H158 HO 77′ HO TOW & SALVAGE TUG “WELLINGTON” waterline kit – A Fine Craftsman model kit – New Release available 1/28/23 at the Amherst RR show West Springfield, Mass Will be ready for pickup at the Show on 1/28/23. Call Sea Port Model Works: 603-498-3849 to reserve your kit! Limited quantity available.
All parts and assembly instructions/finished photos included in the kit as shown in photos. People figures are NOT included in the kit, however, we do sell Preiser figures as well as metal unpainted figures here on our website – Category: PEOPLE FIGURES.
Actual size of craft: Length 10-5/8” Width 2-1/2”
Scale size of craft: Length 77’ Width 18’
This waterline kit is supplied with a hollow resin hull, etched brass ladders & railings, resin pilot house, and high-quality pewter & resin fittings castings, many of which have been designed specifically for this kit.
This kit is designed to give the modeler the best advantages in building and finishing a terrific model. All of the original patterns were made in our shop with reference to details of several prototypes and much research in books, museums, photographs and conversations with master modelers.
This model could just as easily be built and finished without our instructions by closely viewing drawing & photos, however, for the in-experienced modeler, there is a lot to learn about modeling in general from our instructions. There are no hard and fast rules on how to build this model! You, the modeler, will have to judge your work. If everything is perfect, then you will get very little modeling done and it will probably not look like a vessel that just put a hard day’s work in with a crew who might not be concerned about just how pristine their vessel looks.
The modeler has a great chance to weather and configure the vessel as having done some serious work or in pristine condition just after being launched. Some part modification (sanding or filing) might be required on wood, resin & metal parts for satisfactory fit.
All of our resin parts are hand molded from high quality resin that is tough, durable, machinable, and paintable.
Many of our high-quality metal castings and brass components have been specifically designed for our kits.
How this kit came about: We were drawn to develop this Craftsman Kit several years back after our friend Richard Boudreau from Canada scratch built the model and shared his drawings with us. Further, after reading “Grey Seas Under” by Farley Mowart about the S.S FOUNDATION FRANKLIN tug.
THIS TUG IS A TERRIFIC ADDITION TO A WORKING HARBOR!