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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: May 9, 2009 - 3:36pm
PT 109 Model

This wonderful 1/72 scale PT 109 model has been graciously donated to my Exhibit by Mr. Jerry Fraske. Fraske has done many models and his work is second to none. I will be proud to display this in all of my future Exhibits. I just love the water

Frank

















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TED WALTHER

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Frank;
Nice diorama, It reminds me of one I have seen online of PT 117 launching a MK 18 Torpedo.
Enjoy!
Ted


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TGConnelly

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Nice OOB job Frank.

Take a close look at the face of the officer figure - use a magnifying glass - it is JFK ... I'm amazed at how Revell did that ...

Garth


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Now that you mention that Garth, I decided to look closer at the ones I have at the house. I never really noticed it before, but you are correct. Now there's food for thought. A 1/35th scale PT 109 Crew made from the real men's photo's. Even larger scale just to have them made up for those who love to paint figures...................


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Drew Cook

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Nice...the water base does look great.

I have a few (about half a dozen) nits to pick with it, but overall, very nice.


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TGConnelly

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Well ...

I've got to tell you ...

I've never noticed the facial features of that figure until I saw that series of videos about that Japanese modeler who built that PT-109. They had a segment of that video that zeroed in on that figure's face and I saw the face and you can also make out the aviator's sunglasses that he was wearing too. Totally amazing.

Wayne Traxel also told me that the figure was not included in the PT-190 "Jack'O'Diamonds" kit but was included in the PT-167 kit as her skipper.

After I saw those videos - I looked at the PT-171 model that Alex Johnson rebuilt and looked at the figure that Al LeFleche did ... low and behold ..... I saw everything that was shown in the videos and said WOW.

Garth


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TGConnelly

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What are yonder nits Drew?

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Nice...the water base does look great.

I have a few (about half a dozen) nits to pick with it, but overall, very nice.







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  TED WALTHER

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Guys;
You never noticed it was JFK's face on the figure??? I thought you all knew about it so I never mentioned it, I have known this since I was 12 or 13.
Oh well, I always did enjoy painting figures, thats probably why I noticed.
take care,
TED


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TGConnelly

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Nope, not me ... although I never, until recently after I met Al LeFleche had figures put onto any of my models - so I never looked at them.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Ted, like Garth I never put figures onto any of the boats I had made for the Exhibit. Even as a young kid, I just tossed aside those figures into my play box and used them later for playing around. Painting figures takes a steady hand and a talent (which I don't have) so I never paid much attention to the figures. I think if I could find anyone to do first class figures, I would have them painted up for my 1/35 boat, but off the top of my head I do not know anyone that is a real talent when it comes to figures...........


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