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This is my build of the USCG Secretary class USCGC Duane, converted from the ancient Revell box-scale USCGC Taney/Campbell Kit.    I converted the Korean War era Taney kit to her sistership Duane as she appeared during her deployment to Vietnam Nam as part of Coast Guard Squadron Three in 1967-68.

 

i used the GMM railings and other bits and parts from the parts box, and added various scratchbuilt parts. The radar room and tripod mast are scratchbuilt. I converted the whaleboats to USCG Motor Surfboats with scratchbuilt interiors. 

 

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The kit’s deck with its clunky detail was replaced with one cut from .040 inch styrene sheet, and assorted aftermarket and scratchbuilt details.

 

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While not not about the Duane, here’s a link to an interesting short story about a typical USCG Squadron Three mission in VietNam...

 

 

https://reinburg.net/the-most-important-consideration-in-wartime-a-vietnam-story/

 

Edited by RC boater Bill

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