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figtree7nts

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Member No. 3723
Registered 10th Apr 2016
Last Online 19th Aug 2018
City Hartford
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 2
Forum Posts 434
Photos Posted 419
Likes Received 672
Likes Given 1098
1,136 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 2 868
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 20
Photos Response 3 306
Video Post 15 75
Video Response 3 285
Build Blog 20 80
Blog Post 5 1090
Blog Response 3 807
Sailor 8 16
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 1098
Received Likes 2 1344
6131 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Skylight Windows! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Thanks Steve, I'm trying to do the best I can!👍

Forward Ladder! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Thanks, I think he's trying to make Skipper!😁

Forward Ladder! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Forward ladder is now in place! I also placed a Deckhand. Looking down the ladder! Special Note: When I was laying the deck. I laid it off center accidently!😡 So, the ladder is off center by about a 1/4"!😲 Lesson learned when laying the deck. Use slow curing glue. in case you have to move the deck around. and position it in place!

Skylight Windows! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
The Skylight windows are now painted and completed! Dumas should have done a better job. At designing the skylight on the Brooklyn! Dumas could have precut the windows. Which would have looked great! I would have cutout the Skylight windows. But was unable to! So, just painted the window frames!

Burpy Hapday! ;-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Happy Birthday Doug, And many more from the U.S. 👍 Cheers, Ed

One Bottle of Thinner! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Doug, I have a few more fiddly things to do! I figure 1st of sept for a launch date!👍

One Bottle of Thinner! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Had to order a small bottle of Testers Thinner. See, I used spray cans to paint the superstructure of the Brooklyn! So there was some area's that need to be tidied up a bit! So my idea is to spray some of the leftover paint. Into a small cup and use one of my small brushes. To paint over some area's that have over spray! So, I need a way to clean my brush! Hence the Thinner...…….! Now, I can finish the build of the Brooklyn! Tommorrow, I plan on working on her running lights! For this I must give credit where it is do, Thanks to RNinMunich Doug, for you hard work and dedication, Thanks again Doug! I printed out the diograms you sent me. They are a lot of help!

HMS Hood by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Steve, Her details are great! And the smoke looks awesome!👍

Fire Fighting Buckets Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Each bucket is now painted red. Along with their silver handles! I painted the tops of the buckets light tan. To simulate sand being in them! Best as I could, I couldn't get the handles. To look the way their suppose to look!

Fire Fighting Buckets! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
I completed the fire fighting buckets! There's 18 of them! Just had to soften some wire bend to shape! Next I have to paint them. But before that break time.....

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
That looks great! I couldn't find small switches! Had to settle for the push on push off kind! Radio shack is going around closing all their stores. what a shame! How did you work on those guy wires?

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Much patients is needed for the fiddly things! I've got a bunch of string to run. On her davits and smoke stack! The Brooklyn is almost complete! At or about 95-96%!

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Three 27 foot RN whalers, I don't think so! You know what it took me. To work on those block and tackles! NO way, I'm glad I didn't glue my fingers to anything! During the build of the Brooklyn. I have glued my fingers quite a few times. Luckily not to the boat itself! Oh, Thanks I forgot about lashing down the lifeboat!😲 I can't wait for fall season! I love the winter month's......

Running Light Switches! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
I didn't want to have to reach into the boat. To turn on the running lights. So I put push button switches under the skylight! I figure one switch for port/starboard. And one for the forward main deck light and steaming ahead light!

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
It pays to be patient! I was putting off working on the Davit and Lifeboat! But, today I felt inspired. So was able to put together the block and tackle! Not sure, if I'm going to glue the lifeboat to the boat cradle! The sky light is removable. For access to the light switches!

'All Aboard' ;-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Doug, What a coincidence, you should mention pier 16! 30 some odd years. I worked on piers 15 and 16. In new York harbor. Now thoughs were the days! Oh, now there's the famous pier 17 built in the mid 80's!

'All Aboard' ;-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Wait, Wait! Can I join the crew?😁😜😋

Sterling American Scout by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
I've actually seen this in real life! Not a pretty site at all😲

Final Finishing before Sea trials ;-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Doug, If I put a bunch of girls on my tug. Don't think we'll get any work done!😜😜😜

Final Finishing before Sea trials ;-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
What's that link again?😜

Sterling American Scout by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
It must be his first time out. Why's he hanging over the rail!😁 Look closely to port!

Fire Monitor! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
The fire monitor is connected to a water pipe. But in this case it's a solid piece of aluminum tubing! Which I had to bend and shape accordingly. To the Pilot House and Captain's Cabin! After bending to shape. I then glued miniature washers. To simulate connection seams! And there we have it. Fire monitor and pipe painted the typical Red for Fire!

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Evening Pete, Are you going to document what you do? By posting picture and a thread? Ed

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Pete, Yes, We are all one big happy family!👍 And I'm always very happy to receive. My kits in the mail or ups or what ever. Aquacraft is a very good model company! I haven't collected a trawler yet. If you get one I look forward to your post! Regards, Ed

Postponed Maiden Voyage! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Look as if I'll be postponing Brooklyn's Maiden Voyage. Still have quite a bit of work to do on her! I'm also waiting for some .25 miniature rope to arrive in the mail! I have one last detail to add which is a steam whistle! But, have to wait on that for now! I think her Maiden Voyage, will be late sept early oct!😱😲

RS 545 Motors by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Greetings Skipper, Welcome about! Why not try these motors! I have them in my Dumas San Pedro. They work great! https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/MFA-919D251.ht... Regards' Ed

Special Note! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
On starting the build of the Brooklyn. I had purchased 1 bottle of glue! 2oz It actually take about a bottle and a quarter. Give or take! See when I built the Jersey City. It only took one bottle to put her together! The Brooklyn is 3.5" longer than the Jersey City. Hence more glue needed!

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Pete, We're all one big happy family here on MBW! We don't mean no harm!😁

Spotlight Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Spotlight is now completed! I have to solder the port & Starboard Lights! Anyway that's a small project on it's own! Unlike Serenity the Brooklyn isn't going to have a working spotlight! It's not in the budget!😲

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Sorry, I couldn't resist!😉