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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I thought you guys might enjoy my latest Comic Book covers pertaining to the PT BOATS. Just when I think I can't find anymore, they pop up. Who would have guessed that these little Midget Sluggers would have to fight it out with Dinosaurs . . . .

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You wouldn't think PT's would encounter dinosaurs quite so often.... Those covers are fantastic, thanks for sharing them.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Nov 6, 2011 - 4:19pm
Hah kgretter, good point. You wouldn't think land based lizards would be much of a threat. Usually only PTerosaurs and PTerodactyls were a problem... cool stuff Frank thanks for posting.



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Great stuff, Frankie...

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I actually found a few more yesterday. When I can I will post them as well. I think they are pretty cool too........


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Those are fantastic Frank! I'm really impressed with the detail of the drawings on some of those covers.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I know Jimmy, the art work is really good on some of them. Wish I had the original Art Work from which the covers were produced. I love collecting this stuff, for the Exhibit, it is sometimes just as good as the big ticket items.........


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Drew Cook

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Frank -- thanks for posting. The covers sure bring back memories.

I guess all the comic book artists of the period only had reference photos of Higgins PTs from which to work!

As I kid, I always wondered why the PTs in comic books looked so different from the PT 109-type boats we were so familiar with from the photos in the Robert Donovan bestseller, the movie based on it, and the green plastic Revell model kit.

My age group (at least the model-building kids I knew, which was pretty much all of us), was a little too young to remember Revell's earlier 78' Higgins PT model. We definitely would have made the Revell 78' Higgins kit into Captain Storm's "PT 47," had it been on the market at the time.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Drew

Your right, I would guess that those who drew the boats knew little about the boats in general. I was impressed with the fact that several of the covers depicted the HIGGINS PT BOATS. Heck I didn't even know a Higgins PT Boat existed back in the day as a Kid. I thought all that was available was Revell's PT-109 model, so just that they took the time to draw a HIGGINS PT BOAT is pretty neat for the time period. I did get a chuckle, when I saw that lone PT BOAT slugging it out with an enemy Aircraft Carrier.............Still as a young boy, that cover was awesome and you really believed those boats could perform those feat's...........


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Great pictures Frank!
I think it is funny how on the cover of Fightin' Navy "Blam Klam" the Higgins PT Boat rendition must have copied almost exactly (even down to the mistakes on the model) Revells Horrendous PT212 model! You can see the clear "windshield" on top of the charthouse and the Incorrect "single pole" mast with a SOA Radar Dome on top, exactly the same mistakes as on the model. Also the pole radar mast is mounted atop a square pedistal that did not exist, (it was a misrepresentation of the gas tank removal access plate in the deck) the model made the same mistake. It is pretty funny how the artist just copied the model exactly! Jerry

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