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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: rochester,ny/karlsruhe,germany
new mold Revell 1/72 PT-109
Posted by gordy92highlander on Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:42 AM

Hello everyone. Haven't posted here on Finescale for ever - to much work.

Anyways, got a question regarding Revell's new tool 109: all the pictures of the new kit that I have seen show the boat without a radar tower. Any idea whats up with this?

The old PT-109 model from Revell had the radar tower; Italeri's 1/35 scale has the radar tower.

Did Revell botch their research or what here?

  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:17 PM

gordy92highlander

Hello everyone. Haven't posted here on Finescale for ever - to much work.

Anyways, got a question regarding Revell's new tool 109: all the pictures of the new kit that I have seen show the boat without a radar tower. Any idea whats up with this?

The old PT-109 model from Revell had the radar tower; Italeri's 1/35 scale has the radar tower.

Did Revell botch their research or what here?

 

Gordy,

Here is a thread on the new Revell 1/72 PT boat. I would ask Tim, who actually wrote the review on it. Highly knowledgable and nice guy, so shoot him a PM.  Hope this helps answer your question.

Steve

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/178040.aspx

       

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:42 PM

If you check a review of the kit which includes the sprue layout you will note that the A-frame mast is included.   The 109 didn't have the mast mounted at the time of her loss.

The early 103-class PT boats (including the 109 boat) did not have radar mounted.   The radar mast is beefier than the basic A-frame.   Should you desire to model a later boat with radar there are 3D printed aftermarket options. See Shapeways.com

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