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MarkSH

Airfix 1/72 Grumman J2F-6 Duck - COMPLETED

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Trials and tribulations albeit minor ones but still enjoying it …..rigging next.....

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Evening chaps,

 

Got the rigging done today, fiddly in a couple of places but generally ok, I used EZline fine as I did for my recent Swordfish build and as long as your careful with the application of the cyano its fairly easy to use. I have trimmed the 'tails' where necessary and the next job is to sand back the rough bits and repaint, actually I will re-do the whole top wing as repeated handling has left it in a pretty sorry state especially the leading edge, I will also pick out the rigging lines with some aluminium paint and the black wing root walkways will need to be painted in.

 

I have rigged and fitted the wing floats and made up some better looking exhausts.

 

One error I've made is leaving a hole in the top of the front fuselage for a centre fuselage/top wing strut supplied with the kit that is not present in the subject aircraft......and I forgot to fill it before fitting the top wing! Hey ho!!

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Really good job Mark. 

That's come on very well. 

 

Colin 

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Evening all,

 

I have just applied some finishing touches to the Duck, I managed to massage the rather flimsy undercarriage into place, how long it'll last I don't know, the wheel hubs are I'm afraid not representative of the real example and nothing in the spare box would suit so they'll have to do. A suitable base on which to set the model and quality pictures will have to wait until the weekend:

 

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Anyway calling it finished, many thanks to @TEMPESTMK5 for organising. Enjoyed the GB especially building two Grumman products that literally are worlds apart.

 

Cheers, Mark.

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Good evening Mark

Very good job on this great Airfix classic 👍

 

I am very pleased that you enjoyed this Gb , maybe you would find time to build something else for this Gb ?...

 

 

Patrice

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1 minute ago, TEMPESTMK5 said:

 

I am very pleased that you enjoyed this Gb , maybe you would find time to build something else for this Gb ?...

 

:fraidnot: As much as I'd like to I'm afraid not Patrice, I'm way, way behind on the B-17, haven't even started the Stranraer and the Panzer IV GB starts next week :doh: 

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12 hours ago, MarkSH said:

:fraidnot: As much as I'd like to I'm afraid not Patrice, I'm way, way behind on the B-17, haven't even started the Stranraer and the Panzer IV GB starts next week :doh: 

Good morning Mark

 Ok I perfectly understand but it looks like your going to be very busy in the next weeks ..

Enjoy your build ..

Cheers

Patrice

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Great result Mark! Very well done. :thumbsup:

Kind regards, 

Stix 

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What a lovely build :clap::clap:

 

This is another I saw in the gallery that I had to drop in on to say 'Well Done!!'.

 

The colour scheme is great; it really stands out.

 

Cheers

 

Nigel

 

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Excellent work there Mark. Another great example of the colourful Yellow-winged birds.

 

Cheers Allan

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I like that a lot. You have turned an ugly Duck(ling) into a beautiful....well..Duck! Nice job indeed.

 

Duncan B

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