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Old 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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Old 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.
Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Nice work.
Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:26 PM
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Open bridge consoles, forward recovery well ladder, and forward hatch details.
Old 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

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Old Mar 16, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Bridge chairs


Sorry can only upload 1 pic at time
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Bridge chairs


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


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


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


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


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