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Topic: PT-596 Kit Question
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I have been looking at the pictures posted on the forum of the Italieri model and i had a few questions for those who bought it. I'd like to make a model of an earlier Elco and was wondering if things like the rocket launcher mounts and gun mounts were molded into the deck or seperate parts. Can I modify tbhis model without having to grind off stuff molded into the deck?
Thanks,
Jeff Sherry



Posted By: Jeff Sherry | Posted on: Mar 12, 2007 - 6:15pm
Total Posts: 84 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:04pm



Jeff: There are no big extrusions molded into the 596 deck. You might have to fill/recut some hatches or move turret placement, but backdating is possible.

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Mar 12, 2007 - 7:11pm
Total Posts: 1954 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



You sure can. All the gun mounts, torpedo racks, rocket launchers, etc. are individual pieces. For some you have to open up holes in the deck to even mount them. Other already have holes open but they are easily filled. The 50 cal mounts are part of the cabins but nothing major is molded into the deck.
Ed



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Mar 12, 2007 - 7:13pm
Total Posts: 450 | Joined: Feb 19, 2007 - 10:01am



Thanks. I was worried about having to gring off molded parts.



Posted By: Jeff Sherry | Posted on: Mar 17, 2007 - 6:46pm
Total Posts: 84 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:04pm