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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: Rescue of PT-505 Reveal
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Put a fork in it, she's done! I've been working hard on this little diorama right up to the deadline for the model show today. This is my first scale model show and I entered 4 subjects. Two Destroyers (1:700), One Submarine (1:700), and Rescue of PT-505 diorama in 1:350. The Destroyers took 2nd and 3rd in their category. The Sub took 1st, and YES YES YES, THE ONE I'M MOST EXCITED ABOUT, RESCUE OF PT-505 TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE DIORAMA CATAGORY!! So, with that the final reveal for the first time outside the contest floor and dedicated to Mr. Joe Frank......

Our subject piece...
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David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 15, 2012 - 5:05pm
Total Posts: 1637 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm



Dave I am so happy for you. The Diorama looks beautiful, and you are to be commended for getting it done in time. Thanks for sharing the photo's, JOB WELL DONE MY FRIEND............ Now let's do one in 1/72 scale..........



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Sep 15, 2012 - 5:30pm
Total Posts: 3269 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Tried to edit the photos but no luck. I tightened them up some. I don't like getting too close in this scale because perspective gets lost.

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[IMAGE]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/David_Waples/PT-505%20Build/DSC03246-1.jpg[/IMAGE]

[IMAGE]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/David_Waples/PT-505%20Build/IMG_1083.jpg[/IMAGE]

Thanks
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 15, 2012 - 6:24pm
Total Posts: 1637 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm



David;
Great Job!!!! It turned out beautiful!!!
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Sep 15, 2012 - 7:21pm
Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Barvo Zulu! Very well done!

Hard to believe that it's only 1/350 scale!

Congratulations on the 1st place.

Cheers

"Give me a faster PT boat for I'd like to get out of harm's way!"

Posted By: PeterTareBuilder | Posted on: Sep 15, 2012 - 8:36pm
Total Posts: 494 | Joined: Jun 24, 2008 - 5:59pm



Meant to say that the water looks like it's liquid and could flow out of the base box.

Cheers

"Give me a faster PT boat for I'd like to get out of harm's way!"

Posted By: PeterTareBuilder | Posted on: Sep 15, 2012 - 8:37pm
Total Posts: 494 | Joined: Jun 24, 2008 - 5:59pm



Dave,

Outstanding diorama, the recognition is well deserved.


Bill Smallshaw

Posted By: smallwi | Posted on: Sep 15, 2012 - 9:04pm
Total Posts: 105 | Joined: Jun 21, 2007 - 3:02pm



Wow, nice work. All that detail in such a small scale... amazing.




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Sep 16, 2012 - 3:56am
Total Posts: 2042 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



Beautiful job, Dave, and congratulations.

You do some great modeling work, my friend!

I can't wait to see your (inevitable) version of the Italeri 1/35th scale PT 103-class boat, however you decide to eventually model it...



Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Sep 16, 2012 - 10:43am
Total Posts: 1285 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am



David:

I just printed out the photo's here and took them to Mr. Frank.

I can't even begin to discribe his reaction. He has thanked me numerous times for being a friend to him here in the home, and I have told him that I am the honored one to have his friendship.

He teared up and said now he feels he has two friends here. I asked him where he was in the photgraph and he said he was on the boat by the bridge so he could protect the radar and radio.

He said he would break out his magnifing glass and see if he could recognise himself. He still has all of his since of humor. He can't wait to meet you David.

You have done a remarkable job interpreting a photo taken on D-Day and bringing back some great memories for a real hero.

I am glad to call you a friend as well.

Denny



Posted By: djwhite | Posted on: Sep 16, 2012 - 11:43am
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Thanks everyone and Thank you Denny. It's my honor and privilege. I'm giving a presentation on the build Saturday. Let's figure a time when I can come out and meet the two of you.

I'm adding some crates to the LCM. I thought they looked a little bare. I would like to enter it in the IPMS Nationals next Summer as well. I'm not sure if it's worthy but I'd like to give it a shot.

Back to the 105.

Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 16, 2012 - 3:56pm
Total Posts: 1637 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm



Some exciting news today. I talked to Denny White who has adopted Mr. Frank at the VA Retirement Home. He told me that the Navy is awarding Mr. Frank with some medals that he earned but were never awarded. Apparently the local media will be there as well. I'll be bringing the diorama for sure. Some more good news. They have a nice display case that I can place the diorama into for Mr. Frank to enjoy and talk to his friends about his service.
I'm looking forward to meeting Mr. Frank and his family.
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 25, 2012 - 6:54pm
Total Posts: 1637 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm



David

This is wonderful News, and I would bet will make Mr. Franks one of the happiest guys around. It is always a thrill when you can do something like this for the PT BOAT VETERANS. This is why I did our PT-374 Memorial project, to honor Wallace McNeish, PT-108/Sub project to honor Earl Richmond, and FEMU Barge to honor Al Moore. Just a great feeling when you can do this. Happy for you Dave...........



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Sep 25, 2012 - 7:04pm
Total Posts: 3269 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Dave and Denny;
OUTSTANDING JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your reward is exactly what I felt, when I sent Ken Prescott photos of my model: PT 48. Also what I felt making my RON 29 and RON 22 Bastia Diorama, and getting feedback from Vern Peak(Exec of PT 308). Your Diorama represents the PT 505 getting towed to the beach for repairs.
Now as Frank said, try one in 1/72nd scale, with "PORTLAND OR BUST" painted on the side and PT505(LT William C. Godfrey) being towed by PT 500(LT. Douglas S. Kennedy) back to Portland on June 11th, for major repair.
Just an Idea.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Sep 26, 2012 - 6:20pm
Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am




Dave and Denny;
OUTSTANDING JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your reward is exactly what I felt, when I sent Ken Prescott photos of my model: PT 48. Also what I felt making my RON 29 and RON 22 Bastia Diorama, and getting feedback from Vern Peak(Exec of PT 308). Your Diorama represents the PT 505 getting towed to the beach for repairs.
Now as Frank said, try one in 1/72nd scale, with "PORTLAND OR BUST" painted on the side and PT505(LT William C. Godfrey) being towed by PT 500(LT. Douglas S. Kennedy) back to Portland on June 11th, for major repair.
Just an Idea.
Take care,
TED



Easy Ted! My priority right now is finishing up the PT-105 model. I'm also waiting on parts so I can finish up another 1:350 project inspired by Jerry Gilmartin. I'm waiting on the manufacturer to supply some kits and photo etch.

As for the 1/72 Revell kit, I'm done with that one. Revell hinted at remaking that kit and I wouldn't be surprised to see them do that, much as they did with their old 1/72 B-17F kit. It's been one of their all time best sellers. If they do a good job on it, well... maybe I'll take another crack at that scale. I'm more excited about the 1:35 Italeri kits though.

Thanks for the feedback Ted. I'm really looking forward to the presentation in a little over a week and between Denny and me I'm hoping we can get some photos posted to share with you.

Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Sep 26, 2012 - 7:15pm
Total Posts: 1637 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm



David;
I really hope so, you two with Mr. Franks and the diorama would be great!

I'm waiting on the manufacturer to supply some kits and photo etch.

Tell me how I can get in on this, e-mail me at LTWALTHER2@aol.com
Take care
TED




Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Sep 26, 2012 - 7:48pm
Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am