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Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« on: May 17, 2017, 08:23:24 AM »

Hi have decided to have a go at a Higgins PT boat.
I got the urge early in the year to have a play with some timber.
So here we go.



More to follow.

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 08:26:02 AM »

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:27:44 AM »

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 08:29:21 AM »

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 08:32:00 AM »

Fibre glass covering complete.


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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 10:27:36 AM »

Yeah there's something very satisfying about this kind of scratch building, that starts in your head and ends up on the building board, nice one Graham.  :-))
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 03:48:58 PM »

Looking good will watch with interest  Bill..
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 06:04:23 AM »

Thanks for comments.
Rudder setup.

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 06:08:05 AM »

Motor setup single shaft Turnigy brushless outrunner 3639-1100kv.

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 06:10:22 AM »

Motor.

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 06:17:32 AM »

Screen shot of PT305.



Name on bow is USS Sudden Jerk boat has just been refurbished after 10years of work.
May be a possible colour scheme.

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 09:08:49 AM »

Top tip wrap some insulation tape or heatshrink around the red coupling as brushles have a nasty habit of exploding those couplings....been there had the tee shirt !




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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 12:53:47 PM »

Pat Mathews has made some VERY nice 3D printed fittings that will work very well for you.

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/patmat?section=PT+Boat+Parts&s=0

Great build. I am following it with anticipation!

Jonathan
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 04:07:28 PM »

I produced the 1/24 Higgins and also the Elco as complete kits some years ago now . The hulls and masters sit in my store waiting a manufacture to take an interest in taking over these as I have my hands full with my on-line fittings shop and building for Clients. Also have an MTB
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2017, 04:15:45 PM »

John,
 My grey cells are overwhelming me. I apologize sincerely for forgetting to mention your wonderful  and appropriate products.
Jonathan
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 03:21:36 AM »

Hi Dave thanks I am aware of coupling danger I have it in hand.

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 03:30:54 AM »

Hi John here is a photo of your 80ft Elco that I built many years ago still going strong.



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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 09:04:49 AM »

Very Nice Model !!
Best
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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2017, 10:41:12 AM »

Hi 3d printed exhaust which I have filled with bog for protection grand kids in background.



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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2017, 10:44:28 AM »

Trial fit of deck and hatch I hope to fit deck in one piece.



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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2017, 08:21:29 AM »

Hi some more progress made up some sanding sealer from aero dope and talcum powder for deck and hatch prior to fitting deck.
Easier sanding than when doing the fibre glassing to hull.



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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2017, 08:25:35 AM »

Hull primed and bottom finished.
Tried boat out yesterday and it ran well just need a little more rudder throw at slow speed.



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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2017, 07:27:11 AM »

Hi bit more progress deck glued to hull in four pieces.



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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2017, 07:29:15 AM »

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Re: Higgins PT 1/24 Scale.
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2017, 07:31:06 AM »

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