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Discuss modeling techniques, experiences, and ship modeling in general.
Hosted by Todd Michalak
USCG Bear, JAG Collective
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
Model Shipwrights: 4,704 posts
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 02:55 AM UTC
Ahoy, mates!

The United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter, USCG Bear, is the focus of this MSW "On Display" built by Dade Bell (Karybdis).

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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
KitMaker: 1,697 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,514 posts
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 03:47 AM UTC
Beautiful work! such crisp build and lines... I also like the aesthetic choice of the light blue "base" instead of a water base. I will try that presentation method while I learn to make water bases. Quick question, is that light blue thin board pasted on black wood base? Im making my monthly "Michaels" purchase list Cheers!
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,180 posts
Model Shipwrights: 4,068 posts
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 04:13 AM UTC
Hi Dade

Very clean built and a very colorful and unusual subject!
A great way to make a "little memorial" for your mother, too (no pun intended here!!!)
JAG models are excellent and you have made justice to them
Congratulation and keep up the good work
Thanks MarK

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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 27, 2006
KitMaker: 846 posts
Model Shipwrights: 740 posts
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 11:19 AM UTC
Hey thanks guys!

James, to answer your question, the blue portion of the base is a piece of styrene cut to size, sprayed with a gloss blue, and then glued to a wood base that was painted black.

I had considered using some blue poster board, but decided not to just in case the glue to secure it to the base, and the glue to secure the ship to the board, would "bleed" and maybe mess up the presentation. Then again, sealing the board with a paper sealer would lessen that worry, so it's something to consider in other projects...

Rui, I really enjoy JAG's products. When I get some other projects out of the way, I want to build their other USCG ship and the USS Long Beach!
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 15, 2005
KitMaker: 1,901 posts
Model Shipwrights: 934 posts
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 12:58 PM UTC
Nice clean build Dade!, nice touch adding the tools, gives a good account on just how small these 700th kits trully are.

looking forward to your next work...