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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

PT 109


For about 50 years Revell made a 1/72nd scale model of the PT 109.

It was not actually PT 109, but rather just a generic patrol torpedo boat. It is a good kit, even now.


It is an early war PT boat, the type used all over the Pacific war, from the first days of the conflict.


I waterlined the model and glued a sheet of styrene to the bottom.



The model is about a foot long, and comes with a decent few crew figures.

2 comments:

Bob G. said...

Bunkermeister:
God, I remember bulding TWO of those growing up...
The older one became the "after" version of the famous wreck, while the newer one even had full "rigging" along the decks for handrails (black thread worked wonders).
I alwaus did like the (Revell) ELCO boats better than the HIGGINS models (the Monogram PT 212 model I believe)

Wish they made a version of the ELCOS without the torpedo tubes and JUST the torpedoes (were more effective that the old tubed versions...more accurate.

Nice kits..even AFTER all these years!

Bunkermeister said...

"Wish they made a version of the ELCOS without the torpedo tubes and JUST the torpedoes"

You never know what might show up.

Mid-war the Navy started using ariel torpedos, they did not need the tubes and so the boats were lighter.