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derekwarner

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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2021, 01:36:02 am »

Very smart Steve........did you change your mind on the hand of the propellers from image 447? ........or just confusing us  O0

Running gear 2 = Outboard
Final Coat 1 = Inboard

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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2021, 03:57:40 am »

Mmm... I've made an error. Unfortunately it will be a major problem to remedy. I'll think it over.
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2021, 01:06:37 am »

After my last progress report Derek pointed out that I had indeed put the propellors on the wrong sides. It was a rookie mistake and I'm very "xxxxx" off about it. Changing them now will be a very messy task and I've spent the last few days sulking.

I sent a progress photo to the Busby's owner and he is fine with them as they are. So, crisis averted.

Derek and his eagle eyes, however, are banned from this build log.  ok2
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2021, 01:55:25 am »

Is it OK for me to continue with my eyes closed  {-) ............ & trap shut?  :D .................. Derek  :kiss:
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2021, 07:50:59 pm »

Well it would be a world first for an Aussie to keep his trap shut but one eye is acceptable.
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2021, 11:19:15 pm »

I've started adding bits and pieces of detail to the hull and superstructure. The superstructure has several plates and covers, the roof has a lip around the outer edge. The vents are not permanently attached yet, I'll need to give the superstructure a base top coat before anything gets glued on.
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2021, 02:43:39 am »

Steve, All Aussies are one eyed! :}
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2021, 06:43:21 am »

Now hold on  >>:-( ....are you Sheep Farmers suggesting I am 1 eyed?  :P 


I've always eyed Stevens work with the greatest one-eyed respect...........


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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2021, 08:10:54 pm »

and to be fair I may have generalised as I have always found your posts most informative.
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2021, 09:13:19 pm »

MLJ We need to be patient with our cousins from the West Island as they are always a couple of hours behind.  ok2
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2021, 11:05:27 pm »

Well, after saying that there wasn't too much deck equipment to make for this tug I went down the 'detail' rabbit-hole.

I probably spent more time on the hatches than needed.

The hatch on the left is made up from 24 pieces, the one on the right is 35. The engine room skylight has 35 components.

Yeah, I know, I didn't have to do it but you know how it is once you get started it's a slippery slope.

At least my box of 'bits' is starting to fill up, albeit slowly. All of the bitts, vents and bollards are completed and attached.

Everything on the real boat is the same Royal Blue colour throughout, on the model it sure hides a lot of detail, as you can see in the photo of the bow deck.

I had matched the final paint colour to the Royal Blue of the plastic ice-cream container that stores all of the bits for the build. This now means that it's difficult to find any smaller items once they are painted and in the box everything is the same colour. I may have to get a new, different coloured container. That would mean changing ice cream brands. That's a big decision, I've eaten the same brand all of my life. As a kid there were only 2 brands to choose from: Tip Top, which was made not too far from my home and gave free tours to kids with a free ice-cream at the end; and the opposition brand: Gaytime (which is now long gone). I was never a Gaytime kind of guy.
 
The Tip Top factory even had its own Fire Brigade (I have one of their helmet badges). As a kid, the possibility of a fire at the ice-cream factory was a serious concern and being a Fireman at an ice-cream factory was the the ultimate job for a 7 year old. I never did get a job as cool as that.

However, I digress, back to the build. I can now  base paint some of the items and then start to attach them. Still plenty to do.
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Re: 1963 Refinery Line Handling Tug Busby
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2021, 02:41:06 am »

The hull is now all painted and pretty much completed. That can sit on the side for a while.

I've been slowly plugging away and my 'box of bits' is starting to fill up. The ER vents, ER skylight, hatches, ventilator, life buoys, funnel vents and fender tires are done and painted. 15 tires needed for this one. They are made with my usual method laser cut ply doughnuts glued together, shaped and painted. Yes, I know that you can buy perfectly good scale tyres but I like to make as much as possible on each model. Saying that, I don't make the propellers I might be crazy but I'm not an idiot.

The superstructure base is also finished and painted. The hatch base, life-buoy brackets, wheelhouse steps, ladder rungs, portholes, downpipes, and water pipes are all in place. I can now start to attach some bits that would have been difficult to paint if attached earlier. Hopefully there'll be more parts coming out of the box of bits than going into it.

The all-over blue is exactly as it is on the real boat but it does tend to make the model look very 'plastic toy-like'. Hopefully that will change when the railings, lights, mast and flying bridge equipment goes on.

The doors won't be attached until the glazing is done and that won't happen for a while we are still in lockdown and I can't get any suitable plastic for the glass. Plenty more to do and I might dust off the Maui hull I started last year and get that back up to speed again.
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