Lindberg 1/82 Tugboat
When my wife picked up a Lindberg Tugboat for her collection, I noticed the scale was close to the “1/72” boats I had been doing. I thought I’d give one a try, however I didn’t want to do the usual, colorful boat on the boxart, and I wanted it to fit in with my other boats. Searching the internet, I came up with a couple dull, drab, U.S.Army tugboat pictures, that were just what I was looking for. I added a couple davits, a rowboat, some tow rope, an anchor chain, and some clear windows. The rest of the boat is OOB. I was set to do some heavy weathering, but the pictures I had found, made it look very clean. In all, it was a fast, simple build. I have added the crew (really small next the the 1/72 figures) , which add a little color. It’s the kind of kit that you can do as much, or as little, as you’d like, and still come out ok.
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