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Revell 1/108 Harbour Tug Boat

March 29, 2023 · in Ships · · 9 · 0.8K

Calling this done - my .

According to the date on the bottom of the hull this was molded in 1975, even though researching the kits history it first came out in 1955.

There are three very small crew members to be painted and installed, but I have to up my figure painting skills first.

Paints used are Halfords Red Primer, Halfords Matt Black, Hobbycraft Red and Tamiya White Primer. The rope work, front buffer propeller, orange on the stack and life raft and smaller details were painted with Vallejo Model Colors.

I drilled out the spot lights and painted them silver inside, then covered this with white glue which turns clear when dried.

I also removed the moulded ropes that are on the deck and replaced them with home made ropes. I used 0.60 thread for these and before cutting to lengths I drew them through a blob of Vallejo Model Color Green Brown paint. They are glued in place with Loctite Super Glue.

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  1. Superb job, Phillip!

  2. A beautiful lady in red, Phillip @phillipe50
    Excellent work all over.

  3. You don't see many of these...well done, Phillip!

  4. Great job on this ancient kit.

  5. Tug boats are so attractive and this one is no exception, great work on this traditional model.

  6. Well done, Phillip! I love seeing these old kits built to such a high standard.

  7. I love it Phil, I've never seen this kit before and for the age of it there is a surprising amount of detail to pick out, great work !

    • Many thanks. The kit box art has been changed many times but here is the box art that was on the kit when I purchased it 5 years ago:

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  8. That is very very cool! I remember building that with my Uncle Paul who worked for Revell when it was still in Venice, CA.

    Kudos all the way around.

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