1/48 Curtiss R3C-2 - From WW1 to WW2 GB

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  1. meatloaf109

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    #1 meatloaf109, Nov 1, 2012
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    User Name, Meatloaf109
    Name, Paul
    Catagory, Intermediate
    Scale, 1/48
    Manufacturer, Testors, (Hawk)
    Model Type, Curtiss R3C-2
    Aftermarket, All the bits of wire and crap off the desk that the F3F-1 doesn't need, and more!

    I think I paid $5.00 for this Testors boxing of the old Hawk mold, and it shows it's age. Raised decal locators on the top and bottom of the wings, no cockpit, and the "pilot" has a serious hole in him that I have never noticed in any of the pictures of Jimmy Doolittle. This one will get the full treatment, scratch-built cockpit, overstated wing radiators toned down, flying wires, the works. (The pilot is going in the scrap bucket, however.)

    r3c1.jpg

    r3c2.jpg

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    I like :D
     
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    Nothing like being first in the Group Build. Taking a special interest, here.... I like floatplanes !!

    Charles
     
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    cool choice
     
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    Should be a quick build. I thinl I built one in 72nd? when I was a kid......
     
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    That is one wee drop of a seaplane Paul and it looks like ole Jimmy took one for the team.

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    Not so sure about that with all the work Paul has planned. Interesting choice Paul.
     
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    A few wires in this one Paul and you certainly have the interest of Charles.
     
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    Cant wait to see what you do with this one Paul.
     
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    I built that one years ago too Paul. Loads of room for scratch building. Will be interesting watching what you do with it.
     
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    Nice one Paul!
     
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    I had no idea they had this in 1/48, great choice!
     
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    Cool plane Paul! Cant wait to see more!
     
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    Like the lines of that one Paul, hope it scrubs up well mate!
     
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    very cool Paul
     
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    A little inspiration to get you motivated Paul. From the hinterwebs...

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    Geo
     
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    Ah, yes! The great Jimmy Doolittle. There are several pictures of the racer, most in the lighter scheme, identified as a blue. The Smithsonian has the plane in black with a number "3" on the side. It wore this scheme when Doolittle won the Schneider in1925.
    Thursday is modeling day for me, I may get a start on this one!
     
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    He seems to have the hole patched up in the photo.

    Geo
     
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