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 Author  Topic: Wheelhouse/Bridge windshield armor or not
LkWashington

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of LkWashington  Posted on: Aug 4, 2022 - 3:58pm
I built my first PT Boat model in '71 as a young lad, Revell 1/72 & it was a disaster -warped deck & poor molded parts...Fast forward to now - I picked up a 1/24th ProBoat RC 40" PT 109 model that needs some work, mainly a LOT of accurate detailing (which I'm looking forward to).

After reading through topics here on the bridge armor, I still can't decide what do do - detail the model with the armor or the Plexiglas windshield - I'm leaning toward the Plexiglas because its more detail & reveals more of the help etc...

I couldn't make out just when they applied the armor - right after it was deployed at base or some time later - how long did 109 operate with & without it?

Thanks!!


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LkWashington

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Auto spell correct is a disaster. Leaning towards the plexi windshield to reveal more of the HELM detail.


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Welcome Lk!

The windshield wasn't armored, the panel beneath it was on certain boats. The windshield was usually painted. I have some armor details up here: http://www.pt103.com/PT_Boat_Components_Armor.html. I see I call the armor panel windshield armor, that's a poor choice of words... Also the armor can be seen here: http://www.pt103.com/PT_Boat_Components_Bridge_And_Chart_House.html Good luck with your project and have fun!



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