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Old Apr 29, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Coast guard cutter wanted

Late 50's USCG Point class cutter. Sterling? or Ideal? about 33" long. Molded wood hull. All other parts were wood and had to be assembled. Wtb built or kit.

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Old Apr 29, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Micro-Glass makes the hull for this boat in 1/32 scale. That makes it 30.75'' long. They make excellent quality products. CaptCB
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Just curious, which one would you build?
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 05:27 PM
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I don't know about anyone else, but I will take a glass hull over wood, every time!!
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 06:43 PM
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I believe Chuck Steffen also makes a glass hull for the Ideal Coast Guard cutter. He can be reached through the Wisconsion Scale Model Boaters Association. www.wimodelboats.org I believe. Just look under the "CS Hulls" page.

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Old Apr 29, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Pt Class Cutter

Thanks for the info but I want a whole kit or completed for r/c.

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Old Apr 29, 2013, 10:30 PM
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I know Loyalhanna Dockyard has re-released the old Dynamic Models semi-kit for the Point Class, may want to check with them.
http://www.staubitzofbuffalo.com/
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 02:42 AM
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Dynamic Pt Class Cutter

Thanks for the info. I have only built complete kits. The Dynamic semi-kit includes the hull, cabin, deck and cabin roof. How or where do I get or create the rest of the model? Will there be directions on how to install r/c and electric power?

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Old Apr 30, 2013, 03:49 AM
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There probably isn't a whole kit available.

The semi-kit will come with plans, full size, that show all of the details and the position of the shafts and rudders. Once you know this, you can lay out the rest of the internals yourself. It is no different than building a kit, just with the added step of making your own brackets and holders for the gear.

Being a 'common' scale (1/24) you can use some pre-made fittings such as stanchions, lifeboats, bollards, etc. as well as figures. There are lots of people on these forums who can offer you tips and assistance with things you are unsure of.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 06:47 AM
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USCG Cutter Point Class

Thanks for the help

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Old Apr 30, 2013, 07:10 AM
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Thanks for the info. I have only built complete kits. The Dynamic semi-kit includes the hull, cabin, deck and cabin roof. How or where do I get or create the rest of the model? Will there be directions on how to install r/c and electric power?
thanks gary (NJ)
Gary, you sound like you need one already built, and someone to hold your hand---.

Like somebody else said, what you're looking for simply doesn't exist.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 11:54 AM
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As I stated originally I would consider buying a completed r/c boat. Your demeaning statement of "hold your hand " was uncalled for as well as your need to repeat what someone else said. As a novice to semi-kits I was asking for info. Typically model building sites are usually helpful and do not demean. I guess you are the exception.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Well Kap I guess he told you. I agree with Gary that the comment was not in the best interests of the commaraderie generally enjoyed by the members of the forum. However we do tend to jerk each other around on here so Gary may have to be a little less sensitive to our comments. Gary is a new guy here and doesn't know where he can get the model he is looking for. Lets help him out the best we can and gain another good member to our group.
Looks like the model he wants is going to have to be acquired piecemeal and he will have to model the rest by referring to pictures and building some parts from scratch. This is a great way to get into boat building as you learn so much more about the hobby than you would just putting a kit together. Take a stab at it Gary. You never know what you can do until you try.
I have some running gear parts for some of the old kits so I'll look the stuff up and see if I have anything you can use. Meantime post a picture of the boat you want to model and lets see how much we can help you. Pete
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 12:29 PM
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Here is a Point class Coastguard cutter.
Gary if you know that Sterling or Ideal actually made a kit of this boat then all you can do is keep looking on ebay for one that's for sale. Both companies have been out of business for many years now. However if you want to get one of the fiberglass hulls to start with then that would be the best way to go about creating this model. A partial kit is way better than no kit at all. Pete
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Looks like the model he wants is going to have to be acquired piecemeal and he will have to model the rest by referring to pictures and building some parts from scratch. This is a great way to get into boat building as you learn so much more about the hobby than you would just putting a kit together. Take a stab at it Gary. You never know what you can do until you try.
I have some running gear parts for some of the old kits so I'll look the stuff up and see if I have anything you can use. Meantime post a picture of the boat you want to model and lets see how much we can help you. Pete
+1, You never know until you try! My first build as an adult was an 82'er built off of a Microglass hull http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1378649 Granted it has been a 11 year project in the making due to kids coming along and having to shelve the project for many diffrent reasons, it is still coming along very slowly.Scratchbuilding looks alot harder than it actually is.
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