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John V

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THANKS!!!!!!! It WORKED!!!!
Heres my PTGB-59 picture----thanks again---John



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John V

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My last "boat" Hoping this one betters it. 1/249 Revell USS Buckley.---John




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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Sep 5, 2011 - 2:27pm
Hi everybody,
I learned long ago never to mention anything about the mast on PT109 or the real color green it was painted. Those two subjects seem to cause everybody around here to go into some sort of conniption fit....LETS ALL JUST DROP IT! and get on with business.

JERRY GILMARTIN
No hesitation to spell out my real name

Jerry Gilmartin

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I don't recall any real HORNETS NEST opened here at all. Garth made a statement and I made mine. That's all there is to it really. I do not think anyone is angry at all. Am I wrong here........................


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  Drew Cook

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Sep 5, 2011 - 5:06pm
Oh, brother...not the "109-under-JFK's-phantom-mast-subject" AGAIN!

T. Garth, you do have a brain, and you do know a lot about WWII PTs, (way too much to strangely speculate about using mast lights on patrol on combat-area boats... Good Lord -- think, man!).

You just have some inexplicable kind of contrarian, cognitive dissonance about accepting the astronomically high probability, based on photographic evidence, that PT 109 under JFK DID NOT have an A-frame mast.

Come, come away with us out of the darkness, my friend! Come into the light of evidence-based knowledge! Its easy, if you try. USE that brain we know you have! Ignore your unreasonable "feelings" on the matter!

And John V -- In my opinion (and that of many others), Dave Waples's build of the 109 from the Revell 1/72nd scale kit is by far the best model 109 I've ever seen in 50 years of looking at PT 109 models, and is closest to what the 109 probably looked like, in reality, under JFK.




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John V

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Thanks, I have seen the aforementioned model and it's one of the most incredible builds I have ever seen. Again I came for information, not to start a flame war. But from going over the "subliminal messages" I have seen I am almost afraid to ask the ultimate question. "Was there a thin black boot between the tropical green and anti foul red colors" I tried using my Vulcan mind probe but i haven't used these methods in eons. Thanks to everyone and a simple yes or no is OK....really----John


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alross2

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Quote:

"Was there a thin black boot between the tropical green and anti foul red colors"



Based on photographic evidence, no.

Al Ross


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David Waples

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Thanks Drew, I appreciate your comments a great deal. I worked very hard to get it right and there are still a couple of things I would do differently. First I would have made the torpedo tubes uncovered and gone with a bronze torpedo head. Then I would have moved the depth charges closer to the forward torpedo tubes as indicated in the photos.

Maybe if Italeri back dates their big 1:35 kit I may take another run at it. But for now as soon as I get my new workbench completed (a.k.a. man cave) I'm completing the 1:48 PT-105.

I sure hope Mr. Iles is still with us. I would like to share this one with him.

Take care
Dave

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Will Day

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Based on opitical-historical evidence, I believe the sun may just rise in the east tomorrow morning (weather permitting, of course). Any other opinions? I know, I know, the sun set to the east in THE GREEN BERETS, but who of us is fit to argue with The Duke?

Will

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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Sep 5, 2011 - 11:30pm

Okay, Okay, I'm sorry I took the day off - wow. Came onto the board tonight to do my nightly spammer scan, got one that made it through for a short time, nuked him and thirteen others that joined up but couldn't post because they gave bogus email addresses. Banned all of their IP's. But what the heck happen here - Yes Kennedy or the 109, the blessed curse of all that is PT Boats.

John, welcome aboard and please ignore the "Chatter", love that description someone wrote in a post. Its all-good here John, you just got caught in our newbie induction hazing. No, kidding aside you won't find the amount of PT info anywhere else, just bear with us because you're one of us now. Please enjoy.

This ordeal reminds me of a new commercial shown on TV, the newest one has a very cranky Joe Pesci standing aside a young friend talking to a couple of girls (whom aren't impressed). Joe's friend takes him aside a gives him a Snikers bar to relieve his crankiness and wa-la Joe is replaced by a nice young man. I need to devise an Electronic Snikers' Button (ESB) and install it on the board. When someone gets cranky, someone else can push the button and magically a candy bar is dispensed through the cranky persons monitor!

Lets all behave and not scare away the new members, new blood is always needed.

Again John, welcome aboard, please fasten your seat belt.

Dick . . .





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