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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2017, 06:38:05 AM »

Hi mast complete apart from painting.
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2017, 06:53:13 AM »

Torpedo mount and torpedo are 3d prints from Shapeways.
Have primed ready for finish colour.
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2017, 06:56:59 AM »

Another photo.

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2017, 06:59:30 AM »

Seem to have doubled up on last photo sorry.








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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2017, 11:15:11 PM »

Graham......

Those torpedo rack throwers look very detailed and crisp :-)). I am sure that Shapeways.com would have studied the original drawings & detail before production....[the Shapeways range of naval marine product is  :o mind boggling]

Having said this, the geometry of the assembly appears as having greater throwing requirement than just one vertical handle & hence one person...but would be interested to understand the launching & arming procedure of the Torpedos

[My work in Above Water Weapons did not include Torpedos as whilst they may reside on the deck, were thankfully were classed as an Under Water Weapon]

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2017, 11:59:54 PM »

Is this it Graham?...from about page 35  :((.................. Derek

Product Description

High Detailed 1/24 Scale TORPEDO LIGHT WEIGHT LAUNCHING RACK used with US Navy PT Boat in World War Two.
These racks were used to allow the Mk 13 Torpedo to simply roll out of the deck.
Designed to house my available Mk 13 Torpedo Model.
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2017, 06:27:43 AM »

Hi Derek that's it Panzer vs Tanks by Holden 8702.


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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2017, 10:22:59 AM »

Nice 3D prints from Shapeways. Which material did you order and what priomer did you use? I still have problems processing the frosted detail and ultradetail parts.
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2017, 01:58:23 PM »

This is really for Derek! Doesn't answer the specific question but may start the ball rolling.


http://archive.hnsa.org/doc/pt/know/index.htm


A very nice build.
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2017, 09:04:45 PM »

The torpedoes were,nt thrown but rolled off the carrier cradles. A simple gravity system rolled the torpedoes into the sea. The operating lever once pulled released the cradles which dropped and lowered effectively dumping the released torpedo overboard.
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #60 on: December 07, 2017, 04:52:45 AM »

For Derek i understand the captain electrically fired the torpedo from a button in the cockpit once the torpedo starts running the torpedo man pulls the release lever dropping the weapon over the side.

Construction of the vents, cowl is 3d print note segments which was a feature of Higgins boats.
 
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2017, 04:55:07 AM »

One more.
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2017, 05:23:06 AM »

Dr Schmidt the material is White Strong & Flexible Non Polished White Nylon Plastic.

The primer is from a auto spray can suitable for Acrylic and Enamel paint systems.

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2017, 04:36:42 PM »

THX
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #64 on: Today at 05:31:17 AM »

Almost finished making parts.
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