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 Author  Topic: 1/32 Scale Lindberg PT Boat In-Progress


Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: May 13, 2010 - 4:14pm
Ahoy there.

I finally got a new digital camera in December, that is capable of taking somewhat decent images of my models.

I thought that some of you might be interested in looking at some of the images I have taken of my in-progress work on a 1/32 scale Lindberg PT boat model.

This kit is being modified quite a bit and there will be a fair bit of scratch-building going on too. Lindberg was kind enough to send me some requested parts such as the two extra engine room vents I needed. They also sent me some more 20mm Oerlikon cannons and magazines for them.

The torpedo tube mounts will be heavily modified with scratch-built bases and running out gear before they are glued to the deck. Lindberg will have you assembling the torpedo tubes backwards if you follow their instructions. You need to glue the front of the tube to the rear and the rear to the front in order to get the reinforcing bands around the tube in the right place.

I like the looks of a planked deck so I scribed planks into the deck of this model.

There is a lot more work to be done on this and more images will follow as the work progresses.

The model will be radio controlled when finished.

Thanks for looking and cheers from Peter

Photo 01: Overhead bow view of in-progress modified1/32 scale Lindberg PT boat

Photo 02: Starboard view. Note four vents are now the same style. New engine room hatch and splinter shields not yet cemented in place

Photo 03: Overhead stern shot showing new engine room hatch and aft splinter shields.

Photo 04: Port view. Note four engine room vents and reworked bridge splinter shields.

Photo 05: Overhead view stern to bow showing locations of added and modified parts.

Photo 06: Closeup of the reworked bridge area. Rear splinter shield and parts for the port splinter shield plus the bridge dayroom cabin door are laid out on the fore deck.

Photo 07: Bow view showing open hatches, antenna mount and bridge parts on the scribed plank deck.

Photo 08: Stern view showing rear deck with new engine room hatch and aft splinter shield set in place but not yet cemented.

"Give me a faster PT boat for I'd like to get out of harm's way!"

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Frank J Andruss Sr


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 13, 2010 - 4:53pm
You are doing a bang up job on this Lindberg Kit as this mass produced boat has many many problems associatd with it. I would still like to see someone take this Kit and turn it into a HIGGINS PT. With the stubby nose and shape, it should prove a challenge to any Model builder. Thanks for the update, as I always enjoy seeing works in progress.......................GOOD JOB

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Wow, when did they start molding this in white??? Peter, you are doing a fine job and as Frank said there are many problems. Go into the photo bucket account and look at my 167, that is a Lindberg boat.
Take care,

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