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 Author  Topic: Styrene AMMO 4 Bofors 40mm gun 1/32 & 1/35 scales
PeterTareBuilder

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Hi there fellow PT boat modellers.

If you are like me and like to have ammo and/or empty casings on your PT boat model I might have some great news for you.

Today, July 10, was my birthday and I decided to treat myself to a set of MiniArt Russian 45-mm Shells and Ammo boxes in the hope that the rounds would be useful on my Lindberg 1/32 scale PT boat for the 40-mm Bofors gun I scratch-built for it.

Well there mates, I got the set home opened it up and offered one of the shells to the breech of the Bofors gun and it is a very close fit. My PT boat will be armed!

There are 12 empty casings in this set. There are 30 shells that have a flat faced warhead. I'm going to convert these into empty casings too. That still leaves me with 30 rounds to put into clips for the Bofors gun.

This set cost $20.99 CDN but I think it was well worth it in order to have some ammo for my Bofors gun. The place I got it at isn't the cheapest place to get kits. Here's a link to an image of the Box Art:

http://www.hobbyandtoycentral.com/photos/MA35073.jpg

There are also parts to make 6 ammo boxes and they include the semi-circular pieces inside the boxes to keep the shells from moving around.

I hope this will be of help to some of you.

Cheers from Peter

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

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Belatedly, happy birthday Peter!



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Happy Birthday Pete. Glad you bought yourself something you could use...........


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PeterTareBuilder

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Hi there.

Thanks for the birthday wishes mates!

It was a good day. I went for a nice long bicycle ride with a buddy of mine.

I'm going to be working some more on my Lindberg 1/32 scale RC PT boats. A friend of mine has sent me 4 of the Academy .50 caliber machine guns of the type used in the gun tubs. Those guns are in transit and should be arriving here soon. I figure they will look a lot better than the Italeri receivers with styrene rod barrels.

Cheers from Peter

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

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