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 Author  Topic: Revell New Tool PT-109 kit makes appearance
smallwi

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of smallwi  Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 - 5:03pm
All,

To Dick's question, I believe that is a photo of the 117 or 141 boat, note the four depth charges on the stern. I am traveling and cannot look at sources, but a familiar photograph. Also note the skill level 4 on the box. This gives me hope that the kit will be something other than the 1963 kit, which was rated skill level 2 by Revell in the past. Revell has generally shown integrity in the past with the skill level designations.

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Drew Cook

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 - 5:32pm
Nope, Bill, that's the 105 in the photo Dick's talking about, the "5" sometimes altered to a "9" when reprinted, to make it look like the 109.

The photo was one of several taken in July 1942 off the East Coast, of Ron 5 boats running at speed.

The 109, also in Ron 5 at the time, would have looked virtually identical, so...




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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of zeusbheld  Posted on: Feb 12, 2017 - 12:12pm
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I Hope that is not Dick Keresey's PT 105 photo on the cover of the instruction or box??????
Shame, shame, if it is. Another one of those phony- modified photo to make individuals think it is the 109?

Dick . . . .





it looks exactly like the photo on Page 125 of my copy of Keresey's book, which Keresey apparently misidentified as the 105. He seems to have been fooled by the "105" painted on it...


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Feb 12, 2017 - 12:47pm
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it looks exactly like the photo on Page 125 of my copy of Keresey's book, which Keresey apparently misidentified as the 105. He seems to have been fooled by the "105" painted on it...





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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Feb 12, 2017 - 3:04pm
What Al said...

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David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Feb 12, 2017 - 10:20pm
Thanks for sharing that Ted. It appears they just needed something to display. We'll have to see what comes of it. I wrote them and offered our assistance but they never wrote back. Oh well. That photo is the 105 boat. It wasn't altered.

In the mean time I'm working on my 1/350 PT-109. It's really a horrible kit but it's the best on the market. Lots of scratch building and more to do still. It would be tempting to have somebody 3D print one but we'll save that one for another day.

Have I at least got the depth charges placed correctly? :-) No mast on this one gents!




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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Feb 13, 2017 - 4:53am
Wow Dave that looks really nice! Especially when you consider the scale. Gonna stick it in a bottle?



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David Waples

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I should be fair. It was a good piece of kit for its day when guys scratch built the masters. And it's better than the Fine Molds kit which was actually another companies molds. It's easy to pick it apart. That photo etch fret is only 1 1/4 inches square. The new Higgins kit I got from L'Arsenal is so much better with its parts originally designed in CAD and printed 3D.

It won't go in a bottle but it will be a second away from being rammed by the Amagiri. Damn it George Takei!
Dave

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Feb 13, 2017 - 11:43am
Dave, how about telling us more about the L'Arsenal Higgins kit? Some pix, too, plz?

Al Ross


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David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Feb 13, 2017 - 7:02pm
You got it Al. I'll do it in a separate post.
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