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Personal logo kallman Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2010 5:46 p.m. PST

Does anyone know of a waterline 28 mm PT Boat that anyone makes. Or do any of you fine folks have some ideas on how I could scratch build one. I have been painting up the sailor figures from the Pulp Miniatures line and converting some Dinosaur figures and GW Skinks as well as Lizardmen for a "Land That Time Forgot" scenario set during WW II.

Thanks,

Chocolate Fezian Inactive Member11 Oct 2010 5:49 p.m. PST

Bolt action used to do a Russian WWII one, now by Warlord link

Personal logo kallman Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2010 6:00 p.m. PST

Wow! Dangly Dog that is one cool miniature. Let's see 50 pounds sterling would convert to about $80.00 USD plus shipping. This may have to be a Christmas gift to myself. That model has all kinds of potential.

Personal logo Miniatureships Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2010 6:04 p.m. PST

Old Glory Shipyard: picture

Higgins PT boat, and the army card applies to the purchase.

Personal logo kallman Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2010 6:18 p.m. PST

Miniatureships, I just went to the shipyard on the Old Glory 25's website but I do not see the PT Boat you linked to. It was not under Moderns as that was all Vietnam era boats. Where do I need to go look as that is one sweet model. I did not see a heading of WW II 25 mm boats.

Top Gun Ace Inactive Member11 Oct 2010 6:46 p.m. PST

Well, you can either use wood, or foam board to make one, but that will take awhile if you want it to look nice.

Foamcore/cardboard/posterboard on a ribbed structure would also work.

A suitably sized model would be faster and easier to deal with. You could even build up a cradle, if you don't want to waterline it, since PT's tended to ride rather high in the water.

Personal logo kallman Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2010 7:53 p.m. PST

Looks like the Old Glory Shipyard model will do the trick if I can find it on the website. It may be time to renew my Old Glory Army membership.

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2010 8:02 p.m. PST

whitemanticore, if you haven't found it yet, it's on page 2 in the OG Shipyard under "Colonial and Sudan." Go figure.

Personal logo kallman Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2010 9:03 p.m. PST

Thanks mjkerner I found it. Not sure why it was under Colonial and Sudan but it appears to be a good model. I love this hobby.

Personal logo Miniatureships Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2010 9:10 p.m. PST

I put it there because of the tramp steamer. I didn't want create a WWII listing for one item. In future there will more and then a WWII category.

The Hobbybox Inactive Member12 Oct 2010 1:21 a.m. PST

Try Cold War Miniatures who do the Dead Will Walk Range.

link

Personal logo kallman Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2010 4:10 a.m. PST

Miniatureships the tramp steamer is another fine looking model. Hmmm…call of Cthulhu or a visit to Skull Island anyone? wink

Tachikoma12 Oct 2010 7:08 a.m. PST

If you're willing to build a model and waterline it yourself, Lindberg makes a 1/64 scale PT-109 kit. It's not the greatest kit in the world but builds into a reasonable early war Elco boat. Just make sure you get the right kit, since Lindberg also makes a PT-109 in 1/72 scale.

Tachikoma12 Oct 2010 7:10 a.m. PST

I should mention that the Lindberg kit runs around $30, and you have to build it and waterline it. Depending upon whether or not you like kit building, the Old Glory Higgins may be more cost effective.

nycjadie12 Oct 2010 7:48 a.m. PST

Joel, your PT boat is the best.

Steve
Cavalcade Wargames
cavalcadewargames.com

Disco Joe12 Oct 2010 9:09 a.m. PST

"Joel, your PT boat is the best"
I totally agree but when can we expect a crew for it?

Personal logo kallman Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2010 10:59 a.m. PST

Yea I am going to go with the PT boat from the Shipyard. I do like to build kits but trying to get a strait and level cut in order to water line a regular plastic kit would be risky. Consider that I have also been eyeing the Blue Moon 15 mm Sci-Fi minis it is a good time to renew my Old Glory Army membership. The cost of the membership and the discount for the PT Boat would work out to about the same but then I would have the membership in order to purchase other items.

Pyrate Captain12 Oct 2010 8:40 p.m. PST

I just bought a partially built Lindberg PT for 10 Bucks. It is just about right in scale and is an Elco 80 footer. I am carving a new charthouse and turrets to convert it into an Elco 77 footer.

Before dropping big bucks, check Ebay for the lindberg kit.

bsrlee14 Oct 2010 3:30 a.m. PST

There was also an Airfix 1/72 kit of an RAF Air/Sea Rescue Launch – they were armed. You might find one of those too in the flea market or E-pay.

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Oct 2010 4:21 p.m. PST

This was my first first scratch-build a couple years ago. A Vosper torpedo boat. All wood/metal and scaled specifically for the pulp sailors in 1/56. You can make one too…and once you figure out the tricks you can build any size boat you want!!

picture

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Oct 2010 4:22 p.m. PST

oops

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Oct 2010 4:41 p.m. PST

doh!!

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Oct 2010 4:45 p.m. PST
Pyrate Captain17 Oct 2010 7:28 p.m. PST

That has got to be the best Vosper I have seen in any scale. It's better than Revell's 1/72 scale boat. It's beautiful!

Matsuru Sami Kaze19 Oct 2010 8:01 a.m. PST

Hobby Lobby has some trawlers in their decorative sailboat section. Stuff you'd put into your living room? There not quite two feet long with boxes you can pull off the deck with plyers. The scale is about right for 28mm. They're generally half off, avialble for about twenty dollars. The deck behind the pilot house is large enough to support a small deck gun, say, 37mm and crew. Loved the PT and Vosper!

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