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Are you, or would you like to build a tug?
Yes, in 1/700 36%  36%  [ 44 ]
Yes, in 1/350 24%  24%  [ 29 ]
Yes, in large scale 17%  17%  [ 21 ]
Yes, for R/C 15%  15%  [ 18 ]
Yes, but only if it's commercially available 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
No 6%  6%  [ 7 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:48 pm 
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The Floating Dry Dock has plans for YTB-837 and 838 of the Natick class.

http://www.floatingdrydock.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:13 am 
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Thanks for the reply. :smallsmile:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:07 am 
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Hi all,
I am looking for a 1/350 scale German tug to accompany my Tirpitz diorama in Hakøya. Any suggestions?
Here is an image of two tugs with the Tirpitz in Hakøya:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:12 pm 
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Hi Aop,

Think about the tugboat Hermes kit from SSN Modellbau. Nice and very German, and 1:350.

Maarten :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:04 am 
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Completed this 1860s German tug (1/60 scale) some 20 years ago on the basis of drawings in a contemporary textbook on iron-shipbuilding:

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More pictures here: http://www.maritima-et-mechanika.org/maritime/models/steinhaus/steinhaustug.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:08 am 
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Maarten Schönfeld wrote:
Hi Aop,

Think about the tugboat Hermes kit from SSN Modellbau. Nice and very German, and 1:350.

Maarten :-)

Is this the kit? : http://freetimehobbies.com/1-350-ssn-mo ... ug-hermes/
Though that is a little expensive...maybe I should show-off my worst-in-history scratch-building skill! :tongue: :wacko: :joker:
Thanks, Maarten!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:17 am 
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wefalck wrote:
Completed this 1860s German tug (1/60 scale) some 20 years ago on the basis of drawings in a contemporary textbook on iron-shipbuilding:

More pictures here: http://www.maritima-et-mechanika.org/maritime/models/steinhaus/steinhaustug.html

Very nice model! The slight distorting effect looks nicel! :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:32 am 
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Thanks ! The plating is thin copper sheet into which the rivetts were embossed. The slightly battered effect was not really intentional, but I liked the look afterwards.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:27 am 
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Aop Aur wrote:
uote="Maarten Schönfeld"]
Is this the kit? : http://freetimehobbies.com/1-350-ssn-mo ... ug-hermes/
Though that is a little expensive...maybe I should show-off my worst-in-history scratch-building skill! :tongue: :wacko: :joker:
Thanks, Maarten!

Aop.

Yep, that's the one I meant!

Bit expensive indeed, but I then recommend scratching a nice tug yourself, more fun an much cheaper. :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:01 am 
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So if I were to scratch it, then I will need plans. Anyone?

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:56 am 
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I am working on the 1/700 Tamiya "Tuggers" set, and I am currently nearling completion of the 100t IJN Tug from this set.

The roof of the bridge has what looks like a Linoleum flooring, but with small squares of Linoleum (in scale they would each be about 1 sq. Meter).

Does anyone know what the roofs of these tugs were made of?

The Five Star upgrade set has the roof of this tug painted as if it were metal.

I currently have painted it likewise. But it would not be difficult to change it to linoleum with brass tie-down strips (I have plenty of 20/0 and 30/0 brushes).

Here is a photo o the tug and nearly completed bridge structure:

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And a close-up of the bridge:

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The bridge is not yet glued together in the photos (although it now is, and I wish that I had remembered to glue it together from the inside, gluing the roof down last - live and learn...)

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