My latest completion, PT-61 in 1:24 scale. At almost 39 inches length, the model is large enough for R/C, and is designed as a potential kit for such. However, this build is for display only.
The hull is dual-diagonal planked in 1/32″ basswood over laser-cut bulkheads, but virtually all other parts are 3D printed in acrylic plastics: the cabin shell, turrets, weapons, deck details– all 3D printed. A complete build log can be found on RC Groups: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2217225
Design references include the original Elco drawings, several excellent books on PT boats, and numerous photos found only online at websites of dedicated PT fans. PT-61 is famous for surviving a direct hit in the bow from a Japanese destroyer’s 5 inch gun while operating near Guadalcanal in late 1942.
The model sits on a replica of Elco’s A-Frame shipping cradle, constructed primarily of wood. The paint scheme, overall 5D dark gray, depicts the boat as-built and as shipped to theater.
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