wow, it's looks greatHave not posted for a while as most of the work has been on the repetitive side. Update the105 boat is 99% complete. All the major work is complete, has been for about a month. the remaining work being added is dependent on the on finishing the water on the base. The base is very much a work in progress, many hours to go. The palm trees, have one fully completed mainly to make sure my technique would yield the look I wanted, if I did them one at a time its 5 days start to finish, building in bulk steps I have completed the trunks for 19 trees, the palm fronds , made from feathers takes the most time. 10 days to finish the water, 1 day drying time between coats, and maybe a month to finish the background. So much work ahead, but it’s getting thereView attachment 247166View attachment 247167View attachment 247168
Hallo @MOGAfter the Rattlesnake I wanted to do something different. I have always been interested in the WW2 PT (Patrol Torpedo) boat. My build will be modelled on PT 105 commanded by Dick Keresey. Yes believe it or not they made other PTs besides the 109. The 105 was an 80 foot Elco Torpedo boat 1942, built of spruce, oak and mahogany and made watertight by marine plywood covering.
The Dumas kit 1233, 4 large sheet plans, decent 45 page instruction book, ok pictures, good material list. Kit is supplied with Mahogany, birch, and poplar ply. Dumas decided to replace the Mahogany sheet hull planking with 2mm PVC they say it makes for a smother finial finish. OK however if I wanted to build a PVC boat, I would have bought one. I will buy 2mm Mahogany sheets to do the hull planking properly