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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:16 PM UTC
While this site is about ship modeling, I consider inspiration part of the modeling process (for myself, anyway). Coming out in 2016 is a film made by the Disney Company about one of maritime histories greatest rescue at sea stories.
In February, 1952 the tanker SS Pendleton broke in half in a storm off the US coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A Coast Guard rescue launch with a crew of 4 saved 33 out of the 34 crewman of the Pendleton. A book was published about the event in 2010 and now the story gets the big film treatment.

There's been more than a few movies about great naval encounters and I'm glad to see the Coast Guard get a film about what is one of their greatest rescue missions.

Here's the trailer.

Glencoe Models is able to capitalize on the forthcoming film since they've offered the Coast Guard boat used for the rescue as a kit for years.

The actual boat is around today, preserved by the Orleans Historical Society, of Olreans Massachussetts.
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Well at least Glencoe (or whoever is molding this kit now) has printed new decals for the rescue boat. This kit has been kicking around since the fifties, and so have the decals. I tried this kit some 10 years ago and it was not pleasant. They should have just "new-tooled" the model with better detail - and better fit. However, I don't believe any other company has kitted this boat in any scale. Glencoe should include a tube (or 2) of Squadron Putty and Evergreen styrene strip, to fill all those nasty release pin marks and gaps, and to add missing detail!
JUL 24, 2015 - 08:11 PM

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