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Hi. I present my new model with topic "Yellow Wings". This time: Grumman FF-1 (FiFi), which is my first biplane. Model present FF-1 with VF-5B "Red Rippers" on the USS "Lexington" in 1934. ---- Previous parts: Yellow Wings part 1 Northrop BT-1 Yellow Wings part 2 Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator Bye for now, Jaro
I'm calling this one "done". I had started the Goblin back in early 2014 - likely somewhere between February and March. It started out to quite simple. Fit was decent, not a lot of filler needed for the fuselage or lower wings; and then came the interplane struts which began my slow decline into insanity. I put the kit aside for the rest of the year. Then I made myself a resolution: any kits that I had started in 2014 or prior that I still had (i.e. that were not tossed into the bin) would be finished before starting any "new" kit. This helps keep my better half happy because I'm not only not creating more clutter by adding to the "I'll get to it when I get to it" pile but also it should help the budget - no new kits being purchased because I'm busy with the current stash. So here it is - first one of 2015. The port wing is just "not right" - but it's close enough that I would call this "done" (as opposed to "finished" :D ) - the aforementioned interplane strut didn't have the correct angle so both the upper and lower wings are a bit askew on the starboard side. The rest of the kit though, well, it ain't half bad in my opinion Cheers, Dave