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    45 RBM
    by CaptLarry πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is the latest acquisition for my Harbor…Graupner 2155.V2 Twin Jet Boat. This is the same boat that the USCG uses, Medium Response Boat 45 (45 RB-M). The major superstructure difference is the raised deck area on the bow. I have studied the possibility of cutting this away for a more scale look…..buuuut…..it looks like I will have to settle for semi-scale. Otherwise the color and decals will match.
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    2 months ago by dash8man ( Recruit)
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    Hi Larry,

    Here’s mine. Hasn’t seen water yet though. Cheers.

    Bill.
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Mine has a raised bow deck....did you cut yours away?
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    2 months ago by dash8man ( Recruit)
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    Yep, I cut it out and replaced it with a piece of ABS/styrene along with filler to blend it in to the deck. Was quite easy to cut out actually. Just did some deep cuts with an x-acto knife and popped it out.
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I will have a look at that. Have you found any particular adhesive, and filler that works best for styrene?
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    2 months ago by dash8man ( Recruit)
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    I used ca glue and bondo. Worked fine.
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok.....that’s what I have.

    Tnx!
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    Here is mine also. 😊

    I used "glazing & spot putty" by bondo for filler, no hardener required.
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Where did you find the extra parts? Is your extended railing brass rod?
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    I created all the extra parts, and made molds and cast the number I needed.
    Most people making this conversion, so far, have used my parts, and decals.
    The railing and the mast I don't provide, and are all custom brass.
    The mast base is made to fit the Harbor Models working radar.
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice detail!
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you,
    The lighting works also.😊
    Let me know if you want any parts.
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok, when I really get involved in its construction, figure how far I want to go scale, I will deffinately be in contact with you.
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    BTW, is that a 52 footer in the background?
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    That's Rogers USS Chilula (WATF-153)
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Outstanding!! Have you shown any of these to USCG Museum Base Seattle, WA?
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    BTW...after transfer to the Coast Guard her designation became USCGC Chilula (WMEC-153). The WMEC stands for all Weather Medium Endurance Cutter.
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    The musuem has probably seen Roger's model, and also Dave Green's buoy tender
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow!!
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    Dave made the crane work. 😊
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    RC Coast Guard Buoy Tender
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Excellent love the video.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Larry...just found your build blog. When you gonna start on her? Think she’ll make a good addition to your fleet.
    Cash
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Right now just studying the plans to determine future needs and plan of action. There are no real written instructions, just a couple of pages of diagrams. Thinking of changing motors to brushless.
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    2 months ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    PΔ›knΓ½ model a perfektnΓ­ prΓ‘ce. Zβ›΅
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    SouhlasΓ­m Se ZedenekπŸ‘
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    This is where I started, removed the top hatch, relight, and
    added the roof windows on each side. 😊
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    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Umi, you really amaze me, nice work. Just wondering, do you use a standard soldering iron or a resistance unit? Your soldering is just top notch.
    Cash
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    For the most part I use variable temperature soldering station.
    Where you see flat plates attached to the mast, there
    I used an old resistance soldering unit that was picked up in a surplus store for $60

    😊
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Umi,
    Looks like the top and foredeck are the place to start. Do you do your cutouts with a moto tool? I have seen two different color schemes...one the cabin is white, the other is aluminum.......Did you make your decals on testors decal paper? If so what font? Ariel Rounded MT Bold? What scale/size is the racing stripe and logo?
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    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What temperature setting did you find works best without discoloring the brass? Did you use a silver solder, or just general purpose plumbers solder?
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    2 months ago by Umi Ryuzuki ( Master Seaman)
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    I drilled out the corners, and gnawed the straight edges out using a utility knife.

    Soldering I am usually at about 600Β°
    I clean the parts, place some flux, and put a bit of
    solder on the iron tip, then touch it to the joint and let solder flow into place.
    I use silver solder for major components, and electrical solder for small quick joints.

    The decals are Micromark Paper. Arial font.
    I took a large brand stripe off the USCG website, and copied it, and
    placed and reversed the logo for each side of the boat.
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent work Umi πŸ‘
    Beautiful brass work, seems almost a shame to cover it up with paint!
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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