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AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:21:28 PM »

Hello
Andrew here, I have been wanting to build a PT Boat for as long as I can remember, I have built a Billings boat kit or 2. So this is the start of my 1:20 scale PT Boat quest. looking at this wonderful forum there is a mountain (or should i say lake) of information.

Cheers

Andrew
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 11:03:36 PM »

Hi Andrew and welcome to the forum. (Or should that be kia ora and haere mai?)  :-)

There certainly is lots of info on the forum, and all you have to do is ask. Don't forget to post photos of your build, we would be interested to see them.

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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 02:00:17 AM »

Hi Andrew

Welcom aboard. Lots of PT boat lovers on here.
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 07:01:07 AM »

Hi Andrew,
Welcome to the forum, magic place this.
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ex Wellingtonian, currently living in Hamilton East, a short ways north of you
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 11:43:16 AM »

Welcome aboard Andrew. I suggest you join a club for local contacts. I am in Waihi at the bottom of the Coromandel Peninsula but am an "out of town" member of the Scale Marine Modellers Club in Auckland and find it very useful as a source of contacts, ideas and help. Last Labour Weekend we went to Hawera for two days sailing and met up with a lot of members of a Wellington group so they are out there. I imported a Fairmile "D" hull from the UK for a friend and this forum was extremely helpful on where to get fittings, running gear etc. Cheers, Ian.
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 09:00:06 PM »

Kia Ora Mate ---Welcome to the mad house... PT's -- MT B's and MG B's by the bucket load here also the occ. SGB --- But what we are really lacking is about a 36" sail and paddled Maori War Canoe(RC) :}  O0  ;D
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 12:13:02 AM »

Hi Andrew, you are in good company here. Which PT boat have you chosen?  :-)
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 12:45:03 AM »

Andrew
welcome to Mayhem
more Andrews always welcome :}
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010, 01:16:44 AM »

Kia Ora Mate ---Welcome to the mad house... PT's -- MT B's and MG B's by the bucket load here also the occ. SGB --- But what we are really lacking is about a 36" sail and paddled Maori War Canoe(RC) :}  O0  ;D
Freebooter :-))

Wow, RC Maori war canoe!! all that carving......
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2010, 01:34:00 AM »

Hi Andrew, you are in good company here. Which PT boat have you chosen?  :-)

For no reason, PT 360 Part of MTB RON (Squadron) 27

Info from www.ptboats.org

Commissioned 23 July 1943- CDR Clinton McKellar Jr
PT Boats: Elco 80' 365-361 and  372-377
Assigned to : South and Southwest Pacific
Postscript : The Squadron saw action at Treasury and Green, then transferred to the Southwest Pacific and had action in the Philippines and Borneo.
Decommissioned : 19 October 1945 - LCDR Henry S. Taylor
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2010, 03:28:12 AM »

Greetings from another ex-Wellingtonian Andrew, nice to see another colonial on here.
Look forward to seeing your fleet as it grows.
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2010, 03:32:12 AM »

Greetings from another ex-Wellingtonian Andrew, nice to see another colonial on here.
Look forward to seeing your fleet as it grows.

Cheers and a big hello from the winter southerly  {-)
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2010, 10:44:38 AM »

greetings from another kiwi. went up to wellington  a couple of weeks ago for the weekend. brilliant weather and NO WIND. we went and had a look around the museum (not te papa, the other one - used to be the maritime museum)  and there are some pretty amazing model ships there.  wahine etc. couldnt find any shops with model boat accessories though apart from the one in city but a limited range. where are you sourcing yours parts from.      cxraig
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 08:29:27 PM »

Hi Andrew - A late war Elco 80 'barge buster' at 1:20 (48") hull will be really impressive.   :-))
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2010, 11:31:48 PM »

Hi Andrew - welcome to the forums!

As you have seen there are a few kiwi's on here :)

I have done the Dumas 32" PT-109 and if you have done a couple of Billings kits, I would have thought that you could do the Dumas OK. A plus is that it seems to be fairly easily obtainable in NZ. Very few kits from English manufacturers are here unless specially imported. The Elco PT-596 Italeri kit can be found easily as well - well in Auckland anyway - and I have seen some on TradeMe too. There are a couple of examples on mayhem where these have been converted to R/C.

Here is my Dumas 109: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62CrIu98LGo - it's after the Moonglow.
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2010, 07:04:49 AM »

Hi Andrew - welcome to the forums!

As you have seen there are a few kiwi's on here :)

I have done the Dumas 32" PT-109 and if you have done a couple of Billings kits, I would have thought that you could do the Dumas OK. A plus is that it seems to be fairly easily obtainable in NZ. Very few kits from English manufacturers are here unless specially imported. The Elco PT-596 Italeri kit can be found easily as well - well in Auckland anyway - and I have seen some on TradeMe too. There are a couple of examples on mayhem where these have been converted to R/C.

Here is my Dumas 109: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62CrIu98LGo - it's after the Moonglow.

Cheers Alister

Im looking at doing a scratch built, well based off the free drawings on http://www.pt-boat.com. It looks quite good. Im having the normal problem of supply here in Wellington, It seems no one carries the 1.5 or 3mm ply in the quantities I need, anyway Ill find away  :-)
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2010, 10:19:18 AM »

Andrew, I have bought half sheets of 1.5 and 3mm Gaboon marine ply from "Ply Man" in both Auckland and Tauranga so it is possible they have a branch down your way. Cheers, Ian.
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2010, 11:05:54 AM »

Andrew, I have bought half sheets of 1.5 and 3mm Gaboon marine ply from "Ply Man" in both Auckland and Tauranga so it is possible they have a branch down your way. Cheers, Ian.

Cheers for the contact, but yet again not in Wellington :((
Ill drop them a line anyway,just to get costings as a starting point
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2010, 11:50:13 PM »

Way Hay I have the ply I need  :}
Now the real work begins......So exciting
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2010, 12:04:32 AM »

Don't forget to post photos as the build progresses.

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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 11:31:04 AM »

Hi All I have started a build progress on the Warships forum section, Have a look   :-))
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Re: AndrewB new guy, From Wellington New Zealand
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010, 12:04:07 PM »

Hi All I have started a build progress on the Warships forum section, Have a look   :-))

here http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=25007.0
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