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Kits Used:
Battlefleet Models, 1/700 scale
Medium and Large Tugs, Kit #BFM 701

The ubiquitous workhorse of every port comes in the form of that pleasing little boat known as the tug. There is a whole array of these craft in various shapes, sizes, and configurations which have been put to work over the years and Battlefleet models have created two of these in one box.

The two can be portrayed as civilian, or USN versions. I have chosen to create a diorama showing one as civilian in the New York Harbour livery, inspired by the Paul Bender painting, with a USN version passing by her starboard side.

I have used various Eduard, and GMM figures to line the decks to give a salute as they pass otherwise the build is very much “out-of-the-box”. Building the USN version means that you will have to provide your own armament which I have taken from my spares box. The smaller guns a re left over from USS Algonquin, also a Battlefleet Models kit.

The casting of the hulls is flawless, and a pleaure to build. You can make these as simple or as complicated as you wish. I thought they stood alone very well but a larger diorama showing them in action with a bigger ship is a tempting thought.
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About the Author

About peter fulgoney (peterf)


Nice little diorama, or ship vignette.
JUN 18, 2007 - 10:53 PM
Just great, man those trails behind the boat are just so nicely done
JUN 18, 2007 - 11:06 PM
Very nice. Something a little different.
JUN 19, 2007 - 12:45 AM
Awesome detail for that scale.
JUN 19, 2007 - 03:00 AM
Of all the builds I have seen of my kits, Peters Tugs is my favorite!
JUN 19, 2007 - 04:55 AM
Thank you all for the nice comments, I enjoyed building these as it took me away from building BB's all the time. It's not until you build the smaller craft that you realy understand the scale. Cheers, peter F.
JUN 20, 2007 - 12:07 AM