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 Post subject: USCGC Eastwind c.1960s
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:34 pm 
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Working on sub-assemblies for my build of the old Revell 1/285 model of the USCGC Eastwind. PE at this stage is from GMM 1/300 USCGC Campbell/Taney/Eastwind. The Revell kit is configured for c.1940-50’s configured breaker and my build is c.1960s so lots of removal and scratch building is necessary.

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More assembly work. Unfortunately the kits helo is the wrong acft type for my build era so I tried to modify a HH-3 frm another kit to an HH-52. Actually worked out quite well EXCEPT the scale is way off so my final build will be w/o a helo on deck.

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Working on a scratch built taffrail and towing bitt for the fantail. The Revell kit has a simple canoe stern so I cut and built a towing notch in the transom to reflect how the Wind class were actually configured.

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A fit test and work on the scratch built retractable helo hangar.

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Testing the helo hangar.

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Another fit test with more sub-assemblies added.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:04 pm 
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Interesting conversion !

==question was the decking still timber in the period you are modelling?

looking forward to seeing further progress!

JIM B :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:32 am 
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I just finished reading,"Finest Hours",and the Eastwind's role during the rescues.

Great work,I'll be following your build,Joe. :thumbs_up_1:

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Interesting! I made a similar conversion of the Loose Cannon Eastwind 1/700 kit to USCGC Burton Island (part 1 and part 2). I plan to do some more Wind class icebreakers. This is a nice inspiration!

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