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Carl Musselman

I have built a few USCG subjects.  I am working on my second 1/350 311′ Cutter.  I’ve also built the 1/700 USCGC Tamaroa.

I’ve even built a fictitious 1/72 scale USCG M1 Abrams tank.

My specific interest is the USS Barnegat Class (AVP) of small seaplane tenders (aka: USCGC Casco class 311′ cutters).

I am currently working on a 1/350 model of the USCGC Cook Inlet WAVP-384 and I am using resin parts that I have created for my own, new model business; Back-Aft Models .

I have 1/350 scale resin conversion sets intended for the Iron Shipwrights, Inc. USS Mackinac AVP-13 resin model kit.  One of the conversion sets is for a 1960’s 311′ Cutter and the other for a 1950’s 311′ Cutter.

At Back-Aft Models, I also have some USCG Booklets of General Plans for 311′ Cutters.

My original web page at is an attempt at a compilation of references for the USS Barnegat class of AVPs.

Here is my model of the USCGC Bering Strait WHEC-382:

I hope that you are interested and that you like my models.


Carl Musselman

MM1/SS USN 1982-1995

Omaha, NE

Barnegat Class AVP

Back-Aft Models