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Will Day

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AMEN, BROTHER...

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Drew Cook

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I'll chime in and add my continual thanks to Dick, our great webmaster (who has always put up with my photo-posting requests)!



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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: May 21, 2020 - 10:29am
Did a Paint scheme trial on this piece . according to Dave Maples conversion with Dick Keresey , first skipper of the 105 he thought she was Battleship Grey, , Al Ross had her with measure 1 overall 5D , according to the fine folks at Vallejo 5D is very close to their Black Grey . I don’t know if the picture is clear enough to tell , but this how the black grey came out

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Grady

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While waiting for supplies, worked on the wiring plugs for the Nav horn, port spotlight bracket. There small, hard to shape, but I think they will add to the effect, when the cables are connected, also added the mounting brackets for the cabin vents and running lights. Test fitted the reworked 20MM mount
Question on the wiring for the mast, horn, spot lights. It’s a small thing but are wires painted or were they left black??

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Jeff D

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Coming right along Mike!

Good question, I have no real clue but the general rule was If it don't move, paint it. It looks like the searchlight cable (right below the kill marks) was painted on this boat:

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Your color looks pretty close to these shots of PT 134 (top) and 107:

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Grady

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Jeff great pics, they really helped, So while I'm running cables, does the spotlight cable plug into the plug on top of the Aldis locker ?
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Jeff D

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The one on the Aldis locker aft of the aft armor plate was for the Aldis light. The cable shown in the photo goes to the side mounted cone shaped bracket with the builtin on / off switch. Another cable ran from there to the searchlight mounted either on the port cone or aft pipe bracket:

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Grady

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Got it , totally missed the second plug , again Jeff so grateful for all the help and advise


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You're very welcome Mike.


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Interesting to note that the 124, in that photo, doesn't have the half-ball-like (rain guard?) device over the bottom of the antenna where it goes into the base...

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