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 Author  Topic: Update for the PT-157 model photo etch project
Daniele Klay

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Daniele Klay  Posted on: Aug 28, 2015 - 10:58am
Excellent...I definitely want one of these
Keep up the good work.
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Daniele Kly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TheBridge  Posted on: Sep 19, 2015 - 6:54am
Daniele,

Here are frames with the window grove (backside of frame) added.



I also added a second set of windows (front side shot below) to the artwork with solid center representing the windows (makes life real
easy if you're going with the windows-painted-painted over scheme).




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Wow- those are really amazing in detail. Great work!

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Daniele Klay

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Daniele Klay  Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 - 3:20am
Hi Bridge, it really looks good. What do I have to do to obtain one ?
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Daniele Kly

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There would be a lot of prep (instructions) so this will take a while. I'm also focused on putting on the final parts to the PT-157 model.

This would be for the really insane builder. So not sure how to make sure that anyone wanting this knows the results will vary a good deal from modeler to modeler. And some parts are really, really small so what happens if you lose one. All sort so questions to sort out.

Bridge


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A couple of questions about your PE project. Looks great, by the way. Are you planning on marketing this when you have it completed? Are you doing it in 1/35 scale? Looks like just the thing to dress up Italieri's 103 class P.T..

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MMelvin,

I first have to complete making all the pieces this is capable of making. Yes, I can make it any scale I want however the three plate thickness need to be considered in order for the parts to be scale (or near scale) thickness as well. In your case the thickness change from my current 1:32 to to a 1:35 should be close that both scales would use the same thickness brass plates as there are likely limitations to the commercially available thickness of brass plates available (but I'll check on this with the PE shop which is Scotland)

I admire the Italeri model very much however there are limitations as to what plastic ejection molding can produce. That model was inspiring but would benefit in a number of details with the ones of of this photo-etch project. If I do market this, those making the model and marrying it to the photo etch pieces will have the best PT model combo I think. Best of both worlds.

I'm now on my 8th generation of photo etch (increasing the number of pieces included and improving the ability to make built-up pieces) and this will be the final one. I also want to mount the PE peices on my PT-157 model THEN I can turn my thoughts to documenting the photo etch plates and assembly. I will be adding some of this material as a new chapter of the book 'PT-157: A Scale Model Builder's Notebook' and possibly post the new chapter on the forum (not sure about that yet).

As for making a commercial kit. I have to think that over as it could cause a landslide of support and questions that I may not be able to handle and that's not good for those that expect such support. So many pieces are small and if some one messes up or loses one I don't know what to do to remedy those situation. That's my concern.

Bridge


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of zeusbheld  Posted on: Oct 24, 2015 - 1:51am
Beautiful stuff.

In principle I'm interested in a 1/72 version as I'm going to build a few PTs in that scale. I expect most of the tiny parts will be so tiny they'd just disappear, won't they?

You might be able to sell 'em "as is" without offering support; the kind of modeller who'd go for it is likely to buy it anyway even knowing you're not supporting it. I would for example.

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