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: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: The Big Gimper March 04, 2013, 12:02:23 AM
I was not going to participate on the ATF GB but I had an inspirational moment.

Here is my WIP Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" 1944 FAA SAR aircraft.  This is the ancient Airfix J4F which I bought for the USCG decals but I found a use for it. The kit is simple but like all kits of that era, horrible fit. The alignments pins are all too big, you need to add styrene shims etc.

The tail is from a Revell 1/144 E-2C, the drop tanks are from a P-51 and the round observer windows from a 1/72 Shackleton.

I sawed off the tail, I rounded the new fins as that was the style, glued them on upside down, I closed up the 2nd set of fuselage windows, drilled out the round observer windows, added the drop tanks and will add some cockpit filler. 

The paint scheme will be GSB with yellow bands with FAA decals probably from a F4F.

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/CF-101B/Modeling%202013/Ottawa-20130303-00199.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/CF-101B/Modeling%202013/Ottawa-20130303-00192.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/CF-101B/Modeling%202013/Ottawa-20130303-00191.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/CF-101B/Modeling%202013/Ottawa-20130303-00198.jpg)
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: GTX_Admin March 04, 2013, 02:15:57 AM
Interesting
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: father ennis March 04, 2013, 03:19:55 AM
I really like it ... !!!
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: Brian da Basher March 04, 2013, 03:59:58 AM
The new tail really gives your Goose a cool look!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: jorel62 March 04, 2013, 07:26:20 AM
Very nice..... I can't wait to see it finished
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: Jeffry Fontaine March 04, 2013, 07:45:19 AM
Keeping it in the Grumman family with the Hawkeye/Greyhound tail on your little Goose :)
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: kerick March 04, 2013, 01:27:09 PM
Great idea, carry on!
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: apophenia March 07, 2013, 12:08:20 PM
Love the new tail! Great concept  :)
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: Cliffy B March 21, 2013, 11:51:31 PM
Any updates dude?
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: The Big Gimper March 24, 2013, 10:47:57 PM
Any updates dude?

My excuse is: The Canadian Weather

I don't have a spray booth or a heated garage. Since I do all painting in the garage and with the sub-zero temperatures from the last week or so, I could not get paint on. This week we are going to positive numbers so I hope to get a few coats on. 
: Re: Grumman J4F-3 "Mother Goose" FAA SAR Aircraft
: Dr. YoKai April 08, 2013, 09:31:21 AM
Used to live in North Dakota, and even down here in Texas the garage can get a bit nippy in the winter...this does look like its
going to be a nifty looking build - the twin tail is always a welcome addition. Good luck!