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Sudbury II

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2011, 08:34:18 »
Here's a picture of a friends build.
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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2011, 16:49:49 »
Looks nice. Thanks for the pic.


Managed to get mine out on the water for a trial run. All went well, plenty of power and excellent maneuverability with the independent throttles. Needs to drop a couple more inches to be at the proper W/L. Pics are a bit hot but you get the idea. Brought the Canadians along for the ride.....





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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2011, 19:57:05 »
Looking Good!!!
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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2011, 09:41:38 »
Using a Bandera hull....what a great Idea!

Sure fits the build.

Well done.
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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2012, 09:58:17 »
A bit more progress. Got the bulwark plastic in and some railing work to the pilot house.


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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2012, 19:27:54 »
Lots of work on the wheelhouse this week. Went with a dull, muted mustard color for the accent. It's from a railroad company and works great with the theme. Railings, wheels and door hinges are done. I also have the "smoke BBQ" in place behind the pilot house. Open up the hinged blue plex lid, put some incense in, light it and activate the smoke fan for a light, realistic exhaust. Already tried it out and it is very convincing.

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2012, 20:11:10 »
Here is the upper structure with details added. Also rebuilt the swing away mast to be a bit more realistic...


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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
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Sudbury II

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2012, 07:45:17 »
Very clean work.

Detail, and exhaust is outstanding.
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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2012, 08:10:18 »
wowsers!!!

Those exhaust stacks are..... spectacular

will the rest of the tug be getting the same treatment

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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2012, 10:06:44 »
Thanks,

Same treatment everywhere. Hull just got a full set of weld marks last night. Used a gel superglue and a lot of patience. Need to move on to the all steel bollards and how to fasten them.. Have been putting that one off for a long time...



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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2012, 10:54:50 »
That looks really good - waiting for photos of your mast set-up - have a couple to build but holding off until I see how yours will look.

Welds make a difference there.


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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2012, 13:28:55 »
I like your welds; you’re doing a great job of her.   cool
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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2012, 14:42:18 »
Mast is really simple. Just a pivoting shaft and locking shaft. Here is a quick sketch...


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Re: 1:12 LOG TUG BUILD
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2012, 04:16:17 »
Great detail. Looking very nice.
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