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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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update of project
    3 months 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: AWLB PENLEE
    3 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    I love the waves. Excellent job, done like a pro πŸ˜€
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Steam Capstan
    5 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great job. I love the detail, especially the mounting bolts.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMT Resolve
    5 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Awesome job. Love the detail and admire the patience you must have had. πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Alwyn Vintcent Build
    6 months 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 😊

    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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tug Boat Alwyn Vintcent
    6 months 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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    πŸ“ Tug Boat Alwyn Vintcent
    6 months 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: "ANTEO" Italian Tug
    8 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Awesome. Well done, a beautiful model
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    πŸ“ Alwyn Vintcent Steam Tug
    1 year 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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