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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by Kiwinz on Today at 00:48:50 »
I know the feeling of anticipation..I like it finished before I've started! Interesting wee tug design. Keep going..we're all watching as usual
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on Yesterday at 21:14:08 »
Didn't need to attach the push knees just yet but I couldn't resist, just to see how they would look.

And also added the bulwark knees/bracing, the freeing port edges and the hawser holes – all styrene strip and tube. The hull is starting to look a bit tidier now and getting to the stage where I'm finding fewer and fewer things to fill  – almost ready for some primer...
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on Yesterday at 21:04:11 »
The bow sections have a slight curved shear so they were glued, pinned and firmly clamped overnight to make sure the maintained their shape.

Also added the capping rail – this will have a hand rail added a bit later on.

Strangely enough this tug doesn't have any anchor wells. Don't know how they handle that when they need to use an anchor.
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on Yesterday at 20:58:28 »
Not too much progress to report this time.

Added the rubbing strip, made from basswood. That didn't take too long – basswood is very easy to cut and sand so shaping the parts to fit was not too difficult. The strip is made up from 5 sections: stern/transom area, stern corners x2, bow x2, and 2 mid sections.
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: Steam tug SS Master
« Last post by MackRaf on November 15, 2018, 08:59:55 »
That's a wonderful model, John. Do you upload your club videos on Youtube or somewhere else? I'd love to check them out.
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Last post by Capt.Towline on November 14, 2018, 06:36:02 »
Nearly all the led lighting is housed inside the removable superstructure which is electrically connected to the control system in the hull through a multi pin plug/socket. A lot of the bridge and monkey island wiring is hidden in a void space between...again its fiddly wiring ensuring all connections and insulation good before monkey island deck is fixed down!
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Last post by Capt.Towline on November 14, 2018, 06:25:54 »
Picture 1 - various deck fittings secured to focsle

Picture 2 - anchor chain painted up. Stbd anchor will be actioned by winch inside hull. Port anchor will be static.
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Last post by Capt.Towline on November 14, 2018, 06:19:18 »
Picture 1 - main mast, secondary mast for NUC & RAM lights and “DG” for funnel logos (David Grimes...was owner of vessel.

Picture 2 - includes foremast
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Last post by Capt.Towline on November 14, 2018, 06:13:40 »
Stbd davit assembled
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Last post by Capt.Towline on November 14, 2018, 06:08:47 »
I’ve been working away at various elements over the past month. The lifeboat davits were quite fiddly...well I’m finding most of it that way with 1:70. Main structure made with styrene, brass sheaves and securing pins, small scale chain and light led cable for wires.
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