Built in 1940/3 by Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd (Selby, U.K.) the 21 tugs in the class were designed for escort/rescue work and sported a variety of unique names.
After the war the vessels were sold out of navy service. In the film "The Key" (1958) HMT Restive was painted to represent three different WWII tugs.
The kit contains all the required parts to build the model:
A detailed GRP hull with external plating and a GRP funnel; the prop-shaft, rudder and a brass propeller; CNC-cut and printed styrene parts for the construction of the decks, engine room, superstructure and wheelhouse. A set of fittings manufactured from high grade cast alloy, and a sheet of etched brass items including the stanchions for the rails, rope reels, brackets for lamps and lifebelts, locker hinges etc. Vacuum-formed ships boats; resin-cast Carley floats; cast alloy kits for the anchor windlass, the 12-pounder deck gun and the two Oerlikons. All the rod, wire, dowel for masts and other items needed to finish the model as illustrated. The two full size plans and step-by-step constructional drawings will enable the enthusiast to build this model to museum standards. Paints, glues and the flag are not supplied. Tools will be required to complete.
Scale 1:43 - Length: 1108mm (43½) - Beam: 248mm (9¾) - Displ. approx: 11.5 kg (25lbs)
Price:£339.58 (Including VAT at 20%)