RPC River Patrol Craft

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Bowdenja, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Back from my mini vaction and will post some progress pictures tomorrow............... hey Barry.......... it colored, but just light grey.sign1

    :wave:I'm also going to need you ship Guys' & Gals' help on figuring out some detail stuff.............:wave:

    john
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    OK......... I promised pics............. there is still alot of detail work to design but the main stuff.....sans guns is done. Oh and those small prop things that make it go through the water have to been done also:p


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    Sorry for the out-of-focus cameras just are not my thing................

    Also do I have the access doors correct............. there really is not any info on these boats and I have to guess at a lot of stuffwall1

    john
  3. barry

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    Hey John nice job never seen one but the access doors look believable to me looking forward to more on this neglected subject.
  4. Fishcarver

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    John: The photos look great: appears to you are off to a good start. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

    Although I can certainly appreciate the role these "Pibbers" played in the late SEAsian conflict, there is something about them that reminds me of a VERY-heavily-armed bass boat.......:)

    Which, I suppose, they were.

    Note: this is not intended to take anything away from your model, which is excellent!

    "Freedom for the Northwest Angle:
    NOW!!

    jim
  5. Zathros

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    I can't believe how far you have come in such a short time. She's a beauty and a well deserved subject to model. Great build all around.
  6. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Jim.......... no offense taken..........heck I've been looking to put a couple of .50 cals on my boatsign1

    Thanks Barry......... so far I've found two pictures, 1 side profile, and the plans I got from floating dry dock.............that is all I can find on this subject.

    Yeah she was a failure............. but I think she was just too early. The SOC (R) boat that have been built looks very much like the RPC except no enclosed wheel house.............. it's only 2 foot longer. Oh and not made out of steel.

    Zathros........ thanks for the kind words. She has all the glue smears on her that I'm very famous for on my models:p The design was very simple and the lack of good reference helps alot.............. no one can see all the wrong stuff, if there ain't anything to compare too!:thumb:

    Now for the guns:mrgreen:

    john
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  8. Clashster

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    Looks good, John! Seeing as there is a lack of reference material, you have done a great job getting this far! Looking forward to the next installment!

    Chris
  9. ntguardian

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    No kidding. This thing is rather beautiful. Hope for more pics.
  10. Bowdenja

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    Well more pics...................

    But First I want to thank Jim G. Jim Nunn, Shrike and barry for their help suggestions on the guns.............I NEVER thought 1/48 scale was small until now!

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    Thanks again guys!

    john
  11. cgutzmer

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    That is looking really good! Nice work!
    Chris
  12. Jim Krauzlis

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    That is an excellent looking model, John!

    Very nicely done!!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  13. Clashster

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    Nice guns! Looking great, John! Should turn out to be a very cool model!

    Chris
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    barry Active Member

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    John

    You will have to edit the opening thread to read "I AM DESIGNING A ..." damn good job.

    regards
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    Thanks Samardza!
    That is a great site!... and if you are a child of the 60's, make sure you have your speakers turned on!

    -Jim G
  17. Bowdenja

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    Thanks Samardza!

    I used this site for reference also.................

    OK............. I've finished the parts designing and made the first test build.

    If anyone is interested I'm planning to make it available, but I still have to do the final part layout.......... do up some instructions....... and I still have to do some weathering on it:oops:

    But here is a picture of the almost finished product.

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    Bowdenja

    looks great, I for one would love to build it. I look forward to seeing the final release. :thumb:
  19. Clashster

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    Very cool, John! Looking forward to release day! And the rest of the BWN!

    Chris
  20. Amazyah

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    Oooooo-Weeee!
    She's a beautiful site to behold, John! What a difference some good reference material can make, eh?!
    You sure popped that one out pretty quickly too! I can't wait to see her after you get some textures on her!

    You've really done a great job with this one, John! Your a natural!:cool:

    Russell