All Iron Shipwrights 1/350 Scale Model Kits Come with a Full Resin Hull, Pieces, Instructions, and Photoetch Parts for Ultimate Historical Accuracy.
If Product Photo is of Completed Model, Your Model Will Arrive Brand New and Uncompleted, Just Like All of the Other Iron Shipwright's Model Kits
All Models Come With Complete Instructions and Excellent Customer Support With Free Replacement Parts - No Questions Asked
A few months ago, I was surprised to see a small box from Commanders/Iron Shipwright among my mail. I opened it up to find a pair of tug hulls and packets of small resin parts. I contacted Ted Paris and he told me they were test castings of their forthcoming 143’ US Navy Auxiliary Fleet Tug /Ocean Rescue Tug (ATA/ATR) kit. Ted and Jon Warneke knew how much I enjoy tugboats so they thought I would like to build this pair.
I checked out the Navsource website to see if there were any photographs of these tugs and I found a good one of ATR-47 in a Measure 22 scheme. Further research uncovered that post-war, this tug was sold to Moran Towing and was modified for civilian service as the Edmund H. Moran II. So I then decided to build them steaming side by side in both liveries.
I added the gun tub and ammo locker to the ATR-47 model and I modified the kit to build the Moran version. The photo-etch was not yet designed so I used parts from leftover other sets to detail the models. They build up into neat models and they will be a welcome addition to anyone’s tug or auxiliary fleet.
NOTICE: Model Kit Does Not Come with Display Stand