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JWM

Three amphibias: Duck, Goose, Gosling

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Hi 

I will try to do three amphibias of WWII by Grumman: Duck (Airfix), Goose (Sword) and Gosling (Pavla).

Duck will be my second attempt on this kit after 50 years (!) - first I did at age of 9. It was my second "serious" model of airplane (if I do not count some Ruch models made before) in 1/72. Serious also means that it was painted and models done before it were not painted. . As far as I remember and then after about next 10 years I broken it into pieces, washed out all paint  and - converted it into.... Ge-23 (FF1) which is still existing on my shelvs! I posted it not long ago on RFI:

So I am not decided on version and scheme yet. Maybe it will be J2f4 converted from j2f6.

 

Second will be Pavla Gosling or Wigdeon - in colours of US Coast Guard from 1942, so not yellow/silver  but blue/gray colours. I have never done Gosling/Widgeon before. 

The third one will be Goose in some US colours. The kit is by Sword. I have no experience with Goose neither.

I will post photos of kits in another post very soon. I have to do them.

Regards

Jerzy-Wojtek

 

 

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Sword Goose:

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Gosling/Widgeon by Pavla

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Airfix Duck

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To be cont.

Regards

J-W

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Nice choices!

 

I see a spray rail in the Goose box art. I'm not convinced any USAAC/USAAF or USN Goose ever had those spray rails. I was led astray by this when I built CM's 1/48 Goose.

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Good morning J-W

 Welcome to this Gb with this very interesting trio ..

Enjoy your build

Patrice

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If you were a glutton for punishment, you could add in an A-Model Albatross, and a lot of filler...

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Excellent choice of subjects!

 

Regards,

David

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I gathered drawings for Duck scaled all to 1/72. However now I have to judge which is the best one, since they change a lot one to onother,,,

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Any suggestions, comments?

Regards

J-W

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I see your drawings show a J2F-4, -5, and -6. Is your kit a "Duck", which could be an amalgam of versions, or a specific version?

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My kit is J2F6 since it is Airfix. My question is a bit aside of my build - on some drawing J2F5 and F6 have the same cowling, on other F5 has shorter then F6. I have to judge which is correct? For me it is a general test for credibility which drawings use as the proper one.  If I look at photos F5 has indeed shorter cowling chord than F6.

(of course we are talking about NACA cowling of late variants, not the very short Towdend of early machines)

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The F6 is characteristic due to to air  outlets shortly behind the cowling, like here:

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J2F4 sometimes is shown (descripted) as mashines with Towdend, sometime with NACA cowl.

Cheers

J-W

 

 

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True, the drawings themselves could have mistakenly included or mislabeled features from multiple versions. And, photos of specific aircraft could have post-manufacturing modifications further confounding identification. And in particular, a current aircraft, airworthy or not, could have just have the wrong parts due to availability.

 

I have some J2F materials from Grumman. For the -4, I have their 1/48 scale "Model Builders Drawing", and for the -5 the "Erection Procedures." The -5 document should be authoritative since it was contemporaneous with the aircraft. The model drawing is from 1966; so while from Grumman, it's not quite primary documentation.

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This Goose landed on the Avon River, at Windsor, Nova Scotia, while transporting WWI ace Billy Bishop from Halifax to Ottawa. About 3 miles away, above the port engine, is the home of my grandparents. My father bought it from his brother, who had inherited the farm and that's where I grew up before I moved west in 1980.

 

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https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC192P5_billy-bishop-visits-windsor-feb8?guid=b88c90ae-e950-4f12-a23a-a36e2607fcdc

 

 

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Chris

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Notice than neither of these photos show that fine spray rail.

 

Can you tell I'm still peeved I included it on my build?

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I strated work on Goose and Goslling which will be almost OOBs. 

Here what I have:

Gosling:

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Goose

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The Duck will be build a bit later since it will be a conversion to J2F5 (most likely)

Regards

Jerzy-Wojtek

 

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The riging of small floats I have to do before glueing wings together.  So in both Goose and Gosling I drilled holes in floats and glued them to bottom  halves of wings:

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In case of goose i have to study more photos to check more precisely the places for drilling the wings...

 

I made more slim and shaped props of  Gosling today also (left after, right before it):

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That is all for today, let the float get fixed

Cheers

J-W

 

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Here's another view of a Goose that may help. Czech Models' 1/48 kit has markings for this aircraft. The decals are fine, but CM's placement guide and airframe colors are incorrect 

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Ambitious build thread. I'll be following along as I'm doing a Goose as well, albeit in FAA colours. So far I've only done a bit of painting but have had to clear out massive ejection pins from the wheel wells. Good luck with all three. 

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Many thanks !

Today only Gosling.

Riging of floats . One have to do it before wings are glued together. Then you glue wings. This is result:

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And some more of inside

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Cheers

J-W

 

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