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PeterTareBuilder

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Jul 10, 2012 - 6:58am
Hi there.

I still haven't found a sitethat compares British, German and United States coastal craft but some of the kits I ordered have arrived here.

?To go with my Revell 1/72 scale PT-109 kit I now have the 1/72 Airfix Vosper and the 1/72 scale Revell German S-Boat with the quad 20 mm turret.

It's interesting how these boats differ from each other. It seems to me that the S-Boat was the most heavily armed of the three and next was the PT boat and the Vosper came in third. It seems to me that the larger British Fairmile ClassD Motor Gun Boat was intended to counter the S-Boats. I wish there was an injection molded styrene 1/72 scale model of the Fairmile MGB available.

I bet the crews of the Vospers really envied the PT boat crewmen their .50 cal. machine guns.

1/72 scale is a nice sizet o build, display and to radio-control if one wants to. With the micro-servos and compact speed controls available now even the smaller Airfix Vosper can be radio-controlled.

The lineup of available 1/72 scale boats is getting pretty extensive too. I have the 1/72 scale Revell Flower Class Corvette (converting it to Royal Canadian Navy and radio-control) and will be getting the 1/72 Revell Type VIIC U-boat and the 1/72 scale Revell Gato submarine (United States Navy) sometime in the near future.

When looking at the various hulls of these boats and ships it's really striking just how small the PT boats really were. It must have been quite the adventure riding on these small craft when the sea was rough.

Cheers from Peter

"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

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When we did PT-108 in honor of EARL RICHMOND, we put her next to the 1/72 Goto class model. This Diorama as you may or may not know, showed the transfer of a downed Pilot. It is amazing how small the PT BOAT was to the SUB. When I look at that, I am always amazed at how well the boats did considering their small size. It's even more amazing when you put the PT BOAT next to a 1/72 Destroyer........


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cdsc123

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I make these hulls in GRP.

What is available in 1/72nd scale so far;

BRITISH;
RN;
Fairmile A/C, Fairmile B, Fairmile D with and without torpedo scallops, Fairmile H,
all BPB MGB/MTB/MASBs 71.5ft, 70ft, 63ft, 60ft, all Vosper MTBs inc 60ft, 73ft, 70ft
e.g. MTB 234, MTB 510, MTB102, Bloodhound, Thornycroft MTB, JS White MTB 253, MTB40K, 72ft RN HDML Motor Launch, BYMS minesweeper, Camper & Nicholson MGB/MTB series I and II, Denny SGB, Thornycroft 55ft CMB/MTB, 70ft Higgins MGB, 78ft Higgins MTB, 70ft and 77ft Elco MTB, all 4 sizes of Admiralty MFV (45ft, 62.5ft, 75ft, 90ft), 105ft and 126ft MMS, Brave, Gay & Dark class FPBs, Scimitar class FTB, MTB 538 and 539, TON and HAM class minesweepers, Ford Class SDB, Loyal Class RNXS fleet tender, 80ft WWI Elco ML, HMS Peacock, 30 & 45ft FMBs, HMS Tenacity,

RAF; Fairmile D LRRC, BPB 64ft Type I, 63ft Type II (Whaleback) and 68ft Type III (H&D) HSLs, CPB 70ft HSL/MTB, Vosper HSL, pre-war and 67ft Thornycroft HSLs, Miami HSL, Walton HSL, 60ft and 63ft General Service Pinnaces, Vosper 68ft RTTL, James & Stone 78ft MKIII RTTL, 43ft RSL, all STs, BPB Targets, Krogerwerft D-Boat, HAM IRV, Ex-Luftwaffe FLB, HMAFV Bridlington,

RASC;
BPB Generals 57ft HSTTL, BPB 68ft HSTTL, Thornycroft 69ft HSTTL, Thornycroft 73ft HSTTL, BPB Bird and Rivers class Fast Launches, and JS White Derby Winners Fast Launches, 78ft RSC Honours class,

USA;
Nasty Class PTF, WWI and WWII SC Subchasers, YMS minesweeper, 63ft, 85ft
and 104ft USAF AVR rescue boats, Higgins PT Boat, Elco 70ft, 77ft and 80ft PT Boats, USCG 83ft Wheeler, Huckins PT Boat, PCF Swift and PC Subchaser.


