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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  7:07:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, yes wonít we all be glad everything is normal again.

Jeff, glad you made it to the thread.

Carl, the brass sections have been soldered together with strips added underneath. It has yet to be attached to the hull. There is much to do before that step. The detail on the hull is really great but the fiberglass work is the pits.

Bill, Bill, Bill, youíve been hanging around with that Canadian too long. Take a bow and wave goodbye.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  8:16:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How's the tug doing?? Or are you carving a new hull out of the tree that fell on "DAS TRUCK"

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Tim Godfrey
Section Hand

Posted - 09/23/2017 :  9:47:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tim Godfrey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank,

You forgot to tell about your custom engineered and fabricated stand for the sub you made.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  09:33:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's going on here???

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  2:32:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry keep it up and I won't post anything.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  2:37:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was looking all over the place for something to make red and green marker lights out of. Then I came across red and green push pins. Theyíre perfect; they even have a cover on the top. Sanding them down is a bit of a trick but worth the effort. After gluing and painting the top black and drilling out the bottom so it will except a pico LED Iím very happy with them.



Hereís an update of the little tug that tried. The deck is in and weathered. The pilot house has been weathered along with the hull, topsides and stack. The mast is still lose because I need to finish the lighting before completing the rigging.





A close up of the hatch and towing bit.



The completed port running light.



This is a side shot of the little beast showing the perfect starboard running light. Iím sorry to babble on but after being so bewildered about the running lights they worked out just right. They look even better when lit.






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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  2:53:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Frank!


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Guff
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  3:29:17 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Frank,
Love your work! Nice realism.
Sorry it took me three months to visit this thread.
Dave


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Carl B
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  3:29:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, and the tug too!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  4:04:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, You're making that tug look great. Neat idea for the running lights. I know how you feel after banging your head trying to come up with how to model some detail, and then, bang, there it is!
Can you post a shot of the running lights lit up?
And, I really like finish on the towing bit and the rest of the metal parts and hull too!



Edited by - Bill Gill on 10/06/2017 4:07:07 PM

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  4:16:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scuffy Lives!

Very nice job on the tug, Frank! Add in a bow fender, some old tires on the side and, of course El Capitan in the wheelhouse and you'll have a Project!

Love the lights idea... that's one for the old Hard Drive. Thanks for sharing that!

Pete
in Michigan



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ed k
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  4:59:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work Frank.
ed



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railman28
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  6:52:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm liking the tug frank. She looks good.

It's only make-believe

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  11:42:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that's more like it. Beautiful work Frank.

Keep posting those pictures. How's Dave doing with his part?


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Cowboybilly
Crew Chief

Posted - 10/07/2017 :  01:35:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i miss a drunken sailor on board,...

wunderfull work



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