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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Grumman Goose
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 06, 2017 9:06 AM

I see in the latest Squadron Catalog that there is now an Encore kit of the Grumman Goose.  Encore models are generally old kits upgraded with things like resin parts and photo-etch.  The only old Goose kit remember was by either AMT, Glencoe or Lindberg and was not a very good kit.  Can Encore actually add nice enough additions to change that sow's ear into a silk purse?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    March, 2016
Posted by ardvark002 on Monday, February 06, 2017 10:25 AM
Hi Don. I have this kit, haven't done much work on it yet, some sub assembly. Kit has nice detail . Inside wheel wells need lot of fitting work, but all in all seems like a nice kit, when compared to the lindburg, which I just finished. Aardvark
  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, February 06, 2017 10:39 AM

I believe it's the Czech Models kit from the early 2000's---still a bit on the crude side compared to today's super-kits, but light-years away from the old Lindberg offering.

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:01 AM

gregbale

I believe it's the Czech Models kit from the early 2000's---still a bit on the crude side compared to today's super-kits, but light-years away from the old Lindberg offering.

 

Ah, that sounds better.  Was not  aware of the CM kit, but I have always had good luck with their kits, so I guess I'll spring for the Goose!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 10:40 AM

Hi Don,

I built this kit for this years Floatplane Group Build, and for me, it was a very humbling experience.  I developed a love/hate relationship with the build.  I loved my subject but hated the kit. Detail is scarce, fit is horrible and there are no alignment pins.  I noted in the GB that my experience building vacu form kits came into play during this build.  Here is an in-process pic, and then one on how it turned out.  Overall, with skill and patience, it can turn into a really nice Goose.

 

        

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Rockford, IL
Posted by AlanF on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 3:14 PM

scottrc
Hi Don, I built this kit for this years Floatplane Group Build, and for me, it was a very humbling experience.  I developed a love/hate relationship with the build.  I loved my subject but hated the kit. Detail is scarce, fit is horrible and there are no alignment pins.  I noted in the GB that my experience building vacu form kits came into play during this build.  Here is an in-process pic, and then one on how it turned out.  Overall, with skill and patience, it can turn into a really nice Goose.

I have one in almost the same state sitting on my workbench for a couple of years. I just haven't been motivated to finish it.  I need new props since the kit ones broke and I'm not happy with my repair.  It just keeps looking a me saying: "Ha, I beat you."  Sad I have an old thread here with the build progress. Someday I hope to update it and beat this kit into submission.

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 8:37 PM

Hey Alan,

I here ya, I had to make props from other kits along with just about everything else except the wings, fuse, and the resin engines.  Everything else was pretty much unusable. Even most of the resin parts were either too big, too small, or too poorly cast to use.  For the wheels, I stole them from a Accurate Minitures 1/48 TBM.  Very much like the old days of building vacuform kits.  But overall, I really enjoyed the build and learned a lot.  I would have given up but the support from members here on this forum that were in the Group Build kept me motivated with support and encouragement.  

        

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Lowell City, Mars
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:30 PM

I tried the Encore kit and had many problems.  Threw it out in mid-build.

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