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 Author  Topic: wooden PT boat model
victorkchun

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 25, 2009 - 8:58am
Some of you might have seen the picture of an entirely built out of wood
PT boat model and in natural wood color in Photobucket. Can someone
please furnish me with information about it as to scale, material, builder's
name, where display, etc.? Thanks!
Victor

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of smallwi  Posted on: Mar 25, 2009 - 12:02pm
Victor,

I have not seen the photos to which you are referirng but this could be the Varney kit (80 Foot ELCO). This kit is predominately wood, with some metal and plastic parts. The kit was advertised as 3/16 scale (1/64). Varney was purchased by Lindberg and the kit was ultimately released completely in plastic.

Other wood kits of the 80 foot are from Dumas (two separate kits) and Blue Jacket models. There were a few wood kits of the 70 foot Elco (Comet Models and E Z Craft).

Bill

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victorkchun

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 25, 2009 - 1:01pm
Hi Bill, Thanks for your reply. The model I refered to was not a kit. It's
a hand built model entirely of wood. It was not painted but in the color
of the redish wood. It is one of a kind creation I think.
Victor

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Mar 25, 2009 - 1:35pm
Hi Victor,
I knew that I have seen this before, and you may be thinking of this particular model from an outfit called "Yachts Down Under". Here is a photo of their wood and brass model of PT109 I think it is a georgeous model personally, but it also is pretty expensive. It is SCALE 1:15.



Here is their website address:
http://www.yachtsdownunder.com/pt109.htm

Good luck with your search!
Jerry

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Very pretty model, but totally incorrect in its detail. For the money, not a wise choice to purchase. Not knocking anyones work here, but my models are much better in detail.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 26, 2009 - 6:40am
Agreed.

But - I THINK I know the photo to which Victor is referring to, ... it's of an Elco 80 footer out of wood and it appears to have been just varnished - absolutely NO paint at all. Really attractive too.

Years ago, Alyce Guthrie of PTBI emailed me a photo of it which I believe was taken outside of PTBI HQ, that's all I can tell you.

Garth


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  TED WALTHER

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Garth;
The one you are speaking of was in the front office of PTHQ when I was there in Dec 1997. It was displayed in a glass case. I was told it was all made of mahogony. A squadron flag was displayed above it on the wall, I believe RON 21 or 27.
take care,
TED


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TGConnelly

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Ah-HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I KNEW I wasn't crazy.

Thanks Ted.....................


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Mar 26, 2009 - 9:58am
Hello all,
Hey Frank,
I have no connection to the Yachts Down Under model, but just to satisfy my curiosity what are the "numerous details" they got wrong on their PT109 model? I admit you have a much better eye for that kind of stuff than I do! Please let me know, thanks Jerry

PS Does anybody have a photo that they could post here showing that other one Garth mentioned? Thanks Jerry

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Drew Cook

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Jerry,

To my eye, from the photo posted, the major errors are the undersized torpedo tubes and the splash skirt around the forward (starboard) twin-.50 turret...

Otherwise, besides the unpainted deck, it looks pretty good...

That having been said, I have never, ever really seen what I think is a totally accurate representation of PT 109 (unless it's of the boat as it looked fresh from the factory), in any published photos of any model, done in any scale or medium -- ever. Some have been close, but no cigar.



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