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  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Montana USA
Grumman Goose
Posted by heepey on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:47 PM

I just finished this as part of a group build and thought I would share it here. Lindberg 1/48 09a Goose kit. A fairly poor kit but one I could afford. Modified with some added details and computer generated decals to represent one I rode in and my dad worked on in 1969. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:21 AM

Very nice, but those paint bottles may hole the hull unless you fly higher!Big Smile

Always nice to build something with a personal connection.

John

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:50 AM

Very nice!  I have that kit in my stash, as well as a Widgeon.  One of these days....

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Montana USA
Posted by heepey on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:37 AM

jeaton01
Very nice, but those paint bottles may hole the hull unless you fly higher!

Paint bottles were the closest thing I could find to a gravel beach to pose it on.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2:59 PM

I do like it ;

   Now as to the gravel beach .You have a cat ? If you do, borrow some of the cat's CLEAN litter and put it in a large caramel corn can lid .Viola ! One gravel beach ! .

  One or two scoops of aquarium gravel would work too . Buy a small bag and keep it handy for your sea-planes .  T.B.

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:38 PM

Glad to see you finished it.  Looks great.  

        

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    January, 2004
Posted by Captain Morgan on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:07 PM

Ever.since watching Tales of the Gold Monkey I wanted to fly that plane. Nice little aircraft. Nice job.

Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Montana USA
Posted by heepey on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:38 PM

Here is the beach picture that inspired this build.

The near twin to this plane was being flown from Alaska to Ca. to star in that show. There is a little trick to managing the fuel flow that apparently only seasoned Goose drivers know. The "profesional" pilots hired for this flight did not fit this catagory. They ran out of fuel with one full tank somewhere in the Gulf of Alaska. They landed hard in heavy waves severly damaging the plane. The two pilots were rescued minutes before the plane sank.

Captain Morgan

Ever.since watching Tales of the Gold Monkey I wanted to fly that plane. Nice little aircraft. Nice job.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:54 AM

Having a connection with a loved one on a build makes it even more special than anything in this world.  Congratulations!

Toshi

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    June, 2003
Posted by Jammer on Friday, January 20, 2017 6:04 PM

Ze plane! Ze plane!

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    November, 2003
  • From: Virginia
Posted by Mike F6F on Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:20 AM

Come on!

That's a Grumman "Ironworks" aircraft.

Landing on a few paint bottles won't hurt it!

 

Mike

 

"Grumman on a Navy Airplane is like Sterling on Silver."

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Montana USA
Posted by heepey on Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:51 AM

Jammer

Ze plane! Ze plane!

 

Zat was actually a Widgeon which was the little brother to the Goose. The one in the show was a rare radial engine conversion that made it look like the Goose.

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    April, 2009
  • From: Lowell City, Mars
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:14 PM

"Fairly poor kit" is correct.  I threw mine in the circular file when it was half-way done.  Nothing fit right and the plastic just felt "funny"- I don't know what it was!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, January 22, 2017 8:11 AM

You Know ;

   I had that problem with the first of those I ever built .The plastic felt greasy and the glue ( REVELL type " S " ) wouldn't even stick well . That was after washing it in liquid dish soap and drying every part as well .

 Strange . I have another that is building up well . I have BOTH the " Goose " and the " Widgeon " . Neither of these has presented any problems yet , at least none that were unexpected .  T.B.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by DDonSS3 on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:37 AM

The Lindberg kit sure wasn't a beauty, but after I built the Czech Models FR-1 Fireball, I needed a break! I did add an interior bulkhead and "firewalls" behind the engines to prevent the "see through effect." I main wheels came from the spres box and are for either a P-47 or an F4U, I can't recall which. I finished it as a "whiffer" in postwar Dutch Navy markings. The decals came from an Aeromaster Sea Fury sheet.

It wasn't an easy build, lots of cutting, trimming, filling and sanding was needed. But it was such a relief after the FR-1.

 

Tags: 1/48 , Goose , Grumman , JRF , Lindberg , OA-9
  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Montana USA
Posted by heepey on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:23 PM

One of the biggest issues that I have with this kit is the shape of the tail feathers. They need to be taller and wider. I reshaped both on this build. 

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