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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 85   Photos: 121   Subscribers: 4   Views: 7383   Responses: 195   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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SkyLight! - Posted: 19th Mar 2018
The skylight is completed. But not glued in place yet!
The picture in the middle show the skylight without detail.
Because it has to be painted!

I placed 1/4" squared pieces of wood to center the skylight assembly! I'm putting lights on my tug so now.
I know where to place the switch! I'm placing it under the skylight! The skylight will be removable to gain access to the switches!

The forth picture is of the underneath of the skylight.
Just to show what it looks like. And how I used the squared pieces of wood. To center the skylight!

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Response by Donnieboy on the 19th Mar 2018
Good idea.Some times it's hard to find someplace o put the switches.Nice to find some place to put them.
Placed the Moulding on Cabin! - Posted: 16th Mar 2018
It helps to have small hands for this task
Tweezers help a lot as well.
The moudings is made up of 1mm x 2mm plastic strips!
Oh, I neglected to say good eye's as well!
It only takes about 30 minutes. to glue the moulding on.
But keeping your fingers from gluing to the model.
Is a task on it's own!

The clear plastic that is vertical.
Is simulated rivet plating!
It was a different kind of challenge.
But it kept me busy!

For those who are going to venture.
In this model be prepared for a good amount of challenges!
They'll keep your on your toes!!!

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Cabin Aft! - Posted: 16th Mar 2018
Cabin aft is now completed!
I had to use a bit of Bondo (P38).
To tidy up the seam that was left.
From joining the two pieces of Balsa wood!
The Balsa wood made it very easy to shape the cabin aft!
The Port lights are optional in this kit. They give two more Port light, If you want to port them on.
I used the measurements given then.
I drew a circle with my compass. About 1/2" or so. I didn't have a 1/2" drill. So I improvised. I use a 1/32" drill. went around the circle. Then cut the balsa wood with my exacto! Then routed the hole with my Dremel!

Next is the moulding that goes around the bottom of the cabin!

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Response by Donnieboy on the 16th Mar 2018
What I use to cut out the portholes is a step drill.I don't put it in a drill.I just use my fingers to rotate it.Works good on balsa and styrene.It makes a clean cut.
Response by figtree7nts on the 16th Mar 2018
You know that's idea.
I didn't think about!
Well now I need to purchase a step drill!👍
I'm just glad Balsa is as soft as it is.😊
Fascis Board and Molding! - Posted: 15th Mar 2018
Fascis Board and Molding in place.
It took about an hour to put it on.
Had to keep from gluing my fingers to the boat!

This is why I ordered the Hombral glue applicator!
But I made out ok. If you move your finger quick enough.
It really doesn't stick sort of.....
No finger prints on the boat. 👍

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Response by figtree7nts on the 16th Mar 2018
I don't think the CoG is too high on her!
Yes, I know I didn't paint her bottom.
One of these days I will!
Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Mar 2018
😲 We all have our little quirks 😉

Actually I meant the Brooklyn if the engine room floor sits higher than the original design! I'm sure you'll get it sorted though, G' night, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 16th Mar 2018
Good Night!
Glue from Humbrol! - Posted: 15th Mar 2018
Just got an email from Cornwall Model Boats.
They're going to refund the price of the glue from Humbrol!
Turns out the one's they had on there shelves were also dried in the bottles as well! I'm still a fan of Cornwall Model Boats....👍😊

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Response by Donnieboy on the 15th Mar 2018
It's nice to see customer service at work.Kudos to Cornwall Model
Port lights in place! - Posted: 14th Mar 2018
All port lights are in place, all 26 of them!
The aft cabin port lights are optional.
I decided to put them. as it adds detail to the cabin.
On most tugs of that era they had port lights aft.

Brooklyn is a representation of a 1910 steam tug.
They were dark green in color. But I want a light green.
30 years ago, when I worked in New York Harbor.
I remember having to spray paint a GM6110 Diesel Engine.
The green was a light green, Kind of light in shade.
I believe the name of the color is Alpine Green!

So, I won't be painting my tug yet.
until I find the right shade of green that I want!
The dark green makes the tug look menasing!

Now if you look at the third picture on the right.
That's the shade. I wouldn't mind painting her!
If anybody can Identify that shade of green.
Please let me know who might have it.
Or where can I purchase it from....

