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Model Builder's Den => Finishing => : spud December 05, 2009, 15:30:53

: River Star
: spud December 05, 2009, 15:30:53
Hi All
I'm building a River Star (motor tug yacht) from Metcalf mouldings and not sure what colour to paint it ?
it should be lime green hull and cream super structure
they are a american design not sure were to find more info on the colour's they use
can anyone help
cheers spud
: Re: River Star
: Red_Hamish December 06, 2009, 01:57:33
Hello all, while looking to see if I could assist Spud with the colour schemes I remembered the link below:

http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/tug/default.htm from where I've lifted a few to give an idea on as

there are many, many old and new photos of tugs in all sorts or repair.


: Re: River Star
: tugs53 December 06, 2009, 12:03:38
That 'Magnetic' is one cute little tug :) :) :) :)
: Re: River Star
: Model Tug Man December 07, 2009, 06:36:55
Looks like it may be a Lord Nelson Victory tug or an American tug by Benford. Here is a link to some Nelson tugs on Yacht World. They have a great tug section as well--good hunting.

: Re: River Star
: Kieran H December 07, 2009, 06:44:31
wgeb i first read the thread name i thoguht you where taking about a different tug. :D but nice looking tug.
: Re: River Star
: spud December 07, 2009, 08:09:07
Hi all
Thanks for all your reply's
Great web site from model tug man , had to stop at page 30 loads of different idea's for more tug's to build
i need to put it in the test tank before i paint it ,so that will give me abit more time to decide
cheers spud
: Re: River Star
: Lynn Easton December 07, 2009, 08:21:28
Ahoy Spud
Well, she is not a Lord Nelson or a Benford that I can tell you. Here's Benfords site   www.benford.us
I restored a tug like Grivit on his site...
Other than that she shure is a sporty lookin lil bugger.
Can't wait to see what colors she flys.
: Re: River Star
: Lynn Easton December 07, 2009, 11:05:09
Take a look at this link
Maker of "sport tug cruisers" here in the northwest US.
Maybe some color ideas here, pretty shippy looking little tugs...and boy are they fond of them $$$$$$ :)

good luck

: Re: River Star
: tugnut December 07, 2009, 12:43:12
Hi spud she dont look to bad in the green ;)

Regards JOHN B
: Re: River Star
: tugs53 December 07, 2009, 15:46:18
Yes....a Green Hull 8) 8) 8) 8)
Love it!!!!!
: Re: River Star
: sea.mariner December 07, 2009, 15:47:20
I was waiting for that Mike  ;D ;D ;D
: Re: River Star
: Model Tug Man December 08, 2009, 04:27:28
What would it look like in orange?
: Re: River Star
: tugs53 December 08, 2009, 21:01:28
Not nearly as good :) :) ;D ;D ;D

Dark Green Hulls Rock!!