Italeri PT Boat Model Kit

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Italeri PT Boat Model

 

1/35 Italeri Elco 80' PT Boat Model

 

I worked on this model for a little over a year, off and on. It has a lot of parts.

Overall it's a very good model, quality wise.

Below are the guns, missile tubes, and torpedo carrier sub assemblies. The model features a fair size phot-etch set. Not with 1000 parts, but useful parts, just what you need where plastic parts would siuffer on detail.

 

italeri pt boat hull

 

italeri pt boat guns assembed phot etch

 

I tried to install as many parts as I could before pianting the whole upper deck. Green is the solid color to use, but I also added some black with Vallejo paint for the camouflage. Both on the hull and the deck. The guns were detailed with shades or black and grey. The UHF / VHF antennas were give tips of white. The torpedo tubes silver and brass colors.

 

italeri pt boat upper deck with cabin

 

The kit includes two metal gun barrels you can use to replace the plastic ones.

Some deck parts will cover the holes for the desk screws (metal screws hold the upper deck to the hull). So those were painted and then added once the hull was done, and the deck screwed on.

 

italeri pt boat details on the upper deck and engine cover

 

More deck work.

 

more deck details pt boat

 

Much of the green painting is done below.

 

italerimodel pt boat elco 80 foot painting

 

The finished model. The base is a piece of flooring wood (a plank), and the Italeri stand was painted a dark metallic color, and then screwed to the plank. I glued pieces of felt to the stand where the hull sits so it wouldn't scratch the paint.

 

finished elco pt boat by italeri

The side rocket launchers will swivel in and out board.

I used a modified 1/35 figure, which I painted all tan. The figure is only to give a sense

of scale, so it's not any particular kind of Naval officer.

 

forward deck for pt boat 596

 

 

torpedos on the pt boat model by italeri 1:35

 

 

pt boat rear deck gun

 

rear exhaust for pt boat

 

While it took along time to build, it's a very detailed kit. And well worth the money.

Especially for me since I'm a fan of PT boats.

 

 

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