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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Very nice Rick! She'll be a great kit.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Great job Jerome .
Is the winch scratch built?
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Very nice job will all these details be included in the kit
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Great job Jerome .
Is the winch scratch built?
Paul, It's not me making this. It's Silenthunter aka Rick.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Some more progress. I'm not a real nazi about copying any one real boat down to the last bolt and omitting stuff because I dont see it on the original. I like to add stuff and decorate the model in a way that would make sense in the real world, and look great on the model. Helps if you have a lot of neat fittings on hand too.

You can come up with ideas for realistic looking additions to your ship by thinking about real world needs for things. Like the anchor I added on this model. If I were the owner/captain of this ship, I would like to have an anchor ready use somewhere. I would want a large halogen lamp to light the fore and aft decks. Stuff like that. If it looks cool and makes sense, add it
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:44 AM
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Every time I look at this boat the drool gets thicker. What a beauty.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Rick, The real vessel had the anchor stowed up against the house on the starboard side aft of the engine room door.
Nice work though!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Yeah i saw that Jerome, I like em' where I put em'
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Some more detail work. Firehose is made form 1/8" elastic band from the sewing section. I thought it makes a convincing flat hose.

I also floated her for the first time to get an idea on ballasting. She needs 85oz to get her to the WL I was getting a little worried lulz, the hull is really heavy made from mat and she feels to weigh a ton empty and the superstructure is no feather weight either, so I thought I would check for GP. In typical tugboat fashion she needs a lot of weight to get her down.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Cool! Like the working winch.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 10:06 AM
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for better looking cable on the drum winch, try getting a hold of some sein line ( easily found around here--maybe not so much for you). This stuff looks like cable and comes in variouse choices: white, black, tarred black, yellow, green, blue.
If you would like a little sample let me know as I have a roll of the tar black and white. This is the stuff that i use on my tugs and looks like plasma style braides lines/cables.
( warning--the tar line is just that-tarred and can be kind of messy on hands. It is a little sticky but leaves great skid marks on the dech and parts it comes into contact with!)
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Cool, thats what I have been looking for. No, nothing like that here locally or i would have it already. Plus I cant order it because its one of those things that you dont know what its called to search for, and you really need to see and feel it in person.

I'm also looking for some authentic looking modern braid for mooring lines etc...

thanks for the offer! if you just tell me exactly what to get I'll be set. Hard buying something when you know what you need but dont know what its called!
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