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Oct 02, 2004, 11:53 AM
Grumpa Tom
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Scale guns for my PT boat

I am in the process of assembling a couple of HR Products 1/24 scale white metal casting kits. Here is what I have so far. White metal is fun to work with!



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Oct 02, 2004, 01:50 PM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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That's a great looking gun kit there Kmot.
It isn't going to roll your boat over or any thing because of the weight is it?
Oct 02, 2004, 03:48 PM
Grumpa Tom
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LOL, gee I sure hope not!!
Oct 02, 2004, 07:39 PM
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It isn't going to roll your boat over or any thing because of the weight is it?
It won't. I scratch built a 1/32 scale Elco 80 foot PT, it's 30" long. I used HR Products guns on it, a 37mm and 20 mm forward, twin .50's in the tubs, and a 40 mm aft.
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Oct 02, 2004, 09:33 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Wow! Awesome looking PT, CG Bob!

I got my guns painted today.


Quite a difference, eh?

Oct 04, 2004, 11:13 AM
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Kmot - here's some close up pictures of my PT. The hull is palsa planking on plywood frames, and fiberglassed. Superstructure is mostly styrene, the .50 cal gun tubs are PVC pipe parts. The main deck is plywood. The toe rail on the fore deck is strip styrene, the cutouts were made with a paper punch.
Oct 04, 2004, 11:16 AM
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Some more pictures. The torpedos were made from Estes rocket nose cones and plastic florists vases (test tubes almost). The rocket nose cones are the after section of the torpedo. The model has working lights. The counter rotating props are by Octura, if I remeber correctly they are X427's.
Last edited by CG Bob; Oct 04, 2004 at 11:19 AM.
Oct 04, 2004, 11:21 AM
Tinkerer in Training
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Man, Every time I see pictures here, I waffle between being totally inspired and sitting with my head on the keyboard saying "I'm not worthy" over and over again. Nice work on both boats!
Oct 04, 2004, 08:38 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Awesome work!

Bob, your PT is simply outstanding!!

I got my Bofors mounted and used some scrap pieces from the original Midwest gun to make a barrel carriage lock, lol.

What's left of the original gun:

Still need some paint details:


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Mar 21, 2007, 08:20 PM
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1:32 PT 109 boat from Nautical Marine


I have been building my PT 109 by Nautical Marine for a few months now. All fittings are true to scale and have amazing detail. The hull is GRP Fibre Glass, has a 3x motor drive system with custom made prop shafts. All I have left to do is the mufflers on the stern and then she's ready to sail. It runs on a 7.2v battery for about 15 mins on the bench, can't wait to put her in the water.

[IMG]pthull06.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]pthull04.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]pthull13.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]pthull16.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]torpedo comp 08.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]cce01.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]cce06.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]50cal 08.jpg[/IMG]

I'll post more pics as I get closer to finishing.
Mar 21, 2007, 09:21 PM
USA'd ex Brit
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What are 'deadlights' please?... Are they vents or lights?
Mar 21, 2007, 09:22 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Your boat is looking fine, colindeno.
Mar 21, 2007, 09:23 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Lights in the deck surface, that were very dim yet allowed the crew to walk on the deck in the dark and not fall overboard.
Mar 21, 2007, 09:45 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Only dim if the cabin lights were turned down to that low "romantic" setting!
They were actually mini-skylights to let natural light into the cabin. Glass with frames having ribs over to keep Jack from putting his foot through. "Dead" 'cause they don't open.

I have the Elco print for it, but it's barely legible, won't reproduce here...


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