Thought I might just post something about my tugboat project......
I've been working on this on on and off for the last couple of years. So it's a bit of a slow project.
This is sort of how the finished model should look..... It's more or less the same type of boat.
This odd project all started when Mike, an engineering friend of mine, came into the workshop one day and had tucked under his arm a drawing of a river tug. Claiming that there was no way that the drawing was correct and that nobody would ever be able to build a good model from it. (more of that later) I think he'd found it as a free plan in a copy of Model Boats or some such similar magazine.
I took one look and thought it was a great looking prototype, especially as the real one was a relatively small boat...... Not one to shy away from a challenge, I immediately (in my usual stupid challenge response way) said: I'll give it a go!. Of course I didn't know what sort of aggravation I was letting myself in for at that point.
So here's the original drawing, well at least the elevation.... There were some sections and a plan view as well, not that I saw the errors immediately or I might not have taken it on LOL
The plan was about 26" or so... way too small for me, so I though OK If it's to be done lets make it big enough to be easier to handle, but small enough to still fit on the back seat of the car. It's now 42" long
So it's in progress.... Much more detail to follow soon..... Including a lot of drawings and pictures of the model as it goes together.
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