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    Tug Boat Alwyn Vintcent
    1:50 Scale scratch built model of last operating steam tug in South Africa. Built using plans I drew up using photographs as reference. Alwyn Vintcent currently being restored by Villiersdorp Vintage Tractor and Engine Club in Villiersdorp, South Africa.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water up prop shaft.
    24 days ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    I love this mix. Thanks for sharing
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    ๐Ÿ“ Alwyn Vintcent Steam Tug 1:32
    1 month ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Having finished all components for the "Alwyn Vintcent" 1:32 Scale Tug Kit I'm now proof building the "kit" making sure everything fits.

    Model is detailed scale replica of actual tug (currently being restored in Villiersdorp, South Africa.)

    Kit includes full set of plans and reference photographs, detailed Fibre-Glass Hull, laser cut 3mm birch ply structure elements, laser etched and cut deck and all fittings (designed from original drawings and photos and 3D Resin printed).

    Have completed the hull, including raised lettering, installation of deck and gunwales and installation of power-train.

    Now working on superstructure.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3 "Robbe" Classic yachts
    4 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just checked. I have the Robbe Skandia. Lovely sailing boat.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3 "Robbe" Classic yachts
    4 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    So lovely to see. I have a Comtesse that I bought 40 years ago, and still sail on the occasional weekends.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Alwyn Vintcent Steam Tug 1:32
    5 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi. Model is 857 x 190 x 510mm. Please see the PDF files for all the details. Alan
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    ๐Ÿ“ Alwyn Vintcent Steam Tug 1:32
    5 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Using plans I drew using photographs and origional constructors drawings I've created a 1:32 scale kit of the Alwyn Vintcent, the last operational steam tug in South Africa (see attached pdf). I'm now building the kit to ensure fits of all the structural components.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Atlantic Tug "Amsterdam"
    8 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Awesome. A beautiful model of an iconic tug ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Building a Tug
    9 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Enjoy. Once you've built one you will be hooked. ๐Ÿ˜€ I started with a model kit ("Sanson") and have since built 6 more from scratch, all at 1:50 Scale. "Anteo", "JR More", "Eland" and x3 "Alwyn Vintcent's".

    My current projects are the "Alwyn Vintcent" at 1:32 Scale for RC (all previous boats primarily for display).

    I've cast 2 hulls, one of which I've already sold, and am now in the last stages of completing the kitting of a second model for sale. Unfortunately the kit is not designed for the novice.

    It is a pity that you are so far away, postage or courier would be exorbitant and would put the cost way above what you would pay for an equivalent model in the UK.โ˜น๏ธ

    Enjoy your model making. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Building a Tug
    9 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    If you are feeling truly adventurous and would like to do a "scratch build" I have plans for the "Alwyn Vintcent", the last operational steam tug in South Africa. I can also supply the 3D models of all the fittings for you to have printed.

    Alan
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: S Boat
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Really love all the detail. Great job ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tug Brent
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great job. Looks awesome on the water. Similar lines to Alwyn Vintcent, South African Tug. Last project was 1:50 scale scratch build, next project same tug 1:24 scale for RC
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update of project
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Awesome. Love the detailing, especially considering scratch built. I applaud your patience, perseverance and attention to detail.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AWLB PENLEE
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    I love the waves. Excellent job, done like a pro ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Capstan
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great job. I love the detail, especially the mounting bolts.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMT Resolve
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Awesome job. Love the detail and admire the patience you must have had. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Alwyn Vintcent Build
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Scratch built 1:50 scale model of Steam Tug Alwyn Vintcent. Last operating steam tug in South Africa. model.

    Having completed Sanson (Artesania Latina kit) and Anteo (scratch built using plans from internet scaled to 1:50) I had the "Tug Bug".

    Wanting to do a South African tug I scanned the internet and found the Alwyn Vintcent. Not only did she "have the look" but there were numerous photographs, and as a bonus I found she was being restored in Villiersdorp, South Africa. Alas I could find no plans.

    Using photos resized to 1:50 scale I traced all lines (using MS PowerPoint) producing a set of plans to scale. The photos I used for reference attached.

    I finally found a set of plans, but only after I completed the model. My plans were nearly a perfect match ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Hull was plank on frame construction, using balsa, which was then used as a blank to make a fibre glass mold. The hull was then cast using the mold to facilitate converting the tug to RC.

    The rest, with the exception of the anchor chain, was scratch built.

    Balsa for all structural elements, 1mm brass rod for all railings, 0.5mm for handles, hinges, portholes, hydrant wheels, pill containers for barrels, wood dowel for vents, liferafts and tyres.

    Detail photos posted in Harbour.

    Took just over 3 months to complete. My next challange is to scratch build the JR More (South African Steam Tug) in 1:50 scale.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tug Boat Alwyn Vintcent
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Build photos posted in Alwyn Vintcent Build Blog. Please advise where I can post reference photos I used to drawup plans and find details
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug Boat Alwyn Vintcent
    2 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    1:50 Scale scratch built model of last operating steam tug in South Africa. Built using plans I drew up using photographs as reference.

    Alwyn Vintcent currently being restored by Villiersdorp Vintage Tractor and Engine Club in Villiersdorp, South Africa.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "ANTEO" Italian Tug
    3 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Awesome. Well done, a beautiful model
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    ๐Ÿ“ Alwyn Vintcent Steam Tug
    3 years ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have plans I made off photographs on internet. From these plans I completed a 1:50 scale model of the Alwyn Vintcent. Alan
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