Classic Lindberg Coastal Patrol Boat with Conversion to Viet Nam Era PGM
The Lindberg Coastal Patrol Boat, which I had posted much earlier, was a good beginning for this conversion. Reference material was somewhat limited. The Squadron publication, “Riverine” by Jim Mesko, gave me a decent start. The back cover shows a Vietnamese Patrol Motor Gunboat (PGM) “off Da Nang in late 1971”. I thought I’d give it a go. With the encouragement and help of T.Garth Connelley (of “PT Boats in Action” fame), I was able to locate the white-metal accessories I needed. The rest was scratch building from the deck up. I enjoyed the build, and the result.
I’ve added the picture I worked from.
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.