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grandpal

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Higgins PT Boat
« on: May 29, 2009, 04:33:49 PM »

Here are a few pic of a Higgins PT Boat 1/24 scale that I have recently completed. Scratch built (1st time) with the exception of the ventilators. The hull is plank on frame using balsa strips and covered with aircraft grade fiberglass.







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dougal99

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Re: Higgins PT Boat
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 04:36:26 PM »

Welcome to the forum aka the madhouse.

Nice build. Any on the water shots?

Doug
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grandpal

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Re: Higgins PT Boat
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 06:14:57 PM »

None yet as the ice just went out of the lake recently...
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Re: Higgins PT Boat
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 06:57:56 PM »

Ah, I take it you are not in the UK then (I'm quick like that  8)  )  Where do you hail from?

All the best

Doug
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Re: Higgins PT Boat
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009, 07:24:05 PM »

Eastern Canada(Montreal)...Also Doug I borrowed the motor to fit in my Thorneycroft MTB. (which has not had sea trials yet)


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Re: Higgins PT Boat
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2009, 07:46:26 PM »

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Re: Higgins PT Boat
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009, 08:12:09 PM »

Lovely work Grandpal, go out get another motor and sail them together.  :-)) :-))  Hope the weather picks up soon and your ice problem goes away.

Doug

Only time in Montreal was 15 minutes changing planes (don't ask).  >>:-(
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Re: Higgins PT Boat
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 11:48:45 AM »

Great model Grandpal, the Higgins 78 is often ignored by modellers as a build choice in favour of the Elco. The later war period PT boats were both very heavily armed compared to our shorter BritishMTB designs.  :-)
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