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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2016, 21:05:33 »
The Hikurangi from Gisborne. Built by Miller & Tonnage and now retired back there. It's tiny.
I do plan on a Te Maru sometime. Not many of those Japanese tugs left here any more.
What size is your hull? 1/50?
All of my past builds have been 1/50 so I'll stick with it.
Yes, I also have a Kupe and a Te Matua (formerly from Tauranga, now in Bluff).
The Kupe is a great looking boat, my son got to drive it when he was 5, at a port open day.
The Te Matua is pretty unique. Some might say strange looking/ugly.
They were my first attempts at modelling 20 years ago and could probably do with a rebuild. Kupe is RC but with twin props rather than Voith drives, Te Matua is a straight runner (first attempt at a motored boat).
« Last Edit: September 12, 2016, 21:22:36 by sea monkey »


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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #76 on: September 13, 2016, 13:39:16 »

Where is the Hikurangi at present?

I am going to Dunedin this Saturday.