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Monogram HU-16 Albatross

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The ancient Monogram HU-16E Albatross, built OOB. Markings are USCG early 1960s, from the Print Scale sheet.  The mold dates from 1957, kit was real pain to build. I glued the “moveable” gear in the down position to make it sturdy, and added some lead shot to keep the nose down.

Paint is Tamiya white and some of my hoarded MM “Coast Guard Red-Orange” from their discontinued Marine colors line. All the orange bands and black stripes were painted- lots of masking there!    I was impressed with how well the Print Scale decals went down over the big rivets...

DUKW is the Italeri kit, in USCG colors from the same period....also OOB.

Photo courtesy of Pip Moss.....

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Sharp looking build of a real classic in an eye catching scheme! Thanks for sharing!

 

Gil :smiley16:

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Great looking build of a kit from my youth too. And the rivets. Looks great

 

Dave

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Oh yeah, this was always a favorite from my youth! Brilliant job on both models!

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Thanks!  The kit was a real pain to build, but I like how it came out.  It looks great in my display cabinet with the rest of my 1/72 scale USCG models....

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Great job. 

I remember back when I built that kit.  Left it Natural metal (silver plastic) and used the square bottle of Testor's Orange paint.

Some gloss black tires and it was ready to deploy.

Cool paint scheme.

Bill

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Very cool. Love the collection, too.

I saw a pic of a camo HU-16 in Vietnam. Were those Coasties, too?

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