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sea monkey

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2016, 18:06:32 »
...and some more.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2016, 18:07:35 »
Last ones.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2016, 06:18:34 »
Nice work! Windows and roof details look good.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2016, 10:29:23 »
Bumper hardware has Great details as well !

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2016, 19:23:19 »
Thanks Mike & Tim,
Slowly but surely making progress.
Needed to touch up the paint in a few areas and was then able to start attaching items from the box of bits. Also repaired the damage to the mast I'm taking a bit more care with it now don't want to do that again.
The engine room vents are waiting for their covers and the work floodlights will go onto the supports next to the vents. Just the deck lights, railings and a few more deck vents to add.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2016, 19:49:14 »
For some reason I can't upload any more photos the old "failed security" problem.
Hopefully it won't last as long as the last time.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2016, 00:30:17 »
I really like your work. Interestingly it looks.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2016, 13:16:54 »
Thanks Romanov. How is the Centaur going?
I often visit the Polish model sites and there are some great models there. There are plenty of great Polish tugs I would like to make: Tygrys, Bogan, etc. One day, maybe?
Back to the build.
The tow hook came together surprisingly easily. Not functional so it's made from styrene.
Finished the nav lights yesterday and the binnacle this morning so no more pieces to make. The end is in sight. Yahoo!
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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2016, 13:46:36 »
Had a real between jobs so was able to crank this along over the past few days.
These next photos have shown up a few areas that need to be touched up but well into the home straight now.
I've been attaching all of the pieces made earlier and it's coming together at last. These photos show the superstructure all completed apart from the searchlight and lifebuoys and widow wipers.
The hull still needs its tyres chained on.
And a display stand forgot all about that!?
Should all be finished in a few days if work doesn't get in the way.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2016, 13:47:33 »
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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2016, 13:49:36 »
The loud speaker is bigger than the original but at a smaller size it was hard to tell what it was.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2016, 13:51:15 »
When the real boats were in this colour scheme the Otago Harbour Board (OHB) had become Port Otago so the OHB logo was no longer used, however it is such a good logo and was originally on the boats in brass so I've re-instated it.
Similar license with the fire hose the real boats had black rubber hoses, I've used the woven type, which is strip styrene and they do stretch the length of the deck.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2016, 13:53:17 »
Same licence with the work lights the real boat had wimpy little fluoros so I've upgraded them to beefy halogens.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2016, 13:54:42 »
Last lot for today.

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Re: 1970s Diesel Harbour Tug 'RANGI'
« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2016, 16:55:28 »
Hi Steve.

Its great what you can do with a flat piece of paper we sent you!

What a brilliant model.

I like the version with the yellow funnel mostly but your version is not so familiar. It appears "they" have had many guises over the years.

Great stuff.

Any hint of what is next?  "Ohau" pilot from Timaru will be history next year, to be replaced. Also connected to Dunedin as Robert Davis was the designer.

Hayden
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