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3D Printed Elco PT Boat Parts

Updates

2017 May 27, .50 cal. right and left feed guns with the RSG (retracting slide group) cocking mechanism without the grips and triggers in 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added.

2017 May 25, day room cabin aft opening (PT 130 on) hatch added in 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added.

2017 May 19, .50 cal. right and left feed guns in 4 configurations added in 35th, 32nd, and 30th scales. They are available with the RSG (retracting slide group) cocking mechanism or the plain tube type, and with and without rear grips and trigger and safety. Images of both types of cocking mechanisms added, see the part listing below.

2017 May 12, .50 cal. right and left feed guns (no rear grips) for use with the Mark 17 turret mount and special setups like the acey deucey .50 / 20mm added. The barrel / jacket can be replaced easily with the Master Model brass ones if desired. This version has the RSG (retracting slide group) cocking mechanism, plain tube type coming soon. Versions with grips and triggers for deck guns coming soon.

2017 May 12, bow fairleads (no light) in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added.

2016 June 15, chart house vents and location jigs in 1/72nd, 1/48th, 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added.

2016 May 29, 30th scale parts for Dumas boats added.

2016 May 28, closed deck hatches in 1/72nd, 1/48th, 1/35th, 1/35th special, 1/32nd, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added.

2016 May 7, mooring bitts in 1/72nd, 1/48th, 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added. A section regarding cleaning of Shapeways detail plastics has also been added.

2016 January 19, binnacles in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added.

2015 November 16, PT 109 / Elco 80' steering wheel pendant in 1/16th scale added. It is available in a variety of metals from raw brass to polished platinum, with chain loops of 4mm, 6mm, or 8mm.

2015 November 10, throttle quadrant in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added.

2015 October 30, PT 163-196 throttle push rod deck housing for the Italeri PT 109 kit added. Throttle push rod deck housings with all sections and end blocks for PT 103-196 in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales added.

2015 October 15, page added.


Cleaning

Shapeways Frosted Ultra Detail and Frosted Extreme Detail are both made of a UV cured acrylic polymer. This material is more brittle than standard injection molded styrene so use care when handling.

Before painting Shapeways frosted detail parts, clean all parts thoroughly. Wax and oil are involved in their production. A soak in warm Simple Green cleaner followed by gentle brushing (except on very fragile parts) and rinsing works well. Shapeways recommends warm vegetable oil for stubborn deposits. According to Shapeways the material is heat resistant up to 80C / 176F degrees. Warm cleaners may help the process but do not exceed, lower would be safer. An ultrasonic cleaner can also help clean the parts.

The very Shapeways-experienced Pat Matthews (http://www.shapeways.com/shops/patmat/) has an excellent guide and explains the need for a post-cleaning UV cure here: http://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/writings/working-with-shapeways-frosted-detail-plastic/. Pat also says that UV lights are different and that UV-A band (395 nm) output is needed.

In addition, Steve Larsen aka Model Monkey (http://www.shapeways.com/shops/model_monkey/) recommends using an air eraser with baking soda to gently remove the frost and smooth the model finish. According to Steve, who also recommends Simple Green, modelers have reported that products like "Bestine" or "Goo-Gone" also work well. He also says don't use acetone or mineral spirits, they can dissolve the plastic.

Parts are best cut from sprue with a fine toothed razor saw to avoid splintering.


Models

The following models are available at the PT 103 dot com Shapeways store. They feature the models seen on this web site. Parts are attached to sprues in non-visible areas where possible and are high-resolution to avoid faceting. Most parts are made to detailed dimensions given in Elco drawings. Minimal thickening of very thin parts (to meet printing minimums) on a scale-by-scale basis are noted in the descriptions. Items in the store are separated by scale.


Day room cabin hatch, available in 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Day Room Cabin Hatch

3D Printed Day Room Cabin Hatch


.50 cal. right and left feed guns with can type flash suppressors. They are available with the RSG (retracting slide group) cocking mechanism or the plain tube type, and with and without rear grips and trigger and safety. Available in 1/35th, 1/32nd, and 1/30th scales. Also available with the RSG / no grips or triggers in 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed .50 Cal Aircraft Gun

3D Printed .50 Cal Aircraft Gun

3D Printed .50 Cal Aircraft Gun

3D Printed .50 Cal Aircraft Gun


Bow fairlead, no light, available in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Bow Fairlead No Light


Chart house vents and location jigs, available in 1/72nd, 1/48th, 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Chart House Vents

3D Printed Chart House Vents

3D Printed Chart House Vents


Deck hatches, closed, available in 1/72nd, 1/48th, 1/35th, 1/35th special, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Deck Hatches

3D Printed Deck Hatches

3D Printed Deck Hatches


Mooring bitts, available in 1/72nd, 1/48th, 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Mooring Bitts


Binnacles, available in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Binnacles


Helm, available in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Helm


Deck cleats, available in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Deck Cleats

Tool for placing cleats:

3D Printed Deck Cleats


Running lights, available in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Running Lights


Throttle quadrant and grab handle, available in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales:

3D Printed Throttle Quadrant

Throttle quadrant and grab handle locating jig:

3D Printed Throttle Quadrant


Towing bitt for PT 103-108, available in 1/35th, 1/30th, and 1/20th scales:

3D Printed Towing Bitt


Throttle push rod deck housings for PT 103-162 (shown) and PT 163-196, available to fit the 1/35th scale Italeri PT 109 kit:

3D Printed Throttle Push Rod Deck Housing


Throttle push rod deck housings for PT 103-162 (shown) and PT 163-196, available in 1/35th, 1/32nd, 1/30th, 1/24th, 1/20th, and 1/16th scales. All sections and end blocks are included:

3D Printed Throttle Push Rod Deck Housing


1/16th scale PT 109 steering wheel pendant available in 3 different chain loop sizes, 4mm shown:

3D Printed PT 109 Steering Wheel Pendant

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