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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: More PT 495 photos
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I just got back from the Outter Banks and a set of paint masks for the stand were waiting for me. These were made by Gator's Masks. He made the masks for all the numbers, insignia and now the stand. They are outstanding.

[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/LHQFC-16343008-DSCF0001.JPG[/image]

[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/QLRHK-60996479-DSCF0004.JPG[/image]

There are more new photos on my album page.
[url]http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?folder_id=1848201[/url]



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Jun 2, 2007 - 6:04pm
Total Posts: 450 | Joined: Feb 19, 2007 - 10:01am



She looks great the sign really sets her off.
You've done a great job.

s.symonds

Posted By: muddyfields | Posted on: Jun 3, 2007 - 3:57am
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Thanks, SS. Looking forward to seeing your's. Any new photos?
Ed



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Jun 3, 2007 - 7:57am
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Ed, the stand says it all and the colors you decided on look great!

Ray


Posted By: Ray Wilbur | Posted on: Jun 3, 2007 - 9:56am
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She really looks great. Bravo! Good job.



Posted By: Greg Matthews | Posted on: Jun 3, 2007 - 3:40pm
Total Posts: 76 | Joined: Nov 30, 2006 - 9:33am



A little Photoshop action:
[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/JJVLE-32323657-pt495-suncopy-BW2.jpg[/image]



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Jun 7, 2007 - 9:25am
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Hey pretty neat. That would make a nice mouse pad for the Computer. Have you read the article in Fine Scale models? Seems the guy built one of these kits and complained about the paint not adhering to the plastic. That might explain why my friend, who is building my model was having trouble with the paint. This guy recommends using a primer first, then paint.........



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jun 7, 2007 - 12:13pm
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I've had at least 3 different paint jobs on this model with a lot of masking and never pulled any paint off with the tape. I did wipe it down with thinner before painting to get rid of mold releases, finger prints, etc.



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Jun 7, 2007 - 1:14pm
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Some playing in "Paint".
[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/WSRVX-566504810-DSCF0028x-BW.JPG[/image]
[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/RUHTG-181094901-DSCF0028x.JPG[/image]
[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/FBEDD-104165394-DSCF0031x.JPG[/image]




Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Jun 7, 2007 - 6:47pm
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That would make a great POSTER. I think some would like to have that in their room. I think it looks pretty awesome myself.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jun 8, 2007 - 11:54am
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Wow! That is a great idea. How would you configure it?

One poster with the port side, starboard side, top view, bow and stern?

I can take some more photos as needed.



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Jun 8, 2007 - 1:25pm
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You could do several and offer them as a Package. Maybe three posters for x amount of dollars. Port and Starboard views in color and maybe the third in black and white. You can also make it into a mouse pad. Just a thought. lets get some views on the subject.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jun 8, 2007 - 5:44pm
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Here are a coupleI threw together quickly. I need to unify the background and get a better port side photo but you get the idea. What do you think?

[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/NVKRK-1061040462-DSCF0028x2combo-7.JPG[/image]

[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/NKFUO-13576328-DSCF0028x2combo2.JPG[/image]

[image]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/65524/QUPPC-551115102-DSCF0028x2combo-BW.JPG[/image]

These are reduced size to fit the forum. The full size one print great on a 8.5 x 11.



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Jun 8, 2007 - 6:12pm
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