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Re: Wanganui River Steam Tug: Kumea
« Reply #90 on: October 21, 2018, 13:30:47 »
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Re: Wanganui River Steam Tug: Kumea
« Reply #91 on: October 21, 2018, 13:32:06 »
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Re: Wanganui River Steam Tug: Kumea
« Reply #92 on: October 21, 2018, 13:34:02 »
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The final touches on this build took longer than anticipated and I had already started planning for my next project so the last 2% seemed to drag on. I hadn't made a tug from this era before and it was more enjoyable than imagined they sure have more character than the modern tugs. The big funnel and ventilators works for me. The extra effort and hassle of the rivets, fenders and chain link steering has all been worthwhile although it sure didn't feel that way at the time.

Thanks for following and all comments have been greatly appreciated.

I see that this thread has had 10,000 views so forum traffic is good but not many viewers are contributing. Right now 3 members and 11 guests are reading this. Perhaps you guests might like to sign in and join the conversation. Everyone is welcome. You don't have build anything just an interest in tugs is all you need.

Now, what's next... Tika or Tumeke?

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Re: Wanganui River Steam Tug: Kumea
« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2018, 23:16:36 »
Morning Steve
Awesome job whats your next model

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Re: Wanganui River Steam Tug: Kumea
« Reply #94 on: October 22, 2018, 08:27:37 »
Nicely done Steve, lovely model.

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Re: Wanganui River Steam Tug: Kumea
« Reply #95 on: October 22, 2018, 23:44:51 »
You have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Perfection! Love it Steve. We are all watching you..

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Re: Wanganui River Steam Tug: Kumea
« Reply #96 on: October 23, 2018, 20:45:44 »
Thanks Tugboy and Capt T.

Thanks Simon. You'll have to get that rotor tug back on the bench you've done the hard yards already. Or how about the Ohau, not many of them around.

Next up was going o be the Tika but I thought that I might try and knock out a quickie before then. I'll have ago at making the Tumeke from the Bay of Plenty. At 1/50 it's tiny only 180mm LOA, and has very little in the way of equipment/gear so hopefully it shouldn't take too long. I have a feeling the Tika will take longer than I imagine.

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Re: Wanganui River Steam Tug: Kumea
« Reply #97 on: October 25, 2018, 00:35:49 »
Yes well done Steve.

Just in Whanganui today so will take a look,at its maritime history. Never been here before. Might see if the paddlesteamer is going too.

For the oldies there is the Titan paddle tug. It begins with "T" like the Tika, Tumeke...Te Maru.......Titan

Do you work in central Wellington?  On ferry Tuesday afternoon.

Hayden
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