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 Posted: Mon Apr 23rd, 2007 07:42 am
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Yeah don't they always...but then..those are what sets the good models apart from the great ones isn't it?

Looks like it is comming along very well Dave! :thumb:



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 Posted: Tue Apr 24th, 2007 06:37 pm
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That is just one outstanding model. Love the pealed paint look. 



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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2007 01:18 pm
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Tug #2 finished. Time to start another one.

More pictures:
http://public.fotki.com/DaveInTheHat/davetown/tugboat-project-no-2/

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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2007 02:19 pm
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That is just outstanding work!!!!



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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2007 05:47 pm
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Oh yea, She's a Beauty!!!

Ever seen tugs that have Tires roped to their sides??? Ive seen a few pictures like that but I cant find any in my files.

I do however have a photo of a Tugboat Owned by a Railroad.......yep yep yep I do!!!

The Edna G Owned by the DM&IR (Duluth Mesabi & Iron Range RR)

She was the babe of the bay in Duluth and handled the ore boat traffic there as well as two harbors on occassion from what I understand.





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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2007 11:30 pm
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I've seen tires roped to the sides for bumpers. I've seen them cut down and used on the bow too. Tires is one of the details that I wasn't sure about. I may add them when I get the boats mounted on the base.
Those plans look interesting.

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If not tires..maybe some shrink tubing to simulate these would work well.

Some ship builders rope painted black and dusted with bragdon powders would simulate rusted wound cable really nice as anchors for them.

In HO scale you would be able to get away with using thick sewing thread too.

If you wanted to take it even further sierra west sells HO scale clevis hooks like those in the picture..that would be a little eye catching detail. You can see one better in the second photo in the line on the middle one.






Another nice touch would be a pile of rusty chain up near the bow and some rope.





If you have a Hobby Town USA near you I know they have a lot of ship building details there such as rope and chain and detail bits.

Naming her would be a nice touch too...how about..Sophi or Sophia? :P





Don't get me wrong...I think you have done a wonderful job and leaving it as is would be just fine....but you could take it up a notch to yet... an even higher level! :rah: :apl: :thumb:   BAM!! :bg:
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You could also use railway sleepers ( Ties ) as fenders. Quite often used on boats involved with larger ships.



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 Posted: Thu Apr 26th, 2007 10:27 am
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I'm planning on adding a few more details after I get all 3 tugs mounted on the base and see what position everything ends up in.

I thought about a couple different names, nothing seemed to fit.

Thanks for the great ideas. Now I gotta start the next tug.

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Shrink tubing would simulate the rubber bumper cushion that sits along the entire hull.

Tires can be obtained also by a place called Diecast Direct.... http://www.diecastdirect.com

I picked up tons of 1/4" scale tires from them for both a tug boat and a auto garage.



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