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 Author  Topic: Dwight Brooks' 1:10 Elco
Patrick Matthews

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Dec 11, 2015 - 6:41pm
Dwight Brooks was well known in the 80's as a builder of large scale ship models... many of his models appeared in Scale Ship Modeler.

He did a 1:10 scale Elco in 1987... it and his other models are now in the Santa Barbara (CA) Maritime Museum.

But you can see the 1988 article on the Elco at:
http://www.matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/radin-maiden-the-pt168/



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  TED WALTHER

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Dec 12, 2015 - 5:47am
Pat;
Thanks for posting, I actually have the magazine, I bought it in college. I have often wondered where this model went. It impressed me that much. The Minnesota shoreline in some of the photos, duplicates Tulagi or Rendova nicely. I would love to find a Lanthier hull/model, it is the best I have seen, and its 1/10th scale! I have always wondered how many Bob actually sold(I know he donated one , as PT 117, to Fall River).
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Oops!
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Bob and I spoke many times a number of years ago when he was in the hay day of building these models. I tried to get him to donate one, but he just could not. He did however give me a very good deal to purchase one of his kits but I just didn't have the dough to buy it. I wish I did because the one at Fall River is a beauty.


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Patrick Matthews

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Dec 12, 2015 - 7:43am
Anyone know if Bob is still around?

Dwight left us early, in 1996.

Patrick Matthews
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Wow, that is impressive. The twilight caption is right, it looks like a real boat.

When you gonna bump up to 1/10th scale Pat?



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  TED WALTHER

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Pat;
I just found him again. http://www.eaglesquadron.net/index.html
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Thanks!
I love this shot from his site:



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Pat;
Did you check out his PT 142(The Flying Shamrock) RON 8 model photos? Simply awesome! I wonder if he ever thought of doing a 1/10 scale 77' ELCO? You might try contacting him.
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I remember that article from the 1988 issue of Scale Ship Modeler magazine.

Is the guy in the water with the 109 model Dwight?


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