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lifeboat chocks for J. O'Brien

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lifeboat chocks for J. O'Brien
Posted by retdfeuerwehr on Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:43 PM

Does anyone have any idea how and where the Tom's Modelworks PE lifeboat chocks (1/350) go...the instructions with the PE leave a lot to be desired.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, July 07, 2017 7:03 AM

They should replace the ones that came with the ship which should show the placement in the instruction manual.

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Posted by retdfeuerwehr on Friday, July 07, 2017 3:35 PM

Marcus McBean

They should replace the ones that came with the ship which should show the placement in the instruction manual.

 

The lifeboat chocks on the 1/350 Trumpeter J. O'Brien are two-piece (four per boat) and are molded onto the plastic boat deck. The builder is advised to cut off the kit chocks and install the PE ones - which are two per boat, but do they go inboard or outboard of the nested lifeboat? I've sent two emails (he lists no telephone number) to Tom's Modelworks for clarification, but have yet to receive a response.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, July 07, 2017 5:05 PM

My vote is inboard as I can't see them in photos of her.

The Trumpeter color guide is wrong as usual. The deck should be the same color as the verticals, a close match is 5-O Ocean Gray.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, July 07, 2017 7:19 PM

I used GMM PE on my model and the instructions for placing their chocks are inboard.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, July 07, 2017 9:36 PM
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Posted by ejhammer on Saturday, July 08, 2017 8:14 AM
Nice site. Thanks GM

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