Lindberg's PT Boat (my own version) revised 26/08/07 more pic
I would like to share with you my building progress for this yearís project.
1/32 Scale Plastic kit by Lindberg of the PT 109 Boat. I will not build this as the PT 109 but I will make alteration to my liking especially the paint work (ZEBRA STYLE) so I will not give it any names or numbers.
I purchased this kit long ago from Great Models Webstore. It was a limited edition. (#52 of 5000 kits made)
Itís quite a large kit so I will R/C it, and itís by far a good plastic kit.
The plastic is soft and easy to work. Clean with very few mold marks.
Since Iím painting it ZEBRA colour I am careful which parts to glue now, and which to glue after I paint.
A few important points I am taking into consideration during this build.
I decided to keep it as light as possible so no large motors or batteries.
Since Iíve taken this decision I will use high torque low drain motors. My choice two special strong 5pole 385 motors 12v 12600rpm
And 10 AA cells (TOTAL 12V) 2700MAH NI-MH batteries
Here is a list of parts I am using on my boat, mostly from RABOESCH. I tell you their staff is excellent quality. (I say this because I Ďm the local agent for RABOESCH)
Qty 2 300-01 4mm prop shaft with outer tube in ABS plastic and stainless steel shaft.
Qty 2 106-40 nylon universal coupling.
Qty 2 106-03 2.3mm brass insert for motor side.
Qty 2 106-05 4.0mm brass insert for shaft.
Qty 2 107-30 balanced rubber small blade.
Qty 1 146-09 30mm R 3 bladed brass prop type A.
Qty 1 146-10 30mm L 3 bladed brass prop type A.
Qty 3 ABS 300/400 Size motor mounts.
I am also waiting for some brass photo etch details to add to my kit, but that will follow soon.