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 Author  Topic: Elco 77 footer coming soon
bubbletop409

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of bubbletop409  Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 - 1:08pm
John Drain of Australia is developing a kit for the often ignored boat many consider the epitome of an American Motor Torpedo Boat.
His research and engineering skills will no doubt result in an outstanding product.

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CANNOT WAIT!

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What scale? Thanks


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John told me he would be offering the kit in a variety of scales and building materials.
If you check his web site you will see all his current offerings. I know for sure one will be in 1/20th, an ideal size for RC operation.
He cautioned me he has not up dated his site recently due to the virus and equipment breakdown, but said when he does, LOOKOUT.

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Thanks Larry, John has been a big inspiration to me and many many others for a very long time! His beautiful work and clever ways of making things work like torpedoes that actually fire are very impressive. I'm really looking forward to seeing this!



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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This would be great. Speaking for myself I would love to see one in 1:72 scale and 1:35th. Long time coming for sure.


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Which 77' Elco? First or second series?


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That's great news. I echo Frank's comments. Both 1/72 and 1/35 are excellent scales for modelers. Can somebody provide a web site?


Found the site. Looks like 1/35 or 1/24 are the most likely scales.
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John said he is working on the early version, probably due to them being the most numerous.

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Thanks, Larry.

Although I prefer the looks of the second-series Elco 77-footers to the first, the first series boats certainly had the iconic combat status experiences of the Philippines ("They Were Expendable") and early Guadalcanal boats.


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