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johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 6:11 p.m. PST

I'm looking to scratchbuild a waterline 77' Elco boat(PT41) but can't seem to find measured drawings with enough detail. I'll be building in 1/56th scale (28mm). Can anyone send me a scan? Thanks

coopman06 Jan 2013 8:09 p.m. PST

Send an e-mail to me at ccooperATeagleDOTorg and I'll send you what I have.

Mako1106 Jan 2013 8:36 p.m. PST

At that scale, or close to it, you should be able to find some decent R/C plans, if you need more details.

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 6:13 a.m. PST

Thanks guys. coopman just what I needed!!

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 7:05 a.m. PST

I live an hour from PT-617, the only Elco boat on display in the world (according to them, anyway).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PT_617

Let me know if you need photos.

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 3:30 p.m. PST

Thanks TG, I'm now set for plans on my 77' Elco

Pyrate Captain26 Feb 2013 11:34 a.m. PST

You may want to save yourself some work and start with the 1/64th scale hull of Lindberg's PT-109. It's pretty close and scales out well. The upper deck can be used as a template. All you would need to do is carve the tapered superstructure and gun mounts.

Not being one for perfect detail I used the turrets of 1/48 TBF avengers for the gun turrets of the early 70's and 77's, although the 41 boat like 31-35 had the plexiglass turrets removed in Cavite. Good luck.

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member26 Feb 2013 1:50 p.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestion Pyrate but I'm a sucker for punishment – I have do it my own way. I've been busy this week and have the hull roughed out. I decided to go with a hollow construction (time consuming) rather than carve the hull from one solid piece (heavy). We'll see if thats a waste of time. So far,the plans generously sent by Coopman are working great:

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Mar 2013 5:15 a.m. PST

more progress

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Mar 2013 3:47 p.m. PST

Probably should start a new topic. Here's more progress:

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Apr 2013 3:33 p.m. PST

An update, hopefuly I'll be able to finish in a week or two:

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