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28ZComeback

New 1:48 Grumman Guardian by Special Hobby

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Has anyone looked at the new Grumman Guardian by Special Hobby? I like the overall surface detail, engine detail but have some concerns about the nose. Maybe I am seeing things, but it appears short.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/D-520/AF-2W%20Guardian/DSC_0003.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/D-520/AF-2W%20Guardian/DSC_0001.jpg

I would appreciate your thoughts.

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Pictures of models can be deceiving. Whoever had the kit: the distance from the wing leading edge where it joins the fuselage to the front of the cowling where the propeller shaft extends should be 2 23/32 inches (pretty much 2.75 inches) or 69 mm in 1/48th.

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I'am currently building the AF-2W variant. No problem so far. The cockpit is rather basic. Just one serious problem: the ventral radome looks like to be of different types depending the period and the aircraft. The one provided with the kit is much like the one of the TBM-3W Avenger but several pictures of AF-2W show a more rounded and bulbous radome. Informations would be appreciated.

AF-2W_VS-37_Jul19571_zpse6jnutsc.jpg

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Guardiansinflight.jpg

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V.P.

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On 5/25/2015 at 11:01 AM, Homebee said:

I'am currently building the AF-2W variant. No problem so far. The cockpit is rather basic. Just one serious problem: the ventral radome looks like to be of different types depending the period and the aircraft. The one provided with the kit is much like the one of the TBM-3W Avenger but several pictures of AF-2W show a more rounded and bulbous radome. Informations would be appreciated.

 

V.P.

 

Rats - I overlooked the obvious yet again. See http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2016/10/grumman-af-2w-guardian-redux.html

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