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80' ELCO PT Boat by Timothy Wood - FINISHED - BlueJacket - Scale 1/4" = 1' This kit portrays a typical 1942 80' ELCO PT boat of the first series.

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Amazing detail Tim! If you did want to number yours with 109 I'd say it was the best representation that I've see yet so far. Outstanding work!

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I'm leaning in the direction of PT-124.  One of my favorite WWII prints was done by an artist named Tom Freeman.   He did a superb painting called "Action in the Slot" depicting the Japanese destroyer Makigumo going down at the hands of PT-124 in 1943.  My current plans are to purchase a copy of the print and display it with the finished model.

 

This is a copy of the print.

 

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Cheers,

Tim

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Here is challenge for you Tim!

 

Place your PT-124 in a diorama, i.e at full speed in the sea, with the exploding Japanese destroyer as a background poster.

 

I would imagine that creating the water in a realistic way would be quite a challenge.

 

/Alfons

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 Tim,

 

   That's one fantastic picture. It would make a great compliment to your model.

    

        Happy Modeling,

         Marty G.

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Greetings,

I've been working in the ELCO just over two years now and I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.  Today I finished work on the four torpedo tubes, they still ned to be painted and the torpedo head mounted in the forward end of the tube but the hard part is finally behind me.    

 

The impulse chambers have been mounted along with all the brass photo-etch parts on the tubes, the hardest part was cutting and mounting the rings to the reinforcing plates, (see photos below).

 

Reinforcing rings for torpedo tube still on the tree.

 

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Reinforcing ring in first step for sizing to fit the tube, the forward and rear rings are two different sizes.

 

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Test fitting reinforcing rings until final size is obtained.

 

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Torpedo tube complete with all brass and reinforcing rings attached.

 

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Cheers,

Tim

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Nice torpedo tubes, Tim

 

Just make sure that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train coming the other way! :)

 

John

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Well done on the torp tubes.   I guessing that painting is in their future?   Although the brass looks nice.... hmm... paint it or polish it.. the Navy dilemma. :)

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Nice torpedo tubes, Tim

 

Just make sure that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train coming the other way! :)

 

John

99% of the time it is a train, but whose counting?  :o

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The saying goes, "If it moves, salute it...  If it doesn't move, paint it.

 

Hmm.. I thought brass was polished unless it was painted for other reasons.   Being in the Marines, if it was brass.. it was polished.  Otherwise paint it or salute it.   Though I do remember a second lieutenant who got painted and saluted.... 

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Greetings,

Today was a rainy gloomy day here in Virginia Beach which means it's a good day to hit the building bench.  I managed to get the Day Cabin about 80% completed.  As you can see, I still have to paint the torpedo tubes.  Our weather hasn't been warm enough to get out on the porch for that yet, hopefully in the next week or two.  I included a shot with most of the toys placed on the deck just for kicks and a photo op.

 

Cheers, Tim

 

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Looking great Tim, Nice to see you back at it. Do you think you will have those tubes painted for the next meeting so I can test the new club camera????

          

                   Happy Modeling,

                     Marty G.

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Greetings,

 

I was able to get some more time in at the bench today which is always a good thing, because the prospect isn't too good this coming week.  I finished mounting all the windows, mast, mast supports to the Day Cabin.  The yard was glues to the mast along with the cleats on each side at the mast base.   

 

The Day Cabin hatch, non-skid, speed wrench and boat hook will be installed after a coat of primer has been applied, which will be at the mercy or the weatherman.  I still have to attach the blocks at each end of the yard then thread the flag halyards through each.

 

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Cheers, Tim

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Greetings,

 

Once again, I've stent too much time away from the bench so last week I decided to get back to it during a rainy weekend.  I got tired of looking at the hull one color so I decided it was time to add the waterline.

 

 

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Cheers,

Tim

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Greetings, I did get some work completed on the ELCO this weekend.  I've started to install the small deck fittings along with the torpedo tube turntables.  Below is a photo of some of the bow deck mountings, the other to shots of the boat are with the assembled parts setting loose on the deck.

 

Cheers, Tim

 

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Tim,

 

Your Elco boat is looking good. It is great to see another update.

 

Cheers,

 

Elia

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