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Are you, or would you like to build a tug?
Yes, in 1/700 35%  35%  [ 43 ]
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 ]
Total votes : 122
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 Post subject: Re: Calling all Tug fans
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:56 pm 
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Hi all!
I love the tugs, but like them in armed versions, and my favorite is "Envoy" ( Envoy class ), maybe some day I can get plans for this nice and pleasant kind of design.
The lines, the grey colour and the gun make them very special!!! :thumbs_up_1:


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American fleet tugs are the best too!!! :cool_2:
See some model of USS "Seneca":

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:31 am 
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I have the Loose Cannon Foundation Josephine (1/700) in the stash but the Foundation Franklin (ex-HMS frisky, 1919) would be interesting with the twin funnels. My preference would be for 1/350.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:08 am 
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Now this is a tug. :big_grin: :big_grin: :heh: :heh:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:12 am 
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And another. :heh: :heh: :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:17 pm 
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Hi ARH,I'm sorry for not mentioning the HMS "Resolve", I love this design too! :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:41 am 
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Here is Brazilian Museum Tug "Laurindo Pitta", comissioned in Brazilian Navy in 1910 for ww1 duty with the DNOG and preserved, located today in downton Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Characteristics:

Displacement: 293 ton. (light) e 514 ton (heavy).
Dimensions: 38.73 m in lenght , 6.71 m beam , 4.5 m draft.
Propulsion:steam 850 hp.



Speed: max 11 knots.

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This thread has been abandoned for too long! :big_grin: :woo_hoo:

I have started work on the Loose Canon HMT Stormking and...well...at least it's a good subject...

So far, I have completely stripped the aft deck, cut up most of the forward superstructure and plan on replacing all of the small parts. The casting quality is bad, but I think it is just my particular kit since most Loose Canon kits seem to have nice or at least fair casting. My hull was literally split in half by a massive bubble. I could have ordered a replacement, I am sure, but figured what the heck, it's such a small kit, why not just repair it. At the moment it's held together with some superglue and a lot of putty. I found that the forward bridge deck is largely incorrect, both in layout and placement, and so I have chopped it up and am rebuilding it. The funnel is good, but I will drill it out and replace the piping. The vents (not sure of the correct term-vents like the kind found on old ocean liners) are useable, but the gun, davits, masts, boats, anchors, etc. all will be replaced. The aft deck has a bizarre raised structure running the length of it that does not appear in any of the photos I have seen of these tugs, although I have yet to find one of Stormking specifically. I plan on building HMT Assurance, so that doesn't matter too much. I cut off everything on the aft deck. The hull has overdone rub rail detail that has all come off and will be replaced with strip styrene. I will raid the spare parts bin for ladders, rails, 20mm, anchors, etc.

Now, on to the questions.

The gun, which I am assuming is a 3", is alright, but would really rather be replaced. Does anyone make an aftermarket version of this gun?

As I already mentioned, I plan on replacing the ships boats. Does anyone know what the approximate size of these boats were and whether they were carried by other ships in the RN?

Finally, does anyone know where to find good, high quality photos of these ships? I have some low quality ones, but they don't provide much detail. Thanks in advance!

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 Post subject: Re: Calling all Tug fans
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:51 pm 
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I have the Loose Cannon tug Foundation Josephine (1/700) but it is in good shape. I will be starting it later this fall and plan to mount with the Loose Cannon CCG ice breaker Raddison (that is very nicely done with PE and decals). I normally don't do 1/700 but in 1/350 WEM has a 27 ft whaler/raft package. Best Wishes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:00 pm 
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That's what I suspected, since Loose Canon gets generally high marks for casting quality. As for details, it's more a matter of personal preference, and these are parts I would replace anyways. The only real issue, in my eyes, is the odd structure on the stern deck. Otherwise, it's mostly a matter of personal taste.

Thanks for the comment and confirmation. :wave_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:25 pm 
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I have been making small scale tugs for many years-they are,along with escorts,my favourite type of ship. Here are a few grouped together,all British wartime and post war types.
http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n140 ... titled.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Here is a fairly recent US Army tug,unmistakably American.....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:10 pm 
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Brazilian Navy operates some very interesting sea going tugs:
See here tug "Tridente":

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This is the "Triunfo", same class:

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Here is the "Tritão":

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Sorry for repost,but I wanted to reorganise my album. Here is the image direct,sorry for any broken links...
They are 1/1250 scale,and reading left to right are-Brigand 1939,Bandit circa 1943,Mediator circa 1943,Freebooter 1950s,Forceful 1970s,Agile 1950s,Confiance 1960s,Adept 1990s and SD Bustler present. I like building tugs...... :smallsmile:

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Very nice. Amazing detail for that scale. :thumbs_up_1:

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The following is a recently started tug blog, obviously east coat Canada but it may have generic value as there is not very much tug resource traffic
http://tugfaxblogspotcom.blogspot.com/

His older blog, general Halifax, Canada shipping is here
http://shipfaxblogspotcom.blogspot.com/


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I posted this tonight; US Navy Tug Characteristics, 1944. No photos, but it does define the different types and should be a good reference for diorama builders as to what type of tug to use for different types of ships.

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These are two photo,s not seen on the web before.

They are of my HMT RESOLVE, one taken in my corner bath, 57 inch scratch built model.

And all the parts built before assembling.


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Coal fired? Interesting looking with those twin stacks for sure...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:27 am 
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Yes , coal fired, the largest tugs in the world up till 1940,s

This gives you an idea of the size of the model, taken some 15 years ago. :heh: :heh: :heh:


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Who's the "young guy" handling it? :wave_1: :woo_hoo:

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