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Topic: Italeri PT 109 1:35
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I am having a problem just starting this boat. The plans call for three pieces for the chimes and I can only find the bow piece. Does anyone out there who has worked on this model have an answer for me.[:-question-:]

Paul Newfield

Posted By: Paul Newfield | Posted on: Sep 6, 2014 - 11:47am
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Hi Paul,
Check your sprue drawings at the front of the instructions. On the port side you will use 1C, 4C, followed by 2C. On the starboard side you will use 44C, 42C, and 41C. They are all located next to each other. Note that the assembly drawing is out of proportion to the actual pieces.
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 6, 2014 - 10:49pm
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David Thanks for your reply but part 42 & 41 & 4 & 2C are actually the for bow of the boat on the deck Page 5 of the instructions. They apparently did not make the middle and forward chimes. Unless in my old age I am getting blind.[:-question-:]

Paul Newfield

Posted By: Paul Newfield | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 8:39am
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Hi Paul. Those parts are for the chine and not the deck. They fit into the groove running bow to stern. The drawing on page 2 shows a view from the bottom and not the top of the boat.

From the bow parts 1C on the port side and 44C on the starboard side.
Next after those two parts you have 4C on the port side and 42C on the starboard side
The final piece is 2C on the port side and 41C on the starboard.

Note that the drawing isn't a very good representation of the sizes of these pieces.

Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 8:53am
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David: Again thanks for your help. But the pieces 42C & 41C And 4C and 2C fir perfectly on the deck on the bow as shown on page 5. With those where they belong I do have 4C & 2C & 41C & 42C chime rails. They are using the same numbers for two items and mine seem to fit on the deck? Any answers??

Paul Newfield

Posted By: Paul Newfield | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 9:11am
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I made a mistake. I do NOT have the chime parts

Paul Newfield

Posted By: Paul Newfield | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 9:13am
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Hi Paul,
You may be able to get some Evergreen plastic and lay it in yourself. You'll have to do some shaping and filling but it's not that complex.
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 9:57am
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Paul;
Ditto what Dave said, or you can use Balsa wood strips.

Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 10:44am
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Thanks for your help. I am surprised at the mistake that Italeri made in the mold making. I will try the Balsa as I think I can work with that better. I am not sure I have the ability but will definitely try.

Again thanks for your help.

Paul Newfield

Posted By: Paul Newfield | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 11:37am
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If you go with wood try and find basswood. It has a much finer grain and is harder.
Good luck!
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 11:52am
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OK Basswood it is. Wish me luck. Thanks to all.

Paul Newfield

Posted By: Paul Newfield | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 12:20pm
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Paul, would love to see your progress if you don't mind sharing it with us.
Take care
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 7, 2014 - 9:09pm
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Paul,
Woa... slow down
The other chine pieces are on sprue E (there are two of these which have the torpedo tubes) you need parts 6 and 7 from each.
Unless your tubes are missing you probably have these parts.

Best Regards,
Stu.






Posted By: Stuart Hurley | Posted on: Sep 8, 2014 - 6:43am
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Stu: You are "RIGHT" I would never have found them without you pointing it out. I do not know how you found them but Thanks.

As requested as I proceed which will probably be very slow I will post pictures. I am new into Air Brushing. Most of my modeling has been R C Soling one Meter Sailboats. But as they say you are never to old to learn.

Again Thanks

Paul N

Paul Newfield

Posted By: Paul Newfield | Posted on: Sep 8, 2014 - 6:58pm
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Good catch Stu. That's identified on the correction sheet. Paul, do you not have the correction sheet? If you don't I can scan it and email it to you. I found mine stuck inside the main instruction booklet.
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 8, 2014 - 8:23pm
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Paul,
Glad you found them. Look forward to your build.

Best Regards,
Stu.






Posted By: Stuart Hurley | Posted on: Sep 9, 2014 - 12:24am
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David: No I do not have a correction sheet and really would appreciate it if you could e-mail it to me. How do I get my e-mail address to you. Just post it???

Paul Newfield

Posted By: Paul Newfield | Posted on: Sep 9, 2014 - 9:03am
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Paul, send it to me at davidwaples@comcast.net.
I'll scan it and get it to you right away.
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
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Hi, Paul and All. I'm new here, but have followed this site for quite some time. Paul, how's the build coming? I had trouble finding the chines, too. Feel free to ask about any "Gotcha's". I'll post a couple photos of my Italeri I finished in May '14, when I get 'em online. You'll get there, Paul. This was my first R/C build. Three motors, weighs a ton, but easily gets on plane.
Rob



Posted By: DoubleR | Posted on: Oct 2, 2014 - 7:40am
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