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ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« on: March 29, 2014, 03:52:13 »
hello all this build is of a Model Slipway Assurance class tug the I recieved after it had been started, I think as a static kit because the prop shaft and rudder had really been glued into place ,and I had to break out both of them and start again,most of the fittings and plastic parts were there, but there were a few fittings mainly guns etc and the boats missing.

I started by making a new rudder and fitting a new prop shaft, then put in a Mobile Marine T12 motor and coupling.and then fitted the after deck and bearers.
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 03:54:11 »
I next made the engine casing, tow hook base and steering cover
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 03:56:29 »
The fore deck was next to be fitted and the bridge and wheelhouse made, the first alteration to the kit was to clad the wheelhouse in wood.
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2014, 04:00:52 »
The next little alteration was to clad the boat deck and fore deck in wood, the reason behind the boatdeck being made of 3mm ply was to enable all the davits, masts and more importantly the rigging to come off as one piece, as I have seen others at the lake having to unhook a multitude of string to get the top off. ???
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 04:13:27 »
Next I started making some of the fittings and davits etc . and sent off to Quay craft for some boats for her.
more to follow later. angel
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 05:57:31 »
Now she has some undercoat on and a few more bits and pieces added, as well  as the final boat fit out of a motor cutter port side , a double ended lifeboat port and to fill in where the gun should be I have put an open rowing cutter, but I have covered the last two .
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 06:00:25 »
Some hand rails made and the after hold and capstan as well as the fuel loading pipes etc
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 06:02:39 »
The masts are now made and some of the rigging has been done,as well as more bits fitted.
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 06:07:17 »
Ballast testing in the indoor test tank, she takes a 14amp hr Battery under the funnel and 2lbs of lead either side of the motoe with a piece 12oz for trimming,
tou will no doubt notice the ice in the water, it is not ice but talcum powder sprinkled on the water to give me her exact waterline mark
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 06:12:36 »
Here she is nearly finished apart from a few twinkie bits, and ready for sea trials.she was started on the 10th March and had sea trials on the 26th March. a quick kit bash.
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 06:16:22 »
And here she is on her trials.

all done now thanks for viewing   Geo
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2014, 06:37:37 »
Nice rebuild - looks good in the water. Thanks for posting the progress as you did the upgrade.

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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 04:30:20 »
Beautiful job, George. Thanks for posting. She is of the type used to film The Key is she not?
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014, 07:31:45 »
 ^-^  MTM  yes you are quite right,  there are some really good shots in the film, and my old Dad was the chief Engineer of the Assiduouse when she was managed by Wm Watkins under the Red ensign.
I have made a scratch built version at 1/32nd scale a few years ago ,a couple of pics attached ,she was fitted with a twin cyl steam plant.
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Re: ASSURANCE Class quick kit bash
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 06:52:08 »
Another beauty, George.

 cool
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