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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: VIKING MODELS 1/35TH 80' ELCO
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Gents;
There is one on E-bay right now. I have never seen this model before, is it as good as the Italeri? Did they sell out to Italeri?
Info please?
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 6:26am
Total Posts: 3033 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Ted

I had seen one of those Kits a while ago, but if not mistaken it is resin model, which I would think would be much tougher to build..............



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 10:38am
Total Posts: 3497 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Hi Ted, I just looked at the kit and Frank is right. This is a resin kit which would be a real pain to build, more of a pain to paint and almost impossible to repair. However, I'm sure Frankie would love for you to build it and send it to him in that Black and White design. He really needs one like that right in the middle of his living room. It would look just like what he sees outside his window after a nice winter snow storm.

Did you ever get the e-mail I sent you?



Posted By: Roy Forbes | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 3:12pm
Total Posts: 371 | Joined: Sep 5, 2012 - 4:57pm



I will shoot the first person that tries to send me a Zebra Boat ( kidding of course) but I know most of you know how I feel about that horrible design. Now Roy, if you want to send me your old PT BOAT as donation, I would be more than happy to have her brought to the Elco Yard for repair and overhaul. NO FLAGS, NO ENGINES for you either....................



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 3:44pm
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Just an idle question, Frankie... Does your wife know about the monkey in the basement yet?

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 5:23pm
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Roy;
I never knew!!! Welcome to the Al, Will, TED, Brotherhood!!! I am sure Dick has already put a red mark next to your name, but don't worry!
Take care
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 5:44pm
Total Posts: 3033 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Ted,

Run, run, run away FAST!!! This kit would be nowhere near the quality of the Italeri series. Years ago, I bought (sight unseen) a 1/35 Brown Water Navy Monitor kit they did. What a dud. All of the cast metal parts were covered in flash, placed loose in a bag all together, so the gun barrels were all bent, etc. The resin cast pieces were a nightmare as well. Probably the biggest kit disappointment I've ever endured. It eventually got pitched. $100+ that I'd sure like to have had back.
If this was a free kit and you only had to pay shipping...you'd be getting ripped off.

Pat



Posted By: Pat Hutchens | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 5:47pm
Total Posts: 36 | Joined: Nov 24, 2012 - 6:03am



Pat
Thanks for the serious heads up!!! But I was just asking, out of pure interest. I am fully content with the Italeri kits.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 5:51pm
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Ted,
I just had a look at it on ebay. I also have never heard of it before. That's a big chunk of resin! Dragging the cursor over the model and zooming it the quality is nowhere near the Italeri kit. The price for that much resin isn't bad but you would expect a higher detail quality. You're much better off with the Italeri kit.
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 7:21pm
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Will, let's keep it on the QT about the Monkey. I almost have him trained so that he will wear a Kapok and Helmet. I may use him for my weekend shows................



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 1:21am
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I think all of the scale PT boat modelers on this message board should get together and build the entire RON -10 boats squadron for Ol' Frankie Dallas. I'll do the 169 "ZEBRA SNAFU"! I think it would be a terrific addition to his PT boat collection. How about it guys??? He can't shoot all of us!

I LOVE THE "ZEBRAS"!

Frank Ryczek, Jr.
Modeler/ Friend RON- 10 PT-169 "ZEBRA SNAFU"

HIGH TIDES ALWAYS!

YOUR FRIEND THROUGH SCALE SHIP MODELING AND PT BOAT HISTORY!

Posted By: FRANK | Posted on: Feb 14, 2013 - 1:17pm
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Frank, nice try. I know where I can a mini gun, so I could get you all for trying to make me ZEBRA BOATS. I'm sorry guys, I just hate that design so much, it's like taking a CORVETTE and painting it pink with polka dots, lol...........




Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Feb 14, 2013 - 3:58pm
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Now there's an idea. A pink PT boat with lime green and dull yellow polka dots. Reminds of that movie with the pink US submarine in it.

Hey there Frank A. Is it bcause the zebra pattern broke up the lines of the Elco boats the reason you detest the pattern so much?

Cheers

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

Posted By: PeterTareBuilder2 | Posted on: Feb 14, 2013 - 8:43pm
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