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Tug Boat, Patricia Winslow 1/4" = 1 foot
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Apr 17, 2011
, 02:42 PM
Joined Jul 2006
After a lot long hours here is a few pictures of some progress.
I decided to try something a little different...just to see.
I purchesed some products from Smooth-On inc.
They make casting resins and associated products for anyone that would like to make two of something.
I wanted to try this because the smell of Polyester resins seem to REALLY bother me. It has been cold up here so had to come up with something with low aroma standards, as I was going to be doing this in the workshop, that also has to be heated by a wood stove.
I feel it was a success. though there was cracking and the hull is tender near the top of the bulwark( because of being to thin).
These products and procedure are easy to do and will make a hull relitively cheap. I have spent around $200. This is including the foam for the plug too. And I think I came up with a very useable hull of a 100' tug boat.
Will be taking a two week break from the tug next week...to go work on ship models no less.
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Plastic hull #1
Had some bad cracking while removing the hull. Super glue fixed her right up...
another crack from prying the hull out. Hey...Putty and Paint make her what she ain't.
Supports and rudders on.
Rolling chock and keel coolers in place.
Structure and boat deck cut.