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ffr2608

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1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« on: April 19, 2011, 12:25:59 »
Wanted to post my first build thread on the forum. Have done several before on other forums but felt this was the best place to get good criticism and advice on tugs. Purchased a Bandera hull from a friend a couple months ago and decided on a new theme for the boat. The original hull is about 37" x 12" so I scaled it for a 1:12 model. Did some side view renderings to get a nice proportion between the Bandera hull and a new superstructure. As you can see, It has a lot of SeaImp and Mckenzie feel to it.
I decided to keep the original kits dual nozzle setup and 3" kort nozzle props. Nozzles are cast aluminum, shoes are solid bronze and the props are a brass alloy from Prop-Shop. This thing is going to be beefy.   ;)  Got 2 of the infamous "Big Pittman" motors running a direct drive setup. Electronic plans are independent motor control, lights and a smoke system. Model will eventually get a custom winch and a sound unit when I find one that is worth the $$$$$. More pics coming tonight.


 

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Red line is estimated deck location...

« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 12:37:21 by ffr2608 »

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 12:52:59 »
Interestingly, I'm curious about the pictures
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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 15:13:12 »
Looks a lot like the Canuma Master :) :)
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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 16:33:45 »
Here is the current condition:

Struts, nozzles, shafts and rudders are in place. (Weld lines are already in on the struts and nozzles) Also got the motors mounted yesterday. Using the 1/12 Carroll Shelby figure for the pilot house. Too bad he doesn't have his hands on the wheel. With all the metal installed, this thing is getting heavy! Next plan is to get the electronics tray sorted out and get ready for the deck layout. Where is the best place to get powersonic gel cell batteries in the states? Looking for a 12ah to start.


















Here are some shots of a previous build. This was my 5th log tug and they all look about the same, only differing in size. The current one will be my biggest. Weld lines are all gel super glue and weathering was all done via dry-brushing....  


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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 21:23:38 »
Greetings - interested in this - I have the same hull, nozzles as shown. Where did yours come from? I ran accross the Bandera in Port McNeil on Monday - took a few photos but the weather was lousy. Went back this morning and she had sailed. Left for home around noon and caught it off Campbell River - too far away for my lens though. Looking for photos of it to get some ideas.
Keep us up to date and welcome to the forum.

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 06:27:01 »
I picked mine up from a local friend. He had this hull since 1989! The Bandera is a great looking boat, I just wanted to go with a larger scale and have never built anything in 1:12.


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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 12:53:48 »
Must originate from Don Ferguson days - he built two - won an award in the UK for his build - can't recall where it was though. What part of the world are you in? Mike

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 14:27:37 »
Southern California..

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 17:21:24 »
I ran accross the Bandera in Port McNeil on Monday - took a few photos but the weather was lousy. Went back this morning and she had sailed. Left for home around noon and caught it off Campbell River - too far away for my lens though. Looking for photos of it to get some ideas.

How's this? I caught her in Coal harbour back in March.

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 21:42:42 »
If any one is looking for a hull to make here let me know , I have Don's original mold.
I also have the Storm Force .
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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 11:18:58 »
Try here for your battery needs: http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/category/160300/Batteries-Rechargeable/Sealed-Lead-Acid/1.html

best price around and flat-rate shipping.  If you need a size comparison, I have many sizes in my shop and could post some photos.

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 08:12:39 »
Thanks for the link Mike,

Waiting for my shafts to arrive but will get thing ready for sea trials next week.


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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 16:48:08 »
Finally have something to show. Running gear is finished and all I need to do now is mount the battery. Poured urethane inside the keel to make it more solid. The entire electronics board comes out with 4 screws and 3 deans plug connections. Much better over fiddling inside the hull for major repairs. Not sure about a winch yet but I do have a perfect geared motor waiting if I decide to. Test ran it in the pool and everything checked out. Now, I will pull all the gear and start on bollard reinforcement and mounting the G10 deck. Pilot house will follow that.


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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 21:30:14 »
The photos are helpful! Nice work - looking forward to see how this goes.

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2011, 04:59:26 »
Looking good.

I remember the Bandera build from an old Scale Ship Modeler magazine article.

You are going to have a nice looking tug there.
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