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Old Aug 03, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Assurance Class WWII Rescue Tug by Model Slipway

This is a Model Slipway Assurance Class WWII Rescue Tug model build, I was lucky enough to adopt this kit from Longbike whom had started it for another customer...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1589389

The first set of pics are in Longbike's laboratory.

After arrival hear, the box and contents were inspected and passed by the Project Manager.

I have purchased a DVD copy of an old movie called "The Key" ( 1958 ) staring William Holden and some lady, it has Outstanding footage of a real Assurance Class Tug which will be followed as closely as is practically possible for the build.

This model will be named Toro as was one of the real Tugs ( Launched as Stormcock but renamed Stormking before commissioning.
Became the dockyard tug Tryphon in 1947. Sold on 1 July 1957 and renamed Melanie Fair. Sold in 1961 to Imprese Maritime e Portuali in Genoa, Italy and renamed Toro. Broken for scrap in the spring of 1969.
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Thanks Longbike !
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Phase one by Longbike

Here are pics of Longbike's start of this model.

Typical high end componants and High level craftsmanship.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Arrival of kit and inspection by Project Manager

Arrival of kit and inspection by Project Manager

( PASS INSPECTION/INVENTORY ).
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Hull prep/paint

This is hull prep and preliminary paint ( still need a bigger workbench Mr. Millertime )

Rivets later.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Aft deck set up

The decks supplied for this model are glassy smooth pieces of plastic that can either be simply trimmed to fit and installed or detailed ...

FIRST.

As we have the DVD to refer to for this information, I was able to determine where the weld lines and rivets are for the aft deck as well as various other hardware for hanging "D" rings, shackles, etc.

All the deck vents should have bezzles at thier base, I made some from brass sheet using a punch set.

The servo access plate has real brass hex bolts around its perimiter (www.scalefasteners.com ).

These are basics, alot more pesky details later.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Towing hook deck detail

This is the towing hook deck detail.

The parts supplied are a few smooth panels, up to us to add rivest, weld lines, other details ( SO lucky to have the DVD to use for reference on this as there are no good pics available that I could find ).
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Battery tray and front deck work start

This is the battery tray and front deck work start.

Bought the biggest, fattest, lowest profile 12V battery I could get.

It will make fine ballast ( it cost half as much shipped than the same one from our favorite model boat shop has BEFORE shipping ).

Made a removable tray that can slide forward and aft to set up correct trim.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 01:38 AM
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I'm watching this build.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 02:45 AM
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Lookin great Tim! you have gotten some done!
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Looks great Tim
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Millertime: I like your new avatar.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 01:22 AM
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 08:52 PM
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A bit more done

Funny how it only take a few moments to paint something after a longggg period of prep.

Top deck detail mostly done, painted.

This was a featureless sheet of plastic previously.

Borrowed my Wife's killer Pepe punch to make the four round access plates seen on the deck.

Also got a few rivets done on the hull.
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