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Old Mar 20, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Nice looking tug ! How much weight are you going to add to bring it down to the water line?
I have a big tug myself and was just wondering.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Not sure yet. It all depends on the models finished weight and how much water the hull will displace. I'm guessing around 45 - 50 pounds..


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Old Mar 20, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Dh

If you go to the Bandera waterline, 50+. CB
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Cockpit gauges and compass is in. Also have all glass and roof installed. Model is sitting on a new dolly which indexes with the stand. Exhaust parts are being glued in so it's time to start working on the smoker...


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Old Mar 25, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Sweet!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 01:09 PM
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keeps looking better every time!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Very nice .

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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Pipes and heat shields are airbrushed and done. Used basic schedule 40 PVC and turned the inside down to make it appear thin wall. Just painted the lower structure gray and the BBQ hatch. Really like how the colors are coming along...

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Old Mar 27, 2012, 07:31 AM
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This thing is looking great, and moving along fast!
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Very nice! Great build!

I was wondering about the 1:12 Captain you have on the bridge. He is the best human representative I've seen in 1:12 scale. Will you share you source please?
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 09:55 PM
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That is a Carrol Shelby 1:12 figure...About $15

http://www.amazon.com/Carroll-Shelby.../dp/B002SWOX9W
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 09:57 PM
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That is a Carrol Shelby 1:12 figure...About $15

http://www.amazon.com/Carroll-Shelby.../dp/B002SWOX9W
Ooooh, better hurry, only 1 left in stock...
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:10 AM
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ebay too
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Finished with all the sanding and prep work. After a final scuff of the hull, I added the superglue gel weld lines. They are really hard to photograph right now but will show up after paint..


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Old Apr 03, 2012, 12:36 AM
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superglue gel weld lines
Neat technique!
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