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 Author  Topic: RON 5 PT 105
Grady

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Grady   Send Email To Grady Posted on: Feb 14, 2021 - 9:44am
Finished the 1st set of twin 50s with mount

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Nice Mike, so much detail for being so tiny! Much better than the blobs of plastic usually found in the average kit.


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Great detail....


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Grady

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Engine room hatch, ready for final clean-up Awhile back Ted Walter pointed out to me that my hatch was not quite right he said “Why did you paint the dead light on the engine room hatch? The amount of detail you are adding, why take this short cut?” When I joined the site I had zero working knowledge of a PT , I was warned not to be afraid of some “friendly advise” Taking Teds advise I rebuilt the hatch and I’m better off for doing it. One of the themes of this site that really stands out to me the respect shown to the crews and the boats they servered on , now being hooked by theses band of nuts that love everything PT has made me abetter builder , this build has taken on a life of its own, again I was warned from the beginning “ if your in and want to learn, your in all the way”
Once cleaned up a little more I hope this will pass muster with Ted

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Couple of questions 1: Torpedo tube caps , did the early boats( RON 5) have securing mounts ?
2: When docked did the boat have the colors raised or lowered on the mast ?
Thanks
Mike



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Grady

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Twin 50s completed , superstructure coming along

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I'm not quite sure of what you mean by securing mounts but here are some photos of torpedo tubes that may answer your question. As far as I know, based on photos, the caps were not used much in theater. Some used what looked like a bikini top, see the photo of PT 149 for a closeup: http://www.pt103.com/PT_Boat_Components_Torpedo_Tube_Images_Elco.html

Nice job on the guns Mike!



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Mike - Great job! (Colors were lowered when not underway.)

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Torpedo tubes complete , test fit went  ok ,   now they go back in drydock until  there needed 

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Fabricated the throttle control bars, the mufflers are molded from resin. just need to realign a bracket then
I think its time to paint the hull and deck next.

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