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.
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).