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Help building
« on: January 02, 2010, 08:14:00 »
Hello my name is Alex and I work on an Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS)  vessel called the Highland Courage, I would like to build a model of the vessel but every time I talk to any model organisations for assistance or ideas, I get a very negative response.  I would like to make a working one but I would be quite happy to make a static model if the expense is too much.

I have access to all the ships plans and will be able to use them, so is there anybody out there that could give me an idea of where I can start???. I have made model Airfix kits before, for example I have just finished building a model of the Bismark which I am quite pleased with.

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Re: Help building
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 08:30:30 »
Welcome to the forum, you have come to the right place, their is a wealth of knowlege on this site.

It shouldn't take long for someone to come along with the right answers.
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Re: Help building
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 08:39:09 »
Welcome aboard the Model Tug Forum Alex!!!!

Seeing as you have full access to plans and so forth, you could 'scratch-build' the vessel, or search out a model kit or semi-kit manufacturer who produces a model similar to your vessel, and then modify it to suit.

The latter is a simpler and faster approach.

A fine looking vessel you work on, for sure :) :) :) :)

Also, don't forget to add your location to your profile, so we can see where you're located ;)

...Cheers...
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Re: Help building
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 08:45:27 »
Sure would make a nice model.
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Re: Help building
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 08:53:22 »
« Last Edit: January 02, 2010, 11:34:39 by tugs53 »
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Re: Help building
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 09:35:44 »
Welcome to the forum Alex, I recieved an email from my mate saying he had asked you to join  ;) ;) This IS the right forum for you  :)

So to start things of for you, as you know the HIGHLAND COURAGE is a UT722L design. To build a model of detail would be a very hard job if you have never built a large model before, look at these links of the same class of vessel ;

http://www.osv-society.info/Far_Fosna.html
http://www.osv-society.info/Far_Sailor.html
http://www.osv-society.info/Stril_Power.html
http://www.osv-society.info/Union_Manta.html

The added advantage for you is that you have access to plans and most importantly detailed photos  ;)

The best thing to do is let us all know where you are from (as per Tugs53 request), someone might live close and can help you, there is a great bunch of members on here and we are mostly TUG ORIENTATED  ;)

While doing my regular shipping locating this morning I noticed the HIGHLAND COURAGE was towing in the SW lane of the Dover Straits, do you have any info for me as to what she is towing or where she is heading to ?

Kind regards, Dan.

And for those not up to scratch on anchor-handlers, here is a good link  ;)

http://www.gulfmark.com/_filelib/FileCabinet/pdfs/AHTSV_HighlandCourage.pdf?FileName=AHTSV_HighlandCourage.pdf
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Re: Help building
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010, 10:04:09 »
Another link here Alex ;

http://www.schiffs-modell-bau.net/meine_modelle/STRIL%20POWER/meine_modelle_STRIL_POWER.htm

Its a big step from Airfix kits to building models of the standards I have given links for but it is not by any means out of your depth  ;)

I look forward to hearing from you  ;)

Kind Regards,

Dan.
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Re: Help building
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2010, 11:44:26 »
I think Tyne Models have produced a good size GRP hull for Anglian Earl. Would that be any good?
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Re: Help building
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 11:58:12 »
Fairly close Terry, but unless Alex wants to make a 'true replica' then it would not be suitable, I am trying to find a company in Germany that manufacture a 722L hull, I have it somewhere in my files but just cant find it  >:(

Also, its about time TYNEMODELS updated their website  :)

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Re: Help building
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2010, 14:53:02 »
but every time I talk to any model organisations for assistance or ideas, I get a very negative response. 

A sure thing on this forum, you will NEVER get a negative response  ;) We are all here to help each other  :)

Keep up your input on this thread and add to others, you can never go wrong on here  ;)

Regards, Dan.
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Re: Help building
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 02:41:45 »
Hello Everyone thank you very much for the fast response I have updated my profile to say where I am. All the links are helpful and I will be talking to Tyne models once I bring back the plans from this next trip that I will be going on.

I presume that you have looked at the AIS Liverpool to see what the Courage is doing, it as you can probably tell is out of date. The ship has been out in Ghana, off the west coast of Africa, for the last two years and then got a charter to tow the Pride South Pacific to Cape Town.  Then it got a charter In Trinidad with EOG resources and that is where it is at the moment, this current charter will last until April and then they are hoping for a British Gas Charter out there.

http://www.fleetscale.co.uk/system/index.html Also do any of you know anything about this link who built it, when it was built and if any of you have actually seen the finished model and where is it? The reason that I am interested in the Model is my Dad sailed as Master on the sister ship RMAS Rolicker.

Alex