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Old Dec 22, 2008, 10:16 AM
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As noted in the Hartman ad posted above, The Douglas Greg was originally the tug Long Beach. Long Beach was the first release of the Revell Harbor Tug kit.

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A good investment. Vintage Revell Motorized Harbor Tug Boat Model Kit
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 11:22 AM
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That painting on the box is quite interesting, as it was Long Beach back when? Because the skyline of LB looks nothing like that today!
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Just looked at the ebay auction. It's 1960 it says.
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 12:34 PM
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That sounds about right. But the non-motorized version came out even earlier than the one with the motor. When I saw the real Long Beach during my 1966 midshipman cruise, she was much more red brown in the areas shown in red on the box art -- like hull red.

$158.00 + is a lot of money for an 8" tug kit.

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Old Dec 22, 2008, 01:25 PM
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you were talking about rivets.. how are you going to simulate them..what are you using.. im getting started on my project and i have 92000 rivets on the hull alone..
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a little done on the portholes...

Portholes are in and I'm drilling out holes to replicate the rivets. From most of the pictures I have seen there seem to be twelve. I made a jig from styrene so they All are a little off... I think they will look okay though. More to come, Harry
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Port holes are looking very nice.
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i have 92000 rivets on the hull alone..
Oh my gosh!!
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 07:50 PM
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and u even took the time to count them!!!

btw very nice job on the tug... looks wonderful!
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 07:54 PM
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Oh my gosh!!
Totally my thought too!!! I hope you really love that boat, Wolf!

The ports are looking great, Harry!
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 07:56 PM
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it surely is a nice job on the tug.. you guys do give me a lot of ideas for my new boat... if i just would not have to do the rivets..or would know an easy way..
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92,000 rivets... What scale again? Dimples might not look right but they could 'suggest' rivets... A tool like this could speed things along...

http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares...oduct&ID=15200
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 08:33 PM
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thanks for the link..
i will start a threat soon..

scale.. somewhere between 1/18th and 1/24th
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it surely is a nice job on the tug.. you guys do give me a lot of ideas for my new boat... if i just would not have to do the rivets..or would know an easy way..
Wolf- did you see the thousands of rivets in my Dearborn project?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...41#post8824641

I used the kit from Starwood:
http://www.starwoodmodels.com/products/ssm/rivetkit.php

I even did a mini-review:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793368
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Harry, very nice ports!, Whats with the third photo, did you soldier up the ring?
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