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Glenco 1/48 J2F Duck

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Starting on the Glenco 1/48 scale J2F Duck. This is an older kit and does not have the level of details that newer kits have. The Duck is a Grumman built amphibious aircraft that was primarily used for search and rescue. It is unique from other single engine float planes in that the main float and fuselage are designed together. This allows room for more crew members. The scheme that I will be doing is the Marine version that was stationed in the Virgin Islands.

All of the interior details will be scratch built using styrene stock and remnants of many photo etch extras I have. I located some build photos from Grumman use as a guide for the interior. I started with getting the cockpit area roughed in. The cockpit floor and the rear bulkhead will serve as my reference point. Working on the Radio/Gunner position at the rear of the cockpit now. More photos in my build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-j2f-duck/

 

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Love it when people decide to use some elbow grease and tackle an older kit. Looking forward to seeing more!

 

GIL :cool:

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Looking good.  I just watched "Murphy's War" with it's Duck and Peter O'Toole.

Keep up the nice work.

 

Bill

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  The work continues on the interior of the J2F duck. The interior and landing gear are basically installed. Have many more details to add. I drilled out the exhaust pipes to look more realistic. I did watch “Murphy’s War” last night while working on it. Grabbed some screen shots for details of the engine area. Many scenes of the engine without the cowl provided some nice references.

All the build photos can be seen at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-j2f-duck/

 

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Lookin' good so far. I like when the older kits take center stage rather than being at the back or the bottom of the stash pile.

Looking forward to the next WIP installment. 🙂

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Cold and cloudy with scattered rain means I was able to spend the afternoon adding more details to the J2F. Made the rear gun mount, found better wheels in my stash box, and added details to the interior. Need to make the dash for the pilot next.

 

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Beautiful work man! I love this!

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