A simple motorized reconstruction of a WWII Patrol Torpedo boat. It is a newer kind of model since the boat's motor has an experimental feature. (I may add a video soon, so keep in touch)
About this creation
This is a model I have been trying to build for a while, but I managed to build a simplified version of it. It is based off of a WWII Patrol Torpedo Boat, (PT) and they are most well known for the fact that the boat's last commander was Lieutenant John F. Kennedy. The original JFK vessel sank after being attacked by a Japanese destroyer. Everyone survived. Onto the moc, and this model took me absolutely no time at all to build. I could not use another hull color besides black; the green cargo ship hull has sponsons and the hull used (7899 Police Boat hull) is one of the only hulls that uses a light-gray deck platform. This boat's motor has an experimental feature which I will mention next. It is very stable in the water due to the lightweight design and that the motor is a keel weight.
Bow view of the boat. This model uses the streamlined, sponson-less hull from the 7899 Police Boat from 2006. At the bow deck is a small light. Behind that is a detailed non-opening hatch which is made from 2 upside-down hinge doors locked with a 2x4 plate. In the center of the bow deck is an armored 50 caliber machine gun. Its base is made with a Police helicopter camera; the barrel is a flick-fire missle; and its shields are hinge doors wedged between the platform studs. Technic 90 degree axle bends hold it in place. Guard rails are made with long chains attached with jumper plates.
Starboard view of the boat. The boat is 18" long.
Stern view of the boat. Here you can see the midship engine room deck, and for a roof is an upside down 6x8 plate. The rotating cannon and life preserver are stored here. The roof does come off; but there is nothing inside. An 8x8 plate is used in the stern as a platform.
Here is the boat's motor, which is the orange super-motor which is used in almost all of my mocs.
However, it has a new "feature." Underneath the motor is a scale "free-rotate" propeller, which works off the actual boat's propeller. As the prop thrust passes through the "dummy" propeller, it hits the pitch of the blades and causes it to rotate. This feature is still experimental and has issues, but I may improve it and use it in other models in the future.
Complete starboard view of the boat. I used a sharpening tool to prop up the bow.
The boat's torpedoes. I made them using the 2014 Snowspeeder engines, a few cylinder pieces and some propellers. They fit onto the boat using 1x1 bricks with side studs mounted on the ends of the chains.