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    USS Eastwind 1/48th scale
    by ToraDog πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    1 month ago
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    USS Eastwind, a US Coast Guard operated icebreaker, circa 1944. !/48th scale plank on frame with F/G covering. Lots of lights, three motors, 1 bow, 2 stern.


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    1 month ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Fine highly detailed model. Interesting, slightly unusual subject very well built.

    Nerys
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    1 month ago by ToraDog ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many Thanks for you comments. It was a bit of a labor of love, but she turned out well.
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    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Wonderful looking boat well done .How dose she sail.
    Rick
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    1 month ago by ToraDog ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you for your kind comments. She sails wonderfully. Very stable quite fast(way over scale), and turns on a dime.(barn door of a rudder), besides having indepentent throttles that allow her to spin in place. Spin might be a bit over stating it, how about rotate. She mounts lot's of lights, but I have yet to run her anight. My next sddition is a magnetically mounted camera for the fwd 5" mount and rotational control for the mount.
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    1 month ago by rustypiston ( Leading Seaman)
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    A superior project with great attention to detail. Also the paint job is pretty good tooπŸ‘! Can you describe the amount of hours spent on it's building, reference material, weight, etc. I've viewed a number of model WIND CLASS breakers but your's is the best. I see you are located in Maine, spent three years maintaining buoys along the states rugged coast, from Eastport to Portland.
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    1 month ago by ToraDog ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You are being way too kind!Time wise was three years of building. For reference material I went to USCG Museum NW in Seattle. They were wonderful. They sent me photos of the Gibbs and Cox Builder's model as well as plans. Navsource was great for photos of the class. I also found a essay by her first skipper that described,, in depth, her first cruise to Greenland. Floating Drydock also supplied plans. The frame, keel and ribs, I found for sale by a laser cutter. I found the hull to be short so I lenghened appropriately and planked it with 1/8 x 3/8" Bassword strips followed by putty and finally F/G cloth and resin. Shapeways and John Haynes were instrumental for fittings. I've never posted it, but I do have a build log.
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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I've never posted it, but I do have a build log. "
    POST IT POST IT POST TD!
    Such a well built model, would be a shame not to show us how you did it and share your Tips n Tricks. Looking forward to a description of your mods to the forward turretπŸ˜€
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    PS Kind be damned! Credit where credit is due πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    1 month ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Totally agree with Doug ,please post the build log,a beautiful piece of workmanship .
    Cheers MarkyπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: USS Eastwind 1/48th scale
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Great choice of craft, this is the first model I have seen of this boat, and you have made a cracking job of it, looking forward to the build blog😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Really lovely looking build.
    Excellent paint job and all round cracking model.
    Bill
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