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Re: Stu Hurley's PT 195
I'm glad you enjoyed it Chuck, I'll forward your nice comments to Stu. Are you SURE you don't want to be sucked back into the black hole again? The new Revell kit(s) are calling you "Build Me Build Me". :D
I was innocently minding my own business one day in the early 2000's when I saw an ad for an R/C almost RTR Elco 80' PT boat so bad that I felt it insulted the USN as well as my eyeballs. The chart house windows were way oversized and crooked and little else looked right on it. I enjoyed playing with 3D programs so I thought I'd make an accurate model for making component 3-views for modelers. I'm still not done.
This is a beautiful model and worthy of all the attention it can get in any venue. I spent a little time on the PT Boat Forum when I was building my 1/350 PT 34. Just enough time to benefit from the exposure, but not get irrevocably infected.
If you are really into these craft and willing to register on their site, there is a world of knowledge over there and many masterful models to see. This one is a treat for me, not only for the workmanship, but for the interesting armament array and how it is all replicated.
Thank you Mr. D for posting this here and making us aware of this fine model.
After his beautiful Italeri PT 109 build, Stu decided to create something other than that "flagship" of PT models. This is PT 195 at the time she carried a quad .50 cal. on her forward deck and 20mm's in her 2 turrets. In addition to adding details Italeri missed he also corrected any errors including the rather major surgery of adding the gentle "S" to the hull's deck sheer, and the deck camber. Well done Stu, thank you for putting your skills to work on another of my favorite naval vessels. For those also suffering from AMS, Stu, David Waples, and others from the PT Forum helped me with listing fixes and corrections for the Italeri 1/35th PT 109 kit here: http://www.pt103.com/Italeri_PT109_Kit.html
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