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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 20 Mar 2016 18:13 #1

Progress is being made on the US Coast Guard Point-class Cutter kit. The for market kit will include 2 Point-Class 82-foot Cutters, brass rod for the masts & boom, a supply barge, and 2 RHIB boats. TLAR's actual Second model may beat the Shrimp boats to market. (The complex P/E for the Shrimper's outriggers, mast & booms is stalled) Anyhow, these are the styrene masters that went under the RTV for molding today. :captain


I had room in the mold box for another small vessel, so I added a 60-foot Elco Half-hardtop boat. Orca looks on wistfully. Orca thought She was scheduled to be the second TLAR kit. :idonno

Many of us have seen an 82-foot Cutter before;

See?!?
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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 20 Mar 2016 18:42 #2

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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 20 Mar 2016 20:26 #3

U'd like to put a request in, SS Minnow. I always thought Orca and the Minnow looked a lot alike. :captain
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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 29 Mar 2016 20:41 #4

HA! Orca and SS Minnow DO look alike!! :rotf
Pouring Castings, waiting, cleaning, pouring, etc. continues. I had some less-than-perfect examples that I would not be pleased to sell, so I'm building the Kit Contents for the packaging picture.
2 82-Foot Point Class US Coast Guard WPB's with 1 supply barge. The barge begged to be played with! Chimney for a furnace and generator, open door for supply transfer, a hoist (that no one ever uses) and an Ice machine. What clever Master Chief wouldn't want to sell ice to outgoing WPB's? The fuel barrels and the tomato garden (watered by the condensate drain from the ice machine of course!) follow after painting. None of the extra parts for the barge come in the Kit.


I bought the 1/700 DO-24 Flying Boats from Echoco, on Shapeways. DO NOT BUY these!! The scale thickness of wings, struts and empennage are amazing, but when you gently clip them off the 3D sprues they dissolve in to 5 pieces. By the time you C/A glue them back together, they look like hammered dog poop. The DO-24's are not cheap.
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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 29 Mar 2016 21:06 #5

That's all just wild. :popcorn
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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 30 Mar 2016 22:14 #6

I sent my concerns about the 1/700 DO-24's to the Shapeways designer, Echoco, and I already have his repsonse:

I'm sorry to hear that.
Not much I could say, there is a massive drawback to the models I design.
It's probably for the best that you decide to look for more durable models.

And so I shall.
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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 30 Mar 2016 23:10 #7

:skipper :soldier
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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 30 Mar 2016 23:20 #8

:good ... :captain

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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 30 May 2016 22:25 #9

It was a fine Model Week-end. The "Micro Fleet" 29 May 2016.

"Micro Fleet" 30 May 2016 It'd hard to tell, but both 82-footers are in Tamiya white.

YR (Radio Repair Barge) in Future, ready of a bit rusty wash, then flat coat. Old Tires, 1/700 Tomato patch, and radio whip to come.

The black pre-shading on the horizontal surfaces doesn't show up well on the 4 PCF Swift boats, but I DID do it!
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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 30 May 2016 23:25 #10

Rhino wrote:
By the time you C/A glue them back together, they look like hammered dog poop.

Hammered dog poop? I've never done that. I'm sure that's a mess! :mpup

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If it was meant To fly, it should have rotors!!!
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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 05 Jun 2016 23:09 #11

Today was .50 Caliber Machine Gun Day! 2 PCF's & a PBR.

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1/700 USCG Point Class Patrol Boat model kit 06 Jun 2016 16:15 #12

.50, .51, whatever it takes. :coolio

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