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JerseySandy

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Here is the PT-502 entering Cherbourg. Photo Credit National Museum of the US Navy 11 July 1944













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  Arjan Wiskerke

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Thanks for posting this nice pic ! There is definitely no shortage of good pics and footage of Ron 34 and 35 boats .


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  Arjan Wiskerke

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I usually make rc conversions of my Italeri 1/35 boats . Some pics of my progress on my PT 515 build (I promise I won't bother you with updates .).








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Arjan Wiskerke

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I've noticed that the windows in the sides of the charthouse of the Italeri late PT kit are sitting much too high. I already suspected this but once I test fitted a running light it became quite obvious. I wonder about other details of these Italeri window frames as well. If I interpret the following pics correctly there was no raised rim around the window frame like those present on the Italeri PT 596 parts ?




Perhaps someone could post a closeup of the windows of the Elco series the Channel boats belonged to ? I noticed that there seem to be very few clear photos of the side windows (torps and crew members often obscure these in pics).

edit: I also get the impression these side windows of the Channel boats did not have the same height as those of late PT boats. Or perhaps they were the same height but Italeri made them too big on the 596 kit ?

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  TED WALTHER

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Arjan;
Check out Jeff's website www.pt103.com
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Arjan Wiskerke

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Arjan Wiskerke  Posted on: Jan 21, 2019 - 8:36am
Thanks Ted, so I take it then that the chart house side windows of the 486-563 series were pretty much the same as those of the 103-196 and 314-367 series. I wish I had noticed this earlier (back to the drawing board ....).

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29navy

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Here's a couple that show the window

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Arjan Wiskerke

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Thanks a lot for posting these pics Charlie . I must say that converting the Italeri PT 596 kit into a Channel PT boat requires more work than I had anticipated .


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Jan 21, 2019 - 3:33pm
Your model is looking good Arjan!

There was a very slight rim around the windows from the frame itself sticking out slightly. It was about 1/8 x 1/8. All the Elco 80 boats used the same windows so those depicted on my site should be OK to use as a reference for your later boat. The 1st drawing on this page details the windows: http://www.pt103.com/PT_Boat_Components_Day_Room_Cabin_Trunk.html Note that the starboard forward window of the day cabin was the unlike the others and was the same as those on the front of the chart house.


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Arjan Wiskerke

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Arjan Wiskerke  Posted on: Jan 22, 2019 - 12:58am
Much obliged Jeff ! Your site is invaluable for modellers like me, wish I had reference material like this when I was building my Annapolis Vosper. So from what you are saying I gather the windows in question of Italer's PT 596 kit are simply completely wrong.

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