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Rick Abramson
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October 11, 2017 · in Ships · 9 · 3.5K

Model is Revell 1/72 scale PT-109 that I painted and lettered for USS PT-117 in her 1942 color scheme.

Here's another shot of the port quarter.

This is the 37mm anti-tank gun JFK had lashed temporarily to PT-109's deck. I did paint the gun Olive Drab since it was "borrowed" from the Army. Since I took the picture I have the gun "lashed" to the deck.

Picture 7 is the boat used in the movie PT-109. It was originally a USAF rescue boat that the studio modified to look like an 80' ELCO. Never knew there was "GULF" station in Rendova.

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9 responses

  1. This look awesome. Congratulations!

  2. Fantastic build!

  3. Gentlemen:
    Thank you for your kind comments on PT-117. . .much appreciated!

  4. Nice lookin' only took ONE picture? 🙁

  5. To my original post I added a shot of the port quarter.

  6. Some more pictures would be nice, but she looks great.

  7. I added a shot of the port side to my original post.
    Thanks again for your compliments.

  8. I just added an actual postcard I have in color of the real PT-117.

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