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Mar 13, 2012, 01:43 PM
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1:12 log tug build


Brought my thread over from another forum.Purchased a Bandera hull from a friend a couple months ago and decided on a new theme for the boat. The original hull is about 37" x 12" so I scaled it for a 1:12 model. Did some side view renderings to get a nice proportion between the Bandera hull and a new superstructure. As you can see, It has a lot of SeaImp and Mckenzie feel to it.
I decided to keep the original kits dual nozzle setup and 3" kort nozzle props. Nozzles are cast aluminum, shoes are solid bronze and the props are a brass alloy from Prop-Shop. This thing is going to be beefy. Got 2 of the infamous "Big Pittman" motors running a direct drive setup. Electronic plans are independent motor control, lights and a smoke system. Model will eventually get a custom winch and a sound unit when I find one that is worth the $$$$$.




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Mar 13, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Posting a few more progress images to get everyone caught up to the build. G10 deck on, Nozzles, shafts and props on...







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Some shots of the running gear and electronics. Pittmans are in and the entire electronics board is removable. Just disconnect the motors and battery.





Mar 13, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Upper wheelhouse started along with railing details. Plan on a wood interior, lots of dollhouse details and some nice lighting





Mar 13, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Sea trial went really well. Needs more weight to get to the W/L. Now, its time to get back to the details.

Mar 13, 2012, 02:05 PM
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Nice work...That's an awful lot of open water for Antarctica.
I would have thought you would need an Ice Rated Hull to sail models down there.

Mar 13, 2012, 02:26 PM
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Are you going to put a winch on it?
Mar 13, 2012, 02:28 PM
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A beautiful build.
Mar 13, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Looks great Cap'n! I absolutely love that electronics board you made!
Mar 13, 2012, 02:40 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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You can tell it's going to be nice, just based on the clean equipment install...
Mar 13, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Thanks guys (and gal) Winch is planned but will be after initial build.

DH
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Mar 13, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Mar 13, 2012, 05:52 PM
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I'm REALLY liking this build. Nice job on the CAT diesel power...Great work CaptDH!. And it's my favorite scale...
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Mar 13, 2012, 07:32 PM
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My Favorite color of motor in it!
Great looking build, I'll have to keep an eye on this build!
Cheers
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Mar 13, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Here is the paint inspiration. I love the old school colors. Cabin shape is a mix of several BC tugs.

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