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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 134   Photos: 189   Subscribers: 5   Views: 19968   Responses: 300   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Over Spray! - Posted: 19th Jul 2018
OK, just realized there is some over spray on the Captain's cabin windows! On the inside that is. Too late to do anything about it! Chalk it up to experience I guess!😲😤
Good thing the pilot house windows. Where protected by the pilot house roof!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Jul 2018
Thanks Doug,

I'll try that! Now all I have to do is go get the solvent!😲
Response by RNinMunich on the 19th Jul 2018
Go easy with the solvent! In case it attacks the plastic.
What type paint did you use?
I might try polishing it off first. Overspray is not normally so thick or so firmly 'attached' as where you actually wanted the paint😉
Response by figtree7nts on the 20th Jul 2018
Hi Doug,

I'm going to take a better look in the morning!
I used Rust-oleum Camouflage light green!

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Brooklyn Pilot House! - Posted: 19th Jul 2018
The Brooklyn's pilot house is made of clear plastic.
That's got groves indentations and so forth!
You have to tape up the windows. before you paint them!
Then you have to paint the window frames. after you paint the pilot house!
I used spray paint for the pilot house.
So, I have to be patient and accurate!
I should be done by this Sunday! If not OK Monday or even Tuesday!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Jul 2018
I was just on Ebay I looked all over!
Where else can I find "The Secret Ingredient"?😜
Oh, What's the Mil Spec?
Response by RNinMunich on the 19th Jul 2018
It's 'within you and without you' Ed 😉
Try MIL-HDBK- 217G! 😁
or Federal Standard 595
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Federal_Standard_595_camouflage_...
or MIL-STD-188 Maintenance!
Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Jul 2018
Thanks Doug,

Now I know!😁

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Window Painting! - Posted: 19th Jul 2018
OK, I started painting the windows on the Brooklyn.
I miscalculated there's 19 windows not 17!
I figure 3 coats each should do!

What do you guys think. Should I put more than 3 coats?
I'm using Humbrol #70 Brick Red matt!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 19th Jul 2018
So you'll be finished on the 29th ?? 😲
Just like Newport News - time and cost overruns 😁

3 coats sounds extravagant to me Ed. Humbrol enamel is pretty thick stuff.
Matt covers better than gloss as well, 2 should be enough I think.
Cheers, Doug 😎

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17 windows to go! - Posted: 18th Jul 2018
Aft Captain's cabin window and door painted!
Only 17 windows to go! Who needs a periscope?
Seems, as if I'll be done painting windows by Sunday!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 18th Jul 2018
WHICH Sunday? 😁
Brush on Man 😉 She's looking very good, nice job👍
Cheers, Doug
Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Jul 2018
Thanks Doug,
I'm hoping to have the windows completed by the 22nd!👍

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The crew of the Brooklyn! - Posted: 17th Jul 2018
Introducing the new crew of the Brooklyn!
I tried finding engineer type figures.
But didn't find any.
So I saw these guys thought why not!
Ok, so there in foul weather gear.
There could be foul weather coming!

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Fire Hydrants in place! - Posted: 16th Jul 2018
The Fire Hydrants are now in place!
Along with the post to drape the fire hoses on.
Have to make the hoses.
Their made of plastic lace about 2mm wide!
Next step the Fire hoses!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Jul 2018
She's looking really really good Ed 👍👍
Just one question!
Does the Cap'n use a periscope to see where he's goin' ? 😉😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 16th Jul 2018
Evening Doug,

No sir no periscope! Just been really lazy about painting the window frames. I think it'll take me about a week or so to tape and paint each individual window frame.😲 Oh, each window is taped. so for now might have to put a periscope!😜

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Fire Hydrants! - Posted: 16th Jul 2018
Amazing what miniature washers and push pins.
Can be turned into fire hydrants! The Brooklyn has four of them 2 port 2 starboard!
your also suppose to use a plastic bead. But drilling the beads proved futile. As they would brake in half!

Note:
The dumas instruction call for drilling.
The four beads that came with the kit!
I tried but they were too brittle.
And they boke in half.
Forget the beads just use the pins and washers.
To make the fire hydrants!

But, If you want to try and drill the beads.
You'll see what I mean!

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Handrails Painted! - Posted: 4th Jul 2018
Handrails painted and temporary in place!
Does anyone know where I can order a miniature US flag?
I prefer it to be made of cotton!

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Response by kmbcsecretary on the 4th Jul 2018
For flags I've always used Mike Alsop scale flags and ensigns but he uses silk to make the flags.
But unlike some supplies he can do the flags date specific as he does them by hand .
Tel: 01476 573331 email: scaleflags@outlook.com
Ron
Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Jul 2018
Evenin' Ed, I'd go for silk too. Much finer weave for scale realism, sharper clearer colours and don't rot like cotton 😉
Guess you'll be on the wet stuff with Brooklyn soon 👍
Cheers, Doug
Response by figtree7nts on the 4th Jul 2018
Thanks, for the info on the flags!👍

Doug, I still give it another 2 or 3 weeks maybe even 4 weeks!
Before, I can even start thinking about a maiden voyage....

Still got some work to do in the engine room!😲
But, I want to finish painting her.
Before I go back to the engine room!

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Handrails Painted! - Posted: 4th Jul 2018
Handrails are now painted!
Decided to paint all her handrails black.
It'll give a good contrast to the colors.
I've chosen for the Brooklyn!

Next will be her main cabin deck!
Huh, got to wait for the paint.....😤

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Response by cormorant on the 20th Jul 2018
Looking good Ed. I bet you can't wait to get her on the water with the smoke generator working!

Best wishes

Steve
Response by figtree7nts on the 20th Jul 2018
Thanks Steve,

Sure can't wait! Maiden Voyage in a few more weeks!👍

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Handrails made up! - Posted: 3rd Jul 2018
Handrail are now made up.
Will probably spray them tomorrow morning!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Jul 2018
Very neat Ed 👍
but how are you going to spray them without over-spraying the cabin and details you have already so carefully painted !!?? 😲
BTW: small tip for photography 😉
Try not to photograph against a bright background. The auto exposure of the camera will adjust to the bright background (like your backlit window) and makes the foreground darker and obscures the detail we all want to see 🤔 Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 4th Jul 2018
Hi Doug,

I made the handrails detachable.
And they come apart in two pieces!

An idea I got from someone else building the Brooklyn!

I'll try to take a better picture today.
So, the details can show up!

Oh, currently waiting for some paint I ordered to arrive!
Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Jul 2018
Clever idea👍

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