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 Author  Topic: Correct 1/32 Lindberg PT gun tubs?
PeterTareBuilder

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Jul 28, 2011 - 5:48pm
Ahoy there.

Lindberg has two different size .50 cal. gun tubs in their kit. Which one of these two sizes is closest to an accurate scale size gun tub?

Since I have two of these models being worked on I can swap out whichever tub i the worng size and use two close to scale tubs on the model I'm building and then put the undersize or oversize gun tubs on the older model I'm refurbishing.

Thanks and cheers from Peter

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alross2

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jul 28, 2011 - 7:01pm
The ELCO drawings show the outside diameter of the turret cylinder to be 44". At 1/32 scale, it would be approximately 1 3/8" in diameter.

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boater dave

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of boater dave  Posted on: Aug 2, 2011 - 7:43am
I turned new tubes from a pvc coupling. That way I could angle the tube properly. I can't recall if either tube in the original kit is correct. The angle was the first thing I wanted to correct when I started my conversion.
If you are diving in this deep, I may have a pair of extra tubes I cut if you are interested.

Dave







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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Aug 2, 2011 - 11:57am
Your doing a fine job. There's hope for this Kit yet. Keep the photos coming, this should be an interesting build..............


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boater dave

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Some more mods...


Bridge modifications. Lots of strange things on the Lindy kit.


Checking the height with avilable crew.


Aft deck modifications. The original deck was cut away to make access hatch for rudder link. The raised section with the 40mm lifts off.


Original aft deck concept, including the early engine room hatch, plus the tube pads. The aft tubes were replaced with boxes, but the pads remained, setting the boxes at different heights.

Dave

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Drew Cook

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Dave,

Looks great. The old Lindberg kit is really coming along. My wife got me that kit back in the early '80's, and its been sitting in the garage since we moved into our house back in 1984!

One suggestion -- get a couple of the Italeri 1/35th scale PT crew figures kits to man your boats. They look a lot better than the Lindberg ones.


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PeterTareBuilder

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Ahoy there Boater Dave.

I see that you have the starboard gun tub tilted forward. Was that gun tub so tilted on all the early 80" Elco PT-103 Class of boats? Mine isn't glued down yet so I can still corect it if it should be tilted forward.

Thanks for shariing the images of your work with us.

Cheers from Peter

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Drew Cook

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The turrets on the 103-class 80' Elcos were flat to the deck, not tilted (as they were on the later 80's), right?




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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Aug 7, 2011 - 4:58am
The 103-196 and 314-367 were square to the base line, later boats had a three degree tilt forwards on both the fore and aft turrets.



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boater dave

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It was my understanding that the tops were level with the waterline. If they tilted even farther forward to compensate for an increased angle during high speed on some boats it would make sense to me. But I am by no means an authority on the boats.
And as to the reference of the baseline, this would be the waterline? So none of the boats had the tops parallel to the deck, right? My plastic molding background can explain why the kit is made the way it is.

Dave

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