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1/350 Sub Chaser (or Patrol Craft) PC-461 Class…

Specifications :
Length : 173' 8"
Beam : 23'
Displacement : 284 Tons
Engines : 2 x 2000 hp Diesel
Speed : 21 knots
Endurance : 3000 naut. miles at 12 knots
Complement : 5 Officers, 60 Enlisted
Armament : 3"/50 Dual purpose, single Bofors 40 mm., single 20 mm. (up to 5x) Mousetrap racks (16 forward firing rockets)

Kit…

Iron Shipwrights resin kit 1/350 Sub Chaser (or Patrol Craft) PC-461 Class

Additions :
- WEM railings (curved)
- replaced 40 mm gun and gun tub
- scratched 3"50 gun
- replaced bridge side platforms
- added armour belt, masts
- nearly all small fittings provided in the kit were replaced due to poor mould and/or air bubbles
- various PE details (GMM, WEM, Eduard) from the spare box
- rigging : fishing line

References…

http://www.navsource.org/archives/patidx.htm
http://www.steelnavy.com/PC461.htm
http://www.finescale.com/en/How%20To/Articles/2008/11/~/media/import/files/pdf/f/c/1/fpb040422.ashx

Base...

The heavy sea water base was made using a block of styrofoam (insulation material), textured watercolour paper and hand brushed acrylic paints. The final touch with tissue paper and gloss varnish.

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About the Author

About Werner De keersmaecker (wernerwerner)
FROM: ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM


Comments

Hey Werner.This is a real nice build. Your weathering seems to give it that been around the block look. Great job on the water. The size of the waves/troughs, give the impression of just how big and lonely the ocean is. Do you have any plans for a few figures, would bring this to life even more.
SEP 24, 2011 - 03:04 AM
Beautiful model and a dramatic presentation!
SEP 24, 2011 - 03:07 AM
Beautiful work. Great job on gans!
SEP 24, 2011 - 03:36 AM
Very nice all round diorama. Thanks for sharing.
SEP 27, 2011 - 02:38 AM
Thanks all for your replies. I decided not to put figures on deck this time just because of the really bad weather (danger of being throwed overboard by a wave) Werner
OCT 24, 2011 - 07:27 PM
Hi Werner, Like your sub dio another cracking display. Excellent, looks perfect. Al
OCT 30, 2011 - 04:36 PM