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Mar 16, 2018, 05:04 PM
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Otago, NZ, harbour tug: Rangi


The 1970s and '80s were a bit of a hey day for tug building in New Zealand.

Rangi and her sister ship Karetai were build in Dunedin for the town's Harbour Board. The hydroconic hull was designed in Sydney, Australia. At the time it was cutting edge technology. These boats have very pleasing lines and led a pampered life. After 30 years in Otago they are now working across the ditch (Tasman Sea), in Australia.

Fine tuned a few new techniques and processes on this model: drawing up hulls, brass photo-etching, laser cutting and 3D printing.

I like this little tug the lines, colour scheme and big brass logo on the funnel make it look unique.

A more comprehensive build log is on this forum and also at: http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=6101.0
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