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Old Jan 24, 2008, 03:37 PM
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Lord Nelson Victory Tug

I have been building the Dumas LNVT which is my first RC boat, but I have built plastic static models over the years. It has been about 3 years since I started it, then I would put it away and let it collect dust. Then I would see a build log on RC Groups and get the boat out and work on it.

Soon I would run into a problem and either not have the right tools or how to solve it (back to collecting dust). I would ask questions on other peoples build logs and found everybody to be very helpful, so I would like to thank the members of RC Groups for all their help. I have been retired now for about a year and have been working on the boat on and off and it is near completion. I will be doing some detailing and then wire the electronics. I will post several pictures each day.

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Old Jan 24, 2008, 04:25 PM
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Great! Looking forward to seeing more.

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Old Jan 25, 2008, 08:43 PM
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Patmat I have been following your dearborn project with great interest. I like tugs and yours is looking great

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Old Jan 25, 2008, 09:17 PM
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Good decision with the planking-- scribed ply always looks like... scribed ply.
This is a big model, so you can't skimp on details... go see The Color of Teak:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=671706

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 02:26 PM
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patmat,
I don't thing I am ready to do joggiling on the planking just yet. I am using 1/8 by 1/16 basswood for planking stained with minwax golden oak and on the sides I used a (Marks-A-Lot) black marker to simulate the caulking.
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 11:49 PM
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Your Victory tug really looks nice, Ed!
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Old Jan 27, 2008, 12:00 AM
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I'm impressed, your'e building this faster than I could build mine with a fiberglass hull but then you probably have more free time than I do.

Keep up the good work.
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Old Jan 27, 2008, 10:29 AM
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Aerominded,
Thank you for the kind comment.

green-boat,
I have been working on the boat for 3 years, I was only going to post a few pictures when completed. But I could not find a build log of the LNVT which would have been helpful. So I deceided to post several pictures a day in case somebody was thinking of building the LNVT. I still have to do some detailing and the electronics.

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Old Jan 29, 2008, 11:13 AM
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Posting some more pictures of the LNVT build.

Ed

Looks like my text on the bottom of the pictures was cut off,
I will reload each picture individually.

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Old Jan 29, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Dumas recommends priming then removing small parts and painting after everything is assembled, but I thought it would be easier to paint first. I painted the roof and pilot house visor before installing. On the visor I glued a temporary scrap piece of wood to hold the shape of it while painting. I used Krylon 2001 Hunter Green Gloss.
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Old Jan 29, 2008, 11:44 AM
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This picture shows the rear cabin windows squared up, I tried bending the HO gauge train rail after it was annealed, but it just would not fit right on the rounded corners. So I squared the windows and will make wood window frames. I also removed the wood rub-rail because it did not look right.
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Old Jan 29, 2008, 11:47 AM
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Making progress on the window frames. I used 4/32 square basswood for the inside part of the frames and 1/8 in basswood for the outside part of the frames. Then fitted some clear plastic to the back side of the frame after painting.
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Old Jan 29, 2008, 11:50 AM
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The window frames are painted and installed. The new rub-rail installed along with the cap rail. The hull is painted with Krylon 1501 Glossy White, 3551 Classic Gray, and 1601 Glossy Black. The smoke stack is installed along with working doors. The hinges are from (www.miniatures.com) part # 4242 set of 6 for $5.99.
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