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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: KENDAL. Next one on the bench.
« Last post by model tugman on Today at 07:35:00 »
The superstructure so far.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / KENDAL. Next one on the bench.
« Last post by model tugman on Today at 07:33:14 »
This is the Kendal, she was built in 1972 at the Hong Kong Whampoa shipyard in 1972 as the Kau Lung.
J P Knight ( Rochester ) bought to the U K in 1979 and re named her Kendal.
The build is at 1/24th scale giving a hull length of 53” and a beam of 15”.
The hull is built using a double diagonal planking system  and the Kort Nozzle is 5” internal dia.
Superstructure is 1/8th and 1/16th ply.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by model tugman on October 15, 2017, 22:28:44 »
Hi Steve it’s just about in my time era 1972 built at Hong Kong Whampoa shipyard as Kau Lung, The Local firm J P Knight bought her home to the UK and named her Kendal.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by Kiwinz on October 15, 2017, 15:23:41 »
How about piling on some bog/filler and doing a sculpting..nose job on her? Might not be the usual way you build but worth bringing it out to the shape you really want and saving what is yet another great little project. Like George says her aft end is very pleasing to the eye!

Hey if all turns to pot how about making lots of dust and running it over a belt sanding down to the water line..would make a great waterline diorama model too Steve!

With your excellent technology skills could you not redesign a new bow end section and cut it in to what you already have down aft?

Simon
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by sea monkey on October 15, 2017, 12:47:32 »
Thanks George.
That's a bit modern for you isn't it? What is it?
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by model tugman on October 15, 2017, 12:03:28 »
You think you have problems , this is my latest one all 53” x 15” beam of her double diagonal planking 5” kort.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by model tugman on October 15, 2017, 11:56:54 »
That stern looks alovely shape to me, I think you have the bow a bit fine down on the forefoot that’s all.
Once you get some bulwarks on her the shape will look different again Steve, don’t give up matey.  Geo
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by sea monkey on October 15, 2017, 11:24:31 »
A couple more of the godforsaken thing.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by sea monkey on October 15, 2017, 11:23:03 »
This is after the third set of fill, sand and seal.

Each new coat of undercoat only shows up more flaws that need too be fixed and it I don't seem to be be making much progress. I know what you're thinking: don't put any more coats on.

I'm down to the 240 grit sand paper now so I guess that is a good sign. Hopefully the in next few days I get to the wet & dry.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by sea monkey on October 15, 2017, 11:21:14 »
Thanks George and Michael,

The hull shape hasn't turned out as well as I imagined. I had based it on the 'Cruiser' hull lines and it is much fuller/blunter in the bow area than the museum model. The museum boat also has a very nice 'pot belly'. I hadn't realised how much of a flatter curve my hull had until I got some white paint on it. Unfortunately that's all I can see at the moment and I'm too far down the track to start again. Hopefully in a couple of months I will have forgotten all about it but at the moment I'm losing interest in it. I had a similar problem a few years ago when I built a couple of ATBs and the first hull had gotten to final paint stage before being binned.

I can adjust the drawings to compensate but I'm not sure if I can psyche myself up to start from scratch again.
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