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#1 helifan Mar 21, 2005 08:06 PM

dumas pt-109??
 
with all the hype of the pt-109 latley , i was wondering why i havent seen any dumas pt-109"s yet or post for that matter. anyone have any experince with the dumas pt-109 #1233 kit?

#2 escipion Mar 28, 2005 03:39 PM

Pt-109
 
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Hello!!!!
Send you a couple of pic's of my PT-109

Have a nice day
Escipion

#3 CG Bob Mar 28, 2005 10:07 PM

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Not the Dumas kit, but my scratchbuilt PT188 in 1:32 scale.

#4 escipion Mar 29, 2005 08:55 AM

Nice job Bob!!!
Do you have a picture of the entire deck?

Have a great day
Escpion

#5 escipion Mar 29, 2005 09:27 AM

More pic's
 
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Hello!!!!
A couple more, sorry about the quality of the pic's

Escipion

#6 CG Bob Mar 29, 2005 11:57 AM

More pictures are on this Midwest PT109 discussion.

#7 helifan Mar 29, 2005 04:13 PM

nice boats guys, how is the build of the dumas kit?

#8 escipion Mar 30, 2005 05:40 PM

Hello!!!
Like every Dumas kit, you should have patience, In is not difficult, but you have to do a lot of work, one thing that I could say is that I learned a lot. To me the most difficult step was the fibber glassing, was my first time and really gave me a headache. I believe that took me about 150 to 200 hrs. of work, maybe because she was my first boat.

Have a nice day
Escipion

#9 jbgroby May 01, 2005 02:51 PM

I was commissioned to build this version of the Dumas PT-109 for a customer recently and I find the quality of the Dumas kit sorely lacking. The cast fittings are VERY poorly done, it took me 15 minutes a piece to just fit the funnells into the supplied brass tube for the vents, I had to purchase a heavy duty file to work down the edge to me the fit. The mufflers are almost beyond hope. The instructions are not nearly clear enough. Luckly I have been building model for over 23 years and can work my way through this. I only charged $500.00 , I would have charged $700.00 if I knew thw kit was goinf to give me this must fight! I will proballt not build another.

Jake


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