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 2

Back to Topic Index Page 31 | Replies: 14 | Pages: [1] 2

 Author  Topic: PT-9 paint scheme(conversion of airfix rag launch)
ThePTboater

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ThePTboater  Posted on: Mar 9, 2016 - 12:52pm
As the title says, I'm am considering converting the airfix raf rescue launch model into Hubert Scott paine's pt-9.
Does anyone know the color of the boat throughout its time in being studied by elco?


Total Posts: 136 | Joined: Jan 17, 2016 - 1:28pm | 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: Mar 9, 2016 - 2:18pm
PT9 carried at least two different schemes while in ELCO hands: The initial scheme was an overall dark gray.

A subsequent scheme had Standard Navy Gray vertical surfaces and Dark Gray horizontal surfaces.


This will be a major conversion. The AIRFIX hull is over an inch too short and the superstructure has very little in common with that on PT9.

Al Ross


Total Posts: 904 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm | IP Logged

Andy Small

MASTER
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Andy Small   Send Email To Andy Small Posted on: Mar 10, 2016 - 6:23am
Have you thought of using a Linden Hill kit?

Andy


Total Posts: 223 | Joined: Nov 20, 2013 - 9:04pm | 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: Mar 10, 2016 - 6:45am
I got the MGB64 kit a month or so ago. Expensive, but wicked nice! The book on the BPB boats is, too.

Al


Total Posts: 904 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm | IP Logged

ThePTboater

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ThePTboater  Posted on: Mar 10, 2016 - 7:39am
Thanks for the info guys, it would require a lot of work.
In the event that it doesn't work out I may just build it standard, it's at least an ok start.
If I get that far I will try to post pictures.
ThePTboater


Total Posts: 136 | Joined: Jan 17, 2016 - 1:28pm | IP Logged

ThePTboater

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ThePTboater  Posted on: Mar 10, 2016 - 7:43am
Also I wasn't aware of the mgb64 kit lol, should have done more research.
That's okay, I don't regret buying the model, like I said if if doesn't work, build it standard.


Total Posts: 136 | Joined: Jan 17, 2016 - 1:28pm | IP Logged

smallwi

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of smallwi  Posted on: Mar 13, 2016 - 7:09am
Al,

Thanks, I completely missed the release of the 70 foot BPB by coastal craft. These are fabulous kits, www.coastalcraftmodelsuk.com. I presume MGB 64 was also hull lines of the PV-70 design, in other words the same hull as PT 9. Is that correct?

What book are you referring too? Not sure I have seen a book dedicated to the BPB designs.

Thanks,

Bill

Bill Smallshaw

Total Posts: 98 | Joined: Jun 21, 2007 - 3:02pm | IP Logged

ThePTboater

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ThePTboater  Posted on: Mar 13, 2016 - 7:57am
Yes it did have the same hull and superstructure of pv70, which was technically used for the rescue launches, but with different superstructure and shorter length(63')


Total Posts: 136 | Joined: Jan 17, 2016 - 1:28pm | 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: Mar 13, 2016 - 9:06am
Bill,

Here's the cover:


and a sample page:


Soft cover, 48 coated paper pages with excellent reproduction.

Like the kits, it's a bit pricey but, IMHO, worth every penny! I've been in contract with the author and there are some interesting future projects on the way. We may be sharing some stuff...

I got mine from Linden Hill Imports here in the States http://www.lindenhillimports.com/coastalcraft.htm . Good folks, great service.

Al


Total Posts: 904 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm | IP Logged

ThePTboater

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ThePTboater  Posted on: Mar 13, 2016 - 8:41pm
It's funny that in my quest to build my pt-9 model, I had never even heard of these.
I saw the raf rescue launch and thought that I could make due, where were these models in my search? 😀


Total Posts: 136 | Joined: Jan 17, 2016 - 1:28pm | IP Logged

Next Page

Pages: [1] 2


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