Tugboat Hermes

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

  1. ----zathros---

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    micahrogers Active Member

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

    good work so far on the Hermes Z
  6. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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

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

    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

    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

    Working on formers.

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  10. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    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

    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

    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

    I do listen to 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

    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

    An incremental step. :)

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  17. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

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

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Twice as good!

    You can say that twice!
  20. ----zathros---

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

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

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