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Old Aug 02, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Very nice work, indeed, Cpl.Fuzz!
Old Aug 02, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Hello Midwest fans. You asked for pictures, I took a couple today. One each for now. As I posted I bought the plans off E-bay and modified the plans to build both the Tour Master and the Harbor Master at the same time. They are realy to be christened this weekend. Thanks. Cpl.fuzz
Are they both electric? Sure are lovely little boats, and finely crafted.

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Old Aug 02, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Yes both are fully RC. Mack 1885 6-12v motor, two channel Futaba radios and ESC. The propellors are 1.25" Dumas, the rudders I fashioned from brass and have about 1/8 inch forward balance, and both running off 7.2 NMH batteries. In their "heated domestic test tank testes",aka, my hot tube which is 6ft across they can do turns in one half of the tub, about 12 inches diameter. I'm looking foward to launching them this Saturday.
Old Aug 03, 2012, 08:01 PM
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What a good looking pair. I like the curtains, nice color combinations too. Did you polish the rudders?
Old Aug 10, 2012, 10:51 AM
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I polished then machine-jeweled the rudders on both boats, just to be different! I was looking back over posts and thought someone had asked for a copy of the profiles for the Harbor Master, the set of plans I bought the person had traced ALL the pieces of wood from the kit. I made a couple copies. Get back to me if still interested. Cpl.fuzz
Old Aug 10, 2012, 11:24 AM
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...Get back to me if still interested. Cpl.fuzz
Old Aug 14, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Just a little FYI, I needed some crew members for the two Midwest boats I just finished. I visited a couple hobby shops and found a couple G scale RR figures, they are LGB's conductors and motorman. A little paint work, and little Greenstuff putty and I have three pretty good sea captains. The one in white had the most work, carve away his right bulging pocket, a litle putty on his hat and some to turn his coat into a double-breasted with putty buttons, then paint. Took all of and hour to do. And they look real good in the wheel-houses. Happy messin in boats. Cpl.fuzz
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 08:13 PM
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CPL,

You do nice work!
Old Aug 14, 2012, 09:16 PM
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they look ready to navigate the lake!
Old Aug 14, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Crew looks good
Old Aug 15, 2012, 01:06 AM
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What they all said.
Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:20 PM
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A quick update, I painted the hull and bottom, the hull has a little run in it but I think once the trim is added you wont even see it. I also build a cabin roof out of styrene since the wood was giving me problems. I still need to do some filler work to it, lets just say it wasn't to easy to get the perfect shape bending it with heat. I also made a display stand out of plexiglass, it came out alright for my first shot!
Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Looks gteat ,that color is that on the bottom?
Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:27 PM
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