Friday, 21 August 2015

Steam tugboat from HLBS

The latest addition Soerabaja Harbour is this steam tugboat from HLBS. They’ve got quite a good range of boats and ships, mostly military, and this one is perfect for my little harbour.
It’s made of six pieces of resin and everything fits well. 
A 28mm figure to get a feeling for the size. It is unfortunately a bit cramped for based figures.
I looked at photos of older tugs and found this paint-scheme – black, red and yellow - that I quite like.
I weathered the boat heavily as it is, in my mind, having a hard time in the Dutch East Indies colony. Where ships go to slowly die of neglect.

A fun piece to paint.
The algae bloom is severe in the harbour this time of the year :-)

17 comments:

  1. Now that is impressive! Love the harbour area you've constructed too, perhaps I'll skip taking a swim though :0)

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    1. Thanks!
      I'm doing some more work on the harbour now. A big crane and another quay.

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  2. That's a nice bit of work there, Joakim! I'm off to take a look at HLBS' other offerings, thanks for the heads-up.

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    1. Good to be able to point you to a good company. They really have some very nice boats

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  3. Looks superb. Love the weathering. You're building up quite a collection!

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  4. Great painting! The weathering looks excellent.

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    1. Thanks Jonas.
      I'm rather pleased with the result

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  5. Nice work! The tug has the authentic hard-worn look. The algae bloom wouldn't look out of place in Lake Erie this year.

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  6. Thank you!
    Unfortunately the Baltic Sea looked something like that the other week :-(

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  7. Great looking boat...and harbor, creative and excellent job!

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      It's a really fun project

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    1. Thank you
      It will be fun to have everything on the gaming board

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  9. Very nice it seems to be all coming together very well.

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  10. Very nice it seems to be all coming together very well.

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