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USAF Air Sea Rescue Boat

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Michael Maynard (combatatc) was kind enough to provided us with a photo feature of one of his latest creations; The USAF Air Sea Rescue Boat. Michael has done an amazing job with this build using Lindberg's Air Force Rescue Boat (Model No. LIN 70888) in 1/72 scale.

The model was released in the late 1950’s and has been offered again as a kit. The boat is typical 1950’s technology in terms of detail and fit. I basically built the hull and a portion of the deck house and threw out about everything else. To achieve a more prototypical appearance I added the following “improvements”: addition of the quad 50cal machine guns, a brass mast and photo etch parts, hull zincs, small boat with davit, hatches, a rescue gallows on the stern, life raft, fire hose racks, anchor, and helm station detail. The boat was depicted in peacetime colors that ASR boats were painted stateside.

Model Shipwrights would like to thank Michael Maynard for providing this photo feature of his USAF Air Sea Rescue Boat
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About the Author

About Mike Maynard (superchief)
FROM: RHODE ISLAND, UNITED STATES

Retired Coast Guard, ship model builder, former train nut, lost in New England.


Comments

Michael, You have done an excellent job with this kit! Cheers, Joe
APR 26, 2015 - 04:23 AM
Hi Mike, Hey, ... I agree with Joe ... you did an excellent job with this kit (as you always do). When did you move to Indiana? I was going to say that the next time you were delivering a model to the USCG Heritage Museum that we could meet up. Oh, well. Chip Marshall once told me that the domed fixture on the roof of the charthouse was clear, most probably Plexiglas. He also said that the two "turrets" were utilized as observation stations and not gun turrets and had no guns in them. But, do you know what, Mike? I like what you did with them, it looks logical and 'probable' ... Where did you get the quad-50s? I've just received two from Milicast in Scotland. When I get around to having a guy to build mine (my brother got it for me on Ebay a few years ago from Portugal!) - I'm going to have it depict the boat as it looked in US Navy (after the USAF gave the 2 boats to the USN) service as what they called "Beach Jumper" boats ... Mainly because I hate the white, yellow and Dayglo orange scheme. But, I'm afraid that it's going to be a while before I can have it done, the guy I normally have build things is getting older and is dealing with a serious family health issue and I'm busy going back to school for my Masters degree. Tim
APR 26, 2015 - 07:58 PM
There was a mix-up of names and Mike got tied to another member's profile. That has been corrected, and from what I can see, he is not in Indiana (though Indiana is a fine place).
APR 27, 2015 - 12:54 AM
My bad guys!! Sorry Mike!! I got bit by the auto-populate pretty good!! Fantastic job btw!! Thanks for sharing!!
APR 27, 2015 - 03:22 AM