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    14 Photos ยท 22 Likes ยท 5 Comments
    Boat Length
    35" (88.9 cm)
    Boat Weight
    6.5kg (229 oz)
    Motor Type
    Drive Type
    Prop Type
    4 Blade
    Prop Size
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ekoral
    The kit is from Mantua/Panart, and it is a premium model ship kit.
    The model scale is 1/24 with the length 89 cm, and height 60.5 cm and width 24 cm.
    The kit was designed to be a static kit and included seven sheets of detailed plans and drawings, a parts list, other plastic and resin parts, metal parts and wire. The photo etched brass provided in the kit had to be cut and shaped to fit in the model.
    All the wood except the wood strips for planking and the deck in the kit had to be cut to build the model.

    The hull is built double plank on frame. After the planking was finished, it is sanded smooth and covered with two layers of epoxy inside the hull to make it waterproof. The hull is painted black, and below the waterline is green.

    All decks are plywood. They are cut, fitted, painted, and installed. After the plywood deck is laid, it is covered with strips of wood to emulate a wooden deck.

    The structure is precut wood. It is built using the plans and painted or stained each piece before installation.

    The plastic propeller that came with the kit is replaced with a brass four blade propeller.

    The bow fender and side fenders are made of rope, and they are dyed using coffee and/or tea.

    I built the as a Turkish tugboat, named her Kalender.
    Model is painted using commercially available spray paints according to the painting scheme of the Turkish tugs.

    To convert the kit to an R/C model, I installed a Robbe geared motor and installed a proportional speed controller and servo and rudder servo. A two- channel radio and 6V battery pack are needed to operate the tug. For the ballast, I used removable lead ingots.
    Finished model with the lead ballast is about 6.5 kg (15 lbs).

    The motor is connected to the shaft using a belt drive.

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    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Midshipman)
    โœง 15 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Lovely model ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    โœง 48 Views ยท 3 Likes
    Well done and looks exactly like the real thing. Good to hear you use epoxy as well. Cheers Ian ๐Ÿ‘
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    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Captain)
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    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
    โœง 69 Views ยท 2 Likes
    What ร  Beauty!!!your explanation is More than Clear. I can almost make the Model Just by the way you explain and Tell und whatโ€˜s in the Kit.
    I m Not ร  tug lover but I recognise the love and Work of an experienced modelboatbuilder. I would-be love to See more pictures !!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž
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    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    โœง 74 Views ยท 3 Likes
    Fabulous job! Will love to see her on the water!๐Ÿ˜

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