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 US ST tugs of WW2

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Frank Bullitt
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PostSubject: US ST tugs of WW2   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptyThu Sep 24, 2020 6:51 am

Hi all, with the approval of admin here is a link to my current builds should anyone be interested. I will carry on with my builds on this forum, would take too long to start the thread again on here.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2633534-X2-U-S-ST-Tug-of-ww2
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PostSubject: Re: US ST tugs of WW2   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptyFri Sep 25, 2020 6:32 pm

I painted the shutter's black on the signalling lamps and fixed in position.

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PostSubject: Re: US ST tugs of WW2   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptySat Sep 26, 2020 3:08 pm

Looking good. Seeing the detail you've included, I can see why its taken so long to get to this stage - how much longer?

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PostSubject: Re: US ST tugs of WW2   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptySat Sep 26, 2020 4:12 pm

Thanks Barrie, I am not the fastest builder but try to get things right and can only fit in when time allows! I would like to think that I would finish them this year, if not early 2021 for sure  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Davits in position   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptyWed Sep 30, 2020 5:33 pm

I made the davits a couple of months ago, there were several types used, I decided to go with this design. They are fixed in position and will hopefully look the part, just need to touch up the paint at some point. I need to make the lifeboat covers too.
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PostSubject: Re: US ST tugs of WW2   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptyFri Oct 02, 2020 6:58 pm

Lovely level of detail, I really like the bridge interior.
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PostSubject: Re: US ST tugs of WW2   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptyTue Oct 06, 2020 9:03 pm

Thank you Swab, i'm waiting on some material to add to wheelhouse floor and then I can fix parts inside. Started to get the wiring ready for the lights and painted the inside of the doors that will stay open. Need to find material to cover lifeboats and start to think about the machine guns next.

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PostSubject: wheelhouse   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptySun Oct 11, 2020 2:36 pm

Today I managed to make the duckboards for the wheelhouse and add wheel and binnacle. Both of these builds have a removable upper wheelhouse roof so I can add more detail at a later date should I wish to do so.

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PostSubject: Re: US ST tugs of WW2   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptySun Oct 11, 2020 9:35 pm

That looks good in there.👍
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PostSubject: Lifebelts   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptySun Oct 18, 2020 5:34 pm

Thanks Swab. I decided that the plastic rope through the lifebelts didn't look very natural so I drilled holes and added my own rope to hopefully look better. US ST tugs of WW2 Img-2010
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PostSubject: Liferafts and lifebelts   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptySun Oct 18, 2020 5:43 pm

Many St tugs carried their liferafts on the side of the funnel, so I have placed them there but need to see through grainy pics just how they were attached, these were a bought item so saved me time to make them, two lifebelts have been added to each and two more need to be added past the lifeboat attached to hand rail, this will be next time.
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PostSubject: Re: US ST tugs of WW2   US ST tugs of WW2 EmptySun Oct 18, 2020 6:31 pm

Very Nice Frank. I built a previous US Army Tug - much more conventional shape this one.

https://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/t1207p50-us-army-navy-45ft-tug

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