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PostSubject: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Sep 20, 2022 9:41 am

Hi One & All
 
As I have now finished the Pilot boat and with winter going to start knocking on the door, I started looking for a build that I can do indoors, it has to be small and not make to much mess (need to keep SWMBO happy), I looked at the 12” Beaver Tug http://eezebilt.tk/Beaver.html thinking that I could just pop down to the local copy shop to do the plans, No that was a no starter as he has closed down, so that meant a run of 7.2 miles to Hove or 15.8 miles to Eastbourne just to get them copied that was out of the question, as the next day was Sunday and Monday was a bank holiday and I wanted to get it started ASAP.
 
I have some old free plans in my stock file, may be one of them would be the one, Yes it was as I found the plans for a small tug by Vic Smeed called “Tiddler”, now I have made the before when it first came out so now would be a good time to make her again, yes I could have gone back to my other Pilot boat “Guardsman” and I will.
 
As it turned out I have most of the items that I will need to start her in stock, so Monday afternoon out came the Balser wood and the knife, let work commence.
 
 
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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Sep 20, 2022 12:11 pm

Hi Fred,
I am looking forward to seeing your progress , maybe in a build log.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 12:07 pm

Hi One & All

When all the pomp and ceremony was over on Monday (19/09/2022) I started cutting out the two half's of the deck and the backbone in 1/8 Balsa.

I then had to glue the deck together and leave over night to dry., the glue that I am using is Aliphatic resin it is good for all type of wood and is supposed to be quick grab and water proof so it says on the label. 

Moving onto Tuesday I fixed the 1/8 Balsa backbone in place and again I left it over night.

Fred

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 5:21 pm

Hi Fred,
I am looking forward to this.

I think this will help with the motivation.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 5:56 pm

Hi Martin

The one that I need motivation on is the 1/24 scale TID that I have been working on and off,(more off than on) I have had the plans since the early 90s and the wood pack for the last three years.

This is as far I have got 

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 6:02 pm

Hi Fred,
You mean something like this LOL!!

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 8:02 am

Hi Martin

Seeing that I think I will have to get my 1/72 puffer out of the loft as by now it must have started to look like that.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 10:04 am

Hi Fred,
That sounds like a good plan.

You could even have two builds on the go so that when you get a bit fed up with one you could do a bit on the other.
How you will manage to write two build logs as well would be challenging.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 4:29 pm

Hi Martin

Only two Laughing Laughing I have a MMM Lady "T"  - Deans "Robert E Peary" along with the TID tug all on the slipway.

I am going to concentrate on the Lady "T" when every the weather lets me get into the garage, as I have had the hull - fittings and all the paperwork since the 04/06/1998, so I think it is time I made an effort and get her finished. 

Fred

P/S no build log on the Lady "T" or I will never get her finished. Smile Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 6:40 pm

Hi Fred,

You are going to be a busy boy LOL!!

With that amount of boats to build you will need a bigger shipyard.

At least now that winter is on its way lady 'T' will have to wait another year LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Sep 23, 2022 9:03 am

Martin

I also forgot the "Guardsman" 

I have waiting in the wings the following  

Kit; Aziz
Hulls; Seaforth Clansman - Seaforth Conqueror - Clyde Puffer  
Restoration; Smit London - HMS Bulldog
Along with any that I have forgotten

God put me on this earth to do so many products, I am so far behind with them, I am never going to die.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Sep 23, 2022 10:45 am

Hi Fred,
With that amount of projects to do I think you had better get an apprentices and train him to continue your good work. LOL!!

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