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noelbarnes

Royal Australian Navy S-2G Tracker

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I am currently  converting Hasagawa's 1/72 S-2F-1 Grumman Tracker in to the S-2G as flown by the Royal Australian Navy from 1967-1984. Australia also flew the S-2E variant.  I have used the donor kit, Plane Bits conversion set, Hawkeye decals and the Eduard coloured photoetch to add more cockpit detail. 

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1st step was to re-scribe all the panel detail.....and there was lots. 

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Next step was to add the resin detail......

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The fuselage extension was one of the characteristics of the S-2G variant. 

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Other work included hollowing out intakes and drilling appropriate openings. 

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and of course adding the etched pieces.....

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It's slowly starting to take shape. 

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A great start on a project that I of all aliens have to be interested in! :popcorn: :beer:

 

Martian

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Nice to see one of Hasegawa's older kits given this upgrade - interesting to see the conversion bits too & RAN S2G scheme

 

CJP

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Another one of my favourites!!!!

 

Martin

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Nice subject .....and lovely scribing work

 

rgds

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Some very nice work. Looking forward to seeing your latest update. 

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I have tried to update this post with photos, but it looks like Photobucket has chucked a wobbly again.....I will post some photos up later. Sorry for the delay. 

 

 

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Looking good!

Not a conversion you see too often,thanks for posting.

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OK here are some new photos. I have also added the finished article in the Ready for Inspection forum. Enjoy. 

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A nice neat conversion Noel - I had problems with Photobucket and now use Postimage which I found more user friendly

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You have made a great job of the Tracker Noel, she looks a treat

 

Another vote here for postimage.org which is quick and easy to use

 

Seven minutes from taking the shot, bunging it into the computer, uploading to post image.org and getting it on-screen in Britmodeller

 

I thought that was way superior to Phot*bucket in every way and they don't pester me to go premium

 

 

Anyway, end of ad for a company I don't have shares in thanks for coming back to the Tracker, it was one of my favourites back in the day

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