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RC Helicopter flying, RC Cars and RC boating

Made for other people and me to track what I am doing when with my remote controlled units. It started out with helicopters. Hence the name.

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Mast for Tamiya PT-15 constructed

Tamiya PT-15 Japan MTB Posted on Sep 23, 2012 14:24:13

Just a few pictures of the mast for the Tamiya PT-15. In the pictures it has one coat of paint. Since the pictures were taken, I have given it another coat of paint.

In the pictures the mast is still lacking a transparent part at the rear. I am trying to figure out how to attach that part so it will look good.

I also still need to paint the bridge part of the superstructure. That will be the next thing to do.



Some Bofors 1/35 guns acquired for Robbe PT-15

Robbe PT-15 Motor Torpedo Boat Posted on Sep 23, 2012 14:09:41

Some weeks ago I spoke with one of the fellows from the model boat club. We were discussing torpedo boats and I complained about the quality and look of the 40mm Bofors guns on the Robbe PT-15.

He suggested that I acquired some 1/35 scale Bofors 40mm guns even though the Robbe PT-15 set is scale 1/40.

After some investigation I found that the Italeri 1/35 40mm Bofors gun seemed the best option. The only problem is that this kit is out of production. For this reason I decided to get two sets of this kit as soon as possible. I found one on ebay and another one in an English web shop.

At Thursday both guns had arrived. and the impression I have is that this gun won’t look over scale. I seems about the same scale as the guns that are to be constructed in the Robbe kit.

Here are a few pictures I shot of the Italeri kit:

The guns will need some modification to look right for the Robbe PT-15 but hopefully not too much.