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Response by figtree7nts on the 15th Mar 2018
It has, I have 3 ounces left!
Response by RNinMunich on the 15th Mar 2018
SHSSSH! 😲 The web has ears!! 😁
Response by figtree7nts on the 15th Mar 2018
NOT that kind of ounces.........
Cabin Sides Glued in Place! - Posted: 13th Mar 2018
I've glued the cabin sides in place.
I've also put the front of the cabin as well!
I have one seam on the cabin starboard side.
Which will need to be filled.
A bit of Bondo (P38) will do the trick!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 15th Mar 2018
Yes, the Jersey City is a smooth sailing tug!
I have mine low in the water.
She grabs the water and doesn't lean as much!
If she was at the water line dumas recommends she'll lean port or Starboard!

Do you have the Brooklyn?
Response by Donnieboy on the 16th Mar 2018
No,I don't have the Brooklin.A friend of mine has one under construction.I'm going to refer him to your blog.I'll see if he is going to continue with it.If he isn't I'll see if he wnys to part with it.
Response by figtree7nts on the 16th Mar 2018
Hi Donnieboy,

I think it's a very good model!
Thanks for referring the build of my model! 👍
Finally My Glue Arrived! - Posted: 12th Mar 2018
I went to check the mailbox.
Yeah, my glues arrived!
Now I can continue with my build....😁😁😁

My Humbrol Poly Cement came dry as a bone! Bottle had set!
Unfortunately had to get in contact. with the folks at Cornwall Model Boats! By the time I get it I won't need it!

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Wainscoting Completed! - Posted: 12th Mar 2018
I finished putting the wainscoting.
Around the pilot house.
I had ordered a glue with applicator.
But I haven't received it yet!
So I decided to work on the wainscoting anyway!
So far so good!

Next is the window sills.
Which are 1 mm!😲
Steady hands, I hope!👍

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Response by RNinMunich on the 12th Mar 2018
I had been wondering why you had to order the glue from UK!
Happy gluing - but don't get 'stuck up' 😁
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 12th Mar 2018
I've been fighting all morning long.
Trying not to get my fingers glued together!😲
I had ordered from Cornwall Model Boats.
Because I need the Thick CA.
And here where I am they don't carry it!😡
Response by RNinMunich on the 12th Mar 2018
Amazing! and that in the land of unlimited opportunity 🤔
Has DJT put too much duty on it ? 😉

I just spent a couple of days on the cabin of my Sea Scout. Preview pics attached. Last pic is the 'before'!😲
Now back to final painting of the hull. Already flatted back with a 3000 sponge used wet with a drop of liquid soap. 😎
Main Cabin Bondo'ed! - Posted: 11th Mar 2018
Main Cabin Deck has been bondo'ed!
After I bondo'ed the seam on the main deck.
Had to sand it down. Two hours later presto!
A nice smooth main cabin deck!

I wanted to make it even smoother.
But I ran out of elbow grease!

The main cabin deck is 25" long.
Quite a big seam to sand.
Had to take breaks!
I Did like the karate kid.
"Wax-on Wax-off!"

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Response by RNinMunich on the 12th Mar 2018
"But I ran out of elbow grease!"
Where do I send the bottle??😉
I'm just taking a break too. with a glass of Spanish white 'elbow grease' from Mederano. Castilla 😋 Pics soon of finish on my boat; just removing masking tape to get an impression of her before I finish off the hull.
Which made me think about your greenhouse / pilot house!
Dumas must be nuts making the cladding out of one transparent chunk instead of with separate window inserts! Suppose it means you have to use something like liquid masking tape for the windows 🤔 I use Revell Color Stop when I have no other choice, usually only needed on smaller plastic kits. Looking forward to the pics & vids of 'Brooklyn' 👍 Long time since I was there🤔. Cheers Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 12th Mar 2018
Well enjoy the Spanish White!😉
Painting the pilot house.
Is going to be very interesting to say the least!
Oh, I have to cut out plastic that's used for the Wainscoting.
Then glue the trim around it! Then another edge as well.

Lots of fun to be had.
I haven't been to Brooklyn in 25-30 yrs now
I use to pick up a boat in redhook in brooklyn.
Called the mystique! I believe she now is located here in the Connecticut river! You know when you've worked on a boat.
it doesn't matter where you see her you remember that boat!

Good night Doug, Got to go to bed busy day tomorrow!

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