1/72 Airfix Grumman J2F Duck WIP

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  1. wingnutz

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    Hey folks,

    Here's my first dab into biplanes, and what a more fitting subject than one of the most venerable aircraft of WW2, the Grumman J2F Duck. The kit is a 1/72 scale Airfix release with raised panel lines and rivets, which will be sanded off and new recessed panel lines to be scribed.

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    I will be depicting this in the late 1930s color scheme of the "Candy Clipper" used by the "Bamboo Fleet" in the last stand of the allied forces in the Philippine islands during WW2. This particular duck was salvaged from one of the wrecks after a bombing raid by the IJ forces and was extensively used to ferry supplies, medicine, personnel and refugees in and out of the besieged Bataan and Corregidor peninsula. The name being coined from the aircraft crew's constant supply of candies to keep up morale for the remaining allied forces left behind and trapped by the slowly advancing Japanese forces.

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    Looking great mate!
     
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    Nice subject and good work so far!
     
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    Great so far!
     
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    I'm looking forward to this one. The rigging will be a ***** though.
     
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    Excellent choice! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
     
  7. wingnutz

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    aye sir...doing my homework on rigging now...
     
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    Sweet build
     
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    Looking forward to this one!
     
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    Great links on the rigging techniques.


    Here's some pics of my J2F Duck that might help. :) That one needs to be cleaned I think and it looks like one of the radio wires popped loose but the rigging is solid. I think the wire gauge I used was a bit thick but it illustrates the rigging nicely anyway.
     

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    nice models, not sure i want to go near a bi plane kit
     
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    Ges, the thing has more wires then the WW1 fighters did!
     
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    Sweet Duck Dwight! 8)
     
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    Interesting stuff. Reminds me of that marvellous movie - was it 'Murphy's War', or something similar? Some fantastic flying sequences in that, I seem to remember.
     
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    got more work done on the duck...

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    Looks fantastic Wingnutz! Can't wait for more! :)
     
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    Great work. Too bad about the missing part but you've overcome that issue brilliantly.
     
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