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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: Apr 1, 2021 - 4:21am
Canvas spray shield attached to the aft gun tub. Tub not attached yet , so alignment is off . Also like to thank Jeff D and Frank for there help and great photos regarding the building of the display scene.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Coming out very nicely


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Looking at Grady's incredibly detailed PT-105 and the incredible amount of drawings and photos that are being supplied by members is just unbelievable! I know a lot of you are here because you had Fathers or Grandfathers who were on PT boats during the war. I am sure there are a few like me, that first heard about PT boats because of JFK and you probably built the Revell 109 straight out of the box like me. A few years later, I decided to build another Revell 109, but this time into a barge buster. The only photo I had was from my copy of the book PT109, which I was given two copy's of. On the front inside cover was a late model with all the added guns up on the plane. I could not tell what kind of armament they were, so I guessed maybe they were .50 Cals, and fixed two out of the scrap box mounted on peace's of sprue. A couple of decades latter, I found out how wrong I was, with the different books that came out, So I did a little better job on the Lindbergh 109. I just can't believe all the drawings and photos coming out of the wood work! And again, we can't complement you enough Grady on you magnificent 105, I do look forward to each new mini masterpiece!


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Grady

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Thank you very much for the kind words, being a simple ship builder, you spend a great deal of time questioning your work. Being from a military family, I am a retired veteran, my father was WW2 veteran, I hold a special place for the Greatest generation. Being from the “unconventional” side of the military I was fascinated by the PTs & crews, professionally proud, but their usual surroundings were for the lack of better words (not being Navy) not the pressed, shined, spotless tablecloth environment. Like submariners they were small close nit crews. When I started this build the only thing, I knew about PTs was fast wood boats with guns. But there was something special here that I wanted to learn more about, as Jeff D told me “once your bitten, you’re hooked” The folks on this site, along with Jeff and Franks site have be really great, without there support and advise I would not my bow from my a—aft. I am nowhere near being excepted to the PTNUTS Club, but I am working on it. I will say I’m now all in doing my part to help preserve the history of the PTs and the special men who survived on them, plus the support crews who kept them in the fight. Again thanks


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Mike, you've been bitten so hard I'm afraid you're gonna bleed out. If you're not in the PTNUTS Club then I don't know who is! Which boat are you going to build next? >:D


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Jeff is right, I have been smitten since 1963. Like you, my Dad was a WWII vet like his friends and my Uncles. My dad was 9th Air Force C-47. Mostly Army Airforces, plus Infantry, and my best friend growing up, Uncle Bo, as he liked to be called, who was Navy, USS Enterprise, all 4 years. So yes, I am also fascinated by WWII airplanes and Aircraft carriers. I was lucky to work on and fly or fly in a lot of WWII aircraft in the 80s and first half of the 90s. Like I tell people, best decade of my life, didn't make a lot of money, but the memories are priceless!


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Grady

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My best interpretation of the life raft I Weathered the canvas and survival equipment containers, my thoughts where if stowed topside the tropical exposure would have an effect. All corrections/suggestion appreciated.

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Grady

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Once again Test fitting the superstructure , always looking for flaws , the hull color will lighten up, by mixing in some battleship grey, still thinking about the deck & topside weathering & chipping

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Mike,
Lovely work, keep it up. I am looking forward to seeing this finished. You certainly should be commended for your scratchbuilding skills, braver than i would be. It looks pretty big now, hope you have enough space for the dock which you will end up building😁
One small thing, is the aft gun platform glued down yet?

Best Regards,
Stu.





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Grady

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Thanks Stu, coming from someone of your skills that's a nice complement , No the aft platform is not glued,, I'm thinking I missed something????? yes at 1:30 scale its caused lots of problems finding scale figures and the like, Ill find a way to fit it all in, the challenge of the build right, and space is always a problem when finished, going to lower the scale for my next boat, learn by living with as they say. However I'm starting a WW1 mule drawn field ambulance my grandfather drove in the US WW! Siberian AEF , its 1:16 scale so we will see
again thanks for the words, everyone here has been great with there support
Mike


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