AUSTRALIAN;
HDML RAN 80ft and standard 72ft versions, 80ft sea-ambulance (like
Krawarree), Fairmile B, Ham and Ton Minesweepers, RAAF 60ft and 63ft Pinnaces
(Kungah Maris), 63ft aircraft rescue launch ASR (Air Faith etc),

GERMAN;
KM Schnellboote; S38 E-Boat with foredeck, S7-13 E-Boat (corrects the boxy Airfix hull!),
KM Raumboote; R108-126 R-Boat, R301-320 R-Boat and Luftwaffe FLB 500 series rescue boat.

ITALIAN;
Navy; Baglietto VAS (Vedetta Anti-Sommergibile), CRDA series I MS (Motosilurante), MAS series III (Motoscafo Armato Silurante), Aragosta IMS and BYMS minesweepers.
Guardia Di Finanza; Dark FPB, Fairmile B "Canadiese", Higgins 78ft, Vosper, 80ft Elco WWI ML, 63ft Whaleback ASR.

FRENCH;
All VTBs, SC Subchaser, HDML, Vosper MTB, Fairmile B, HAM class IMS.

CANADIAN, NEW ZEALAND and SOUTH AFRICAN vessels are mostly already listed above.

Several hulls are also available in 1/35th and 1/24th scales including;

1/24th scale; Fairmile A/C 110ft, Fairmile B 112ft, Fairmile D 115ft (with and without scallops), HDML 72ft, Vosper 68ft RTTL, Dark Class 72ft FPB, RN BPB 71.5ft MTB, RAF BPB 64ft HSL, RN Thornycroft 73ft MTB, RAF 41.5ft BPB Seaplane Tender, RASC 45ft Rivers Class fast Launch, RASC 48ft Derby Winners fast Launch, Elco 80ft PT Boat, RAF 56ft Pinnace, S 38 E-Boat 114ft, MAS 555 Italian MTB 63ft, Brave/Perkasa 100ft.

1/35th scale; Fairmile B, Fairmile D, HDML, coming soon; Higgins PT Boat and Nasty PTF.

Also 1/12th scale; RAF 46ft Vosper Crash Tender.

see;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25721684@N00/sets/72157632269542118/


I have probably left a few out so ask if you don't see it.

Christian.


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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Aug 21, 2013 - 10:55am
Christian

Is it possible for you to show us on this message board what you have for the Elco PT Boats. I think I would like to see those very much, or do you have a web site.


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Frank Andruss

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Disregard my last message, I didn't see the link at first.


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PeterTareBuilder2

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Ahoy there.

Id love to get a kit of a Fairmile. Is a complete kit availale or in the works?

Cheers vrom Peter

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

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cdsc123

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Hi

Hulls only (with sized drawing) but buying an Airfix Vosper MTB kit gives you most of what you need in terms of armaments and fittings. They have been re-released and are quite inexpensive.

Regards, Christian.


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Nice fleet you have there Christian!



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PeterTareBuilder2

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Hi

Hulls only (with sized drawing) but buying an Airfix Vosper MTB kit gives you most of what you need in terms of armaments and fittings. They have been re-released and are quite inexpensive.

Regards, Christian.





Ahoy there Christian.

How much is a 1/72 Fairmile hull and plans? Is there someplace we can see the plans too?

I have two of the 1/72 scale Airfix Vosper models that are unbuilt. After building m y 1/72 Revell Flower Class Corvette (not thte Premium Edition) I'm pretty confident I can do a Fairmile to my satisfaction.

Cheers from Peter

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

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cdsc123

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Aug 22, 2013 - 7:53am
Hi

Thanks,

The price for a 1/72nd hull that size is 35 pounds plus p&p (about another 15 pounds), there's a 15% discount if you buy more than one hull (any of the types available), pm me your email address and I'll send you a scan of the GA drawing, also a full price-list (I don't want to post that here or else I'll get in trouble with the moderators).

Regards, Christian.


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