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PTC Build By Kyle Lord For Tim Connelly

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PTC Build By Kyle Lord For Tim Connelly
Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:28 AM
Kyle sent me an update on the PTC today.  I’ve also sent Mr. Cappurro, who was kind enough to send me the hull of the MIAMI SHIPBUILDING 63-footer to show him the progress on it … Here is what Kyle wrote this morning, “I'm going to scrub the parts to the Essex tonight and maybe start working on the island. I faired the hull to the PTC using 400 grit rolled into a tube for the sides and a block for the deck. It's not glossy, I sprayed it with a cleaning solvent to check how fair it looked and that the body lines looked straight.”
 
Here are six photos of the progress thus far, three from yesterday, and three from today:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tim
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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:05 PM
I never thought about using cleaning solvent, or any fluid for that matter, to check for flaws. Good idea.
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, April 20, 2020 11:36 AM
Hey Guys,
 
Here's my 1:72 ARB-22 that Kyle is doing for me ... The hull is from a guy in Gibraltar, and he'll be using a mixture of 3D printed stuff (the twin .50s, the 20mm, the radar and the balsa raft), and some parts from an old-old PT-109 kit (the shafts, the props and rudders and smoke generator and some vents ... He cut and carved sections of foam, sanded to shape and glassed it to make a plug for vacu-forming a piece.
 
Granted, it won’t be 100% accurate historically, and I am sure that experts will find fault and errors on it, but since I (and my family and whoever comes to see me – and, that ain’t many) will be the only one who will ever see it, it’ll be close enough to pass my muster.
 
I forgot to mention; ARB (AIR RESCUE BOAT) 22 was a 63-foot PTC built by MIAMI SHIPBUILDING and used for SPEC OPS in Italy (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. had something to do with those operations). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 IMG_5181 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5182 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5183 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5184 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5185 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:22 PM
Kyle did a little more work on my ARB-22 ... The cockpit/charthouse has been mated to the hull and portholes in the hull have been added.
 
 IMG_5353 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5354 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5355 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:59 PM

Kyle vacuum-formed the cockpit/charthouse for my ARB ...

He said, Three times charm!

My first pull had a lot of bridging towards the top, the 2nd time I left the plastic in the oven too long and it melted to my pan.... the third time around I put holes where the bridging occurred to allow the vacuum in. This worked like a charmed and helped confirm the plastic. It’s trimmed and I’m holding onto the old one for testing.

 
 IMG_5378 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5379 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:21 AM
Kyle sent me an update:
 
Wanted to give the portholes more dimension so my first attempt was styrene rings. They went on fine but were too thick. I sanded them down and they became fragile. I removed those and went with plan b. Stamped tape framing the porthole, Tamiya filler to build the ridge, sand back and pull the tape. They still need a little cleanup but a much better result, I think. With the clear windows in should be pretty convincing.
 
 IMG_5486 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5487 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5488 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, May 25, 2020 6:39 PM
Kyle sent me an update …
 
He’s marked where he will need to cut out the windows and the cockpit for my ARB-22 …
 
 IMG_5706 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5707 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5708 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:05 PM
Kyle sent me an update … “Made some progress here. I have to mark out the waterline and then I can do to rear bottom strakes
 
It’s looking  more and more like a ARB …
 
 IMG_5763 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5764 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5765 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:54 AM
Kyle sent me an update:
 
Hey Tim some more progress made, windows cut out, rear of the cabin cutout and rested the cannon on there because it’s nifty. Later today after full scale building might see if I can make the 50 cal tubs. 
 
 
 IMG_5822 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5823 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 
 
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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:04 PM

That looks great, Tim.

Thanks for sharing, Kyle does great work.

 

Bill

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:09 PM
Bill, Thanks. Yes, he does.
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, June 8, 2020 9:30 AM
Kyle sent me another update, “Made the machine gun tubs last night. I bored a chunk of aluminum, so the ring slipped into it, and turned down the outside to the right diameter. I parted them off and have them mocked up here. I still need to bevel the bottom, so they sit true on the deck.”  IMG_5849 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  IMG_5850 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  IMG_5851 (1) by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  IMG_5852 (1) by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, June 8, 2020 9:31 AM
Kyle sent me another update, “Made the machine gun tubs last night. I bored a chunk of aluminum, so the ring slipped into it, and turned down the outside to the right diameter. I parted them off and have them mocked up here. I still need to bevel the bottom, so they sit true on the deck.”
 
 IMG_5849 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 IMG_5850 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, June 29, 2020 9:52 AM

I had two 3D printed 3.5-inch rocket launchers from SHAPEWAYS sent to Kyle.  He placed them on my ARB to show me how they'll look.

 

 IMG_6066 (1) by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 IMG_6067 (1) by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:14 PM

 

I got updates from Kyle about my ARB-22 model … This what he said –

 

 

 

" I also got the remaining walls fleshed in and filled. Will let the putty dry then I can sand. I’ll likely work on that extension to the top cabin next. I made window frames and left a small lip on the inside I can attach the clear windscreen to.”

 

 

 

 IMG_6413 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

 IMG_6414 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

 IMG_6415 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

 IMG_6416 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 IMG_6417 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

 IMG_6418 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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