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1/50 scale tugboat Klimek - August 2013

Posted by Tim Kidwell
on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Amit Bhattacharya, Los Angeles, California

“It took almost two years, but I finally finished my Klimek, my first model after 30 years,” Amit says. “It is 95 percent card stock. There are some wood parts (the funnel and the ventilators). The mast is styrene tube and rigged with thread and clear styrene. Everything is scratchbuilt except the chains and the rope fenders at bow and stern. Scale is 1/50ish — plan says 1/50 but there is a hand-written notation on the side that says 1/52.60! I downloaded the plan from www.freeshipplans.com, printed it on card, soaked it in thin super glue, then cut, sanded, glued, and painted. The water base is various shades of blue and white paint covered by a layer of clear silicone shaped into waves.”

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