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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2008, 05:50:19 pm »

They look solid in the second photo, check out the fourth photo you will see that they aren't. Trick of the light  O0
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2008, 05:26:53 pm »

Back from my hols.
Yesterday I fitted my new Deans Kestrel motor, what a difference, can hardly hear it running, but I can hear the turbo cats now.
Today I fitted the portholes, handrails to superstructure, ammunition boxes I had left over from a previous boat and finished of the plastic work to the superstructure.
Great being all grey, I can assemble most of it before painting anything.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2008, 09:44:36 pm »

Looking great, Richard !  Going to look nice when it is all painted !

You are making more progress than me at present - I havent had time to do anything on my BB - I have made a start on the wordy bits for the build thread I am going to do about converting my Bofors to r/c control, though !

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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2008, 05:42:13 pm »

Today I chucked her (the boat) in the paddling pool to mark out the waterline and while she was in there I had her running for a while just to check it all out.
Everything was fine, she floated level and stayed perfectly dry and the sound system woke my neighbour up.
I then marked out the waterline.
The top of the hull was then sprayed with grey Plastikote primer and the bottom of the hull with matt black.
Once this was done I had to stop for the day as the paint fumes were having an adverse affect on my breathing and vertical hold. This when the painting was done outside.
Also the heat was getting to me as well.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2008, 06:27:48 pm »

Dicky why have you used the same rudders as the other boat especially as you are haveing turning problems just a thought O0

Nice looking craft though


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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2008, 06:53:30 pm »

Came with the hull Stavros.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2008, 10:20:40 pm »

Fair comment Richard but why don't you modify those rudders to be larger that is what the concensis of opinion is just a thought


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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2008, 10:24:56 pm »

Might try that Stavros, want to see how she goes first, as she is a different weight to the other one. O0
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2008, 03:36:50 pm »

Did a little bit more today.
Fitted the remaining stachions and handrails and painted them.
Removed masking tape from windows and portholes.
Fixed lettering.
Came indoors, heat and paint got me again, will try again tomorrow.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2008, 11:26:22 pm »

Looks fantastic Richard, Take it easy with this heat, they say it will break by mid-week. Great work though.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2008, 04:06:58 am »

Looks Great Dicky D

When does she get her bottom wet?
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2008, 08:10:40 am »

Just a bit of detailing to do TT then it will be ready. Taking my time with this one, though I reckon I might still have it on the water before John floats his tug. ;)
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2008, 04:52:54 pm »

That's lookin really good  O0
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2008, 04:59:42 pm »

Thanks and the same about yours, are you glad you kept it now ?
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2008, 05:32:58 pm »

Yes...just glad I woke up before it was too late, I would have seriously regretted parting with it! A moment of madness on my part  :embarrassed:

Are you going to add any crew figures?
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2008, 08:03:08 pm »

Yes to the crew figures, trouble is I used converted soldiers on my last two and the only ones I have left are kneeling or lying down, so I will have to pay another visit to Toys-r-Us and get some more. 1:40 scale are as hard to find as chickens teeth.  :-\
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2008, 06:12:10 pm »

Didn't do to much today.
Varnished over the paintwork and one ot two detailing bits.
Just have to make a crew and we can have the maiden voyage.  O0
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2008, 07:06:43 pm »

Looking very, very good! (And it looks like you build even faster than I do) Great work! O0

1:40 scale are as hard to find as chickens teeth.  :-\

You might try using O gauge (1/43) model railway figures. There are lots of these available (mostly metal, but I think Preiser do some in plastic), probably including some suitable for conversion to naval crew.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2008, 05:02:06 pm »

No crew yet but sent her on her maiden voyage today.
Went well with a run time of about 45mins on a 9v 4300mAh racing pack, also stayed nice and cool.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2008, 05:43:13 pm »

hi there Dicky

I must learn how to super impose photographs some of my models onto the water like you do with yours !!!!!!  O0 :D :D :D Cos you dont half seem to be building these models good and fast - have you nowt else to do I may ask.  8) 8)   Do you sleep in your shed as well  {-) {-)

LOOKS GOOD MATE.   

Have you got your speed controller for your MTB yet?

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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2008, 05:48:41 pm »

DickyD,
So how does she turn, is she any better than the other patrol boat?

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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2008, 06:27:05 pm »

Great job Dicky, she looks amazing  ;)
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2008, 06:32:24 pm »

Starting to get yourself a nice little fleet together now Richard, she is looking fab and looks to perform well?!

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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2008, 06:40:01 pm »

DickyD,
So how does she turn, is she any better than the other patrol boat?

Bob
Weird Bob, same set up and she turns fine though I do have the speaker for the sound system in the front section of the hull.
Might try a bit of weight in the front of the PT boat as that is the only difference.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2008, 07:38:05 pm »

Very nice dicky looks great on the water O0
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