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RNLI Hartlepool by Thebuffs1 Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 16" RNLI Hartlepool Twin Propellors Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) Batteries - Comments: Converted billing boat us coast guard to Scout lifeboat

CG-52301 "TRIUMPH" by USCG40533 Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I was at the Coast Guardsman Memorial, Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, WA. USA this past weekend. We took down our retired 44331 MLB for the ceremony. Here is a little history of the Triumph 1. I've had the opportunity to meet the man who survived the sinking of the 52301. http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/coast-guard/20170117/sea-h...

Fleet thinning time by USCG40533 Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I'm very interested in the 44 MLB. I would like to know how much would it cost for shipping from the UK to Portland, Oregon, USA. I have made one, 44307 when I was station in the Coast Guard in Boston, MA

Willian T. Powel by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
BRAVO ZULU! I LOVE 1:48 SCALE. I HAVE A US WESTERN RIVER LINEHAUL TOWBOAT AND TWO US COAST GUARD CUTTERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THAT SCALE. WELL DONE!

us coast guard by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
BRAVO ZULU! VERY WELL DONE, SIR. As a USCG Veteran, I am pleased to see these MLB's recreated in scale. If she's watertight, you can roll her in the surf and the boat should self-right. I have an older Billing Boats 1:20 that in theory is ready for heavy surf, but haven't tested her yet. I have seen video, though that confirms it. YES, MR. ARNOLD PALMER WAS A US COAST GUARDSMAN, YM3, 1950-53 HAVE A SAFE RC BOATING DAY!

Aerokits Sea Scout (Olive) by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
BRAVO ZULU! The boats great & the figures ice the cake! BTW- POPEYE IS A US COAST GUARDSMAN- SEMPER PARATUS/PARATUS GERERE HAVE A SAFE RC BOATING DAY! GOD BLESS AMERICA

WPB 110 by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Very nice WPB! I am a USCG Vet & have built or am building a few Coast Guard craft. I served in the early '80s, so these boats were after my time. The USCGC BLACKFIN (WPB-87317) was stationed @ Santa Barbara, CA when I worked for the SB Harbor Patrol.

USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101 by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 35"/3400g USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101 Capable of 14mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (5 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a 775 Johnson type (5 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Dimart 320A Fan cooled (10Amps) ESC - Comments: 1:48 scale Replica of USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101), fiberglass hull & 3/4" plywood cabin/superstructure, molded by Al Mergens @ Coast Guard Models in Elk Grove Village, IL. Most likely the last Bay Class hulls that Al will produce, as he is retiring from this craft soon. I wish I could afford to relieve him of the molds; he has one for just about every USCG cutter and coastal craft that was built. As a safer alternative due to COPD, I would use polyester fabric & resin instead of fiberglass. She is a great matching scale companion to my USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) model from the same source. THANKS AL! SEMPER PARATUS! GOD BLESS AMERICA! YES, MR. ARNOLD PALMER WAS A US COAST GUARDSMAN (YM3) 1950-53

USCG SURFMAN'S CREED by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Boys become SURFMEN! This is the core of the US Coast Guard and what the reason I enlisted. Although I chose to be a Signalman and Navigator, my opinion is that a Coast Guard Surfman, in any country, any uniform, any language, is the true real man. You have to go out, but you don't have to come back

Brass Fittings by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks again for posting that ebay vendor. I needed two signal searchlights in that scale for my US Coast Guard 210' WMEC Cutter USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) model. Right on!

USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101) by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I AM BUILDING A 1:48 SCALE, 35" REPLICA OF THIS US COAST GUARD ICEBREAKING TUG THIS IS THE ACTUAL CUTTER IN ACTION IN THE ENTRANCE CHANNEL TO THE HARBOR AT LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, USA

USCG ICEBREAKING TUG by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
ON THE WAYS: 1:48 SCALE USCG 140' BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG; FIBERGLASS HULL WITH WOODEN CABIN/SUPERSTRUCTURE KIT FROM COAST GUARD MODELS IN CHICAGOLAND. WILL BE REPRESENTING ONE OF THE CUTTERS I SAILED ABOARD IN THE EARLY '80s. USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101), H/P SAULT STE. MARIE, MI, USA.

USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 52"/4600g USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (7 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE 6-12V (7 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DIMART FAN-COOLED 320A (20Amps) ESC - Comments: ON THE WAYS: (TOO LONG FOR THE TUB) A 1:48 COAST GUARD MODELS (CHICAGOLAND) 52" F/G HULL. SCALE REPLICA OF USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627), ONE OF THREE CUTTERS I SAILED ABOARD WHILE PROUDLY SERVING IN THE GLORIOUS 1980'S. THE BUILDER OF THESE HULLS DOES JUST ABOUT EVERY USCG CRAFT, WWII TO PRESENT. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO HEALTH REASONS, HE IS ABOUT TO RETIRE AND RELINQUISH THE FORMS. HIS WEBSITE IS COASTGUARD MODELS.COM IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED. I PLAN TO ORDER A USCG BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG THIS WEEK, BEFORE IT'S OBSOLETE. THAT WOULD ALSO COMPLETE MY USCG FLEET THAT IS RELATIVE TO MY SERVICE. THERE ARE NO SUPERSTRUCTURE ASSEMBIES AVAILABLE FOR THE WMEC, HENCE A SCRATCH BUILD FROM THE MAIN DECK IS IN MY NAUTICAL FUTURE. LUCKILY, GEORGE BIEDA @ WINDJAMMERARTS.COM PUT TOGETHER A LARGE SHEET OF 1:48 DRAWINGS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION. MY PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY IS PRETTY GOOD, BUT EVERY LIL BIT HELPS, I RECKON. THERE IS, HOWEVER A S/S & CABIN ASSLY FOR THE BAY CLASS, AT A COST, OF COURSE. PARATUS GERERE! YES, MR. ARNOLD PALMER WAS A US COAST GUARDSMAN (YM3) 1950-53

