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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: Nov 14, 2012 - 6:41am
Call me crazy, and I guess you might just be correct. Over the years I have collected some nice hand sewn patches for the Brown Water Navy and the PBR's of Viet Nam. A few weeks ago I decided that maybe it was time to have Stan model some other boats, so I decided to do some British MTB's, but at the top of my list would be the PBR-2. I have checked out one model kit at 1/35th scale by Tamiya which looks to be a very good build. At that scale, I could add whatever I needed, although I am not sure if any one makes figures for the PBR . Have any of you guys ever built one of these neat fast boats? Don't get me wrong guys, once I purchase that new PT-109 Model, anything could happen, but I would love to have Stan do a real nice boat in a Diorama mode, and use my patches to make a nice display..............


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I have built the Tamiya 1/35 PBR and it is a great kit. It is a fun build and doesn't take up as much soace as the Italeri PT's.

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of muddyfields  Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 - 8:40am
Hi Frank
Yeh I've built it a few years ago. It come's with a set of crew figure's.
It's a nice little kit.
Dragon also make a LSSC but that's OOP it comes up sometimes on Ebay.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Thanks guys, when I get the chance I might just purchase that Kit for Stan, oh no, I forgot to tell Stan.


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It's a nice kit and being Tamiya it's also an easy build. The included crew figures are a nice touch too.

Just don't make Stan radio control it and he might build it for you.

Some do radio control this boat though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgEROc6vFs

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I just remembered that Stan had built a Scratch built PBR for a customer several years back. I need to see if he has any photo's. I really do love those little PBR BOATS. I mean 30 feet of fighting boat, just like the PT's..............


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He did not scratch build the PBR. He built the Tamiya kit for me in the late 1990s.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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He did scratch build a 5 foot PBR for a customer, which I saw at the Gun/Knife Show. In fact it was then sold to a man from Long Island. I will post photo's of her, providing Stan still has them.


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I don't remember him doing that one. The EAGLE yes. The NORMANDY yes .................


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Built the Tamiya "Pibber" when it came out many years ago. The kit is very nice with some good figures and equipment included.

I had it mounted on a pre-made greenish brown diorama base that was clear acrylic and plastic. It had a huge wake and looked very nice. I don't remember who came out with it but if the same company came out with one for the Italeri 1/35 PT Boats, I would buy one in a heart beat.



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