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Old Jan 05, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Well I got the sheet boat 98% done, so it's off onto another adventure, ( in my mind anyway) It will be the Seguin, not that it hasn't be done before But I've got this old kit that has been kicking around sense 1984, thought it was about time I glued it up.
It's a plank on frame from THE LAUGHING WHALE, don't know if they still are in the boat kit manufacturing or not.
Here are some starter pic's just to wet the appetite.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 07:06 PM
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are you going to paint it or finish it with the wood showing?
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 07:31 PM
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I have an old 1/48 scale kit up in the rafters.

Laughing Whale sold part of their line to Bluejacket, and part of it to Midwest, then started another model company whose name escapes me at the moment.

Now I remember---, Freedom Song Boatworks---.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 07:54 PM
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I have the Midwest/LW plans, with all the frames... would love to do it in 1:24! (Midwest kit is 1:32).
...got a lot of those kinds of projects queued up...

Rop, you'll enjoy it! Lots of different ways to finish this model.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 08:47 PM
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hazegry:
I think I'll paint this one.balsa wood just don't look right stained out and polished.

der Capitan:
Is this a 1:48th scale at 39 1/2", I use to have a formula for figuring out the scale, oh well to much math messes with the brain.

patman:
I like this kit already, it's all wood. I have a Carol Morgan, but I can't pull the trigger on this one because of the plastic hull, I may make up a set of plans to make it plank on frame.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 08:55 PM
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Rop- Your kit is 1:32 (3/8" = 1') at that length, same as the standard Midwest kit with either wood or fiberglass hulls.

The hull planking and deck house sheathing are basswood in the Midwest kit... is yours really balsa? Varnished basswood looks pretty nice. The real Seguin went from bare or varnished wood to several different paint schemes over her life...
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Rop- Your kit is 1:32 (3/8" = 1') at that length, same as the standard Midwest kit with either wood or fiberglass hulls.
Pat, what I have is a wood kit in 1/48 scale, about 28" long, and I think it may still be sold by Bluejacket under one banner or another.

Microglass still produces the 39" fiberglass hull for the Seguin, which at one point was "pirated" by Midwest---.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 09:08 AM
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Midwest Pirates !

No sudden moves or Young Microglass here gets it !
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Here are some starter pic's just to wet the appetite.
Looking forward to This build !
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 09:16 AM
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Having built the Midwest with the glass hull I'll be interested in this tread. I have both kits in my pile of stuff.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:09 AM
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I thought I would give some back round on a person by the name of EDWARD ĎTEDí STINSON, who was one of the back bones of the modeling, especially model boating, to come down the pike. I had the privilege to work with Ted, thru M.A.C.K. PRODUCTS, on developing the radio control power packages for his newly started LAUGHING WHALE line of boats. This was back in the early 1990ís, and the model boat kits were originally part of an art gallery which Ted was starting. The model kits soon out grew the gallery, and it was off to the races with the model boat kits.

Tedís line of boats grew and grew, each being carefully designed, and I might add ready to adapt to radio control. With Ted being ever the business man, he made a lot of his boats in different scales, as well as designing hulls to be the basic design for various type models. Ted at the top of his game, either made contact, or was approached, by two other companies, MIDWEST PRODUCTS as well as BLUEJACKET SHIP CRAFTERS to purchase some of his most popular designs. Some of the designs some how were obtained by both companies, the SEGUIN Tug being one of them. Bluejacket Ship Crafters built the Seguin Tug in two different scales just as Ted had designed them.

Midwest Products obtained the rights for many of the, what I like to call, 3 OFFS, which is that three different model were built with one basic hull form. Another of the companies to benefit from the STINSON models was DUMAS BOATS, who had limited success with the RANGELEY.

After selling off the LAUGHING WHALE Company, Ted proceeded to start another model company called NORTHEAST MODEL PRODUCTS, which is still doing business today , but having branched out into other facets of modeling such as , model trains, model air craft, and modeling supplies.

Yes MR. STINSON is on the short list of innovators who made the hobby what it is today, and he did it with WOOD KITS!!! My HERO!!!!
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:38 PM
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[FONT="Arial"][SIZE="2"]I thought I would give some back round on a person by the name of EDWARD ĎTEDí STINSON, who was one of the back bones of the modeling, especially model boating, to come down the pike. I had the privilege to work with Ted, thru M.A.C.K. PRODUCTS, on developing the radio control power packages for his newly started LAUGHING WHALE line of boats. This was back in the early 1990ís
Rich, didn't you mean the early 1980's---? Stinson goes way back farther than the 1990's---.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:08 PM
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KAP- You are right. Ted started his second company NORTHEAST MODEL PRODUCTS over 25 years ago, which puts LAUGHING WHALE back between 30 and 40 years ago. Man, does that make me feel old.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:10 PM
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I've been looking for the history of the tug Seguin and all I turn up is info on varios models, nothing on the real tug. Can someone please p
oint me in the right direction?
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:18 PM
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You might want to start here on the internet and search for the Seguin tug boat.
http://vessel-ship.findthedata.org/l/19548/Seguin

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