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Oceaneer99

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PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« on: January 23, 2008, 12:54:46 AM »
I started a PT-10 torpedo boat model, in 1/350 scale.



Updated photos are in my gallery:

http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/thumbnails.php?album=72

The plans are from How to Make a Model Navy by H.H. Gilmore and are available in the plans gallery:
http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/index.php?cat=6


Garet

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PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 07:09:23 AM »
The TB looks great. The attraction for 1/350 scale is great as the cutting and shaping time is tremendously reduced and a finished subject is soon in hand. How is your other TB doing. The last you mentioned was that the ammunition contractor had messed up your torpedo tubes.

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 10:59:16 AM »
Thanks for the comments, Lou.

Yes, you can see the new boat got its torpedo tubes already:



These were made from thin applicator sticks that I chucked in an electric drill and turned down with folded-over sandpaper.

PT-9 hasn't had any work on her; we're still waiting for those torpedo tubes!

So many projects, so little time...

Garet
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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 10:25:50 AM »
Added guns and a mast last night.  I need to cut off the pin head from the top of the mast, though! :-)

Garet
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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 08:58:39 PM »
Please send it to me for photos after you have finshed it. i promiss to send it back to you. My dark blue carpet makes a good background for ships. Now if I could figure out how to do wakes we would be in business.

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 11:17:13 PM »
I completed the PT-10 this evening, for a total of about 3.25 hours of construction time.  I did notice right before completion that the PARTS diagram (which I used to cut out the parts) doesn't much match the TOP VIEW, but I figure it was really semi-scale to begin with anyway!  The sea trial crew noticed that the ensign staff pulled out, so we had to call in the welders to fix it.

Photos to follow, before she is shipped north-eastward for North Atlantic duty!

Garet

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 12:00:40 AM »

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 05:19:27 AM »
Looks great Garet. Be sure to wrap it carefully for shipping.

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 09:19:08 AM »
Garet, where did you find the giant penny? One of those chocolate coins?

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2008, 11:08:12 AM »
Chocolate would be fun, but no, the penny is metal.  Since copper is so expensive these days, I used zinc with a copper coating.  The penny is 350x scale, and is almost 22 feet across!   ;)

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2008, 09:20:15 AM »
The PT10 finally made landfall at Lou's Harbour this morning after several weeks adrift.
http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-1088
Additional photos will be posted shortly.

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2009, 11:49:28 AM »
I have just finished a second PT-10 and will post a photo shortly.

Garet

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Re: PT-10 Torpedo Boat (1/350 scale)
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2009, 06:06:18 AM »
Anothe superb PT Boat. Very nice effect with sub in background. I give a realistic scene.

Lou