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 Author  Topic: My Wallpaper (the 556)
NWSaint

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of NWSaint  Posted on: Apr 21, 2021 - 6:45pm
Well since this is my 1st official post, just had to share my wallpaper that treats me everyday when I wake up, and every night before I sleep.. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and posting whenever I can, now where's that bosun whistle so I can get piped aboard ????.... Aloha'

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NWSaint

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of NWSaint  Posted on: Apr 21, 2021 - 6:50pm
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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Welcome aboard. I love the wall-paper


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Welcome NW, I hope you enjoy it here! I too really like the PTs. After e-mail, this place is my first stop after booting up.

I love the shot of the boat at speed with the Thunderbolt! But it's not the 556, it has the engine hatch of a 103-186, aft windshield of a 103-196, day cabin funnel of a 103-186, and vertically plumb turrets of an earlier series. So somewhere between the 103 and 186. PT's 138, 160, and 174 are known to have mounted the Thunderbolt so the photo is probably one of those. Too bad I can't tell if there's a door on the fwd turret, they started with those on PT 151 and on. Do you happen to have a higher res version of the photo NW that you wouldn't mind e-mailing me? If so, just click the little envelope above this message.



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Roy Forbes

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Hey Jeff, I'm no expert but I think that is a CGI. Look at the mufflers and what was the photo taken from ?


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NWSaint

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Jeff & Frank:

Much thanks..btw, I live in Portland Oregon, home of the 658, if all goes as planned I just might have some goodies to share in the near future.. Jeff, check your email..


NW.


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hey NW if your plans involve the PT658 you may want to get in touch with me I have connections on that boat! I can get you in the gate and a tour as well. LOL

Jerry Gilmartin
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Jeff D

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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: Apr 23, 2021 - 6:42am
LMAO you are 100 percent correct Roy! NW let me know it is from the game War Thunder. I had no idea that games were so detailed these days. The Thunderbolt is a real nice touch, somebody did some research! I see what you mean by the mufflers, I didn't look closely at them at first.



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Roy Forbes

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At first was trying to figure out how the photo was taken. Since there were no drones back in the day the only thing I came up with was some poor swabbie strapped himself to the very top of the mast on another boat running along side ! Now that would be a ride to be proud of. The games are amazing these days however when you cross over into the world of deep fakes, that is a whole new dimension. So glad I stuck to Final Cut and not Photoshop.


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NWSaint

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Roy:

What a great response!.. LoL. I could almost see something like that myself, some poor shmuck strapped up top with a camera tied to one hand.. classic.. but yeah, it was most definetly a still from War Thunder, the detail those guys put in is absolutely incredible, that's what made me d/l the game from the begining..

My fascination with PT's goes back about 45 years or so, always wanting to learn more and more, then I found this forum and was blown away, then 2 years later I found about War Thunder on U-tube on accident.. & now I just couldn't be happier, in fact, gotta run, time to hit up North Port (snow, ice & glaciers), intense graphics, so clear it's not even funny.. probably gonna run the 200, being it's dark green, it has a nice effect vs. the white enviorment and choppy waves.. check you guys soon..... Aloha'


NW.


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