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Feb 26, 2015, 08:42 AM
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USS Eastwind-Icebreaker New Build

Decided that this winter required an appropriate build. When is frame became available it seems fit the bill.
I will build her as the USS Eastwind, circa 1943 with a very full and complete weapons suite. I don't think she will handle this year's ice though.
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Feb 26, 2015, 09:29 AM
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Cool ! So you are going to do a build thread finally!!!
Feb 26, 2015, 12:07 PM
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Feb 27, 2015, 07:36 AM
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Finished by the show at Owls Head..Yes?
Feb 27, 2015, 07:55 AM
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NO, not even before the ice is out this year!
Feb 27, 2015, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by jeno
NO, not even before the ice is out this year!
Wouldnt say that this ice might stick around awile lol.
Im looking forward to watching it come together.

Feb 27, 2015, 09:49 AM
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Is this the frame kit that is available from Barracuda RC BOATS?

The 66 inch Wind Class Icebreaker.

I ask because I did the original layouts for those frames, and if you need any additional information just let me know.

I also have over a hundred photos of the Gibbs and Cox model of the Northwind, if you need copies, let me know.

Feb 27, 2015, 01:24 PM
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Yes, YES and YES!
I just contact the USCG Museum in Seattle and the gentleman there agreed to send me copies of photos of the Gibbs and Cox model they hold. He said that someone else had requested photos. Would that have been you?
I am enjoying the build. Planking is straight forward, but bow and stern will reqire shaped blocks.
Almost there.
Thank You for your offers. Rather than duplicating effort, I will wait to see what arrive form Seattle.
Feb 27, 2015, 06:50 PM
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It seems we are both building the same class ship model.

These are the scale props I had made for my model.

They are based on the actual props used on the class.
Feb 27, 2015, 07:14 PM
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The Million Dollar Question; Where did You obtain them great props from??

Thank You.

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Feb 27, 2015, 07:19 PM
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Those are beautiful.
There appear to be variable pitch. If so, when would they have been fitted? Original equipment or a later retro fit?
What scale are you building in?
Feb 27, 2015, 07:22 PM
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The props were made by :

Keith at [email protected]

He'll make any style prop according to your need.

I'm building the model in 1/48 scale. the props were originally designed so
that the blades could be replaced without removing the whole prop.

Kind of a in the field replacement. They were fitted at commissioning.

Later, the forward prop was removed because it was found not to be needed (the smaller of the three props).
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Feb 27, 2015, 07:43 PM
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These pictures are from the Gibbs and Cox Builders model.
Feb 27, 2015, 07:51 PM
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Excellent. Can't wait to see this one come together!
Feb 27, 2015, 10:13 PM
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Saw this subject in Scale Ship Modeler years ago. You guys are doing amazing work.

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