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#1 newPTboater Feb 28, 2010 12:05 PM

1/20 Late War Elco - almost ready to launch
 
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Almost done and ready for the water (there's still snow on the ground in Michigan). Attached are photos of my 1/20 late war Elco from Mosquito Boat Hobbies. The figures are modified from a Tamiya pit crew.

#2 patmat2350 Feb 28, 2010 12:21 PM

Nice detail, and great job with the figures!

But the skipper is out of uniform... I hope one of the crew can remind him to put his cap back on. :D

#3 der kapitan Feb 28, 2010 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by patmat2350 (Post 14470271)
Nice detail, and great job with the figures!

But the skipper is out of uniform... I hope one of the crew can remind him to put his cap back on. :D

Lighten up Pat, it's late in WWII, and most of these guys wouldn't have shirts on either---.: p

#4 Kmot Feb 28, 2010 12:40 PM

Awesome job! Looks great!

#5 patmat2350 Feb 28, 2010 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by der kapitan (Post 14470373)
Lighten up Pat, it's late in WWII, and most of these guys wouldn't have shirts on either---.: p

You mean like this?

http://www.boattest.com/images-galle...t109crew-b.jpg

#6 patmat2350 Feb 28, 2010 01:20 PM

Or this?

http://worldwartwozone.com/photopost.../PT_59crew.jpg

BTW, I never saw this image of PT-59 before... an Elco 77, later converted to gunboat usage, and skippered for a while by a recuperating JFK. Check out that non-reg camo pattern!

And if someone really wants some accurate WW2 figures, they need to be SCRAWNY...

(apologies for such a rapid hijack of your thread, newPT)

#7 PT-333 Feb 28, 2010 03:39 PM

Great Job!!!! Way to go with the pit crew figures they are a real pain to work with.
It's nice to see another 1/20 scale boat out there. What did you use for motors and did you take photos of how you set up the interior?

#8 newPTboater Feb 28, 2010 07:07 PM

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I went with the pre-packaged twin motor geared set up from Mack Marine. I ended up using an Astroflight ESC. I made a seperate access hatch so I can hook up the battery without removing all of the deck structure (which I can take out per the plans if I need to)

#9 PT-333 Feb 28, 2010 08:43 PM

Are you using two separate speed controls or one and is that the Astroflight ESC w/reverse?
I'm using two Astroflight 25's and two Astroflight ESC w/reverse in my newest PT. Each motor uses two 7.2v batteries for a total of four in each boat. What power have you planned and which radio did you get?

#10 MILLERTIME Feb 28, 2010 11:03 PM

Crew looks great, we don't need no stinking cap.

#11 keith S Mar 01, 2010 01:47 PM

looks great and as far as the crew goes--agree with the rest-super job!

#12 newPTboater Mar 01, 2010 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by PT-333 (Post 14474252)
Are you using two separate speed controls or one and is that the Astroflight ESC w/reverse?
I'm using two Astroflight 25's and two Astroflight ESC w/reverse in my newest PT. Each motor uses two 7.2v batteries for a total of four in each boat. What power have you planned and which radio did you get?

I am using a AstroFlight 208D with reverse. I plan to use a 10 cell, 3600 mAh NIMH battery..(or maybe two) to power the boat. I use a Futaba Skysport with a ground freq. Right now I have throttle, rudder and a can turn on the light and run the radar.

#13 PT-333 Mar 01, 2010 06:53 PM

Let me know how you like the NIMH batteries.

#14 Brooks Mar 02, 2010 08:31 PM

Beautiful job Well Done!

Since the hat-picking has been resolved *grin*, I've got one tiny beef. That flat coil of line on the port stern deck has me worried. If I were skipper, I'd be concerned that the coil might slide off the deck and entangle the prop. How about telling your crew (mighty fine bunch of sailors) to coil it and secure it to that stauntion before putting to sea?

#15 Jerome Morris Mar 03, 2010 11:55 AM

The crew has had to much #25 they "found", to get that close to the stern.
Very nice looking boat!
In the water pic's soon?


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