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Grumman Goose, Cat Lai, Indochina, 1952


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Hi Everyone,

 Finally finished my latest addition to my Indochina collection,

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My attempt at Czech Models 1/48 Grumman Goose kit

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Finished to represent an aircraft of Esc. de Servitude 8S, Cat Lai, Indochina, 1952

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Built mostly from the box contents, additions being: Pitot Tube, Antenna Mast and Aerial Wire, Anti Collision Light, Window Blinds and Ignition Harness.

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Replaced some of the fiddley and weak resin items such as seat legs with more robust materials, especially as you can`t see them anyway

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Decals from Berna Decals set BD 48-81

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Hope you enjoy, Thanks for looking

Cheers Russ 

 

 

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Another lovely model Russ, your certainly knocking them out at the Russ production line at a fair rate, hiding my head in shame with one done this year so far, and a car at that haha

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Hi Russ,

 

as usual, a great looking model, looking just perfect!

Plus the Aeronavale aircraft always look fantastic. I don't know why I am so attracted to Navy aircraft when I get sea sick in my bath.... Go figure.

 

Congrats!

JR

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2 minutes ago, ForestFan said:

Very nice (yet again!) love the slightly out of the ordinary subject matter. What's next?

Cheers FF, really glad you like it.

What`s next ? Well without giving too much away, there`s a Japanese Recce type almost finished and a `Secret War` Chopper not far behind. I`ve just unbagged and washed the sprues of a Trumpy Skywarrior, but it`s not going to be the option or version that`s in the box. 

 

Also, thanks to Everyone for their very positive comments, feedback and `likes`. Appreciated

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Lovely as usual Russ,....... its a cracker,

Cheers

          Tony

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Very nice job Russ and unusual subject, I really like "La Royale" as the french used to call their Navy,

Nice weathering, nice painting, congratulations

An Oscar with french roundels and a camouflaged Skywarrior with lots of blisters and protrusions ???

Don't forget the sismical sensors instead of the sono buoys ^_^

Congrats my friend, great job on this one too !:yes:

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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1 hour ago, corsaircorp said:

Very nice job Russ and unusual subject, I really like "La Royale" as the french used to call their Navy,

Nice weathering, nice painting, congratulations

An Oscar with french roundels and a camouflaged Skywarrior with lots of blisters and protrusions ???

Don't forget the sismical sensors instead of the sono buoys ^_^

Congrats my friend, great job on this one too !:yes:

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

That`s pretty close :smile:

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5 minutes ago, russ c said:

That`s pretty close :smile:

I'm not an expert like you surely are but I have a great interest in indochina and viet nam wars.

I've been Lucky enough to meet some protagonist of these conflicts.

I've started a Bronco, my F4-B will be Viet Nam related as will be my MiG 21.

And numerous other projects that are waitng on my stash.

Once again, good job on that Goose, I missed the kit at the time...

For that while, I'm engulfed in my FAA projects, lot of fun too...

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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26 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

I'm not an expert like you surely are but I have a great interest in indochina and viet nam wars.

I've been Lucky enough to meet some protagonist of these conflicts.

I've started a Bronco, my F4-B will be Viet Nam related as will be my MiG 21.

And numerous other projects that are waitng on my stash.

Once again, good job on that Goose, I missed the kit at the time...

For that while, I'm engulfed in my FAA projects, lot of fun too...

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

Ermm, that`s really kind of you, but I don`t profess to being an expert ( at anything really ) just someone who`s got a thing about war and palm trees really :)

Look forward to seeing your `nam stuff.

Cheers Russ

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Very unusual and very splendid!

 

Another fine piece for your collection there Russ.

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3 hours ago, toniosky said:

Very nice build, especially with this scheme !

 

How would you qualify the build of the Czech model kit ?

Thanks Toniosky,

  It`s not tooooo bad, except for the canopy, interior bulkheads, floor and undercarriage, esp the canopy, as long as you`ve some limited run experience. I managed it so it can`t be that bad.

Cheers Russ

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