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Showing posts from May, 2011

Grumman JRF-5 Goose - Part 6

Below are a few pictures after priming (Tamiya white) and a few explanations for the happy few who would like to build the same model: Top view: 1: hoisting sling fixture 2:Trailing antenna fearlead 3: Hole for giono antenna 4: Handle holes 5: Holes for cabin ventilators 6: Holes for ABA-ABK mast antenna Upper surface right wing: 1: Hole for exhaust pipes 2: I emphasized the carving here to make things more realistic 3: I cut the tip of the wing for the lights 4: trim tab Lower surface: 1: Hole for ground stowing 2: holes for rigs 3: Light 4 & 6 :  Engine ventilation (?) 5: Two small thingies that are , I guess, oil drains. They are not seen on all pictures but I decided to add them to make things more interesting here Thanks for reading ;)

Grumman JRF-5 Goose - Part 5

Hi there, I finished a lot of little things but not worth mentionning here. Moreover I scratchbuilt the door of the bow compartment. To do so I used a inkjet printer to print the outline of the door on a thin plastic sheet (0.25mm). I positionned the plastic sheet using some tape, and cut the door accordingly As you can see, I also corrected the shape of the masks (looks a bit crooked on this picture, but ok in real). I spent time on some external elements. I drilled a plethora of holes on the lower and upper surfaces of the wing in prevision of the fixation of antennas, ventilation system and rigging (pics of all these elements will come when the bird is painted). Note that trim tabs have to be added to the wings. Moreover AZ model had the good idea to give 2 left elevators, meaning more work for me... Also, I added the access door on the starboard. I made it with 0.25mm plastic sheet, glued it and then sanded it to make it thinner. Clockwise: landing