**** DONE: 1/48 Grumman OA-9 Goose - Seaplanes / Floatplanes of WWII

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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, Jun 10, 2014
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    User Name: T Bolt
    Name: Glenn
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    Kit: Lindberg OA9 Goose
    Scale: 1/48th
    Accessories: Might add wheels from the spares box and doo a bit of exterior modifications.

    Don’t have a lot of spare time right now so this will be a quickie. Not sure of the paint scheme just yet but it will be US Navy or Air Corps. The kit is very very basic with no interior except for a couple of seats and pilot figures which is just as well because not much will be visible through the windows. I will paint the interior as is and concentrate on the exterior. It looks like the rudder shape is wrong and there is some pretty good warp to the upper wing part I’ll have to deal with but other than that it should go together pretty fast, but I’m sure there will be a lot of filling to do.
     

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    Quickies are nice every now and then ;)
     
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    Here's the parts trees. Like I said, very basic. I made a small start on it tonight painting the cockpit walls, roof and seats interior green with a dark wash and the rest of the interior black so nothing would show. The only other thing I might do to it is make up some seat harnesses as the seats might be vaguely visible through he windscreen.
     

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    Those old Lindberg kits bring back a lot of memories...
    Are you going "Whole Hog", or just the lipstick?
    'Cause, if anyone can do it, it's you!
    Mind you, "W.H." will require possible dimension changes to the wing area. Lindberg would often short-change the wings. They were great about ships, but with aircraft they had a problem, mostly wing length.
    Check your sources and scale it out, they usually missed by a couple of (scale) feet.
     
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    Very cool Glenn, always liked the goose.
     
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    What a great addition to the build Glenn and sound advice from Paul it would seem.
     
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    Give your best care and attention Glenn!
     
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    Don't have the time to get too carried away with it right now. I don't know about the wing dimensions, I'll have to check it out tonight, but I know I'll be either making a new rudder or heavily modifying the existing one. It isn't even close to the right shape.
     

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    Yikes, that is quite a difference.

    Geo
     
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    Is that the same plane?????
     
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    The rudder has been cut off to be replaced at a later date. Windows masked and installed and the fuselage halves glued together.
     

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    Thanks David

    I did some math and took some measurements and it comes out 1/4" short in length and 3/8" short in wingspan. Not too bad but I got to thinking and ran the numbers for 1/50th scale and was right on for wingspan and 1/8" long in length which could be from the mis-shaped rudder. Some of these very old kits were made in 1/50th scale for some reason and I think this is one of them.
     
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    Going to follow your tail build up closely Glenn, lots of photos please. If it looks like I can follow you, this is what I want to build; Macmillan and Bloedels company aircraft....

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    ...not to concerned about the other dimensions.

    Geo
     
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    For reference Deckape posted a "Goose" a while back as I recall
     
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