Midwest USCG 47' MLB kit - RC Groups
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Mar 14, 2013, 11:49 PM
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Midwest USCG 47' MLB kit

In response to Kcal's request for some new build logs, I offer my modifications to the kit for better scale accuracy.

The model is almost ready for the paint shop. I have some work to do on the nav lights and make some hinges for the forward hatches. Most of the modifications are based on photos of the real boat, so I'll try to include the relevant photos of the 1:1 scale version.
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Mar 15, 2013, 12:19 AM
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I decided that I wanted the exhaust pipes to have water trickling out of them. I made up the exhaust pipes from various sizes of brass and aluminum tube. The exhausts will be connected to water pickup tubes with fuel line. The water pickup tubes are in the bottom of the hull.
Mar 15, 2013, 12:48 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Nice work.
Mar 15, 2013, 11:26 PM
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Open bridge consoles, forward recovery well ladder, and forward hatch details.
Mar 16, 2013, 08:25 PM
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I don't want to take away from your build log but here are a few of the mods I
Did on my build . Thought this place could have all 47 USCG mods
First is the bow ventilation unit

Jim Shander
Mar 16, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Bridge chairs

Sorry can only upload 1 pic at time
Mar 16, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Bridge chairs

Port view
Mar 16, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Brass turning for base of pedestals

Resin casting and molds
Mar 16, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Bridge chair

Another view arm rests move
Mar 16, 2013, 08:52 PM
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Vents on cabin

Here are cast vent covers
Mar 18, 2013, 01:32 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Nice metal work.
Mar 18, 2013, 11:40 AM
Grumpa Tom
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Looks awesome CG! You should make two of each item, and send the others to me!

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