1⁄350IJN Amagiri rams PT-109
Bill was asked to depict the known historical event of the ill-fated PT-109
torpedo boat's collision, captain of which was J.F.Kennedy, by the IJN
Amagiri which took place at the Blackett Straight in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, August of the year 1943. This project was a particularly demanding construction, given the value of this historical accounting. Bill took the inspiration of the disaster and by using Fine Molds kit of Amagiri in which PT 109 (Aoshima) is given as a bonus created the diorama.
This is the first time that we build a Fine Molds model,and felt that iit was an amazing experience. Bill thought the kit was "awesome in details ,even at the smallest pieces, unbelievable fitting and a very detailed manual." The kit was further detailed using railings and the gun barrels of Fine Molds . The P.T. 109 was upgraded by using a brass 20mm Oerlikon gun from Flagship Models. The 37mm antitank gun was built using plastic rods and sheets from Evergreen, while the shield was from PE spares box. Additional scratch building using Evergreen products was used to construct the two twins 12.7 mm guns. The ships and the sea was paint by Vallejo Model Color paints. The atolls that Bill decided to create, came to be a very pleasant and interesting addition he felt. The vegetation materials he used were from GHQ Models.
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