Hanno Kleinecke I'm in! Did the same kit three years ago, with the W.E. PE fret as well depicting the shipyard fresh PT 117 : Elco 80 ft PT 117 | Album by Aquilifer (1:72)
Seeing the a.t. gun kit, I suppose it will be the very Kennedy mount ? Will you sand the deck to get rid of the planking structure ? Despite its age, still a real fun one !
14. April 2016, 20:22
Erwin BOVYN Hallo Hanno, welcome aboard.
This PT109 will indeed be the Kennedy mount. Your remark about the deck plank structure got me worrying and I spend a couple of hours today searching the net to find pics of how the deck really was. To be honest I'm still not convinced 100% but I think those deck planks had been covered with some kind of anti derapant stuff. So yes, I think I will sand the deck to an almost smooth surface only to be treated with Mr Surfacer to make it more convincing.
I will also remove all deck items and rebuild them to a finer standard. A long time job coming up!
15. April 2016, 16:55
MICHAEL WOODHOUSE Hi Erwin - I love PT boats and will be following build. I have done the two Tamiya 1/72 ones and hope to add at a later date.
15. April 2016, 17:09
Erwin BOVYN Hi Michael, welcome as well.
Those Tamiya kits are also waiting here as well as all those Airfix kits. Keep posted!
15. April 2016, 17:48
Hanno Kleinecke Erwin, you're right, the whole hull was laminated with airplane fabric, so all the surfaces were smooth.
It is a bit of work, but once started, it goes quite well and doesn't take too long. For further reference you might
Consider Norman Polmar and Samuel Loring Morrison's Book " PT Boats at War ". It contains a lot of informations and useful Pictures.ISBN 0-7603-0499-8