TRIUMPH (CG-52301) by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 52"/5700g TRIUMPH (CG-52301) Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 60mins Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE FAN-COOLED 6-12V (5 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DIMART 320A FAN-COOLED ESC - Comments: ON THE WAYS: BARRACUDA RC BOATS 1:12 USCG 52' TYPE F WOODEN MOTOR LIFEBOAT; NAMED "TRIUMPH" (CG-52301), IN HONOR OF THE RESCUE CRAFT LOST IN JAN 1961 DURING RESCUE ATTEMPT WITH LOSS OF ALL HANDS. THIS KIT IS ONE OF THREE IN EXISTENCE, THE OTHER TWO BEING BUILT BY A GENTLEMAN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (ONE FOR PERSONAL, THE OTHER FOR A MUSEUM. SHE IS MAINLY LASER CUT BALTIC BIRCH PLYWOOD; THE FALSE KEEL 19MM THICK, RIBS 5.5MM, DECK AND HULL & CABINS 3MM. THE HULL WILL BE COVERED AND REINFORCED WITH POLYESTER FABRIC AND MINWAX POLYURETHANE. THE DECK WILL BE COVERED BY 1/8" BASSWOOD SCRIBED SHEATHING AND THE FANTAIL SEMICIRCLE ABOVE THE STERN POST WILL BE 1/16". FINISH WITH A LIGHT MAHOGANY DECK COAMING. HANDMADE WOODEN RUDDER ON A 3/8" POST STEERED BY A SAIL WINCH SERVO & CABLE SYSTEM, RABOESCH 75MM 5-BLADE BRASS WHEEL TURNED BY A 4MM S/S SHAFT. MOST DECK FITTINGS AND HOUSINGS ARE HANDMADE WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND WOOD REMAINS NATURAL WHEN DETAIL ALLOWS IT, AS I DON'T ENJOY PAINTING OVER NATURAL GRAIN. I LOVE TO REPURPOSE THE LEFTOVER LUMBER FROM KIT TEMPLATES, LORD KNOWS I HAVE PLENTY OF IT. OH WELL, THE TEMP OUTSIDE IS GONNA DELAY ANY PAINTING, ANYWAY.THIS ONE'S TOO BIG FOR THE TUB, SO COME NEXT NAVIGATION SEASON, I'LL BE INVESTING IN A 12X4 FT. INFLATABLE POOL. LET'S GO RC BOATING! YES, MR. ARNOLD PALMER WAS A US COAST GUARDSMAN (YM3) 1950-53

CG-40564 by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 35"/4500g CG-40564 Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 45mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE 6-12V (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HOBBYWING (15Amps) ESC - Comments: DUMAS 1:14 USCG 40' UTB. REPRESENTING US COAST GUARD UTILITY BOAT CG-40564, WHICH CAPSIZED DURING A RESCUE ATTEMPT ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER BAR ON 17 JAN 1961. HER CREW WAS FORTUNATELY RESCUED. SHE WAS ASSISTING CG-52301, A 52' TYPE F WOODEN MLB, WHICH FOUNDERED WITH THE LOSS OF ALL HANDS. IT REMAINS THE WORST SMALL BOAT RESCUE DISASTER IN COAST GUARD HISTORY. THIS IS AN UNUSUAL SCALE BALSA PLANK-ON, COVERED BY 2 OZ FIBERGLASS. I USED MINWAX POLYURETHANE FOR AN ALTERNATE TO RESIN, WHICH TURNED OUT WELL, AND CAN BE DONE WITH MINIMAL VENTILATION. WITH BIRCH PLY DECK & CABINS, 1/8" SCRIBED SHEATHING COVERS THE DECK BOW TO STERN AND MAHOGANY TRIM LEFTOVER FROM ANOTHER DUMAS KIT IN MY SCALE SHIPYARD. STOCK D/C FITTINGS WITH SOME SUPPLEMENTAL PREMADE AND HANDMADE ITEMS. SHE FEATURES TWIN RABOESCH 4-BLADE WIDE FLUKE WHEELS AND MATCHING RUDDERS; WORKING HATCHES WITH STOWAGE AREA FOR ANCHOR & TOWLINE, LIGHTHOUSE 9V LED NAV LIGHTS AND FLASHING LED LAW ENFORCEMENT BLUE LIGHT (RC CONTROLLED). I'M ADDING A MOUNT FOR A SCALE BROWNING M2 50 CAL THAT I WAS ABLE TO PRODUCE ON MY 3D PRINTER. THAT'S AN ADVENTURE IN ITSELF. THIS WAS MY FIRST REAL PLANK ON BULKHEAD, AND BALSAWOOD CAN BE A LIL TRICKY, BUT WILL ALWAYS BE THE STANDARD OF WHICH I COMPARE ALL MY SUBSEQUENT BUILDS. MY FATHER BUILT RC AIRCRAFT, AND ALWAYS PREACHED THAT YOU SHOULD OVERBUILD IN ORDER TO SURVIVE A CRACK-UP AND FLY ANOTHER DAY! THAT'S MY CREED WITH BOATS. OVERBUILD!!! THANK YOU DAD! BTW-FYI-MR. ARNOLD PALMER WAS A US COAST GUARDSMAN (YM3) 1950-53