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Grady

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Im a scale model ship builder, mostly square-rigged sailing ships, however I have always been fascinated by the PT boats and the men who severed on them. My next project is a wood plank on bulkhead Elco 103 class boat 1/30 scale Im looking at a boat from RON 5 as they are the early 80 footers. I do not have a great deal of knowledge in the Pt boat area Your sight has a large following of experts, so I plan to lean heavily on the pros for information for the build. As with all my builds I build for the builder but the work has to respect the boat and reflect the same pride as the men who severed on them.
Looking forward to getting started
MOG

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Welcome Grady, I hope you enjoy your project!


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Welcome! If we can be of help let us know.
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Welcome! If we can be of help let us know.
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thanks David & Jeff D I will be looking for allot of guidance as stated the PTs are a new area for me, I'm coming to the end of a 7 year journey on my current build,, I have a fairly descent knowledge of ships of sail, but the PT boat what a beast sleek lines, fast, the whole package. As much I want to get my hands on the wood and get started I know I have to get into the research , pick to right boat, learn about the crew and do her proud. Any info on RON 5 pointing me in the right direction would be a great help getting started.
MOG


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Don't know if you are on facebook, but here's a build that is just utterly fantastic. Don't know how deep you are wanting to get but it is a view of how far you can go.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1061243820644007/?fref=nf

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Don't know if you are on facebook, but here's a build that is just utterly fantastic. Don't know how deep you are wanting to get but it is a view of how far you can go.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1061243820644007/?fref=nf

Charlie



Charlie, I took a look at the build WOW allot to detail, I retire (again) next year will have more time, maybe not that detailed but some challenges . First is learning some new skills , my builds are 99% all wood, wire, metal, plastic not much experience here plus will need to add some tools will all be new for me. I have also noticed some folks are using more 3d parts on the more modern ships, this is a whole new world for me. Anyway its all part of the process. Challenges are why we build. again thanks MOG

Completed builds (wood)
RMS Titanic 1/48
Bluenose 1/48
Rattlesnake 1/64

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Grady

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Don't know if you are on facebook, but here's a build that is just utterly fantastic. Don't know how deep you are wanting to get but it is a view of how far you can go.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1061243820644007/?fref=nf

Charlie



Charlie, I took a look at the build WOW allot to detail, I retire (again) next year will have more time, maybe not that detailed but some challenges . First is learning some new skills , my builds are 99% all wood, wire, metal, plastic not much experience here plus will need to add some tools will all be new for me. I have also noticed some folks are using more 3d parts on the more modern ships, this is a whole new world for me. Anyway its all part of the process. Challenges are why we build. again thanks MOG

Completed builds (wood)
RMS Titanic 1/48
Bluenose 1/48
Rattlesnake 1/64

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