One of Airfix's Finest: Grumman Gosling. Finished.

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Looking good barry keep at it , cheers tony
 
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Nearly there, made some engine breathers?, well bits on top of the engines out of clear sprue drilled out. Also some little counterbalances for the elevators. I had to replace the float struts with plastic card as the kits ones were hopeless. The floats are fixed temporally so see how things line up and the props are in the varnish shop.

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Coming on great Barry , cheers tony
 

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That looks so much nicer than the one I remember.
 

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That is looking very smart Barry, a nice change from the usual schemes.
 

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Looking good. And there is loads of time yet!

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Thanks, for some reason I was trying to get this finished for the end of the month, a senior moment probably.
 
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Elevator balances fitted, float rigging done, props and pitot tube fitted, also glazed the side windows under the wing with clearfix which after some fiddling worked just fine. Just some general titivating and touching up to do and that's about it. Have removed the masking from the cockpit glazing I found that it was rather fogged. Then I realised that when spraying I hadn't covered the side window openings under the wings and had sprayed the cockpit from the inside. Another senior moment!

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Looking good Barry . The windows dont look too bad - these float planes are very wet , you could always say they are misted up with the damp! cheers tony
 
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I'm calling this finished now. touched up a few places and started to put the decals on. I had some ones from a Xtrakit kit however whilst the small registration at the rear of the fuselage went on ok the large ones for the wings disintegrated into powder. So as every time I pick it up I seem to break something off I'll call it done. The wooden props didn't come up a nice as I thought they would but they are better than the kit ones. I shall have to practice on them.
 

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Well done to you. I helped one of my daughters build this model (she's never touched one since) and know it really is quite a poor kit (that's as polite as I can be about this kit) You've done a great job getting this result.
 
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