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Commission 44347 - Posted: 7 months ago by RedRider
This is a Dumas kit for a USCG Life boat 44' built in Curtis Bay Maryland Coast Guard yard. I've been working off and on this model for a couple of years.

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HERMANN MARWEDE - Posted: 1 year ago by Inkoust
REWELL Kit 1:72, fitted with 3 MIG 280 DC motors, 3 DC controllers up to 20A, 1 LiPol battery 2200mA, 4 channel Turnigy receiver, one microswitch for two rudders. It is dyed with REWELL semi-matt colors in synthetic colors and at the end over decals and the whole ship three layers of glossy REWELL lacquer. The ship was imported with lead by the keel so that it did not curve on the opposite side in turns. Because I did not reach the four-bladed bolts, I modified three-blade brass. For the time being, the boat has only been tested in a bath at home due to winter weather in the Czech Republic. For its 64 cm it is designed for riding on a calm surface. If I can evaluate this kit it is excellent. I can only recommend.

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Response by Inkoust on the 21st Mar 2018
I will definitely send a photo or I will put on the net but the frosty weather in the Czech Republic does not allow me to go with the boats to go.
Response by RNinMunich on the 21st Mar 2018
Same here Zdenek, it's snowing again🤔
Your usual high quality I see, well done 👍
I have the Arkona from this Revell series, also 1/72, but only half the size of her big sister at 38cm. Will be a challenge to motorize!
Viele Grüße Doug 😎
Response by Inkoust on the 21st Mar 2018
Hi Doug, thank you for praise and I definitely recommend motoring. These are really good models and they will look great on the water. Only if there were more of those models from Revell. It's hard work but it pays to motorize. Health Zdeněk
TRIUMPH (CG-52301) - Posted: 1 year ago by circle43nautical
I found out that expended synthetic wine bottle corks serve well as boat fenders. I usually never throw anything away, just in case it has a purpose.
The funny thing is, I have numerous boxes of this stuff, and most of it has been forgotten! Reckon it's time to do some filtering.

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Response by Dave M on the 19th Jan 2018
Interesting recycling and looks the part. Much better than having it washed up on our beaches for years to come.
Response by Donnieboy on the 20th Mar 2018
Good idea for the corks.I also have a few boxes with treasures in them that I have forgotten about.She who is the boss says work around the house has priority.
Response by RNinMunich on the 20th Mar 2018
Know what you mean Circle!😉
Never throw anything away that won't begin to stink!
Nice work 👍
PS: welcome back Dave 😊
Aerokits Solent (plan built) - Posted: 1 year ago by Skydive130
This is my just finished Solent built from the original plans and templates which I bought on eBay. Like many others on this forum, I have come over from aircraft, so that knowledge gave me s head start building this. She will hopefully get her first outing next week weather permitting!

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Response by jtdavid on the 19th Jan 2018
brilliant build 👍
Response by ads90 on the 23rd Jan 2018
Beautiful job - envious !
Response by Spitfire99 on the 14th Feb 2018
Looks fantastic. Hope it sailed well.
CG-52301 "TRIUMPH" - Posted: 1 year ago by circle43nautical
This is my latest progress on the Barracuda RC Boats 52' MLB, US COAST GUARD "TRIUMPH"CG- 52301. I was up until 0500 this AM attempting to finish sheathing the hull. The deck housings are just about ready for paint. I really don't enjoy covering natural wood, but it's a must to achieve proper detail, I reckon. I'm awaiting 1/8" scribed sheathing for the deck, the fantail semicircle will be 1/16" sheathing, and the outboard perimeter of the deck will be 3/16" light mahogany strips. She's powered by a 775 Johnson-type 6-12v motor turning a 4mm shaft and a 75mm 5-blade Raboesch wheel. The 5-blade isn't OEM, but I reckoned she needed some extra muscle to get to the party in distress.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 18th Jan 2018
Wow, sir I must say I'm humbled. I was under the impression that all Surfmen were lost. I will reference that link right now, thank you.
After ref site:
That was a wonderful article and his recollection of that night shed new light on my research. As a Guardsman that spent all his career in the Midwest and Eastern Seaboard, and 13 civilian years in Santa Barbara, I
hadn't learned about the 52' Type F's until I was laid up on disability. A search for USCG RC boats led me to Barracuda RC Boats in NC. Alex Sheen
offered a USCG boat kit of an MLB that I wasn't aware of-the 52' Type F.
Until then, the 44 was my fave, it still is, but now I'm obsessed with the history surrounding those two boats. Thanks again 40533, btw, it's so cool that you sailed to Cape D on 44331. Can you post a pic of her?
Response by USCG40533 on the 19th Jan 2018
Here is the Sea Scout Ship Voyageur former 4433. Also Triumph II out of Cape Disappointment and the 44331 from last Saturday's Coast Guardsman Memorial taken next to Cape Disappointment Light
Response by CHamerle on the 6th May 2018
Great seeing your model. I look forward to pictures of her underway. I served at the National Motor Lifeboat School in the '80's (30' SRB's and 44' MLB's) and Station Cape Disappointment (47' and 52' MLB's).
USCG 44 foot Rescue Craft - Posted: 1 year ago by bilzin
Billings kits built 2016

2 brushed motor, 2.4 ghz radio and crew members from

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Response by circle43nautical on the 29th Nov 2017
i have that same kit i bought just before my daughter was born in 1989. she is undergoing a "fleet rehab & maintenance"
overhaul currently. actually the first true rc watercraft i
started with, after a lifetime of building static models. that kit was of high quality, but has of course been discontinued some years ago. i transferred her from uscg lifesaving station manasquan inlet, new jersey, to uscg lifeboat station ludington, michigan, and changed the hull number from cg-44329 to cg-44345. i served in the uscg in nj, but always wanted to be stationed in ludington, mi. semper paratus!
12-26 Moira Barrie - Posted: 2 years ago by Gregg
This has finally got to meet its full size "big sister" in the flesh at the Barmouth Lifeboat Stations Annual Open day on Sunday 30th July 2017.

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ALR (Ann Latitia Russell) - Posted: 2 years ago by Arun
A brand new ALR (Metcalf Mouldings kit)untouched kit in box, not made anymore (07753 235564) text me (I work nights so might be driving) collection from Lincolnshire £450.

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Trent kit - Posted: 2 years ago by Arun
Unmade model lifeboat kit of a Model Slipway 1:16 Trent kit,this kit is still new in box,untouched £350 (07753 25564) collection only from lincolnshire,text me ( I work nights and I might be driving)

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Hermione Lady Colwyn - Posted: 2 years ago by JRF1972
Tyne Class built on an MAP Hull, scale 1/20 no working features,
RNLB Hermione Lady Colwyn, the old Shoreham Lifeboat

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Response by Spitfire99 on the 14th Feb 2018
I am in the proses of building this in a 1/12 scale. I live near to the life boat station in Shoreham and see it launched many times
Could I ask where you got the decals from and more so the name of her RNLB Hermione Lady Colwyn. As I will need this for mine

Response by JRF1972 on the 14th Feb 2018
I got the Decals from Ebay, 25mm vinyl lettering, for the numbers,

I used BECC for the rest, the flag on the bow and the ensigns, although I believe now, they do a specialised RNLI Lettering Pack, and draught marks pack

The name was BECC letters on a strip of grey painted plastic card

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