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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: Sep 6, 2010 - 6:42am
In deciding to do the USS OYSTER BAY for the main subject Ship in the new upcoming Diorama, I also decided to represent Ron 33 in honor of RAY WILBUR. One of the 1/72 boats will be Ray's 495. I have photos of her, but now need 2 more boats from that Squadron. If you have any photos of PT's 488-492, or 493, 494, 496, 497 would you please share them with me. I need to know how they were set up for armament. Thanks in advance...........


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Frank,
So you know Ducati has a whole bunch of photos of these same boats right? Here is a link to Ducatis photos http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/1840703

Here is one that I have but you probably already havve seen it before!
Jerry PT658 Portland

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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: Sep 6, 2010 - 1:00pm
Thanks Jerry. I do have that one and it looks as though Ihe other boats will be 490 and 491 to go along with Ray Wilbur's 495. At the moment I am collecting as much information and photos for Stan. Thanks to Carl, who will be sending me blue-prints for the Oyster Bay that end of things will be wrapped up soon............


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ducati650

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ducati650   Send Email To ducati650 Posted on: Sep 7, 2010 - 4:40am
Frank, do you have a specific time frame or location for your new diorama?


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Because this project is in honor of RAY WILBUR who served on PT-495, we must keep it within his time frame of service...............


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ducati650

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ducati650   Send Email To ducati650 Posted on: Sep 7, 2010 - 8:13am
Point well taken. My 495 model is pretty accurate (with a couple of small exceptions) and fairly represenative of the other boats you are looking at building. The photo above is a wealth of information. I have it in photo format and observations with magnafication reveal some differences between the boats. Because i have posted so many photos of the 495, I will use it as a reference point when picking out details for the others.


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ducati650

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Some great work:
http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/ii194/carlomaha/Model%20-%20PT%20Boat%20Tender%20AGP/


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Ray Wilbur

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This is great! I'm calling him tonight to let him know about this.

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ducati650

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ducati650   Send Email To ducati650 Posted on: Sep 7, 2010 - 5:03pm
Cool Ray. Tell him i said hello and think of him often.
i've sent Frank a lot of photos and as much detail information as i can. This is very exciting.


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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: Sep 8, 2010 - 3:32am
Ed and others, thanks for the photos. I should be getting the blue prints for the USS OYSTER BAY soon. The real cost is all of those darn cannon's and extra weapons PT-495, 490 & 491 had on her decks. I may cover up a few with tarps and come up with something underneath to simulate cannon's. This is going to be an expensive project, but well worth it in the end..........


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