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Offline Yobbo

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2017, 12:30:59 PM »
Here's a real one.

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Also a good pic of the bridge and instruments.
Although I think this a recent pic , not wartime.

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"Don't get your panties in a bunch , we still got hand weapons and the fifty".

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2017, 12:43:42 PM »
Yeah thanks mate, I got those images but never picked that detail up.... 8) 8) 8)

Did you check the vid ?

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2017, 12:46:16 PM »
Yeah , cool boat to cruse around in , even had the fifty's and M60's still mounted!!!
Only in Murica. ;D
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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2017, 01:58:52 PM »
Ok so we had some sea trials today and I gotta say, WOW WOW WOW awesome little boat can't wait to get the crew figs for it now and under wife's instructions I must do a skier.... ::) So now I gotta order another fig..... ::) Enjoy

https://youtu.be/3hocBcoX-Ww

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2017, 02:04:22 PM »
It's very speedy.
"Don't get your panties in a bunch , we still got hand weapons and the fifty".

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2017, 02:11:25 PM »
Yeah mate she's zippy, it is proportional so you can go at scale speed, it pushes out a good wake too, when I flushed out the motors and impellers in the bath it had no issue pushing water out of the bath and all over the floor....... ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2017, 03:28:49 AM »
Damo, what figures do you plan to use in your Pibber?
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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2017, 10:32:08 AM »
 ;D Love your boat Damo. I only has a rubber ducky to play with in the bath  :'(
The items on the deck you are going to remove are a jerry can and an insulated aluminium hot and cold food container, not an ammo box. They were commonly referred to as a "hot box' and because they were insulated food stayed hot for hours.
These were picked up from the kitchen filled with hot rations for the troops and  were also used to keep your ice cream and beer cold.  ;)
Very handy when we had a little party ::) in the tent lines at Nui Dat because they were used as an esky filled with ice and beer plus a very solid seat  :o
Happy boatin  :D
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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2017, 10:45:10 AM »
Thank you for the photos and lesson, Biff.  My Pibber came with the same "hot box" (funny how mass production works) and I wondered what it is.  Do you think the "jerry can" is actually a fresh water can?  By the way, never outgrow your rubber ducky, for women find that they increase your sex appeal. ;)  
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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2017, 12:05:06 PM »
Yep they are, nice pics. I've already taken the ammo box off, they'll get removed when I get some more scale jerrys and ammo boxes. My 50 Cals and M16s arrived the other day so I can get on with replacing the twins in the bow turret and mounting the M 16s in the wheel house. Next will be stowage.

Marauder, Ed.

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2017, 08:08:03 PM »
Here is an excellent reference site for the PBR's. www.rivervet.com The site is run by a Vietnam vet called Don Blankenship and has heaps of information, pans, photo's and stories from the men who served on these craft. The sound tracks are xcellent  ;D ;D ;D
These boats had 160 gallon fuel tanks so with the amount of action they saw having a jerry can on deck full of fuel would be asking to be lit up by incoming tracer rounds. Damo's photo's show how much ammunition was expended at the enemy so the situation would have hot,hot,hot.
Your boat will fantastic Damo,
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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 02:53:43 AM »
Nice site, cheers for that biff  8)

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2017, 01:14:41 PM »
ha just watched the vid that is too Cool  8) love it
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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2017, 07:06:50 PM »
Righto back to the PBR The stand in crew had a bit of fun with some weapons.

They have a selection, they get the standard M16, which do need a little attention to bring them more in line with the era, some frag grenades and a machette.

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The Marauder M60 is a little off so I'm sticking with my modified "kit" M60 top of pic.

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Next is the trophy toys for the crew, RPG and AK 47 wooden stock.

All need a little attention to get them to look nice but nonetheless are very nice renditions of the real deal.

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The stand in crew have'n fun..... :D

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2017, 10:09:03 AM »
Yeah digging this bet the stand in crew will be less than impressed with replacements  ;)
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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2017, 06:12:14 PM »
Cheers Wobbly

Ok so on with the 50Cal replacement and touched up some bits and pieces to go on board. I'll stop at this stage until I make a final decision on the crew figs. The silly placement of the hotbox and Jerry can has also been dealt with.

First couple are the guns.

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Changed one around to be a left hander

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Put the M16s on their racks in the cabin

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Some stowage and finished

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2017, 07:01:05 PM »
The fifty's look awesome .
Cut the M16 mags down to 20 round instead of 30 round though.
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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2017, 07:51:45 PM »
Cheers mate, yeah I thought that when I looked at the pic  ::) :D

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2017, 10:16:39 AM »
 ;D Nice job on the 50's Damo. Are you going to have them light up when fired  ;)
Biff  8)

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Re: 1967/68 PBR 2
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2017, 12:53:42 PM »
Cheers biff,

The thought crossed my mind, there's a couple of hurdles though. Space and displacement are 2 and water proofing is another, I was also considering sound too but came back to the displacement and  water proofing issue again and the cherry on the cake is a space issue as well, so at the end of the day it will probably stay as is.

I did whack in some ammo in the stern mount 50Cal. the other weapons will have to wait until I get some belt style lengths of ammo
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