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figtree7nts

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Member No. 3723
Registered 10th Apr 2016
Last Online 18th Jun 2018
City Hartford
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 2
Forum Posts 405
Photos Posted 357
Likes Received 552
Likes Given 907
1,013 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 6th May 2017
South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders
Since: 22nd Jun 2017
Harbour
Brooklyn
Type: Tug Boat
Alpha Boat
Type: Other
San Pedro
Type: Tug Boat
+5 More
Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
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Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 70
Forum Post 2 810
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 20
Photos Response 3 297
Video Post 15 60
Video Response 3 273
Build Blog 20 80
Blog Post 5 875
Blog Response 3 678
Sailor 8 16
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 907
Received Likes 2 1104
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Recent Posts
Windows Taped! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
Windows finally taped! Now all I have to do. Is putty the main cabin deck. Around the fascis board (coaming around main cabin). Maybe paint the superstructure by Thursday or Friday!

Deck Hardware Painted! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Today was a good day to spray paint the Deck Hardware. I also hand painted the Fire Monitor too! I painted the Deck Hardware black. The main Deck will be a light Tan. And the Main Cabin Deck light Grey!

Fittings & Detail Parts by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Good night Doug, It's to my advantage having harbor models so close! Huh, Who's getting Married? I'm already there!

Fittings & Detail Parts by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Pittsfieldpete, I'm glad you found the wedsite useful! They have quite a sellection as you can see. Ed

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Night Doug, Glad it was only the ESC! No major damage just had to wait for the darn thing to float back!

Fittings & Detail Parts by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Pete, Why don't you try Harbor Models in California! They have a wide arrangement of model parts. I purchase from them all the time. If memory serves me right. The guys name is Nick! Who run the place! And they have a great turn around also!👍 http://www.harbormodels.com/

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Doug, Sorry to see that ESC went up in flames! Guess better now than latter at the pond...😭 I remember one of my tugs about 35 yrs ago. Having a main space fire. Problem was it was in the middle of the pond!😡 All I saw was black smoke out of the engine room....😱 Luckily the tug floated back to shore about an hour latter. But I was able to recover the model! with one burnt ESC....

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Main space fire, Huh!

Building the Ladders! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Today I worked on the ladders! Fairly simple to do. Just had to measure the rungs. Cut them to size 1 1/4"! The actual rung will be 3/4"! Wait for the glue to set. Then cut off the excess!

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
That's about right take a look at the real Wyeforce! Guess 22" is where they thought the model should be at! https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/235000813

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Pete, Not sure why the name plate says Southampton. I've never seen the Atlantic before! The controller that you see is the 27mhz unit I know I have one in my spare parts bin!

Taping of Windows! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
So far the hardest part of the build is the pilot house! Painting it will be another challenge. Oh, not sure what they where thinking drinking or sniffing! But the pilot house needs to be redesigned...…. A lot of the builders of the Brooklyn. Paint the whole pilot house. Then paint the windows black! Not me I want visible windows......

Taping of Windows! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
The pilot house of the Brooklyn. Is made of clear lexan. Or some sort of clear plastic. Anyway you have to tapeup the windows. if you want clear windows to show! So, now i'm waiting for 10mm tape. To tapeup the forward windows on the brooklyn! Pacients is a virtue! In the plans Dumas wants you to neatly. cut the windows out. Just to put another piece of clear plastic in it's place! What? yes cut it out to replace it with another piece of plastic!!!!

Wheels by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Now that's what I call skills! Great job on the wheel, Hammer!

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Pete, Glad you have learned! I too have learned as well. My Southampton didn't come with lights. So, your Richardson tug. must look awesome on the water at night. Oh, 2.4ghz is way better than 27mhz. This is why, I changed the reciever to my Southhampton! And the long aerial just doesn't look right! Ed

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Pete, I agree with Doug. Push and lift at the same time! At least that's how mine worked out! I found a piece of foam in the bilge of my southhampton. didn't see the point of it. so I took it out! Now underneath the first hatch. I found the reciever. Believe it or not it was a 27mhz reciever! Which I quickly switched out for a 2.4ghz reciever. But maybe the Richardson Tug is completely different electronics wise....!

Pilot House and Main Cabin! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
I'm trying that's, why I'm taking my time with her!

Pilot House and Main Cabin! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Well, I finally assembled the pilot house and main cabin! I drilled holes straight through the pilot house and main cabin! I'm using very thin wire! Don't even know what gauge it is! For those of you who may want to build the Tug Brooklyn. When making the main cabin be careful. That the main cabin deck is flat! So that when you go to put the pilot house on to the main cabin deck. they are flush the main cabin deck has camber. But the pilot house doesn't have camber! So when you put them together they don't match! I sanded down the pilot house bottom. to match the main cabin deck as best as possible. I had to put an extra strip of plastic to hide the uneven seam. from where the pilot house met the main cabin deck! I think once painted it won't be too noticeable!

Afloat at last !!! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
She looks "Ship shape and in Bristol fashion" as they say! Job well done Sir, She is a vessel to be proud of! You did a great job making a replica of the real one....👍

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Pete, When I worked on mine. I believe it took me about an hour or so! Just be careful with the seams! take your time. Start from the rear of the Pilot house! I first took apart the pilot house. I took the smoke stacks off! Then slowly pride the rear of the pilot house! NOTE: on mine they had only glued the glue points! If you look carefully, You can see them. They're located at each corner! Maybe you can also use a wide xacto. That's what I used back then..... Good Luck!

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Pete, I have the Southampton too. which came with no lights! I got it about 6 years ago. Anyway I carefully took the top off the pilot house using a single edge razor! You could give that a try! I also painted mine to resemble the WYEFORCE! Good luck, Oh I also painted the inside of the pilot house as well! Ed

Final Color Choice! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
I was going to use a very light green. By Humbrol but decided against it because. I thought about it Tugs of that class and era. Where a dark green! But I don't want to use dark green! So, I purchased medium light green instead. It's called "Army Green"! Oh, It has no shine what so ever. A very matt finish which is what I want! If you look at the picture to the right. That's the original Brooklyn. Docked somewhere on a New York City pier. Circa 1910!

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Great job on your build, lots of patients! I commend you sir!

Brooklyn by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 39"/2700g Brooklyn Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 80mm) Geared Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 5Amp/h Batteries - Comments: She has a 12 volt Dumas Motor and a 15 amp Mtroniks viper marine ESC! Also has a 12 volt Harbor Models Smoker. Tug Brooklyn is still under construction!

Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
I would start on the hardest project first! Then work my way to the easiest one! Maybe this will work! It does for me...

Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
You've got quite a few projects ahead of you! Where do you find the time? Can't wait to see the other boats also! I find you bring a model to the water. People are just mesmerized, especially the children!

Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Great job on the sea trails! She looks perfect on the water!👍

Tamiya Tape! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Thanks, for the input won't pull on it too hard! I got the 6mm and 40mm for now! I got the 6mm to help me make the turn on aft of the hull! Here goes nothing!

Tamiya Tape! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Well the Tamiya Tape arrived! Now I can go ahead and fix the waterline on the Brooklyn! There's some over spray I have to tidy up. Once I'm done with that. on to the Deck and Deck hardware!

Forward H Bitt & Aft H Bitt! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
I assembled the forward & aft H Bitts also painted them! They are a bit flimsy. But once glued to the deck. They become stronger! The deck is black from over spray. I will be painting the deck tan or a good shade of wood! The deck has tape all over it! So, I won't have to prime the deck!