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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 17, 2018, 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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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 12, 2018, 20:26:43 »
 The side bulwarks are perpendicular to the deck (not angled inward) so any bracing/knees can be added later. The ransom is 2 layers or .5mm ply cut to fit – after a few attempts to get the pattern right. The whole transom area is surprisingly strong.

Next job was to add the steering box, the rest of the bulwark knees and cut out the scuppers/freeing ports.
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 12, 2018, 20:19:59 »
Thanks Tugboy and Capt T,

A bit more progress to report after a few hours at the bench over the weekend.

Once the hull plates and bulwarks were securely in place I slotted in the bulwark knees around the stern. Once again, squared up with a trusty piece of Lego.
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by tugboyben on November 07, 2018, 12:01:35 »
Super work keep posting the picture

Jason
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