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1/24 Grumman Bearcat F8F - JB

Scratch Building Grumman's hot rod fighter

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Jim Barry17/11/2017 00:18:16
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Hey all, Not that active here lately, but thought I'd stop by, show some progress and say hi.


More work detailing the cockpit with little things like flap control wheels and dials and knobs and such. Then I got into the control surfaces. Here I may have done more than necessary but these are fabric covered surfaces and the spar skeleton does show through. I figure make it like Grumman did and I'll be OK. I have access to the parts catalogues and all kinds of build pictures of the real aircraft so things are getting fairly accurate, though once you really know how something is built, you really know how far your model is off from it (or how much work it would really take to be perfect). Soon enough, I'll have a load of things to send to printer. I think I'm almost done with the 3D printed part list of things I need.

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Jim Barry17/11/2017 00:22:34
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More pics



Andrew Belsey 217/11/2017 08:02:07
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Good to have you back Jim and to see great progress on this.

Andy B

Jim Barry07/12/2017 18:31:04
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Things are moving along. Printing is complete and I'm really happy


67e3f36c-f10f-4115-96d2-44af7c08e572.jpeg. Time to get on with the building.

Peter Day 107/12/2017 20:10:06
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And you should be! Great work Jim.


jimbo08/12/2017 09:44:27
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Hi Jim

Wow!! They look great. Skills, techniques and progress moving along all the time.


John Race08/12/2017 13:46:34
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HI Jim .

Good to see you back, will settle down to watch the magic.


Scottie08/12/2017 19:53:46
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Great post hope you have room for another chair.


Scottie08/12/2017 19:54:14
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Great post hope you have room for another chair.


Steve Jones 1210/12/2017 09:10:59
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The 3D parts have come out well. Did they take much cleaning?. Hopefully now you will have time to crack on with some more construction


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