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tug-arlyn-nelson

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2015, 19:43:39 »
Got some primer on today. Added a couple boxes and tanks to the PH top. With the help of Mrs. White at Slipway, we got the scoop on the aft hatches. The middle hatch sits flush with the deck. Plans don't really show that, but the pictures do. Steering cover hatch needed some mods to fit against the stern properly. When the box was built it was a bit shy of where it should be so fit and added a pc of scrap to extend it a tad to fill the gap.

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2015, 17:40:18 »
Sprayed the hull today, came out well I think.  Found an error in the build book, surprised it hadn't been noted before, maybe it was somewhere. In Fig. 30 Engine room casing, book shows the side pcs glued to the outside of the end pcs, which is opposite what it should show. I found this out after gluing it together then discovering it would not fit the deck coaming at all, and the lid would not fit either. Popped it apart and re-glued.

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2015, 15:41:44 »
Very nice. I sure like the lines of this tug.

Bruce

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2015, 18:20:31 »
If you have seen the Rivtow Lion or the Canadian Viking, you have seen one of these tugs.

tug-arlyn-nelson

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2015, 19:35:58 »
A wee bit of headway today. Put the shaft and rudder in permanently so I can put the aft deck down tomorrow.  Much easier to do all that with the deck off.  Hatches all built. I used a stove bolt in place of the little rivet for the skeg. Covered the nut up with JB Weld! 
Well I tried twice to post two little pictures but am getting the dreaded "failed security checks" message.
 
Try again. Well one at a time then!
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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2015, 15:45:41 »
Lovely model, very nice build. Great work!
Cheers

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tug-arlyn-nelson

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2015, 17:16:35 »
Thank you!  Its been  a challenge at times, but fun at the same time.  Been building scale models for most of my life but this is a different class from the usual kits I have built.

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2015, 01:56:36 »
Damn, you're quick ! :D

tug-arlyn-nelson

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2015, 17:50:01 »
Not as quick as some of the old timers on here, that's for sure!

Today was bulwark gusset and cap day, still going on.

I didn't like the styrene strips supplied for the eng room slider hatch so looked around and found this leftover strip from the brass parts sheet, trimmed to length and glued them down.
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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2015, 20:06:47 »
Worked on the engine room casing and tow bow setup. Rail caps all on and painted etc.

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2015, 20:11:23 »
More pics I hope, pic loader is being snotty tonight!
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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2015, 00:07:52 »
She is coming along really well now tug,nice work matey.  Geo
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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2015, 20:58:24 »
Thanks George, I just keep plugging away. I tend to want to get things done quickly and move on to the next project, but this requires time and patience.

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2015, 19:17:25 »
Still hard at it but this stuff I did today is slow going.

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Re: Slipway ASSURANCE class model
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2015, 08:20:07 »
Excellent Scott. . .a pleasure to watch your work progress. And, thank you for posting and being
a part of making the Forum sparkle with ideas and success.

Michael
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington www.twotugboats.com