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leggolon

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PT
« on: September 19, 2010, 04:55:56 pm »



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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 05:04:40 pm »

Hello,
My name is Larry G. and I'm from the USA.  I'm new to your forum and got things a little backwards here.  Learning how to post pics and text.  This is my latest project the Dumas model products PT- 109.  Started about a week ago...............

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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 05:15:00 pm »

Any questions please let me know................................Larry
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 05:48:36 pm »





More pics...................................Larry G.
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 07:43:08 pm »







 A few more pics
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 07:49:20 pm »

Trying to navigate around................More pics.......Larry G











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leggolon

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Re: PT 109
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 07:52:10 pm »









This is as far as I am at this point, just filling in some low spots
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AndrewB

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Re: PT
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 08:29:29 pm »

Nice one Leggolon
I am building a 1:20th  PT boat too. The build is on this site.
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 08:39:08 pm »

Thanks for the compliment and I will check yours out...................................Larry G.
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Re: PT
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 01:00:09 am »

Hi leggolon, What are the hull dimensions of your Dumas PT. It's good to see another  PT build. (I'm assuming this boat is an Elco)  :}
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2010, 04:58:54 am »

Yes this is an ELCO type PT as far as the hull dimensions go the length is 33nches and the beam is 9 inches  and the scale is approx 1/30.  This is the PT-109, Dumas Kit #1233.  This kit is an updated version from when it was first manufactured back in the 60's I believe.  Very happy with the upgrade.  Had the original a few years back, not a good quality kit.
Larry g.
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Re: PT
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 03:26:47 pm »

Hi leggolon, the Dumas kits used to be available in the UK some years ago, although I got hold of a quite large American plastic kit which included running gear - single motor with a geared drive for twin shafts/props. It also had a screw down removeable deck. I cannot remember who manufactured it.
The early model Elco 80 features a lot in John Wayne's USN film 'They Were Expendable' and is a must see for Elco fans.  :-))
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 11:58:44 pm »

That may have been " the Lindberg" kit.  They offerd a large plastic model of the PT 109 several years ago and I don,t know if it is still available.  And thanks for the tip on the movie.  I may have seen it many years ago but I don,t remember anything from it I'll have to see it again.  Keep posting I would like to see the finished masterpiece.  By the way Dumas has another PT boat (Higgens).  It has a length of 30 inches and a beam of 8 inches and comes with a plastic hull.  I,m sure you've seen it on their website.  I tried to pick one up from the hobby shop I work for but our suppliers were out of stock!

Larry G.

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AndrewB

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Re: PT
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 11:14:33 am »

Hay Larry, have a look at this ELCO parts Catalog

http://www.gdinc.com/PartCatalog-01.html



Cheers Andrew
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 03:12:54 pm »

Thanks andrew for the catalog  That is a great refrence for a scale builder.  Just completed waterproofing the wood on the interior of my project.

Thanks...........Larry G.
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 05:09:42 am »

And the work goes on..............................Putting a coat of resin on the wood structure to waterproof it

Larry G.









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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 05:11:42 am »

Disregard the pic of the die cast box .  Got in by mistake!!!!!!!!!!.......................................LG
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AndrewB

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Re: PT
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2010, 07:33:47 am »

Looking good Larry  :-))
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2010, 06:19:28 pm »

Thanks, starting to work on the deck..........lots of detail to add.  Stay tuned.
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2010, 05:19:04 am »

Attached the main deck and finished with polyester resin by Sig over the wood.  Added the gunwales and clamp.....and some air recon going on in the workroom!!!!







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AndrewB

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Re: PT
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2010, 07:49:37 pm »

Nice work, I love the plane, looks very good
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2010, 12:23:06 am »

Thanks Andrew, The plane is the E Flight Grasshopper (electric), has not yet had a maiden flight...will do it next spring!  As for the PT work is on and I should hope to post more pics tonight.
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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2010, 06:12:43 am »

Installed the motor, rudder and running gear.  Will connect it all later.  Starting to build the cabins.  Plans and instructions are not to clear on the assembly and correct orientation of some of the parts.  It takes a good bit of studying the parts and plan to get it rite.











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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2010, 04:58:50 am »

Cabins are complete except for paint and detail. 



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leggolon

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Re: PT
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2010, 05:09:50 am »

Built the aft gun tub railing.  Patience in soldering, not very easy to do.  Learned a useful tip, if you heat the brass up to almost a cherry red then dunk it in cold water it becomes very easy to bend.  But don't try to rebend it in the same spot because it breaks......





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