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Topic: Final segment of the Building PT 489 series ...
http://www.ptboatforum.com/cgi-bin/MB2/netboardr.cgi?cid=101&fid=102&tid=5022



Here is my attempt at backdating the Revell kit to PT 489 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggjq8ikxQ_U

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggjq8ikxQ_U[/url]

Paul



Posted By: pbudzik | Posted on: May 2, 2021 - 10:04pm
Total Posts: 17 | Joined: Apr 20, 2020 - 11:02am



Great job Paul!
Here are some more pics of the Life raft on PT658, PT302 and other related pics

jxILo.jpg
jxxOA.jpg

jxkKZ.jpg
jxUwn.jpg
jxRRI.jpg

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: May 2, 2021 - 11:00pm
Total Posts: 1311 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



Well done Paul! Thank you for sharing that with us. I loved the TWE ending clip, "Let's drag our tails out of here!".

Jerry, that last photo you posted, do you know the story behind it? They look to be in dire straits...




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: May 4, 2021 - 9:26am
Total Posts: 2071 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



Thank you Jeff. I really could not have done this model without the help from you, Jerry, Dave, and everyone else who has contributed to this forum. I'm just glad that I could present something worthwhile.

Paul



Posted By: pbudzik | Posted on: May 5, 2021 - 8:54pm
Total Posts: 17 | Joined: Apr 20, 2020 - 11:02am



Paul,

Very nice work! Years ago I built PT 491 from the old Dumas kit (1/35 or so). A 1/72 scale build of this boat is on the bucket list. Thanks for the videos, some excellent observations of the details of the RON 33 boats.

Bill

Bill Smallshaw

Posted By: smallwi | Posted on: May 7, 2021 - 6:34am
Total Posts: 108 | Joined: Jun 21, 2007 - 3:02pm



The last photo of the guys in the life raft is a scene from a movie I forgot which one.

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: May 7, 2021 - 1:15pm
Total Posts: 1311 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



You're very welcome Paul! You sure put the info to good use.

Thanks Jerry.



Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: May 8, 2021 - 7:19am
Total Posts: 2071 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



Paul;
Once again, Bravo Zulu-Outstanding work!
I have followed your model making since your Fine Scale Modeler article on your 1/32nd scale Jim Goodson P-51B.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: May 18, 2021 - 8:16pm
Total Posts: 2933 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Great work, will differently attempt to learn and use some of the fabricating techniques After watching the video its crashing back to earth time Paul's knowledge and skills make me fill like a rank amateur I can only hope my 105 builds turns just a fraction as good. Mike



Posted By: Grady | Posted on: May 19, 2021 - 3:19am
Total Posts: 146 | Joined: Oct 2, 2018 - 8:04am



Hi Paul,
I just got some time to watch part 2. I really enjoyed the machining of the brass pieces, especially the flash hiders. They are so tiny! You did a nice job bringing some class to the Revell kit. Thanks for sharing your work!
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: May 22, 2021 - 9:20am
Total Posts: 1638 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm



Thank you Ted, Mike and Dave!

Here is a video Post-Script to the PT Boat Series ...
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcBL1A0ivXQ[/url]

Paul



Posted By: pbudzik | Posted on: May 29, 2021 - 5:19pm
Total Posts: 17 | Joined: Apr 20, 2020 - 11:02am



Great job on the boat, narration, and video. Well detailed and very informative. Totally a five star video and project!

Lew Zee

Posted By: Lew Zee | Posted on: May 31, 2021 - 12:34am
Total Posts: 132 | Joined: Dec 12, 2013 - 12:04pm