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PTC Build By Kyle Lord For Tim Connelly
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 10:25 PM UTC
Kyle sent me an update on the PTC today. Ive also sent Mr. Cappurro, who was kind enough to send me the hull of the MIAMI SHIPBUILDING 63-footer to show him the progress on it Here is what Kyle wrote this morning, I'm going to scrub the parts to the Essex tonight and maybe start working on the island. I faired the hull to the PTC using 400 grit rolled into a tube for the sides and a block for the deck. It's not glossy, I sprayed it with a cleaning solvent to check how fair it looked and that the body lines looked straight.

Here are six photos of the progress thus far, three from yesterday, and three from today:













Tim
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 11:13 PM UTC
Ahoy Tim

Nice update.

This is the first modellers workshop I have seen with a forklift in it though!

Hahahaha

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 08:31 PM UTC
Hi Sean,

HA HA.

That's where Kyle works as a job. He works for a company which makes artwork for lobbies and outside artwork.

Tim
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 08:38 PM UTC
Neat.

I am embarrassed to ask but what is a PTC?
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 09:50 PM UTC
Hi Frederick,

The best way to describe it is that a PTC is a coastal Sub Chaser. The one that I'm having Kyle build was built for the Soviet Navy. But - from construction until transfer, it was, as well as her sisters, on the USN books - as PTCs, this one as PTC-62.

Tim
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 08:01 PM UTC

Hello All,

I have a question, ...

To the small craft knowledgeable who visit here; please look at the photo herein and please, please, please tell me what color the boat is wearing, please? I know that the bottom would have been Copperoyd, but what's the color of the boat? I'd say a gray. Do you concur? Also, do you guys see any depth charge racks on board? For a time frame, most probably late-43 into 1944.

It's a 63-foot ARB (MSC Type 293) which was used for Special Operations. I'm having Kyle build this boat for me.

ARB22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

Tim
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 07:22 PM UTC
Hello Tim,

I would consider the regular Navy Grey for this boat (Green looks different imho - and doe not make any sense)

kr

Christian
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:32 PM UTC
Thank you, Christian.