Author Topic: Grumman FB-2G Grebe  (Read 2699 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:41:51 AM »
OK, the chances of this being finished before the end of the GB is nil, nix nada & zilch but it has given me the incentive to start it.


So, first images:

The boxes


What's in the boxes (well, some of it, anyway)


First cutting done (last night)


What a Sunderland looks like without its belly


Where I'm going with this
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 09:53:10 AM »
Cool. A near perfect fit. So will you shorten the hull or lengthen the fuselage?
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 10:05:59 AM »
Possibly a bit of both.

Not 100% sure on where I'm going with it. I'll definitely extend the Tracker nose forward & (probably) fit a radar nose; however, if I shorten the tail, I can fit the MAD boom or I could extend it & fit a tail radar, instead.

Decisions! Decisions! :-\
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 10:34:00 AM »
Looking very promising!  :)
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 12:15:00 PM »
Very nice piece of scale-o-rama 1/48+1/72... :-*

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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 12:21:49 PM »
Great scale-o-rama perception.  Having good vibes about this build. :)

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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 03:24:43 PM »
Looking good!  :)
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 10:04:30 PM »
Thanks, guys! :)

This build has been calling to me for quite some time now & I'm really enthused (Almost like an armour build!) by it. Hopefully it stays that way!
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 03:25:52 AM »
Well I will give you all the encouragement I can! This looks to be Epic!

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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2017, 09:29:11 AM »
Hackage.. begin.

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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 10:01:13 AM »
Thanks! :) :)
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 10:47:13 PM »
Think I've settled on a SAR role for this build, with a radar nose, & wing mounted DF units (to home in on EPIRB's), plus the Grumbly's search-light, & the sonobuoy chutes can be for flares.

I'm still tossing up whether to do a radar tail or enlarge the MAD boom housing to become a chute for emergency bundles (a tube with an inflatable raft, medical supplies, food & water).

I'm currently in the process of trying to work out if I have the skill-set/confidence to make it an amphibian.
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2017, 05:55:06 AM »
I'm currently in the process of trying to work out if I have the skill-set/confidence to make it an amphibian.

Is it too late to find a different amphibian kit for the hull containing the wheel cavities? 

Maybe the old Monogram 72nd scale SA-16 Albatross kit?  Not sure about other amphibians that would be good candidates for your kit bash.
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2017, 08:57:38 AM »
I'm looking at my 1/72 Catalina with a view to copying its gear to fit the Tracker & kit wheels. Looks complex but do-able. ;)
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Re: Grumman FB-2G Grebe
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 07:29:41 PM »
Things have been happening. Slowly, I'll admit, due to work & 1:1 scale fernery construction, but happening, none the less.

I hope to get some photo's up sometime in the next day or two - mostly it's been detailing the sadly sparse cockpit & fitting the nose-wheel well.

 :)
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