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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Last post by Capt.Towline on Today at 04:55:12 »
YW Kev, nice to see a few more people on here again...it’s been quiet! Would be good to see more projects on here too!
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Last post by Kev30 on Yesterday at 14:03:16 »
Thanks for posting photos of your build and keeping us updated on progress.
Regards
Kevin
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Last post by Capt.Towline on March 20, 2019, 07:41:18 »
The accommodation superstructure is now almost complete. Handrails and ladders added. I remade the aft bridge external walkway/platform as I wasn’t happy with my first effort.
External stairways added.
Funnels completed.
Some signage included.
Radars in place. The one on the stbd side works with a 6v geared micromotor but it’s quite noisy...has anyone had similar issues? Might just need some soundproofing!

I’ve also fixed the lifeboats in their Davits to the structure but not shown in these pictures.

Still have some little bits and bobs to add; battery boxes, MOB buoys and ramps, compass binnacle, hose boxes etc then I can move onto the main deck and stern bulwarks.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: The Tika – 1971 Auckland Harbour Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on March 17, 2019, 22:55:38 »
and a couple more...

The anti-foul paint is quite a bright red – that's how it is on the real boat.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: The Tika – 1971 Auckland Harbour Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on March 17, 2019, 22:53:29 »
I'm probably about at the halfway mark, got the funnel, superstructure (which isn't too complicated) and all of the deck equipment, railings, mast and all the little bits and pieces left to do. No winch (good), simple paint scheme (good), temptation to take shortcuts (bad).
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: The Tika – 1971 Auckland Harbour Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on March 17, 2019, 22:52:13 »
...more
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: The Tika – 1971 Auckland Harbour Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on March 17, 2019, 22:51:09 »
I gave it a few coats over the weekend and the hull is almost complete. The Panama Ports, bow fenders and the anodising plates will go on later. And the fender rolls need to be painted.

Still plenty to do but I'm away travelling in 6 weeks so I better keep working if I want to finish it before I leave.

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Modern Tugs / Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Last post by chum444 on March 17, 2019, 18:04:18 »
Another pic.
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Modern Tugs / Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Last post by chum444 on March 17, 2019, 18:00:36 »
Build photos.
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Modern Tugs / Bugsier 18 tug
« Last post by chum444 on March 17, 2019, 17:59:54 »
FERRIBY consumes a lot of time due to details. A break is welcome now & then so have another project underway which is a “don’t look to close” version of the Bugsier 18. The hull & running gear are the Robbe NEPTUN kit contents I bought from a RC groups member in the US. I thought the NEPTUN components were a bit too RTR looking so decided to scrap all but=the hull & running gear.
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