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Offline Daryl J.

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The boats of Porco Rosso 1/72 scale
« on: June 30, 2012, 12:56:54 PM »
Porco keeps his seaplane but uses a catapult launching system off a:

S-100 type boat.    Backdated to the mid-1930's he commissioned a single hull for his anti-pirate activities in the Adriatic.  It would be strictly an aircraft support boat rather than an offensively and defensively armed craft.    And yes, a toilet would be added (sorry... the head would be added) as apparently there was no such provision on the S-boats ever.     Unless there is a problem with hull development schedules, a S-boat should slot into the Porco pre-WW-2 story.   I haven't quite worked through his loaner-type personality as a crew would be required, but that's beside the point.   Especially with Revell's beautiful S-100 kit and Fine Molds gem.

Porco may have other aircraft as well.   Hint hint.    ;D
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Re: The boats of Porco Rosso 1/72 scale
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 03:36:13 PM »
Interesting...
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Re: The boats of Porco Rosso 1/72 scale
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 12:12:18 PM »
Dunno where you heard that the S-Bootes never had a head.
Lursenn drawings of the S7 show heads fore and aft, and trust
me, on the later boats with their larger crews you'd need to have
heads, plural.  ;)

Oh, yeah for an early type you could just use the Airfix S13 kit.
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Re: The boats of Porco Rosso 1/72 scale
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 02:51:24 AM »
Gotta love YouTube.  There was a documentary posted that was either a History Channel or some such show where one of the British sailors attending the surrender of a pair of S-boats noted in his interview they had no head and minimal hygeine capability.   Lots of powder was found on board to ''try keep fresh'' as he said.   I'll try find the link for your evaluation.     It sounded aweful between that and the cockroaches.   
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Re: The boats of Porco Rosso 1/72 scale
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 04:06:39 AM »
Hi Darryl,
I found the videos you are talking about and my take on it is that he was speaking specifically about the conditions
they found on S204 and S205 when they were examined in Felixstowe, not about S-Boote in general. Ditto the official
report that referenced the bug infestations. It was also mentioned that both boats were in poor condition being
poorly maintained with inoperative equipment. Both were late boats produced by Lürssen at Bremen-Vegestock in 1944,
so it's anyone's guess what short-cuts were taken in their construction and fitting out, due to materials/equipment
shortages etc.
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Re: The boats of Porco Rosso 1/72 scale
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 06:12:46 AM »
 Thanks for that info.   :)
It saves me from building an outhouse on the stern of Porco's S-boat.

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Re: The boats of Porco Rosso 1/72 scale
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 05:54:47 AM »
The direct predecessor of the S-Boote was the yacht Oheka II, Lürssen built for banker Otto Herman Kahn, and would probably be a good guide for the look you want.





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Re: The boats of Porco Rosso 1/72 scale
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 06:00:28 AM »
Mmmm...
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