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ATF Fleet Tug, Battlefleet Models

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Peter Fulgoney shares with us images of his latest build, Battlefleet Models new ATF Fleet Tug, in 1/700 scale resin.

As part of the Battle of the Atlantic diorama, I elected to include the Battle Fleet Models ATF tug as part of the escorts contingency. The configuration of this little craft is quite distinct with its amidships mounted crane being a main feature of the build.

Very helpful as well is the colouring instructions showing measure 32 for both sides of the ship, and this turns out to be a very dramatic, and viewable scheme which makes the ship a strong subject for the resin model builder.

As soon as these elements were completed in the modelling process, the composition really came to life, and everything else was a bonus.

What took all the heartache out of the research was Mike McCabe’s build of the same kit. A lot of questions were answered in his build along on the BFM site, and also the Navsource website mentioned in the instructions proved to be a great companion for the researcher.

The good thing about this kit is that there are many versions, old and new, and also a number of ships which joined other navies, so buy one, and have fun.

Great subject BFM!

Peter F - Chatham

Click HERE for a direct link to the kit at the official Battlefleet Models website.

Click HERE for the MSW "inbox" review of this fine kit.
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About peter fulgoney (peterf)


Wonderful job Peter! Gator
OCT 29, 2007 - 05:47 AM
Excellent job Peter, you beat me to it! Mike
OCT 29, 2007 - 06:35 AM
Yes, Rui, I am very proud to have had Peter Fulgoney, build the first and everyone of my kits since. He has done a very nice job of showing the modeler what can be done with the average resin kit. By adding details and placing it on an ocean base or harbour, and making it a thing of beauty. Well, done Peter H.
OCT 29, 2007 - 09:17 AM
Precisely, so colourful and tiny! and then I really like the experiments Peter has been doing with his camera
OCT 29, 2007 - 07:46 PM
Another atmospheric build by Peter! Excellent photography, too!
OCT 30, 2007 - 07:46 AM
2007-31-10 New "In Progress" Images added to Feature
OCT 30, 2007 - 09:43 PM
Thanks, everyone, much appreicated, and inspiring comments moving onto the next project - Aviso Grille, which is on the SOTQ blog. Cheers, Peter F
OCT 30, 2007 - 11:26 PM
Wow. Another great build from you Peter, thank you for sharing with us. I also would like to know what the escort is? L or M class may be? Ciao Luciano
NOV 01, 2007 - 03:16 AM
Hi Luciano, Rui, I believe Peter told me it was the HMS Milne.
NOV 01, 2007 - 05:30 AM
Hi Luciano, Rui, I believe Peter told me it was the HMS Milne.[/quote] Correct, that is the Milne which was an earlier build, and is on this site. The dio is part of the Atlantic Convoy dio at Telford - NEXT WEEK!! Cheers, Peter F
NOV 01, 2007 - 10:40 PM