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PT 596
vonHengest
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 04:29 PM UTC
Michael Walsh shares with us his fully crewed Elco PT boat!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Gremlin56
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 06:21 PM UTC
A very nice looking build,
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 07:30 PM UTC
Shows the effort you have put in !

Cheers Kev
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 11:52 PM UTC
Thanks Guys, appreciate your kind words.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 04:51 AM UTC
Great job, the figures look real good.
Aurora-7
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 05:16 AM UTC
Great build. I'm forunate enough to live not too far from a fully restored PT-Boat (PT 617)
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 06:27 AM UTC
Very nice build and figure painting.

I am still surprised to see that these boats did not have stanchions
with rope or rails, amidships and on the fore deck, to give the crew
something to hang on to, on tight turns and prevent them from flying
off the boat.

Cheers,
Joe
airborne1
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 08:54 PM UTC
Thanks Al ,Michael and Joe

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Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 10:13 AM UTC
Hey Michael, beautifull boat. I keep seeing two sets of cables for the torpedoes, thought it was one that looked like an inverted v going to the latch release, though I could be wrong as I am at times. Still looks fantastic in my eyes.
Hey Joe, stanchoins were usually removed to facillitate movement in combat areas. They were stashed in a locker unless they were in a port with brass around. The hold line runs in the center line and would interfer with the 20mm and or the auto cannon out of the aircobra when field moddified.
airborne1
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Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 02:09 PM UTC
Thanks Bob

The cables had been as per the kit instructions .I found the kit tie cables too thick to tie through the torpedoes so I ended up using copper wire .

Thanks for the info on the stanchoins

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 01:42 AM UTC
Very nicely done, sir.
TAFFY3
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 11:46 AM UTC
Bob, those cables were for added safety to prevent accidentally losing a fish overboard. They are like a vee, they run from two eyebolts on the back of each upright, around the torpedo, and disappear underneath. Not sure, but I believe they were released some time before launching the torp. Al
airborne1
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 06:45 PM UTC
Thanks Garth,

Al, thanks for the info

Michael