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#1 CaptDH Mar 13, 2012 12:43 PM

1:12 log tug build
Brought my thread over from another forum.Purchased a Bandera hull from a friend a couple months ago and decided on a new theme for the boat. The original hull is about 37" x 12" so I scaled it for a 1:12 model. Did some side view renderings to get a nice proportion between the Bandera hull and a new superstructure. As you can see, It has a lot of SeaImp and Mckenzie feel to it.
I decided to keep the original kits dual nozzle setup and 3" kort nozzle props. Nozzles are cast aluminum, shoes are solid bronze and the props are a brass alloy from Prop-Shop. This thing is going to be beefy. ;) Got 2 of the infamous "Big Pittman" motors running a direct drive setup. Electronic plans are independent motor control, lights and a smoke system. Model will eventually get a custom winch and a sound unit when I find one that is worth the $$$$$.



#2 CaptDH Mar 13, 2012 12:46 PM

Posting a few more progress images to get everyone caught up to the build. G10 deck on, Nozzles, shafts and props on...





#3 CaptDH Mar 13, 2012 12:47 PM

Some shots of the running gear and electronics. Pittmans are in and the entire electronics board is removable. Just disconnect the motors and battery.




#4 CaptDH Mar 13, 2012 12:49 PM

Upper wheelhouse started along with railing details. Plan on a wood interior, lots of dollhouse details and some nice lighting




#5 CaptDH Mar 13, 2012 12:51 PM

Sea trial went really well. Needs more weight to get to the W/L. Now, its time to get back to the details.


#6 Umi_Ryuzuki Mar 13, 2012 01:05 PM

Nice work...That's an awful lot of open water for Antarctica.
I would have thought you would need an Ice Rated Hull to sail models down there.


#7 6789boat Mar 13, 2012 01:26 PM

Are you going to put a winch on it?

#8 marter1229 Mar 13, 2012 01:28 PM

A beautiful build.

#9 Kmot Mar 13, 2012 01:29 PM

Looks great Cap'n! I absolutely love that electronics board you made! :D

#10 patmat2350 Mar 13, 2012 01:40 PM

You can tell it's going to be nice, just based on the clean equipment install...

#11 CaptDH Mar 13, 2012 01:54 PM

Thanks guys (and gal) Winch is planned but will be after initial build.


#12 BOZINATOR Mar 13, 2012 02:38 PM


#13 xx29l9 Mar 13, 2012 04:52 PM

I'm REALLY liking this build. Nice job on the CAT diesel power...Great work CaptDH!. And it's my favorite scale...

#14 Guard-Officer Mar 13, 2012 06:32 PM

My Favorite color of motor in it!
Great looking build, I'll have to keep an eye on this build!

#15 CaptDH Mar 13, 2012 07:07 PM

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Here is the paint inspiration. I love the old school colors. Cabin shape is a mix of several BC tugs.


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