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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Do you like smaller?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:42 AM

Hi Ya'll;

      Hey, as you all know I posted about the I.P.M.S. show here in New braunfels last weekend. One of the models that stuck with my memory cells was the Swift Boat that someone entered in warships(Small Patrol Craft).

     Well, I found the model at a New Brick and Mortar store I commented about as well. It is in 1/72 scale. All I can say is Kudos to Revell! It's a real Jewel! Who would've figgered someone would put one out with a full interior. It's a shame they forgot about the engine room. I'da paid 20 bucks more if'n that was there! Nice Model for sure

 I will say for sure. .Those of you into Patrol type crafts should enjoy it!I have dry fitted some parts and it goes together like it should!

   

  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Sunday, January 16, 2022 1:00 PM

Yes, I like to do smaller craft, both military and commercial.  I like to model what I see around me.  I seldom every get to a port with carriers or large cruisers.  I occasionly see some container ships in Duluth, but nothing superbig because of limits on Seaway.  I like doing tugs and such.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:03 PM

Not really TB , my last 4 models have all been1/200 scale . I have gone back to 1/350 , I'm having to work a bit harder on  them .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:06 PM

Not really TB , my last 4 models have all been1/200 scale . I have gone back to 1/350 , I'm having to work a bit harder on  them . And stupid me went and bought a couple of 1/700 , a while ago . They might be  in the stash for a while .

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, January 16, 2022 4:48 PM

Nice to see the 'ol Swift Boat still available. IIRC, my brother built one of those back in the early '70s, when it was still Monogram.Surprise

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:13 PM

I just finished my Swift Boat last year. It has been sitting on the shelf of doom for a few years. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EJK2oj3ognKvumJAA

I was hoping that someone would come out with a slightly larger one. Also the Vosper Patrol Boat. Loved building both those kits.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TeUy8HTXSUQNCfJ79

Jim Captain

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:09 AM

"Nice to see the 'ol Swift Boat still available. IIRC, my brother built one of those back in the early '70s, when it was still Monogram.Surprise"

Greg, Yes, but wasn't the old monogram kit in 1/48? I built the 'Rag boat', as they called it. The model was actually of a French built STCAN/FOM.

It would have been nice to see all the major riverine craft as kits, but such is not the case.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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