Classic Airframes' 1/48
Grumman J2F-5 Duck
by Phil Hale
Classic Airframes' 1/48 scale J2F-5 Duck is available online from Squadron
Here is Classic
Airframes' 1/48 scale Grumman J2F-5 Duck, Kit Number 445R
This is a re-release of the original kit released several years ago.
There are no new parts or decals.
The overall fit of
this kit is good and I would suggest attaching parts F-6 & 7
(forward fuselage halves to Parts A 1 & 2 (rear halves) before
gluing the fuselage halves together.
This will allow you
to get a better fit in this area. I would also suggest test fitting
the upper wing to the struts before painting. I had to relocate both
the cabane and the wing struts to get the wings to line up. Take
care when attaching the landing gear and I did as the instructions
suggest and replaced parts A 15-18 with plastic rod.
If you attach the
canopy as one piece, the windscreen will not fit very well and will
require some filling.
As with all limited run kits, you'll need to test fit and test fit
some more but in the end you can have a nice 1/48th scale model of
the Grumman Duck.
For those of you
that missed out on the first release, now is your opportunity to
pick one up.
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by Phil Hale
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