I remember the first time I saw that movie: afterwards, went straight out and bought - and built - the Revell 150-ish scale TypeVII, and displayed it prominently on my (student intern's) desk at the Washington State Dept. of Ecology. The passersby - bureaucrats and other office drones - couldn't figure out who
the hell I was! (
And my supervisor was a German-American, too! LMAO) That was the last model I built, for the next 10 years - until a couple more in the late '80s, and then another 10-year dry spell, until I started up again.
Don, that PT boat is COOL - I had no idea the Leyte invasion PTs were tricked out like that! You know, some other cool little vessels from Leyte - with camo similar and even better - were the APDs: the converted DEs and even old 4-piper DDs, which carried infantry and LCVPs. (And BTW, the Revell Buckley and flush-decker DD are yet another couple of ships in 240-scale, as we were talking about the other day.)
Be sure to take pics and keep us posted on (any of) these, buddy!