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PT-596
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:35 PM UTC
Hello Crew,

Here is the latest naval project from Ed Sarao (liberator).
Enjoy another great built of the Italeri 1/35 PT-Boat.

Rui

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Hatter50
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 17, 2006
KitMaker: 478 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 01:55 AM UTC
I was just casually browsing around when i "accidently" bumped into PT-596. WOW! Amazing weathering and presentation. Ed, you really have a nice creation there.

Regards
Steve

russamotto
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Utah, United States
Joined: December 14, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 03:46 AM UTC
I really like this presentation. The movement and interaction of the crew particularly got my attention. It very much has the appearance of being under way. Excellent work.
MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 04:16 AM UTC
This is propably the nicest PT boat I have seen yet - very good work on both the boat and crew.

We could use soem closeups of the midship area ?

Cheers/Jan
beefy66
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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 22, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 04:57 AM UTC
Stunning work only hope I can get mine to look half as good as this one.Will be using these photos as a lot of referance material thanks for sharing your great work
bobcicconi
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 25, 2007
KitMaker: 157 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 09:35 AM UTC
Very well done! The figures are really good, too!
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
Joined: May 15, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 12:38 PM UTC
thanks guys..i really appreciated all the nice words. it was fun building the boat and converting some figures. finally italeri's PT boat crew was out so i revised the whole set up. combined the hand picked crew and adding more details. while waiting...i did some other projects took me almost a year to finished the boat. thanks again. ed
FirstMass
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: August 15, 2004
KitMaker: 252 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 04:04 PM UTC
Fantastic job -- one of the nicest versions of this kit I've seen yet. Mind if I ask two questions?

1. Do you have close up pictures of the cockpit/helm?
2. Can you share with us what you used for figures? They look like an assortment

Thanks for sharing.

Brian
TGarthConnelly
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: August 03, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 04:21 AM UTC
VERY NICE model.

Garth
rokket2001
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: March 28, 2005
KitMaker: 353 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 09:00 PM UTC
Like everyone has said, great stuff! The figures are lively, and I especially like the helmet and clothing gear piled on deck. Very complete project, very nice!
JMartine
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 08:52 AM UTC
Great job, ditto on the figures... love the composition! thanks for sharing
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
Joined: May 15, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 03:40 AM UTC
hi and thanks again guys. the assortment of figures used in the project are extras from academy, dragon, italeri and some from tamiya. some were fitted with resin heads and dragon figure heads from spare box. mixed and scratchbuild their arms..some repositioned. the hardest to make was the jackets made of milliputty. all helmets are from tamiya and should be used only on few selected heads. mostly dragon figures have narrow top. while the italeri's had to be shaped to fit the helmets.





the crew wearing shorts was a kubelwagen driver. i curved the cap from his original german cap. while the one up front..was from the FAMO crew. replaced with resin head.



the figures manning the helm are from tamiya's FAMO..with resin heads.



thanks again for your nice words and comments. ed
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 04:57 PM UTC
hi guys...more pictures...enjoy viewing.









thanks again. ed
AlanL
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 05:53 PM UTC
Hi Ed,

Excellent stuff, I really like what you've done with this one.

Al
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2009 - 07:29 PM UTC
thanks alan. building the crew was fun. i'm building a german boat right now. hopefully i can post pictures in a few weeks. thanks again. ed
rokket2001
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: March 28, 2005
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2009 - 10:27 PM UTC
Your hard work has paid off! It's really is lively. I love to hear about being clever and mixing and customising. The milliput worked well (it and competitors = great stuff). You should be very pleased, it's so enjoyable to look at and see all the details. It has life in action and detail!
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 - 06:59 PM UTC
hi and thanks wink, i have a thread somewhere in the fleet maneuver section. detailing how i picked up crew from sparebox of assorment figures. the figures manning the bofors..were tamiya humvee drivers..the two standing were from academy. gunner at the rear was from tamiya panther and the officers at the helm were...famo crew with resin heads. up front observing the anti aircraft gunners were from famo and the one was driver from kubelwagen. reshaped their head gears and added shoulder rank straps. the rest..i added italeri's PT boat crew with dragon heads from spare box. repositioned their heads and used tamiya helmet. i also beefed up their jackets with putty. stuffs piled up on the deck were extras from different models. again the jackets were made of milliput. shell casings made from copper wire. and dusting the whole boat with tamiya weathering kit. thanks for the kind words..very much appreciated. ed