USS Cree (ATF-84)Object ID: 1997.004.0002
Fiberglass over Balsa Planking on Plywood Frame
104" long x 19" wide x 52" high
Estate of Dwight Brooks
Radio controlled model of the ocean going fleet tug, Cree. Powered by electric motors. The model is very finely detailed on the exterior including operating water cannons. Cree is built using plank on frame constriction with marine plywood keel and bulkheads. It is planked with balsa and covered inside and out with fiberglass and resin. Topsides are built from 1/4 aircraft mahogany plywood covered with finishing resin for strength and fill. Paint is Dietzler automotive acrylic enamel.Featured in the Spring 1981 issue of "Scale Ship Modeler"