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Old 09-07-2020, 09:37 AM
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Nevertheless, I am not sure that these very successful gunboats belong here, since their very important actions were in a lake.
You're right when you look at the definition of the word coastal, but I still think they fit right into your series of vessels, as they were labeled motor launches and motor launches were originally designed for sea/coastal duties (harbour defense and search and rescue)
Lake Tanganyika is the second largest body of fresh water in the world, maximum length is 673 km, maximum width is 72 km and maximum depth is about 1400 meter....this is much deeper than the deepest point in the North Sea or the English Channel....

The model look great again, and the crew figures give an extra dimension to it. In what scale, 1/400 or larger......Are you planning to add a commanding officer in skirt and tattoos?
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:30 AM
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Dear All:

I just want to mention that Gerry 1966, just posted a collection of PT boats in 1/400, my favorite scale. He recolored and upgraded the 1/600 80' Elcos by Waynemac and the 1/200 77' Elcos and 78' Higgins by me. I particularly liked the PT-66 in field camouflage and includes one adaptor (zebra) scheme.

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Old 09-11-2020, 01:34 AM
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Mimi and TouTou

Dear All:

Please find attached the little gunboats of the Royal Navy that enabled the control of Lake Tanganyika in 1/200.

I f you need some other scale or have questions please send me a PM.

I hope you like them.
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I like!

Common for that part of the world originally when I was little I have always had an interest in these vessels and the history from then.

Here's TouTou for those not familiar with the vessels...

Quite a modern looking vessel in some ways!

Narrow seas, archipelagos, and coastal operations-hms-mimi-1915.jpg
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:14 AM
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Dear All:

I just want to mention that Gerry 1966, just posted a collection of PT boats in 1/400, my favorite scale. He recolored and upgraded the 1/600 80' Elcos by Waynemac and the 1/200 77' Elcos and 78' Higgins by me. I particularly liked the PT-66 in field camouflage and includes one adaptor (zebra) scheme.

Gerry Paper Models - new models from ships collection
I usually build one model per class, but in this case, I liked very much the recolor by Gerry that I started to build it. Here is the work in progress.

ps in the case of the PT boats, MTB and MGB its like trying to build only one Me-109. There are so many variants and sub models that it is very difficult to choose!
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