PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

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

Next Page | Page: 1 of 7

Back to Topic Index Page 88 | Replies: 60 | Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7

 Author  Topic: Future project help.?
Bob Butler

MASTER
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Bob Butler  Posted on: Aug 27, 2013 - 3:45pm
Sense there's an end in sight for PT 302 and PT 109 that are going to Frank. I'm thinking of a future easy project before the Higgins Hellcat.I just ordered an Italeri Vosper MTB. I'd like to build her as an American built Vosper. with the Higgins tubes duel 50's, and a 20 mm. Does anyone have an idea of the colors used in this color scheme


photo


Total Posts: 192 | Joined: Mar 23, 2013 - 11:58am | IP Logged

Frank Andruss

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Aug 27, 2013 - 4:32pm
Don't ask me, I have enough of projects going to fill a basement, trouble is I am not sure if Stan will kill me first. Not to mention Bob Butler's wonderful donations of PT-302 and PT-109. I have 2 projects with Stan, to include PT-61, and PT Diorama with LCVP, and wounded Marines. I know there must be more, oh yes, I have to do PT boats with PBY rescue. Can there be more on the way.......................


Total Posts: 3964 | Joined: Feb 9, 2007 - 11:41am | IP Logged

Bob Butler

MASTER
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Bob Butler  Posted on: Aug 27, 2013 - 5:24pm
Frank, a Higgins Hellcat and a American Vosper is'nt wetting your chops is it? I didn't even mention PT 196 with the fule tank, or an early Higgins with the torpeado tubes, or a diorama with an early 103 class PT and crew salvaging items off a partly sunken and grounded japanese barge. Let alone a 77' Elco PT 41 or a PT 59 gunboat, and believe me I would never mention the posibalty of a Huckins or a Canadaian Power Boat or a They Were Expenable diorama with PT 34 on the dry dock. Just promise me you won't lay there tonight trying to go to sleep thinking about all these things.


Total Posts: 192 | Joined: Mar 23, 2013 - 11:58am | 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: Aug 27, 2013 - 7:08pm
Bob;
WOW!!! Are you looking for a permanent position in Frank's PT Boat Nation? Al has the colors for your Vosper.
Take care,
TED


Total Posts: 2852 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

Frank Andruss

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 - 1:05am
I just woke up. I was dreaming about a 77 Foot Italeri Elco. Man, now would that be something or what. Keep the pressure on Dave. So many thoughts on projects, not enough room in my home..............


Total Posts: 3964 | Joined: Feb 9, 2007 - 11:41am | IP Logged

Bob Butler

MASTER
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Bob Butler  Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 - 8:10am
I sent Italeri a letter and even included a couple photos. Heard nothing in return. I'm getting a few request to buill boats for people. There's probably at least $400 in materials alone in this build. I wouldn't want tp build a boat for materials and labor and have Italeri come out with one.you can get for around $140, so Italeri GET OFF YOUR BUTTS. Send letters guys, presure, presure, presure, The vets that helped save your country should be given that courtesy at least. You have a couple cashcows that you have most of the parts made already. Also a 1/72 scale series would be nice for the people who don't have room for 1/35. Wonder how much money Revell has made off the PT 109 molds in the last 50 years? You Revell guys could do this too.


Total Posts: 192 | Joined: Mar 23, 2013 - 11:58am | IP Logged

Frank Andruss

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 - 8:25am
I am always amazed at the lack of US NAVY items. Most of the builders have to buy other kits and work their fannies off trying to make them look good. There is a huge lack of US NAVY up to date boats, ships, you name it. Someone should tell these Companies that the US won WWII, because I can go on line and buy anything I want, as long as it is GERMAN. Trust me if you want Germans in shorts, or Germans in pants, or Germans on Ski's, you can find it in just about any scale.

Try finding any scale for US NAVY figures, and you might as well forget it. You can get a few figures, but at crazy prices, and if your trying to do a 1/35 PT BOAT, it will cost you over $200.00 for a few figures. This is why I had to buy British guys manning a 25 pounder. My builder still has to take them home, sand off the socks, put on new heads, and do some changing of the arms to make my next project work. This is not fair to those of us that want and need these NAVY figures for our projects. Over the years I too have sent a few letter out, only to get no response, or a "We will look into it". Are you telling me that everyone out there is only building German Diorama's or German boats. Thank God ITALERI listened to some of us, and than God Dave Waples put on the pressure or we would have nothing. I think we may see a 77 Footer somewhere down the line, and this is awesome, but we need figures, and that kit that is out there with all of the guys in helmets and Life-Jackets doesn't cut it.............



Total Posts: 3964 | Joined: Feb 9, 2007 - 11:41am | IP Logged

Frank Andruss

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 - 8:29am
I am always amazed at the lack of US NAVY items. Most of the builders have to buy other kits and work their fannies off trying to make them look good. There is a huge lack of US NAVY up to date boats, ships, you name it. Someone should tell these Companies that the US won WWII, because I can go on line and buy anything I want, as long as it is GERMAN. Trust me if you want Germans in shorts, or Germans in pants, or Germans on Ski's, you can find it in just about any scale.

Try finding any scale for US NAVY figures, and you might as well forget it. You can get a few figures, but at crazy prices, and if your trying to do a 1/35 PT BOAT, it will cost you over $200.00 for a few figures. This is why I had to buy British guys manning a 25 pounder. My builder still has to take them home, sand off the socks, put on new heads, and do some changing of the arms to make my next project work. This is not fair to those of us that want and need these NAVY figures for our projects. Over the years I too have sent a few letter out, only to get no response, or a "We will look into it". Are you telling me that everyone out there is only building German Diorama's or German boats. Thank God ITALERI listened to some of us, and than God Dave Waples put on the pressure or we would have nothing. I think we may see a 77 Footer somewhere down the line, and this is awesome, but we need figures, and that kit that is out there with all of the guys in helmets and Life-Jackets doesn't cut it.............



Total Posts: 3964 | Joined: Feb 9, 2007 - 11:41am | 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: Aug 28, 2013 - 2:04pm
Frank;
That's why I am using 1/35th German Heads from Hornet and Wolf, on my guys, mostly hatless. They do have a really nice set of USN Sailor heads with white hats, but they are hard to find. A set is on ebay now for $11.94
Hornet & Wolf 1/35 5-Heads Wearing USN Style White Sailor Cap HUH05






Total Posts: 2852 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

alross2

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 - 2:05pm
Quote:

Al has the colors for your Vosper.
Take care,
TED



Nope. This is one of the Soviet boats (TK 565 or TK 250, depending on what source you want to believe) and I don't have any official Soviet documents that address naval camouflage. The pattern is similar to, but not the same as, one applied to RN Vospers.

These boats also differed substantially from those in the series depicted by the Italeri kit, primarily in the placement and size of the hatches, superstructure, and forecastle.





Al Ross


Total Posts: 898 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm | IP Logged

Next Page

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7


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