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 Author  Topic: Italeri PT Boat Update Set Details
David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 - 8:44pm
Greetings all,
Just returned from a trip to Georgia. While I was on the road I noticed that Italeri has released the details of their update set. I'm still trying to find out what the retail price of this set will be. I saw at least one company in Poland is offering it for a price that converts to about $23.00. Nobody else has it listed so don't quote on me on that!

You can look at the set and the plans for yourself. The only thing I don't quite get is why only one of each type torpedo and no roll off rack for the Mk. XIII. If I would change one thing I would have gone with two Mk XIII torpedoes and roll off racks.

Anyway, here you go. I'm going to post this in a number of sites but starting here. :-)

Box art.


Photo etch. Now this is very cool and maybe my favorite part of this set. Italeri listening to us added the day cabin connector plates made from photo etch and taken from Jeff's drawings.


Sprue 1. This is another key sprue. There's room for detailing but this is a respectable SO Radar. Note that they included both styles of mast and domes. A very nice touch. You'll see the 20mm shield with brackets. I would have preferred to see more tripods and another 20mm but if you want to back date to factory condition this is a key piece.


Sprue 2. This contains parts for the 40mm and the 20mm guns.


Instructions. This will show you what all is provided in this set. Thanks Italeri for listening to us and bringing us this nice update set.











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Stuart Hurley

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Thanks, David.
Looks great.


Best Regards,
Stu.

Measure twice, cut once.




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  Todd Michalak

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Dave,

Thanks for the heads up on the new set! WOW, that looks really sweet! Some nice improvememnts Oh yeah,finally managed to join up instead of lurking!! LOL!! See you around!!

Cheer,

T

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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: Apr 8, 2013 - 5:50am
Fantastic, so wonderful that Italeri has listened to the guys that love PT BOATS. And now the 77 Footer....................


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Roy Forbes

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Getting closer Dave, thanks for the update. That is a bit silly to just include 1 torpedo of each type though. And I surly would have preferred a few kapoks over the life rings. I've also checked a few suppliers and nothing yet on when they might be getting them ready to ship.
Frank, you start building a few 77 footers and your going to need a bigger room.


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Drew Cook

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Cool set, I guess, some nice stuff, but...only one Mark VIII and one Mark XIII torpedo?

What's up with that? I don't get it. We need four of each -- or at least two of each, to show warheads in open tubes.


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Pat Hutchens

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Thanks for the update, David. A very nice thing Italeri has done here. Hopefully it will be a big seller and lead to more sets...maybe a torpedo trolley or two, some laundry to string up, some other deck weapons, etc. This new set will provide a 20mm gun I can use to put in the forward tub when I start my PT-157, as well as allow me to backdate my PT-596 kit some day. Win-win!
I sent an e-mail to Archer Transfers about them doing a multi-number sheet in white and subdued gray for all of the deck areas, not the big hull numbers. I received a generated reply that they are no longer taking requests or doing custom orders. Too bad. Gloss coating for decals can really alter the tone of Tamiya paints, in my experience.

Pat


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  Jerry Beasley

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Maybe there is a way around too much of this or not enough of that in the upgrade set - I'm thinking that a number of us will be buying the set fort a particular thing or two, like the SO Radar or the 40mm or what ever. If that is true then we should make a place where we can let it be known within our group that I have both torpedoes available, or I have no use for depth charge... Hopefully you can see where I am going with this. We could have a small Co-Op where we could trade parts or sell to each other for a nominal price. Just a thought, but if you are in need of 4 torpedoes it would be a shame to purchase 4 upgrade sets and throw 90% of the material in the scrap box.

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Frank Andruss

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Unless I missed it, I didn't see the MK-10 mount for the 20mm Cannon. They included the old style mount. Not sure why only one torpedo each..........Still nice to have the raft, SO radar, and a 40MM Cannon, and the depth charges.


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David Waples

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Quote:

Thanks for the update, David. A very nice thing Italeri has done here. Hopefully it will be a big seller and lead to more sets...maybe a torpedo trolley or two, some laundry to string up, some other deck weapons, etc. This new set will provide a 20mm gun I can use to put in the forward tub when I start my PT-157, as well as allow me to backdate my PT-596 kit some day. Win-win!
I sent an e-mail to Archer Transfers about them doing a multi-number sheet in white and subdued gray for all of the deck areas, not the big hull numbers. I received a generated reply that they are no longer taking requests or doing custom orders. Too bad. Gloss coating for decals can really alter the tone of Tamiya paints, in my experience.

Pat





Hi Pat,
I suspect the next release will be a crew set. The one they did for the 596 boat was very popular.

For numbers I would suggest reaching out to Kenny Loop at Gators Mask and have him cut you some custom paint masks. If you give him the exact sizes you're looking for he can make custom paint masks for your boat. Just make sure to figure out the exact size and give him an idea of the font style you want and he'll make these for you at a very reasonable price. I had him do some for an F-100 project I'm working on and they came out great. Have him make the boat number you want like 107 or 105 and not individual numbers. It doesn't cost that much to do complete masks with the full number.

http://www.gatorsmask.com

I think it would be fun to see somebody do a nice decal set of PT Boat Chart House art. Can't really call it nose art. But if there is interest and enough reference could be organized (including color) somebody may do them.

Good idea about swapping parts Jerry.

Dave

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