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Coast Guard DECALS?????
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 12:55 AM
Howdy Friends!

Have any of you Earthlings ever seen any optional Decals or KITS that might have decals that will work for a larger type Coast Guard rescue Chopper?

( I'm on another mission! ) Tongue [:P]
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Posted by dkmacin on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 5:27 AM
Alas, Uncle Sams Confused Group doesn't get it's due in the world of decals.
Micro-Scale used to have a sheet in 1/72 for the Monogram Albatross, the Aurora H3, and the HC130 from Heller, but they quit making it years ago. Even when produced several of the air stations on it were no longer around. . .
A company in Austrailia was supposed to make a sheet for an HH60J, as listed in FSM over a year ago, but it was never produced.
I'm afraid your only choices are the 1/72 Revell (ex Matchbox) kit of the HH65A, or the Trumpeter kit of the same aircraft in 1/48. Revell also has some old CG shields in it's rebox of the H19 kit, again in 1/72.
I'm afraid even if every modeler of USCG kits stood up and demanded a decal sheet, the companies would ignore us. . .all ten of us.

Don
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Posted by chopperfan on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 8:20 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by dkmacin

I'm afraid even if every modeler of USCG kits stood up and demanded a decal sheet, the companies would ignore us. . .all ten of us.

Don


There's THAT many now!!!!! lol
Just kidding!!! I think? Big Smile [:D]

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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 8:47 AM
RATS!

All I need is that classic shield!......... even a good, plain image so my buddy can scan it....He has an ALPS printer that makes excellent decals!
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Posted by Cobrahistorian on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 8:57 AM
Now we just need a really cool kit of the MH-68 in 35th Scale!

Bad Boys, Bad Boys.....

Anyhow.....
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 9:23 AM
"what ya gonna do ....what ya gonna do when they come for you!......"

sorry....I gotz carried away!
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Posted by allan on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 9:38 AM
Years ago Superscale marketed a 72nd scale decal sheet for USCG HH-3F, HC-130 and HU-16, under item number 72-109. Dont know if its still available, though.

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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 9:55 AM
Thanks Allen......

All you needed to say was SuperScale......OUCH!!
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Posted by snakedriver on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 10:40 AM
I'm old and trying to bribe my way out of the hot spot in the next life. I have the sheet you need intact. For some silly reason (which now escapes my gin riddled mind) I bought the sheet years ago. You may have it . I'll never use it so it should go to a good home. How shall I get it to you?
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 12:58 PM
Snake!....you are my new best friend!

Here is my e-mail I think I can even work out a kit trade!

ttenlow@prodigy.net

THANKS!!!Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 2:11 PM
THANKS AGAIN!... SNAKE DRIVER!!Cool [8D]
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Posted by snakedriver on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 6:56 PM
Got them off before I went to the gym. Enjoy!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:05 PM
? larger copters ?? as in HH3F's?? I've done one, So I have some shields left over and, could make some available. Limited number.
Also HH-3 decals can be found at "The Aviation Workshop.com". The also have (or had) decals for red and white, and all red. HH-65A's
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 10:01 PM
There are some pretty cool Folk on this board!!Smile [:)]

Yep! if you have some extras I say lets talk! the more the merrier!

ttenlow@prodigy.net

COOL!Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 10:01 PM
Check HKN site, Chief Snake has some news about USCG decals
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Posted by dkmacin on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 4:56 PM
C'mon,
Whats HKN site? Don't hold back on us.

Don
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 6:21 PM
OHHHHHH......

Heli Kit News!


http://www.5chr.freeserve.co.uk/

Pretty cool place!
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Posted by inpw1 on Thursday, January 1, 2004 12:10 AM
from an ex coastie.........

its hard and very frustrating to find good high quality coast guard kits of ships, aircraft, and helicopters.........

its really too bad

jim
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 1, 2004 4:16 AM
Heck,
As a current USAF SAR dude I'm pretty miffed that there's no good HH-3E Jolly Green models out there. I think the history of the ol' Jolly Green is great enough to warrent better representation by the model manufacturers. I've got a hunk o junk Lindburg (i think). What I'd like to see is a 1/48 or a 1/35 scale HH-3E.
I do think the coastie's have gotten a raw deal from the model manufacturers.
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Posted by dkmacin on Thursday, January 1, 2004 11:28 AM
Jim,
If you want high quality USCG ship models, check out JAG for 1/700 scale Secretary class and the newer Bear class. Only trouble is they are 1/700 and small, I mean teeny tiny!!
For fixed wing a/c we have the Heller C 130 and the very hard to find Falcon 20. Helo's are best found in 1/72 scale and then use the decals from the Revell HH65 kit.
The Trumpeter HH65 in 1/48th requires alot of mods to make it right, but it is do-able.
Other than that. . .heavy sigh.

Don
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Thursday, January 1, 2004 1:15 PM
Tell it like it is brothers!!
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Sunday, January 4, 2004 12:16 AM
COOL!!!

I recieved the USCG decals that snakedriver sent me and FAR OUT!! I can use the Port Angeles markings! thats near me in our state!
( Thats always groovy at local contests! )

THANKS SNAKE!! Big Smile [:D]
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