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1/48 Hasegawa Dassault Breguet Falcon-10

This may be considered a “what if”, or a figment of my imagination. The USCG only flew the HU-25, a bigger brother of the 10, to my knowledge. I thought the scheme attractive, but didn’t care to go through the extensive conversion, so here is the smaller version. Being a Hasegawa, even an older one, the fit was great, with not many complications. The paint, masking in particular, took some time. Before you even ask, it’s Testors Italian Red, in a rattle can, closest thing I could come to CG red (imho).

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10 responses to 1/48 Hasegawa Dassault Breguet Falcon-10

  1. That is a very nice what if Joe coast guard colors are nice on anything

  2. Very neatly done, Joe, the colour scheme reminds of the Swiss livery……… but obviously they don’t have a Coastguard!

  3. Nicely done Joe as usual. It looks good and I suppose we are allowed a bit of license here and there.

  4. I like it….very attractive paint job. So – where’d you get Coast Guard decals? One doesn’t see many of ’em out and about.

  5. Good question, Craig. Previously I posted a Lindberg “Coastal Patrol Boat”. The decal sheet was stick on, not water-slide, so I had decals made from it. I’m glad you liked it.

  6. When I was stationed at USCG Air Station Cape Cod, I watched the Falcon jets fly on a daily basis for patrol and SAR missions. Your model is so close to a Falcon I did a double take! Very nice job Joe, good to see the “worlds biggest Coast Guard” get a little modeling notariety here on iModeler.

  7. Joe,
    Looks great and I can only add to the comments that the USCG markings look very good. I miss seeing a lot of CG aircraft flying out of SFO. They still have a base there but primarily helicopters. Years ago you would see almost everything they had. B-17, PBY, PBM, Albatross, on and on. FYI, I have some old MicroScale 1/72 USCG decals.#109 for the HH-3, C-130, and Albatross. I won’t swear that they are still good but they may be workable. For the asking……..

  8. Nice work. My favorite of your stuff so far.

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