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Nov 26, 2010, 03:25 PM
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Caldercraft JOFFRE tug kit

Hello gents,
I haven't write for awhile on the forum because the lack of time to spent on the computer but i have managed to work something...
So, i have bought this kit, the Joffre about three months ago and now i would like to show you guys how it is looking so far.
Please notice that i have used from the original kit only the fiberglass hull( wich i have covered in styrene riveted plates) and some white metal fittings.
The superstructure is scratchbuilt using the plans published in the book "British Steam Tugs" and covered in styrene riveted sheets also.
I just hope you will like it.
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Nov 26, 2010, 03:32 PM
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More pictures...also with the funnel. I have also put a Graupner smoke generator in it.
Nov 26, 2010, 03:42 PM
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The decks provided with the kit are screen printed ply. i have replaced them with cherry strips and plum strips for the cabin.
Nov 26, 2010, 04:57 PM
If you cant find it Build it!
Great build! love the rivot sheets on hull.
Beautiful work!!!!!
Nov 26, 2010, 08:42 PM
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Very fine work. Will look forward to more pic's. What is models scale?

Give us some info on how you did rivets. How made? Patterns used? How styrene applied to fiberglass hull? It looks like plates were applied in plate wide strips.
Nov 27, 2010, 12:42 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Very nice build.
Nov 27, 2010, 08:32 AM
Another masterpiece from George

btw, new workplace?

Nov 27, 2010, 08:36 AM
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Very Nice workmanship!
Nov 27, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Nov 27, 2010, 01:12 PM
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Soon to be another trophy added to your collection.
Nov 27, 2010, 03:04 PM
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As always you are the best! Thank you for watching guys and promise to post pictures with this model on the water when it will be finished.
Best regards
Nov 27, 2010, 03:07 PM
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To answer some questions about how i have simulated the rivets can you please see this threads :
Nov 27, 2010, 03:46 PM
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Nice work!

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