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Old Oct 06, 2011, 08:05 PM
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oooooooooooo I want one badly but waiting until I get a couple current projects done
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 04:53 PM
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I know what I plan to ask Santa for! Thanks for posting the pictures, Gravman. Good to see the kit was released!
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 06:54 PM
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My issue is I wish they had made it 1in to the foot. A 36in boat would have made a super nice boat. Not too big just right.
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 08:30 PM
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Here is great link with a story of one of these boats in action and a crew that had big brass, well you know. www.cg36500.org
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 08:48 PM
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so did you start building it yet? wheres the progress pics?
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Thanks for the thread Gravman!!!

Tracing the parts for templates before building is handy for repairs.
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Old Oct 08, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Gravman, the USCG museum in Seattle has a set of drawings for that boat. They are original construction drawings. The set I have I got about 20 years ago and are blueprints.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 12:27 AM
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Got mine this week at the shop where I work. Lots of oppurtunity to add more detail to the model. Some of the additional detail would be: proper wood grate for the coxswain; open up the forward hatch and install a bulkhead and deck; open up the freeing ports; extend the main decks to the sides of the hull; add ice sheathing if you're modeling a boat on the Great Lakes; add the bench behind the coxswain's platform. I laid the kit plans out next to a set of USCG plans in the same scale and took these pictures.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 12:47 AM
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Good stuff Bob! Where did you get the original dwgs?

I hope Santa thinks I was good this year! I sure would like to have this kit!
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 01:09 PM
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Wow sure makes the Dumas stuff look a little less than it could have been...OK a lot less than it could have been.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 02:15 PM
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It doesn't seem that far off, does it?

This kit appears to comes in at a good price point... More detail and complexity in a kit = mo' money.

I'm still enthusiastic.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:24 PM
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No it is still a nice kit. It is just that Dumas could have added a seat and a couple of other small items for not too much money and made the kit a little closer to scale. Like I said I like it and I can add the other details without too much trouble. Get it, you will like it.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Looks to be a nice basic kit. I think that Dumas does a decent job of offering a basic kit that can be enhanced if the modeler chooses. Unlike the European kits that are mostly complete and very well detailed, Dumas is doing what they can to offer up some thing that will hopefully sell lots of. Start adding more items and more research, detatiled drawings that may need approval for coppying, and the price would be like that of the european counterparts. Besides, most average modelers are happy with the basic vessel. Those of us that like more detail know how to embellish a basic kit and turn into a show peice in a museum and build to our prefference.
On with the build and more photos!
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Good stuff Bob! Where did you get the original dwgs?
I got some of them from the USCG Museum of the NorthWest in Seattle, and others from Loyalhanna Dockyard/Taubman Plans.

I don't have a list of the USCG BoatAlts (authorized Boat Alterations) for this class. The BoatAlts give specific guidance to make changes to the fleet. The size of the side light boxes on the Dumas plans may be accurate.

There are several of these boats still around, most as static museum displays. USCG 36500 is still afloat under her own power on the east coast.
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