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I have been asked to build two types of US Coast Guard cutters which were commanded by my son-in-law. One is a Coast Guard 110 (feet at waterline) Island class, the other a 270 WMEC Famous class. Any ideas where I might get plans would be appreciated.
 

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I have been asked to build two types of US Coast Guard cutters which were commanded by my son-in-law. One is a Coast Guard 110 (feet at waterline) Island class, the other a 270 WMEC Famous class. Any ideas where I might get plans would be appreciated.
Really a challenge to build these models - but a great step

I found a paper card model kit of the 270 foot cutter, which is maybe a first step

MKK-USCGC-Legare-Fig.1.jpg

USCGS Legare is one of the Famous-class vessels built for US Coast Guard, entering service in the 1980s.
Paper Model contains 31 pages including:

  • Cover page,
  • 2 pages of historical and technical information,
  • 16 pages of assembly instruction drawings (in total 71 assembly drawings + wire templates),
  • 10 pages of Parts (983 basic elements and 11 alternative parts) in vector format, including: internal formers (frames), display stand, etc.. Model kit contains separate part numbers (87 elements) for HH-65C Dolphin helicopter
Used vector format of parts also allows to scale the model (for instance to 1:250 or 1:100 scale, in waterline version as well) without losing quality of print.


Several companies are offering finished models like this one

WPB11002.jpg



Did you tried to contact the USCG directly? - explaining your idea, maybe they are able to help and give a hint, where such plans / drawings are available

 
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As I am currently building the USCG Revenue Cutter Bear - 1896 version - I can tell you that I recieved very little information from the Coast Guard themselves regarding the Bear. They referred me to their publications on line which I had already seen during the research phase of my journey. You may have better luck with yours due to the fact that they are more modern.
 
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So, found a company that has a kit of the 270. Found a kit of a Fast Response Cutter, Sentinal Class (154 feet length). Got shipyard plans for the Island class (110) that I want to build. So, am thinking I can just cut out a section of the kit around the middle to shorten it to the appropriate scale length of the 110. Does that sound right? Or might there be some other technique?
Scaleshipyards.com is offering a 1/96 version of the USCG cutter Hamilton.
Thanks for the lead. They do have a kit of a 270, Bear, which is the same class as my son-in-laws ship, so I will be ordering that.
 
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Really a challenge to build these models - but a great step

I found a paper card model kit of the 270 foot cutter, which is maybe a first step

View attachment 231574

USCGS Legare is one of the Famous-class vessels built for US Coast Guard, entering service in the 1980s.
Paper Model contains 31 pages including:

  • Cover page,
  • 2 pages of historical and technical information,
  • 16 pages of assembly instruction drawings (in total 71 assembly drawings + wire templates),
  • 10 pages of Parts (983 basic elements and 11 alternative parts) in vector format, including: internal formers (frames), display stand, etc.. Model kit contains separate part numbers (87 elements) for HH-65C Dolphin helicopter
Used vector format of parts also allows to scale the model (for instance to 1:250 or 1:100 scale, in waterline version as well) without losing quality of print.


Several companies are offering finished models like this one

View attachment 231575



Did you tried to contact the USCG directly? - explaining your idea, maybe they are able to help and give a hint, where such plans / drawings are available

Did try to reach someone, but no luck.
 
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