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    U.S. Coast Guard 40' UTB 40535
    by Black Shoe ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Boat Length
    40" (101.6 cm)
    Boat Weight
    8kg (282 oz)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Belt
    Props
    Twin
    Battery Type
    NiMH
    Battery mAh
    10Ah (10,000 mAh)
    Prop Type
    4 Blade
    Prop Size
    40mm
    Run Time
    1+ hrs
    1 month ago
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    This is a 1:12 scale 40 footer that was part of the US Coast Guard's main harbor and inshore search and rescue (SAR) fleet. I served as engineer on a couple of these in the early '60's. They had a pair of GM 6-71's and the water expansion tanks actually had "GM" cast into them. At some point it was deemed PC to change that to "Detroit".
    The figures are modified action figures. Some plastic surgery, Squadron Putty, and a couple of old school "Dixie Cup" hats made them into sailors.
    This boat represents the MK IV version, but the boat's number won't show up in any archive as for some reason the 40535 number was skipped. I thought I'd fill the gap.


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    20 days ago by Black Shoe ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Cap'
    I was in the 40 boats on the Great Lakes in the early '60's and the SE US. in the '70's. Always liked them better than the '41's although the '41's were much more comfortable! Seemed counter-productive to have to wear a peacoat on the Great Lakes when on a late fall patrol when it was so cold ice would build on the decks. I'm not sure a PFD (although we called them life jackets back then) could support a soaked peacoat let alone with us in it.๐Ÿ˜Š For all it's faults, the '40 boat still was my favorite, and nothing sounded as good!
    Those old '44's weren't much better, although I didn't spend a lot of time on them.
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    21 days ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Howdy!
    I worked on the 40 footer in Port Angeles, WA.....followed by the 41 and 44. Greatjob, triggers some fond memories.....
    USCG(ret)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: U.S. Coast Guard 40' UTB 40535
    29 days ago by Black Shoe ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you all!

    This is scratch built with plans from the USCG Museum in Seattle WA USA.
    The only thing left to do is build a couple of Detroit 6-71's and reduction gear for the engine room. The drive motors were re-located under the aft deck with a belt drive system thus opening up the "engine room" for the model engines. The engine box has the bi-fold covers which will allow viewing access. Even though the belts look too slack, they've never slipped and with the slack provide a shock absorber effect. Another positive aspect is there's less side load on the shaft log upper bushing.

    Thank you ToraDog! I sure am looking forward to "ice-out" on the pond! Only three months to go!๐Ÿ˜Š
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    30 days ago by ToraDog ( Warrant Officer)
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    From first hand knowledge, I can say that this build runs as good as she looks, and she is wicked to look at!
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    30 days ago by TonyAsh ( Master Seaman)
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    Absolutely brilliant! I've taken note on how you modified figures. Is it scratch built?
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    30 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed.
    Love the detail work and crew.
    A job well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: U.S. Coast Guard 40' UTB 40535
    30 days ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Excellent job on the boat and figures!

    JB
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    30 days ago by Black Shoe ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you for the compliments!
    The figures didn't need a lot of "surgery", mostly it was cutting off the hoodie, (the figure in the orange jumpsuit was the starting point,) filling in the zipper front, then adding the uniform blouse, bell bottoms, and hat. The arms had to be cut off and repositioned, as did the hands at the wrists to turn the hands. (The neckerchief in the first image was just a piece of yarn tied around the sailor's neck. The formal one comes from under the blouse flap as it should.)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: U.S. Coast Guard 40' UTB 40535
    30 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work BS๐Ÿ‘
    Good detailing (I like the cockpit), great crew and a beautiful ship's wheel.
    I was just vaguely wondering how the helmsman was actually steering!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Keep up the good stuff, and Stay Safe.๐Ÿคž
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    30 days ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    Wonderful job. How I would like to be that surgical as I would probably have them looking more like the blob.
    Rick
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    30 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Super Cool! I like the crew figures too.
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