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Taurus Steam Towboat by Duanelaker - Model Shipways - Scale 1:64

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Well I used Elmer’s glue to simulate glass and well it didn’t dry as clear as I had hoped but none the less I’m not too disappointed in them.  They are still wet in this pic.CD859E1E-24FE-41A2-8530-72C42C271D05.thumb.jpeg.f906f30e2e0858522862faca80dc7abc.jpeg

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Ok so after spending more money at model expo lol their wonderful parts Department sent me new windows and doors.  I did offer to pay but they didn’t return that email, a wonderful company!  Makes me want to buy more things from them.... 

 

anyways I have also bought Krystal clear or whatever it’s called, so easy to work with. I am planning on putting some LEDs in side some how.  Progress! B0710529-E173-4DB3-AE03-50AF2B59C103.thumb.jpeg.f045f30b011a8e083dc24392005f59e0.jpeg43ACFEE8-488F-440A-8769-AF3E26F85B72.thumb.jpeg.59775f627cc4826c1599ad1668d06ea9.jpeg

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You have done a wonderful job on the little Tug.  I had this kit years ago when you got the rough hull, some strip wood, blocks and a few castings.  I remember RR guys taking this kit and turning them into show stoppers.  And as I understand now you get w/PE, brass tube smoke stack and no white metal.  Watching you build yours, has me wanting to build another.  Oh, my 1st one, I paid $8.00! Like your approach and detail workmanship.

Rick

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2 hours ago, RickyGene said:

You have done a wonderful job on the little Tug.  I had this kit years ago when you got the rough hull, some strip wood, blocks and a few castings.  I remember RR guys taking this kit and turning them into show stoppers.  And as I understand now you get w/PE, brass tube smoke stack and no white metal.  Watching you build yours, has me wanting to build another.  Oh, my 1st one, I paid $8.00! Like your approach and detail workmanship.

Rick

Thanks for your kind words and showing interest in this build of mine,  this is a fine little kit for sure!  This kit came with a wooden towel for the smoke stack, but I am going to see if I can find a correct sized copper tube to replace, it came with no PE to my knowledge.  The Pilot house was laser cut basswood which is probably a lot easier to work with over a solid block of wood!   

 

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As a change of pace I was working on the “Tug Beard”??  I think it’s not bad for a first try!  Anyone want to guess what it’s made of ? 😝 I have to trim it up a little more...and I assume stain or paint it?

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Installed the rails and the windows and doors.  I also removed the trim on the roof, it made the roof too big I think.  Also painted the eagle, I was going to do gold leaf but I think the liquid gold looks great.  184F396A-4424-4819-B3EB-BDE6F6D7BDAE.thumb.jpeg.f66f03d640af37584eccc61c4bfba175.jpeg61AFD4FF-31C3-47B2-B5EF-F1E1E6DA1C30.thumb.jpeg.9ae0db23a9070ac415b6584540ccb709.jpegB7899C92-0C7F-4E18-8C0D-96F3C172B880.thumb.jpeg.cc054da65374fea2c90d2e9d8eeb200d.jpeg

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