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Bridge/Cockpit/Flight Deck construction by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
so, having been at work all weekend, today saw a day off and a few hours to start building the foreward cockpit bridge thingy. There will be quite a bit of shape changing mods to this part as we build, simply because the Dumas kit is of the 44ft Coastguard cutter and the Waveney class Lifeboat has quite a few differences. Changes to make include the windows, the rear walls to be extended to take acount of extra windows at back of cab, forward sloping front piece, engine intakes on both sides, and changes to the roof. Still waiting on a reference book on "Waveneys" from ebay, should have been here by now! that will give me the change to start super detailing the exterior decs, cabins ect.

Cabin Sides Glued in Place! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
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?

Fascis Board and Molding! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
The engine room floor is in place. using Resin it's not going any where! It's ok I'll make do! I believe that Dumas used the motor mount floor design from their fiberglass hull. So it fits very high in the plastic hull design! No worries it will work! It better!!!!!!😡😊

Cabin Sides Glued in Place! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Thanks, It's my third Dumas kit! I have the Jersey City, San Pedro, and now the Brooklyn!

Fascis Board and Molding! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I used the Dumas running hardware! The motor comes with the connection. For the Dumas drive dog! And the motor mount platform was to high up! It's OK one way or another. I'm getting this boat finished. 👍

Fascis Board and Molding! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Oh, I'm going to have to take out a small loan. The motor I'm going to be using is the Dumas 12Volt. It retails for a mere $82.00 Ouch! 😲 Couldn't use MFA reduction motors. Because they wouldn't align to the drive shaft!

Devil in the detail! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Great job on the struts! Rudders look good too! I know Dumas, Just gives a piece of sheet brass. You've got to make the best of it... 👍

Pilot House Completed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Oooops! 🤔 Don't tell me you glued them in??? If the MPs getcha plead insanity or 'Diminished Responsibility due to building a Dumas kit'! 😉 Don't worry, we'll stand bail for you 😁

Main Cabin Bondo'ed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
"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 😎

Carol Moram by John-Donyatt Seaman   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 20"/1200g Carol Moram Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 20mm) Direct Drive to a Mtroniks (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiMH (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Vyper (25Amps) ESC - Comments: A Dumas kit with two hull halves and brilliantly detailed ply and styrene superstructure. Needs 24 ozs of lead shot to balance

The Smoke Stack by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Mornin' Ed! Glad it helped 👍 Dumas was more 'respectable' than I was when I first built my HMS Hotspur destroyer. I used squashed 'bog roll' tubes for the funnels😲 I guess that's probably 'hygiene paper' and 'smoke stacks' to you guys over there. In my defence: I was 15 and used whatever was in my 'line of sight' 😉 30 odd years later I replaced them with 1/32" balsa wrapped around several 1/4" formers, and lots of wood sealer! We live and learn 😉 BTW: 2nd coat of lacquer on the Sea Scout deck, see pic, some might be happy with this surface finish but after the success with the cabin roof I want to push my limits!! Could be a long night 😁 Will post details of the technique in my Sea Scout blog, main ingredient is PATIENCE! Cheers Doug 😎 PS: just opened a bottle of French 'elbow grease'; Rosé de Loire!!!

The Smoke Stack by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Partly completed smoke stack. No, your not seeing things! Dumas has used what looks like a Paper tower holder spool! As the smoke stack for the Tug Brooklyn! No I'm not kidding, Really a paper towel spool. Only it has a wax finish to the outer surface! Then they made the pop rivet band out of clear plastic. Had to use 200 watts of light to see the cuting lines. But I was able to cut in some what of a straight line! You can see I placed them about 2" apart! After you paint the smoke stack. The bands will come out as part of the details! Got to give a thanks to RNinMunich! Doug the white bands you see on the smoke stack. Those were what I needed the measurements for! Thanks Again!

Rudder servo in place! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Mornin' Ed, Just found the Dumas kit on the Krick site here. Great subject 👍 But €479.00 Phew! 😲 Happy 'tugging', Doug 😎

Rudder servo in place! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
I placed the rudder servo forward of the gear box. The folks at dumas wanted it placed. Against the coaming that runs along the opening of the hull! I found this angle troubling! The servo would be on a 180 degree angle. Which would be hard to get to. What if I don't have a screw driver. that's small enough to get to the screws! So, the servo has been placed next to the gear box! On a 90 degree angle which makes it extremely accessible. I have also placed the receiver. On the coaming using double sided tape. I placed the aerial on a piece of wood. I placed on a 90 degree angle! On my last Tug I put the receiver. On the motor mount floor. And the aerial against the coaming!

Pilot House! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Perspex, Now I know what it's called! Dumas should have made the part out of white ABS! Now I have to get liquid tape. To tape up the window frames!