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 Author  Topic: 77' Elco Cammo, colors & Pics
Blake

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Good morning everybody, got a quick question about some reference material. A friend of mine is doing a little diorama using the 1:700 Loose Cannon Productions 77' Elcos that Hugh Letterly makes & offers. My friend knows Hugh & actually got to help Hugh mold the set of boats & Quonset huts he bought...Pretty cool I think.
Anyway he was wondering if there was a standard cammo pattern for the 77' footers much like the 80' boats in the Pacific had, or if they were traditionally non cammo'd. Also were they mostly green when deployed like their big brothers?
Last question, does anyone have, or know of any reference pics that I could forward on to him showing the cammo?
I have to admit I'm pretty much absorbed in the 80' Elcos & so my knowledge of the other boats is embarrassingly limited.
Thanks again

B-

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Will Day

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Blake: For the most part, the 77s were gray or green; the only notible cammo pattern I have a pic of (B&W) is PT-66/68 (anyone know which boat it is? Been captioned both ways).

Send me your E-mail and I'll copy you.

Check out the PT-61 pics on this site for grays.....

Will

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Will,

I THOUGHT it was 66, but I've been told by a former 68 boat crewman that it was the 68.

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Thanks, TG

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Alex Johnson is going to be doing the Gulfstream resin 1:96 77 footer as the 68 for me. He's going to be doing a lot of changing on the kit to have it look like a second-series 77 footer.

He says that he'll use 1:72 .30 cal. guns for the twin .50s ... and I just discovered a source for a 1:96 20mm gun on a Mark IV mount. It's a real shame that the company just have 1:96 water-cooled .50s.

The photos of the 20mm gun that they sent me simply amazed me. It looks like brass, and it actually elevates and rotates ... but, I'll have Alex glue it at one height and in one position ...

Garth


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