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Jun 22, 2015, 01:05 PM
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I think I learned it from you !

This orange Tug is near done, the next will be black hulled ( just for You ! ) ( )

DAMEN STAN TUG 1907 (0 min 49 sec)
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Jun 27, 2015, 05:55 PM
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Weathering


Almost done except for a few details ~

All the lights, life rings, rope and some chain are on as well as the stickers.

Today some weathering was done to knock down the "new paint" look ~

Old, dry pastels were used to bring out some details.

Picture # 1 is before weathering.

A mixture of red / black / orange was used, more may be applied later after tomorrow's maiden at Spreckels Lake ( some of the pastels may come off ).

Our outdoor Project Manager ( Cat ) can be seen working Very hard to keep annoying squirrels from messing things up.
Jun 27, 2015, 06:05 PM
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Great job Tim! Thanks for sharing your tips and photos. Love your cat!
Jun 27, 2015, 06:07 PM
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The Cat is Highly efficient, we have No squirrels on the boat.
Jun 27, 2015, 07:26 PM
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Great Job Tim. It's amazing how it brings out the detail. The cat looks well weathered too!
Jun 27, 2015, 09:28 PM
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Looks great with the weathering. It would not be new for long in the real world. Work boats get dirty pretty fast. You are adding just what it needs.
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Jun 27, 2015, 09:53 PM
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Wear part


This particular type gets Hammered, looks like they just keep welding and replacing and fixing whatever they need.

There were only 5 of this type built, they seem to just keep 'em going.
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Jun 27, 2015, 10:23 PM
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This particular type gets Hammered, looks like they just keep welding and replacing and fixing whatever they need.

There were only 5 of this type built, they seem to just keep 'em going.
Definitely like a Timex -- takes a Likken' and still keeps Tickin'.

Yours looks like it has had a lot less time in service, but is still a beauty!

Is she going to be in the Tugfest?

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Jun 28, 2015, 06:44 PM
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Mooring Tug Maiden Voyage


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Definitely like a Timex -- takes a Likken' and still keeps Tickin'. Is she going to be in the Tugfest?
Pete G.
Howdy Pete, Yessir !

Tugfest coming up fast, lucky to have this one wrapped up in time, No Way I could have done it without Blutoh and Co.'s help on the protective cage.

Today was the maiden voyage at Spreckels Lake.

This model handle's Very well .........

Mooring Tug #3 at Spreckels Lake 6 28 15 (2 min 10 sec)
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Jun 28, 2015, 07:07 PM
Keep a Steady Strain....
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She looks great on the water!
Jun 28, 2015, 07:41 PM
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Hi Tim,

Very nice. I like the zinc plates on the rudder, that is a nice detail. I see you have your cruiser's ready. Will there be other boats beside the tugs?

Ed
Jun 28, 2015, 07:46 PM
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Thx


Thanks very much Cap'n Troy, that's a great compliment coming from you as you know your model Tugs well ~

Tugfest coming up Fast, hope your big van is packed !

I gotta get goin on the next job ...
Jun 28, 2015, 07:51 PM
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Yeah Tim, we're aiming to come up & see you guys if everything works out...
Jun 28, 2015, 07:54 PM
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Howdy Ed, it will be a mixture, I didn't put these two in the water today as someone gave a 4 year old a transmitter and a Very fast boat to run right next to our slow running classics, I didn't want to run the risk ( the CC Monterey was built in 1955 by RCG Member 42Corvette, if it took a hit it would be Real bad .... for the 4 year old's "responsible adult" )

I will try again at Tugfest.
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Jun 28, 2015, 08:33 PM
Lot of water; some gets thin
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Nice weathering Tim. Your approach is more subtle than mine. Both ways work for me. Very nice build...you always do something different.

Bill


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