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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 31, 2019 - 12:17am
Hi, good to hear you are also going to build a Channel PT model. Of course I'm quite willing to help you , perhaps you could drop me an email or private message (I'd rather not provide my email address online here).

Shapeways offers a rather wide range of 1/35 PT parts. These are the parts available :

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/ships/?tag=1%2F35

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/pt103dotcom?section=1%2F35th+Scale&s=0

Shapeways resides in Eindhoven (Holland) and the US I believe. To order articles you have to register to the Shapeways site.

Yesterday I installed Jeff''s running lights (I painted the lenses in transparent red and green). I hope to wire up some leds today to see if it works out the way I had hoped.


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Arjan






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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 31, 2019 - 5:33am
I've just tried out the port navigation light. I didn't have the proper resistor for this red led in stock so it's about half the brightness that could be achieved. I must say I'm quite pleased with the result. I haven't got a green led in stock so I couldn't try out the starboard light yet .

Led off :





Port led turned on :



I haven't fixed the running lights permanently yet so I can remove them when the model is sprayed. Constructing a working search light will be more challenging. Fortunately, the Channel boats had the early style search lights which were a bit bigger than those of late PT boats.


Arjan


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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: Jan 31, 2019 - 6:23am
Arjan;
Light up the Stbd and lets see what it looks like.
I made a 1/32 PT 48 77' ELCO(Circa 1942) and put LEDs in the running lights, also battle lighting(RED LED's) in the cabin/2nd helm(I didn't paint the windows and scratchbuilt an interior) and Engine Room(scratchbuilt interior).
Take care,
TED


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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 31, 2019 - 8:58am
Hi Ted, that sounds interesting . Perhaps you could post some pics of your build ?

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Arjan


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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: Jan 31, 2019 - 10:30am
Arjan;
Light up the Stbd and lets see what it looks like.
I made a 1/32 PT 48 77' ELCO(Circa 1942) and put LEDs in the running lights, also battle lighting(RED LED's) in the cabin/2nd helm(I didn't paint the windows and scratchbuilt an interior) and Engine Room(scratchbuilt interior).
Take care,
TED


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Jan 31, 2019 - 1:10pm
Arjan,

I can't look at your beautiful Vosper model without thinking of the "PT 73" of the old 1960s TV series "McHale's Navy!"


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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 31, 2019 - 3:56pm
Hi Drew, as far as I know this tv series was never broadcast in Holland ( unlike countless other American series of the sixties and seventies) so I only know it from some video clips on the internet.It's a pity there are no survivors of these American built craft. What surprises me is that these Vospers never seem to show up in pics made by American PT crews, after all British MTBs and American PT boats often shared the same port (Leghorn for instance).. I get the impression the American and British crews didn't mingle at all.

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Arjan


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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: Feb 1, 2019 - 4:23am
Hey that looks good Arjan! Very clever use of SW's translucent plastic. I like the relocated window too.



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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: Feb 1, 2019 - 5:41am
Thanks Jeff ! The three parts that make up the light are a perfect fit . I first glued the light housing onto its base. I applied cyano acrylate glue through the slot in the base with a tooth pick, so gluing both parts from the inside. This procedure prevents getting any excess glue on the outside. I then carefully enlarged the slot in the base and finally glued the lens on (glue once more applied from the inside, through the slot).

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Arjan


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Arjan Wiskerke  Posted on: Feb 6, 2019 - 12:21pm
I wonder if the bridge door of the PT 486-563 series had a window ? I don't know which boat this is but it shares a lot of features with the Channel boats and its bridge door definitely had a window :




Thanks in advance.


Arjan


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