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Re: PT-109 Decks
Posted by The other image... on May 22, 2022, 11:34:23, in reply to "Re: PT-109 Decks
Keep in mind that these boats were built by a yacht company, so joinery was top notch. At many modeling scales, you are unlikely to see the plank joints. PT103-383 had two layers of mahogany planks laid longitudinally with a layer of fabric and glue inbetween as you can see on the ELCO drawing 3086 for this group of boats. Note the hand-written notation "ply - 486 ltr". Wear and tear, plus the Pacific sun, did make the joints more visible, as seen in the color photo of PT150. https://i.imgur.com/k4cZ1J2.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/8SpziR3.jpg
SO I know there are a lot of PT experts that visit here... I wanted to know what the thought is on the 109's deck. I've read that they were covered in canvas and that the deck should be sanded away on the kits... but I've seen this image and I can clearly see the deck lines. Granted this might have been before the boat made it to the Pacific, but I don't think they'd have applied the canvas there.. seems like more of a factory activity
than something done in the field.
What do folks here think?
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