff, when I was a Chatham hand it was not an unusual thing to do, I remember the Oilpress crew overdid it and the paint dried a browny colour, so they had to repaint the vessel. Also ther Captain of the Port inspected the vessel every 12 months, then the vessel was painted up as though ex refit and all brass fixtures would be polished on deck.
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2007, 08:49:44 PM »

Hi Kiteman,
Sorry for the delay in replying. Pics attached showing area of interest on Stavros's 1/20 TID and how I have fabricated my latest version at 1/19.
Prop tube is a "dummy" in that the working tube assembly is removable.
Hope this is of interest

mrsgoggins
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2007, 09:19:00 PM »

Right me been at it again decided today to get the superstructure into paint,fitted all the bulwarks,Samson posts towing posts front and rear,chain guide for the steering was added nd started to add some detail work more tomorrow.

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25 Sprayed superstructure
26 View of full boat
27 Rudder servo installed
28 Buller motor installed
28 Front bollard
29 Rear towing bollard
30 Rear Grating and below it is the rudder access 
31 Steering chain guide
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2007, 09:23:23 PM »

More piccies

31 Front portholes
32 Water tank vent
33 Hand rail
34 Funnel partly completed

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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2007, 07:35:38 PM »

Many thanks mrsgoggins................ O0

Stavros....Boat coming along nicely.  Will be looking to see a pic on the water soon............. O0

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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2007, 10:51:35 PM »

Right went sailing this am tried it out it floats had problems with speed controller went to buy a new one ended up buying a new motor as well.Arhg found out it was not speed controller but my fault for not changing parameters on hand set.Now what Tug can I build using a Robbie 1000 motor Hmmmmmm
Right decided to cheers myself up with some detail work soon to be hand painted and rust applied with an airbrush,come on up Voyager I'll make the tea!!!!!!

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35 We are sailing well almost!!!!
36 still afloat
37 Port side detail
38 Front view showing door handle and portholed
39 Towing guides
40 Fire monitor
41 Vent engine room
42 Stbd side showing hinges and vent

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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2007, 09:30:15 PM »

Right not a lot done today but Painted wheelhouse and all the extra detailing.Some weathering was done using my new Badger 200 airbrush,highly reccomended

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43 Window frame painted
44 Showing some of the fine detail work that has been painted
45 Rust applied by airbrush
46 """"""""""""""""""""""""""
47 """"""""""""""""""""""""""
48 """"""""""""""""""""""""""
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2007, 09:46:46 PM »

That's really coming along now Stavros, I do like that superstructure colour....it sets it off well O0 Are you going to do any further weathering, or are you go to leave it at that?

I really need to make the jump and start working with wood!? I will only learn by doing!!!
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2007, 07:57:49 AM »

Thanks for that Wayne weathering only just started ! Lots of work left

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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2007, 02:28:10 PM »

A couple of photos for you, one is 164 after she was sold out. Is she an old Chatham boat as the number sounds familiar, I think it was 167 that sank in the basin after being girted by the Hebe.
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2007, 07:21:25 PM »

Oh Having a week off in the shed is therapeutic and it means the Tid comes along quite nicely,come on Keith get on with it so we can play!!
Right whats been done well a drain pipe and jointer was purchased from B&Q and turned into a funnel,Port and Stb'd lights fitted tank for fuel for the stove was built and fitted,Mast stayes fitted.
Oh and yes I managed to go sailing as well

Stavros


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50 Nav Light
51 """"""""""
53 """"""""""
54 Mast with lights made from Brass
55 Mast supports yet to be painted
56 Stove Exhaust
57 Oil Tank for the stove and heating
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2007, 07:30:08 PM »

WE ARE SAILING must admit not impressed with the motor which is from Alistain of motors direct it is a Buller it has got to run on 24v to get some oomph in other words to get it moving !!!!!!!!!!!!

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69 Sailing today on LLanberis Lake in the company of Dave Rose and his Mountfleet Trawler
70 Sailing
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74 Note the tight turning circle just by the water movement
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2007, 08:24:07 PM »

Looks well Stavros.  All you need now is some tea to stain the fender and it will really look the bees knees.......... O0
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2007, 06:06:21 PM »

that tug is looking quite tasty :) seems to sail as well as it looks as well.  :)

good work stavros :)

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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2007, 07:46:12 PM »

Nearly finished !!!! Right all lights finished and working detail work carried out in wheel house,deck sprayed and weathered funnel rope dyed and weathered just the odd job left to finish off.Will install a smoke generator at a later date and steam engine sound to go with it.

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75 Electric wiring for the lights
76 Yes they work
77 """"""""""""""""
78 """"""""""""""""
70 Int wheelhouse
80 Captain Pugwash at the helm {-)
82 Tow hitch
83 Ready to go
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2007, 08:26:34 PM »

Great looking Tid, and some good detailed shots, however colours on the interior shots look a little weak compared to the other shots, if you run it through levels in photoshop, you'll get much better colouring, keep up the good work though.
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2007, 09:45:07 PM »


Lovely job, Stavros.

She looks capable of accounting for herself. Smashing condition. Well done.

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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2007, 10:07:20 PM »

Pt 109 they allready have been photoshopped due to the fact that some were too dark and to be honest as it was too late to redo had no option but to lighten the photos up  on Photoshop by adjusting the levels

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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #48 on: October 27, 2007, 10:22:39 PM »

A great model in the making, if you want any old photo's for info, have found a good site with a large number of photo's of virtually any vessel you can think of, including several TID's. The site is www.photoship.co.uk/old ship picture gallery, the range of vessels old and new is incredable and it is free.
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Re: Tid Tug build
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2007, 03:39:26 PM »

Here it is folks - Stavros' TID doing what it was intended for - towing stricken vessels  O0

More specifically towing an "Odin" which had run out of power - note the "Ironsider" standing by to assist if needed !
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