Tugboat Hermes

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by zathros, May 7, 2013.

  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    I need to back peddle, I may release it, but it would be very limited and I need to know that person would build it. Enough of that for now. I need to finish it first! :)
  2. goodduck

    goodduck Active Member

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    Maybe u can release the model in parts. Built the 1st part to get the 2nd, 3rd and so on. Or... built this and get a "special" model u will not release to anyone. Just a thought.

    Is there a Tugboat data base somewhere I can look for blueprint or profile, free or paid?
  3. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Good idea!

    Hey, goodduck, that's a great idea! :thumb: :thumb: :cool: That's something we would call MBO ("Management By Objectives") in PM (Project Management). Way to go! :twisted: :cool: :cool:
  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    No Tugboat database I know of. I lofted this hull off of the lofting lines, Those aren't toohard to find. I had a "fun time" with the control points, trying to get the after section of the hulll done. This being a twin screw model, made it a bit more difficult. I should build the hull before I continue but will probably get all the fiddly little parts first. I am working now on my M.G. car every day and haven't got much time for card modeling.
  5. micahrogers

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    1/1 scale MG's are fun too :thumb:

    good work so far on the Hermes Z
  6. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Looking good, Zathros! We really don't see enough of your own stuff around here! :thumb:
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Turns out the front leaf spring mounts have disintegrated, so I am fabricating. I don't know why they used such thin wall stuff. I am will "Americanizing" these suspension points with a much thicker gauge steel. :twisted:
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    I Thank You very much. I really have to get the steam up on this one. I hurt my right hand. Don't know what I did but a couple of fingers aren't working and hurt like the dickens if I press on them.

    I think the M.G. is biting back. I have just purchased a 36" sheet metal brake. I got to get back to this tug. I need to make the formers next. Thanks for your interest! :)
  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Working on formers.

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  10. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    So far so god on the design. Can't wait for the unfolding to begin.
  11. Rogerio Silva

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    2nd and hopeful!

    Second that! Should you think about releasing it, that will definitely enter my TO DO + priority list! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumb: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Unfolding is done for the most part. That picture is missing some superstructure parts that I am revisiting. Lots of itty bitty parts to go. I unfolded the platform with the spot light, but will probably be making that out of metal. The Hull may end up being sheet metal too. No sure on that yet. :)

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  13. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Bottom formers sections done. This could give an option for a waterline model, but I am not to into those, though they are great for dioramas, a necessity actually. Much tweaking is needed. Seems like two steps back for every one forward. The upper sections are next. wall1

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  14. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    I do listen to Zathros...

    Zathros

    That's great, man. The "one forward and two backwards" thing is probably the main characteristic when modeling something from scratch. Not that I'm a skilled modeler, but it also happened in my first (and only, so far) attempt to model. You do know a lot more about it than I do, given your experience.
    But man, does that look fabulous! Your work is detailed, but fast-paced; clean, and yet bold.
    I'm following this with full interest!
    All the best!
  15. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    I think all people who design things , whatever it may be, go through this. Since this is going to be big, I want it to be right. Thanks for your interest Rogerio! :)
  16. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    An incremental step. :)

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  17. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Coming together nicely, Zathros.
    I'm watching with interestl....
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    You are making GREAT progress on this project.
    It will be interesting to see how the build goes.
  19. Rogerio Silva

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    Twice as good!

    You can say that twice!
  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Build? You mean I gotta build this thing!?! :eek: