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khanscom20 Nov 2020 8:11 a.m. PST

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A friend has been experimenting with his first 3D printer, and gave me these bits to work with. I thought the prints turned out pretty well for a first attempt. Scale is 1/300.

Added a mast and gun barrels from wire and suggested a DC rack with a bit of plastic scrap.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 10:47 a.m. PST

Those look very nice indeed.

I'd be interested in some, if he decides to put some up for sale.

I'd be interested in some BPB 70' 72' MGBs/MTBs with both the long and short upper cockpits, with AND without torpedoes mounted on them. The MGBs were "upgunned" with torps by at least 1944.

I believe the long cockpit ones are sometimes referred to as "Whaleback" boats. There are drawings for this on-line – blueprint plans.

I think the short cockpit boats may always have torpedoes on them, but am not 100% sure about that.

regia marina20 Nov 2020 4:42 p.m. PST

Make those in 1/2400 scale and I'll buy them. I have been waiting for years for MAS boats.

khanscom20 Nov 2020 6:45 p.m. PST

Apparently the STL files were free downloads; I don't know what else is available, but I still have a motosilurante to finish.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2020 6:32 a.m. PST

There are some BPB Mgs, MTBs and MA/SBs on Thingiverse and in the files area of the "Dock Office" Facebook group

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2020 1:55 p.m. PST

Panzerschiffe does 1/2400 MAS boats in resin

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 4:10 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tip David.

I've applied for access on FB, so look forward to seeing them.

I'm amazed/appalled that the BPBs are available commercially from Warlord, given how much service they saw during the war.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2020 11:39 a.m. PST

Warlords choice of models is somewhat unusual and suggests a lack of familiarity with the subject. The "Type 1 Vosper" (actually a 72' Vosper) would have been better teamed with a BPB MGB rather than the "Type 2" (which is actually a 73' Type 1, and a craft that only saw limited service in home waters)

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