Original Boat Redrawn
Due to the large number of photo's and books that I have acquired over the years I have decided to redraw the boat as close to the original as is possible with a view to possibly making a museum quality model as distinct from a remote control model.
This started off as an exercise to see how close the original model hull was to the available historical data.
I will add to this detail as time permits!
This front view drawing is coming along but I needed to draw all the gun front views before I could finish it..
There's a lot more in this project than it first seems! Just as well I love drawing.
I have redrawn the "hull lines" from the new rib drawings that I have developed from the "original boat" drawings - for those of you who prefer "lines". I've never really understood the full use of hull lines before or quite how to draw them but I thought I would give it a go to get the new hull as perfect as possible. You have to go back and forth adjusting curves and this and that until all the views are good and with smooth curves in the right places and then you have "lines" that are slices through the hull both horizontally and vertically at 1 foot intervals. I was inspired to draw these "lines" by the hull lines in the book "Allied Coastal Forces" by John Lambert and Al Ross. My lines are slightly different from theirs (and I've added a few more lines) because the orientation of my hull is a little different and is raised slightly higher at the stern but hey I'm not starting again just to see if I can make them look the same!
There are a couple of curves at the upper front (sorry, bow) that I may adjust slightly and I haven't decided why the outside side curves are convex at the rear (stern) when it seemed to me that they should have been concave like the bow lines but they are compound curves and may well be correct, at least I've checked them many times and they keep coming out the same!
Stern View (no weapons)
Superstructure view from the stern at the rear of the superstructure.
The rear vertical box is an ammo storage cupboard for the 40mm Bofors Canon Shells
Superstructure view from the bow at the front of the engine hatch.
Superstructure view from the stern at the rear of the day cabin showing the cutout for the rear 50 Cal BMG Turret.
Superstructure view from the bow at the front of the day cabin.
Superstructure view from the stern at the helm section of the superstructure
I'm not sure whether the floor (deck sorry) was raised here or not - your choice!
Superstructure view from the bow at the front of the superstructure.
And why PT-593 ??? - Well I live at number 593 and it is a legitimate number for a late war Elco 80' boat.