rvchima Posted January 21, 2015 Share #1 Posted January 21, 2015 (edited) Another Very Different Model (for me, anyway) My wife gave me another ship model this Christmas. Of course I gave her strong hints what I wanted. What I wanted was a working vessel with clean lines, a planked hull, and no rigging. After a long search I found the Anteo harbour tug by Panart, which seems to be a part of Mantua models in Italy. Please let me know if I am wrong about this. I ordered the kit from Cornwall Model Boats in the UK. Even with shipping to the US their price was significantly cheaper than anyone else. I ordered the kit on a Sunday and had it in my hands the following Thursday. Amazing service. I gave the box to my wife and opened it on Christmas morning. What's In The Box. First of all, the box measures 37x11x4 inches and weighs a whopping 12.5 pounds! It is packed with quality parts. There are two packages of fittings including funnels, the wheel, tires, the prop, line, portholes, lights, and the anchor. Planking for a double-planked hull , heavy PVC stack. Vacuformed lifeboat shells, rubber bumper material, brass prop shaft. 6 sheets of 1/4" laser-cut ply. 4 sheets of thin veneer ply. A large sheet of photo-etched brass. Instructions in 4 languages plus 2 catalogues. The English instructions are short and pretty rough. 4 pages of plans, 2-sided, 27x39 inches. Edited January 21, 2015 by rvchima yvesvidal, popeye the sailor, Mirabell61 and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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