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mike_victoriabc

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #120 on: June 12, 2012, 11:10:05 »
Nice clean work there - I like the rudder linkage.

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #121 on: June 12, 2012, 14:49:58 »
like the rudder linkage there  .  puffin

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #122 on: June 13, 2012, 08:51:03 »
Nice clean work!

How do you prep your brass/copper before painting? Since you had to solder on it, i'm guessing you wet sand before priming? What grit #?

Thanks :)

I really need to start my build thread... the hull is almost ready for painting  :)

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #123 on: June 13, 2012, 09:32:21 »
Hello

After soldering the brass/copper I'm "washing" with aceton then I use sand paper, I don't know if it's the same standard in North America but I use mainly 280 and then 500 water sand paper. one important think is to avoid silicon sand paper !  Then I wash it again with aceton and use grey primer paint - medium grey is the best to see last defect.  Then this grey primer is also good to have unifom color prior any paint. 

So, if not interrested with navy models (Even if I used to serve the navy ...) my models are always grey during building time  :-[

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #124 on: June 13, 2012, 11:27:47 »
Very nice work cool

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #125 on: June 14, 2012, 13:06:20 »
Hello

After soldering the brass/copper I'm "washing" with aceton then I use sand paper, I don't know if it's the same standard in North America but I use mainly 280 and then 500 water sand paper. one important think is to avoid silicon sand paper !  Then I wash it again with aceton and use grey primer paint - medium grey is the best to see last defect.  Then this grey primer is also good to have unifom color prior any paint. 

So, if not interrested with navy models (Even if I used to serve the navy ...) my models are always grey during building time  :-[

Bourricot

Sounds about right, so i think its the same standard (or close enough).

Yes grey primer is the best, and it makes everything uniform :)

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #126 on: June 18, 2012, 02:23:54 »
Hello

On the excellent Fremont tug boat Blog some pics of the Invader capzized and after raised    :'(

http://fremonttugboat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSCN0326.jpg

http://fremonttugboat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSCN0461.jpg

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #127 on: June 27, 2012, 08:51:27 »
A link with a question about keel-cooling on this class of tug.

http://tugster.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/other-peoples-fotos-18/

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #128 on: October 25, 2012, 13:37:25 »
How is your model coming bourricot??
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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #129 on: October 28, 2012, 16:57:26 »
Has he lost his send button?? :D :D

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #130 on: November 17, 2012, 18:03:36 »
Here's a couple of shots of a 'modified' Invader and barge.

Photos found on the net.
MIKE