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PT174, Zebra Camo Scheme
Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 03:56 PM UTC
Ahoy, mates!

Shaun Symonds (muddyfields) shares this awesome Diorama with us, with the focus on his backdating the Italeri Models 1/35 scale PT 596 kit to the Zebra Camo Scheme, PT174!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:10 PM UTC
When you see something like that you wonder how in the world a person could paint it, if you get a headache just looking at it!

Top notch work!!!

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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:25 PM UTC
By a zillion miles the best effort i saw with that Italeri PT boat, congratulations for taking the narrow path and giving out a truly unique diorama
JB
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:53 PM UTC
Hi Shaun

I have already said it - and I will say it again:
Excellent!
I have to concur with Jean-Bernard André with the best dio with an italeri (or any brand big scale, btw) Elco PT-boat
With all respect Mr. Joseph Neumeyer, his Patrol Torpedo Boat 157 has been beaten!
Cheers,
Skipper
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 12:33 AM UTC
Hello
Thanks Guy's for the thumbs up with the build. Also thanks to Gunny for sorting the pictures for me.
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 04:15 AM UTC
Great Job Shaun. PT495 dips it's flag to you in salute.
Ed
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 02:23 PM UTC
Hi Shaun,

Great work on bckdating that kit and love tje paint job

I am building the kit now, as well. My scene is rather simple: the boat will be tied up to a dock and the crew will be loading stores and working on the weapons prior to getting underway. My dilemma at this point s there are no figure kits suitable for a PT Boat crew in the South Pacific (shorts, shirts off) so that means that I'll have to modify an existing armor set (DML, MB, Tam). I was wondering if you could pass along some info on the figures that you used and how you modified them? Or did you scratchbuild?

Steve
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 11:41 PM UTC
Shaun - The best compliment I cangive is you is that everytime I look at the pics, I see something NEW. Cheers mate, this one bookmarked for awhile!
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:25 PM UTC
Shaun, this sets the bar for Italeri's PT boat.
I'll be refering to this regularly for pleasure viewing and when I get around to building mine.
Brilliant work !!!!!
Glenn
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 12:32 AM UTC
Hello
Steve the crew is made up of Tamiya 25lb gun crew , Dragon Tarawa US marines, Dragon Afrika Korp , ADV US Marine Howitzer Gun crew ( think have been reissued under the label Bofor's gun crew) & U- Models pt crew.
Most have had new heads from Hornet & repositioning of limbs. I used these figures mainly due to the fact that they mostly are wearing shorts.
I'll see if I can add some more pictures some time. ( in the process of moving home at the moment ).
sdk10159
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 03:06 AM UTC
Hi Shaun,

Thanks for the reply. I ordered the ADV set and I think I'll get one figure from U Models. I need either an officer or a Chief Petty Officer, and the U models figs will fit the bill nicely.

Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 01:59 PM UTC
Love the detail and the whole scene, esp. the poses, the little guys are real mand working on real sand on a real PT! beautiful stuff, I love it! any info on this build...?
muddyfields
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 02:31 AM UTC
Hi
What sort of info was you after.
rokket2001
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 11:48 AM UTC
Materials, methods, thoughts! The whole works!