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Triton - Posted: 8 months ago by Krampus
With my boats getting routinely stranded in the middle of nowhere, I felt compelled to commission a rescue vessel and "Triton" was born. "Triton" is a Springer-type tug push boat. With a hull and superstructure consisting of an “Indiana” style command cabin, it was built using a pretty basic birch plywood American kit designed for swimming pool water polo. Kit altered to resemble a fictitious Salvamento Marítimo (Spanish Coast Guard) unit following Salvamento Marítimo’s actual boat markings. Equipment and deck layout inspired on actual Springer tug push boats supporting larger vessels and barges found in US and European ports and rivers. Model built during September – October 2015. Approx. 1/18 scale. Real life boat could be a 30-footer (9.14m) vessel. Equipped with 9v LED navigation lights and sound system. Powered by an HPI Racing 1145 Gt 550 Motor, NiMH 7.4v battery, a 3-bladed 44mm propeller, and a 6-12V 320A RC Ship & Boat R/C Hobby Brushed Motor Speed Controller.

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Response by Krampus on the 28th Aug 2017
Thank you folks!
Response by RNinMunich on the 28th Aug 2017
Nice one Krampus👍
Great cabin detail, fits your general 20 to 28" size limit well!😉
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by sandkb on the 13th Oct 2017
Very nice vessel. I'm thinking I will have to build a recovery craft of some sort and something like that would do it for me. Weed is a bit of a problem where I sail and have been thinking a swamp boat (airboat). Any thoughts ?
Statia Relaint - Posted: 8 months ago by chugalone100
First and foremost I would like to thank everyone that answered my question about fiberglassing. Your help guided me through the process and I believe that it came out very good, but still needs more work to smooth out the resin and of course I will post more progress pictures later on.
The name of the tug is “STATIA RELAINT”.
This is one of a fleet of four vessels built by Samakona Yards in Spain.
I chose this one because of the stealth lines that has throughout the structure or just because I love how it looks.
I am an artist (painter), and we fall in love with colors and shapes, so maybe thats another reason why Im building this particular one.
I was lucky to find the plans and enlarge them to 33” approximately 1/32 scale.
This will be my FIRST scratch built even dough I have built others from kits, but never like the experts I see in this forum.
I will be open for questions, suggestions and criticism.
Thank You
From Sunny Miami.

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Response by sandkb on the 13th Oct 2017
That's an excellent build coming along. Well done. Looking forward with interest to further progress so keep posting photos. 👍
TBA - Posted: 9 months ago by marky
This is my firth ever attempt still to decide on a name ,had great fun doing the build am now addicted

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Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Jun 2017
Then call her 'Lots O' Fun' 😉😉
Response by figtree7nts on the 7th Jun 2017
Great looking Tug, You did a good job for your first boat!
Lady Anne - Posted: 10 months ago by Hybrid
This is me harbour tug I've bin building for the past 9 months and is now ready for a ballast and trial on the water I have made nearly all of this by hand with no plans the only thing I payed for are some of the fittings

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Response by Yax on the 28th Apr 2017
👍looking good.
Response by figtree7nts on the 29th Apr 2017
Great job, for a scratch built model tugboat!
Can't wait to see her Maiden Voyage.
I hope her water canon is functional?
Response by sandkb on the 8th Jun 2017
A nicely built tug, congratulations.
SMIT NEDERLAND - Posted: 11 months ago by Inkoust
Construction of laminate hull, superstructure and accessories are made of ABS and laminate. 2 pcs drive motors 600, 2 pieces of lead acid batteries 6V 10A. Scale Processing of fully functional rudder, mast complete lighting, headlights and hooting. As a result of the fact that they can not give more pictures here, there is a link to the Czech modeling pages where the whole construction of the tug is built.

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Response by Hugh on the 20th Mar 2017
Thanks for all of the detail photographs
Response by figtree7nts on the 20th Mar 2017
Thanks, For sharing the Pictures of your build.
I really like the Smit Nederland.👍
Can you put pictures, of having worked on the Bulwark!
Response by sandkb on the 6th Apr 2017
Thanks for the pics. You've made an excellent job there.
I'm building the Billings "Smit Rotterdam 478" Kit so I'm very interested in seeing your build. What is the length and scale of it ?
Have you built this vessel from scratch or is it a kit ? If it is a kit who manufactures them ?
Cheers and well done.
The Flying Duck - Posted: 12 months ago by ron1956
The original was built in 1956 on the Clyde, spent some time in Dundee where she was renamed The Scotscraig, she ended up in Ireland working on the Shannon in 1986 and named The Shannon Estuary 1

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Ayton cross or as close as.. - Posted: 12 months ago by none
I bought a used hull of the Ayton Cross and look all over the internet for some plans but found none.
I did find a lot of images though.

I bought most if not all of the fittings and since have decided that the way to go is to make what you can from what I can get hold of.

So all other model boats are and will be scratch made.
I have two on the burner at the moment.

Anyway some of the Ayton Cross looks right some of it does not.

But I can always do it again as I hopefully get a little better.
This one again is awaiting Ballast and it will be ready to go.
I fitted two Engel 12 volt motors and made the mounts in grp then Laminated them into position..

Everything has been hand painted and slightly aged .

The bow thruster was made using some household plumbing pipe a small propshaft Again home made and it works very well.

Something to play with as I build hopefully better.

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Response by Dave M on the 3rd Mar 2017
Mobile Marine produce a kit and Model Boats did an article
The model looks authentic. Any chance of on water shots
Response by bugler on the 15th Jun 2017
If you research who the original builders were, then the plans would be most likely be available from the archives of the builders. In most cases where vessels were built in Scotland for instance, the plans, if available would be held either by the Glasgow University Archives or the Scottish Archives. Although there are costs involved in obtaining copies of the originals, it is well worth it in the long run so that the details is correct. The model looks great.
springer tug no 3 - Posted: 12 months ago by none
Well this is the 3rd version I have made of a springer tug.

Grp Hull and this time using 2 mm plastic.
Balsa wood and again what ever I could find laying around.

The decking is just printed paper and stuck down with Varnish.

Just needs some ballast and it is ready to go.

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Number 2 attempt springer Tug - Posted: 12 months ago by none
So this was attempt number two at a springer tug.. A little better than the very first one.

Again a home made grp hull and everything else Balsa wood and a few bits I could find about the house..

Well this one too has been scrapped and the hull reused.
Or set aside for another one at a later date.

So at this time is just a fitted out hull

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1st ever Spinger tug model - Posted: 12 months ago by none
Well this was the very first model boat i made.
A springer tug.
I made a mould and then made a few just in case i was to the point of everything going wrong at least I could start another one.

Apart from the home made GRP hull everything else was made in Balsa wood.

Since been scrapped but the hull and all the electrics ect have been reused again for another version..

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