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Scratchbuilding a 'Nam era, Program IV, Armored Troop Carrier, "Tango" boat

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:03 PM

Aha!!

    Boy do I know those locations " G ". That seal was as wide as the last Thunderboat I saw in Martinez. Oh, as well as the one in Rio Vista! The one in the last location was stumbled upon as I got lost getting out of Station Rio Vista after visiting some " Coastie " Friends.

      Had to check measurements on some items on a 95' cutter for a presentation model. They were doing Swimmer insertions into the Sacramento river that day. Closest I ever got to a C.G. Dauphin Helo!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:11 PM

Pawel;

 Hi Guy. Listen There's a lot we can discuss. How do I get in touch with you in a specific Thread or Site?

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:58 PM

TB - I'm sending you a private message and there's also the address of my website in my signature - where you can find out more under "contact" - so until next time! Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:55 PM

Gary,

As for the bar armor, or as it was actually called, "trigger shield", I am doing them section by section. I'm using wood for the whole thing. 1/8th square stock for the verticals, and 3/32nds round stock for the rebar. Assembled and painted, it looks pretty good. Unfortunately, they are labor intensive, and I've got lots of them to make.

 

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, February 14, 2020 12:08 PM

Received a bit of assistance from friends, so here is the latest;

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:08 AM

Yup!

           "Just what I thought. A waterborne Tank! I swear fellas that's what I saw!" Great progress!

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:55 PM

Thank you for the comments, I wasn't sure anyone was following .  .  .

Now, in actuality, though the upper works are progressing, I've been having some issues with the prop tunnels. as an afterthought I should have build them separately and then installed them as an assembly. If anyone would make this as a kit, I would recommend that the prop tunnels be molded / vacuformed plastic pieces that would be inserted, glued, and then glassed in.

Also, I'm going with a single strut rather than the 'V' strut. It's not "to spec", but the single strut was 'available'.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, February 17, 2020 1:26 PM

Hi;

        The single strut was more common than thought.

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