1/48 Grumman F3F-1 - From WW1 to WW2 GB

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  1. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

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    #1 meatloaf109, Nov 1, 2012
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    User Name, Meatloaf109
    Name, Paul
    Catagory, Intermediate
    Scale, 1/48
    Manufacturer, Accurate Miniatures
    Model Type, Grumman F3F-1
    Aftermarket, None, nope, not even bits of wire or stuff off the desk, this kit has it all!

    This is typical Accurate Miniatures, great detail, excellent instructions, (all 20 pages), P.E. goodies; flying wires, ignition harness and other stuff, and a decal sheet that never ends. It is possible to build any F3F-1 ever made!
    However, being AM, it has one problem, (they all have one), on this it is the fit of the gear covers. I have studied the builds of others on the net and there is a simple solution, but more on that when I get to that step.
    I like the Commanding Officer's aircraft as pictured on the box, VF-3 on the U.S.S. Saratoga, 1936, so that is the one I will be doing.

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  2. Rogi

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    This ones going to be fun :)
     
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    Going to keep and eye on this one, Paul. Just to see how the scale plastic F3F stands up to the balsa/tissue model. Thinking about it... there will be no comparison, you can't put the detail into a balsa model that you can in a scale plastic.

    Charles
     
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    will be fun and informative to watch the 2 unfold
     
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    Great Start Paul!
     
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    Yeah, great start Paul. Got all the stuff in order and ready to go....
    A place for everything,
    and everything all over the place.
    rock-n-roll mate.
     
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    Should be good.
     
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    Good stuff Bill, another silver winged bird of prey.
     
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    Should be a good one Paul the LHS has a few of these kits i should grab them up i think 10.00 to 15.00 each.
     
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    Grab as many AM kits as you can, they are great. I can't understand why they went under.
     
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    AM went under, I had no idea :O :( *sad

    They make awesome kits, granted sometimes pricy but there worth it :D
     
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    Nice one Paul. I have that one in my stash and have good things about it.
     
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    Nice Paul! Going to be interesting comparing the schemes on these birds.
     
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    another real interesting scheme!
     
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    crack on Paul, Bill is miles ahead !!!!!!!

    do like the Felix logo
     
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    Cracking on!

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    And a little more

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    Hey, that's mine!
    Where'd you get them photos??????
    And you are hiding your bench, terrrrickey.
     
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    Good stuff Paul and do we have a race..........................Bill!!!
     
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