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Forum Category: PT Boats of WWII

Forum Name: PT Boats - General

Topic: Any good 77' elco kits out there?

From the research I have done, it seems that not very many 77' elco kits exist, and apparently the ones that do seem to be rare to some degree.
Could I convert a revell 80' which has been done before or should I go the route of building a 77 from scratch.
Any ideas guys?

Posted By: ThePTboater | Posted on: Dec 28, 2016 - 1:39am
Total Posts: 136 | Joined: Jan 17, 2016 - 1:28pm

Your best bet is Wayne Traxel (ebay) who makes 1/32 and 1/24 fiberglass hull kits,
or Christian in England, who makes 1/72, 1/48, 1/35, hulls at
Good Luck.
Take care,

Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Dec 28, 2016 - 7:31am
Total Posts: 2983 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am

Lots of parts available from Shapeways. Pat Matthews (Matthews Model marine), Steve Larsen (Model_Monkey), Luis Holden (HOLDEN8702ND) and others. Pat did some wonderful 3D work not available on his site that you could talk to him about. You could drop a small fortune printing one!

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Dec 28, 2016 - 7:58am
Total Posts: 1673 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm

Thanks guys! I'll have to look into these.
It's unfortunate that airfix or another company like that hasn't made a 77 elco kit yet.

Posted By: ThePTboater | Posted on: Dec 28, 2016 - 10:35am
Total Posts: 136 | Joined: Jan 17, 2016 - 1:28pm

We can still wish for a 1/35th scale 77' Elco (preferably a PT 45-68 class 77-footer, with extra parts for a PT 59/60/61 gunboat) from Italeri...[:-lookhappy-:]

Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Dec 28, 2016 - 12:25pm
Total Posts: 1305 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am

Have offered a 1/24th scale Elco 77'er in Fiberglass since 1992, featuring a fiberglass Hull, Deck, and a choice of early 20-44 and later 45-68 series superstructures. However the increased cost of producing these kits in recent years have made them too costly for modelers even when offering the kits at cost. As of September the kits are no longer produced.

Microglass still offers a 1/32 & 1/10 scale 77'er hull


Posted By: Wayne Traxel | Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 - 8:19am
Total Posts: 247 | Joined: Oct 11, 2006 - 5:40am