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Famous Class USCG Cutter
A microscale model of USCGC Bear, a Famous-class cutter.
About this creation
A scale model Famous class US Coast Cutter, with an embarked MH-65 Dolphin, built at a scale of 5 ft./stud (1:190).

These 270 medium endurance cutters were built in the 1980s to replace the WWII-era Treasury class cutters (classic ships that I'll definitely build at some point in the future). A total of 13 were commissioned and they are all still in service.

The Famous class shows some of the design features that were common of the warships of that era, and looks less "Coast Guard" than some of the earlier cutter classes. In fact, some of the components for the Famous class were harvested from decommissioned Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates.





During the 1990s (and 2000s), the two largest classes of normal-duty ("white-hulled") cutters in the US Coast Guard were the Hamilton class high endurance cutters and the Famous class medium endurance cutters. I've shown them here together, along with an MH-65 Dolphin and an HH-3F Pelican.






Comments

 I made it 
  November 8, 2017
Quoting Henrik Jensen I see the buddy icon is on now, very nice! I really like your micro scaled CG vessels, proportions and detailing is top notch, they look like they were much bigger.
Thanks. Yes, I finally got the icon to appear (apparently it works only if you use a picture from an existing MOC, not one directly loaded from your computer). Making these models look bigger than they really are is one of my goals. When I get to modelling much larger ships, this scale will almost be a necessity (I'll post some WIP pics for a much larger ship sometime soon).
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  November 8, 2017
I see the buddy icon is on now, very nice! I really like your micro scaled CG vessels, proportions and detailing is top notch, they look like they were much bigger.
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  November 7, 2017
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Another great USCG ship! Great details and design. We need some close-up pics of the Pelican!
Thanks. I try to get some better close-ups of all of my aircraft sometime soon.
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  November 7, 2017
Quoting BATOH rossi really beautiful! I love the Pelican ...
Thanks. I realized that I don't have a good close-up of the Pelican anywhere. I'll try to post one sometime soon.
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  November 7, 2017
Quoting Seaman SPb Great! I like how you made the superstructure and the helipad of the ship.
Thanks. The helipad, with its circular markings and safety nets around the perimeter, was one of the most challenging parts of the MOC.
 I like it 
  November 7, 2017
Another great USCG ship! Great details and design. We need some close-up pics of the Pelican!
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  November 7, 2017
really beautiful! I love the Pelican ...
  November 7, 2017
Great! I like how you made the superstructure and the helipad of the ship.
 
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