PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Page: 1 of 1

Back to Topic Index Page 120 | Replies: 8

 Author  Topic: Teaser of the PT-109 model on model warships.com
David Waples

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Oct 18, 2012 - 6:02am
Yesterday Free Time Hobbies posted a picture of the 109 model on modelwarships.com. I reached out to my contact at Italeri to see if they had anything new they could share with us. In the mean time you can find the posting here and my response to it.

Don't get all excited. This is a long way from the finished product.
Dave

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=116484

David Waples

Total Posts: 1637 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm | IP Logged

TED WALTHER

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Oct 18, 2012 - 6:24am
David;
Thanks for the update. We are all just drooling for this one to come out! Plus another homerun for them would be if they take the PT 596 Torpedo/weapons package and produce it as a seperate upgrade kit, for the earlier boat with an SO radar.
I think for those who want the SCR-517A, they will have to build it from scratch, it was only used on about 20 boats, if that.
Take care,
TED


Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

Drew Cook

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Oct 18, 2012 - 10:32am
Ted,

With so many arcane detail parts that are either resin-cast or photo-etched for so many models, you'd think someone somewhere out there could work up a 1/35th scale SCR-517A "beehive" dome and it's support legs, right?

There's always hope!


Total Posts: 1290 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am | IP Logged

TheBridge

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TheBridge  Posted on: Oct 24, 2012 - 7:30am
The key for me will be to see how they executed on the the mufflers and muffler linkages. If they used Dick Washichek's set of PT blueprints from NARA, this could be the first production PT model that has it right.


Total Posts: 302 | Joined: Nov 22, 2009 - 3:04pm | IP Logged

SteveS156

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Oct 24, 2012 - 9:10am
Given the diversity of armament configurations on the 103 class boats, there is clearly a need for additonal armament sets. How about dual and single .50 cal pedestal mounts, .30 cal mounts, forward 20 mm mount, roll off torpedo racks, etc. I would just die for a 20mm starboard turret mount for my PT 156 or the other RON 9 boats that cattied it! This would save a considerable amount of scratch building, and I would definitely buy them.


SteveS156

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Drew Cook

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Oct 24, 2012 - 2:44pm
Bridge,

Weren't the mufflers and linkages on the Italeri PT 596 kit pretty good?

I seem to remember seeing a pre-painting photo of the stern of someone's 596 build -- and they looked great to me...


Total Posts: 1290 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am | IP Logged

PeterTareBuilder

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Oct 28, 2012 - 2:29am
Quote:

David;
Thanks for the update. We are all just drooling for this one to come out! Plus another homerun for them would be if they take the PT 596 Torpedo/weapons package and produce it as a seperate upgrade kit, for the earlier boat with an SO radar.
I think for those who want the SCR-517A, they will have to build it from scratch, it was only used on about 20 boats, if that.
Take care,
TED





I have the 596 model I have yet to start. I could do a really interesting kit bash with the new 109 kit and some of the weapons from the 596 kit.

Cheers

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

Total Posts: 494 | Joined: Jun 24, 2008 - 5:59pm | IP Logged

SteveS156

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Oct 28, 2012 - 7:30am
That is an awfully expensive kit bash. I would prefer two boats and after market armament sets..Italeri has the tooling, they just need the motivation.

SteveS156

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

PeterTareBuilder

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Oct 28, 2012 - 5:45pm
Quote:

That is an awfully expensive kit bash. I would prefer two boats and after market armament sets..Italeri has the tooling, they just need the motivation.

SteveS156



RTV Rubber and casting resin are your modelling friends.

Cheers

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

Total Posts: 494 | Joined: Jun 24, 2008 - 5:59pm | IP Logged


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member