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 Author  Topic: Italeri PT Boat Update Set Details
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 9, 2013 - 7:40am
Nice David, thanks for posting all the details of the set. I see they included 2 of the day room roof connecting plates trimmed off for the later angled turrets on PT 372 and on. Although the instructions show their use, solid ones should be used and they shouldn't overlap the rubber mat. And thanks for the credit for pointing them out although they probably used the drawings Dick was kind enough to post for their design.

Welcome Todd, I've been following your build with interest. Thanks for taking the time to do that for us modelers.

Are you pretty sure about there being only 1 of each torpedo type? It doesn't make sense. If true, I hope some enterprising aftermarket molder will put a complete set out.



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Pat Hutchens

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Pat Hutchens  Posted on: Apr 9, 2013 - 8:21am
Jerry...you were reading my mind!!! As you, I know there are some parts of the detail set I'm more interested in than others. I know I'd like an extra raft, but probably won't use the 40mm. There's a trade! Some sort of forum for that would be nice.
David...I used Kennys masks for the 596 kit and was very pleased with the results. May give that some thought. I do have a friend who can make custom decals, and I'm sure he can replicate the "Chart Art" as seen on the 157 boat "Aces-n-Eights." Squadron has been doing some decal sheets as of late, maybe they would be open to doing a sheet geared towards PT modelers.

Pat


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David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Apr 9, 2013 - 6:09pm
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Are you pretty sure about there being only 1 of each torpedo type? It doesn't make sense. If true, I hope some enterprising aftermarket molder will put a complete set out.





Yes, one of each torpedo included. I thought they would include enough torpedoes to update a 103 class boat with roll off racks. You can do some fun things with the Mk. VIII torpedo such as model it being loaded, displayed next to the boat, etc. But I don't know what you do with one roll off torpedo with no rack.

Dave

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Stuart Hurley

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Stuart Hurley  Posted on: Apr 10, 2013 - 1:23am
Hello,
It may be an idea to cut the tail off the Mk VIII and make it fit in a tube with the breech door open, which would look pretty cool.
There were some racks included in the Lion Roar etched sets for the 596 kit IIRC.

Best Regards,
Stu.

Measure twice, cut once.




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Roy Forbes

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Here's my thoughts on the torpedoes. Make a rolling torpedo stand and have it on the pier getting ready to be loaded. I'm going to have a converted Army truck with a crane on the back loading up a few at the torpedo shop to take over to the waiting boat. Get the feeling I might need a few update kits. Hey guys, I'll have plenty of 40mm to trade.


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JBG327

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For the torpedoes, seems like it is time to make a mold and make your own castings.

JG


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Drew Cook

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Heck, guys, I'd trade you most anything in this kit for three more Mark VIII torpedoes/vanes/propellers!


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Bob Butler

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I saw a pre-sale for this set from Berliner Zinnfiguren for about $30, So I'm guessing when the set hits the internet maybe around $23,


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Jerry Beasley

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Over the next few weeks I am going to work on some castings that have bronze powder in them that can be buffed or polished in an effort to reproduce the surface of the torpedo body without resorting to painting - I'll keep the Forum posted and we can maybe think about doing some castings.

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Stuart Hurley

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Hi,
Found this on the web, you may have seen it already but there are some nice details for those with the space to build a pier.

http://www.dynamicdioramas.org/MODEL%20SOURCE/Patrol%20Torpedo%20Boat%20157/index.html

Best Regards,
Stu.

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