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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: Jun 17, 2021 - 4:18am
Made the Bridge Fluorescent light using the ELCO plans. Several adjustments had to be made to get the scale close, working this small its mainly what looks right rather than perfect scale.

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Well, it most certainly does look absolutely right! Have your eyes permanently crossed at this point?


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Grady

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About finished with the cockpit area,
the windshield, a real pain, metal, plastic, drilling hole for pins, paint & canopy glue do not want to work well toughter, without looking like a 5-year-old tossed it all toughter. after 4 attempts I was at the end of my rope, but it was almost there, when Murphy showed up, a very slight slip of the hand & I took a chunk out of the std screen. Not wanting to start over for shot # 5 I turned the error into battle damage, which I have not shown clearly in the pics as it still needs a bit of work. The windshield weathering became easy after that. Installed the control panel and added the fluorescent light, compass, and torpedo director, then weathered the entire area. Again, there are many different ways to approach this build, all have their own merits, my vision here is to depict a boat that has seen action and exposure to the tropical elements of the pacific.

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Just amazing attention to detail...

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Grady

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Attached torpedo tubes , training gear, TP Tube locks, and tube wiring plugs

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This is such an amazing build Grady. I'm following along and will be using as a guide for when I do up the 105 boat using Revell's new PT-100 kit in 1/72.
On a side note, have you determined where the bow mounted single .50 cal was located?


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This is such an amazing build Grady. I'm following along and will be using as a guide for when I do up the 105 boat using Revell's new PT-109 kit in 1/72.
On a side note, have you determined where the bow mounted single .50 cal was located?







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Hi DW, welcome to the forum!

I don't have an image showing the 105 with a bow mounted .50 although most if not all are from when she was still stateside in 1942. Do you have a photo or reference that mentions it?


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Grady

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Dick Keresey makes mention of the single 50 mounted on the bow of the 105 , page 111, he stated the 50 was jury-rigged and he hoped his gunner did not get to enthusiastic because it did not have a stop on it and could easily swivel far enough to rake the bridge. I have found no pictures of the 105 bow mounted 50, best guess is slightly off center to starboard behind the forward hatch, as it opened toward forward.
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DWonders

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Thanks Mike. I'm currently finishing up reading the PT-105 book which I thought also mentioned that the most elevation they could get on the bow .50 was 60 degrees because it was on a short pipe. I'd have to go back and try to find the page number. I have seen some pics of other early RON 5 boats that also had the jury rigged .50's on the bow.
Keep up the fantastic work on your 105.

Don


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