MSW Crew-mate T. Garth Connelly shares a gallery of images of his latest addition to his showcase, USS PT 174, built by Alex Johnson.
Kit-Revell PT-109, 1/72 scale.
Photo etch details- White Ensign Models dedicated PE for the Revell kit
Alex used the WEM 40mm, and scratch-built the unique shield for it. The gun and shield were removed prior to the 174's being sent to the Solomons with Ron 10. Once there ... another 40mm was mounted on the foredeck with a different shield.
He also used AEROCLUB .50 cal machine guns ...The 20mm gun and its cradle is from WEM, but was mounted to the kit's base with a scratch-built shield.
The forward tubes have two resin Mark XIV torpedoes from WEM and the flag is cloth from BECC.
The decal markings/numbers were hand-made by Alex.
The build was was painted with WEM Colourcoats paints, and the Adaptor Scheme was applied with Gator's Paint Masks' mask for that scheme.
The figures were painted by Al LeFleche, of Chicopee MA, who's the President of IPMS Wings'n'Wheels.
The base was made by Alex.