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Grumman Gulfhawk - completed

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This album is attached to project Grumman Gulfhawk.

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1:48 Gulfhawk II (Accurate Miniatures 7800)
 

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20. February at 18:42:50 Share
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Treehugger Certainly a fun looking landing gear. :)
20. February at 19:44:08
Stefan Schacht Hallo Bernhard, bin dabei. Grüße Stefan
20. February at 20:05:16
Gordon Sørensen Looking forward to watching your progress, Berhard!
20. February at 22:20:37
Alec K Pulling up a seat...
21. February at 21:40:02
Alec K Nice progress Bernhard
24. February at 14:40:39
fj55mike Great project! I never started mine because of resin wing horror stories.
25. February at 15:32:27
Patrick Hagelstein A work of art in the making... I'm in off course! :)
25. February at 15:56:39
Bart Goesaert Resin isn't always better, but it hurts a bit (in the wallet) when it's better to adapt the real parts then use the resin
25. February at 16:53:56
Bernhard Schrock You are welcome & thx for nice comments.
fj55mike. You are right! The warped an "clobbered together" upper wing with his horrible reproduced fabric surface is the reason that I'm waited more than 10years with this project. I think the Duck with all his needed modifications pushed the Gulfhawk to the top of the idea-stash :). Furthermore Ironworks Is my favorite airplane manufacturer...
25. February at 17:31:07
Bernhard Schrock Today I worked on the cowling: I separated it from the casting and airbrushed the first layer of resin primer. I already knew that the quality of this part (as of others) is below standard but after the first layer of primer I realized the full extent of the nightmare. It seems that somebody used superglue, a huge brush, 240 sanding paper and a VERY rough file. Conclusion: the cowling is useless. I am going to rebuild everything based on the kit part.
4. March at 20:44:50
Bart Goesaert seems more like standard resin casting when you say it like that... good to sharpen the scratchbuild techniques... but sometimes I wonder if some manufacturers have no remorse with regards to what they are asking and what they deliver...
5. March at 07:32:55
Alec K I have some old resin kits of subjects that I am excited to build, but every time I open the box, I cry and go back to plastic :D
5. March at 12:17:46
Patrick Hagelstein Yep! Opened a newly bought resin kit (Blackdog) to find out that the kit parts were copied with some strips of Evergreen added to them. I can do better than that...
5. March at 15:02:07
Hans Robben At least you had some Evergreen strips added: I got some resin ECM pods that were direct copies from 3 different manufacturers including unaddressed seam lines and sanding flat spots. Yeah, I can do better than that...
5. March at 15:09:58
5. March at 15:23:24
5. March at 15:23:38
Bill Gilman Too bad on the resin, but you've done great work so far (as we've come to expect). Can't wait for the orange... :)
5. March at 15:49:42
Bernhard Schrock Hello Mates, you are right, as always. I often looked at expensive resin parts and I think they are hardly better than the original. What I also see critically is the white metal landing gear which corresponds 1:1 to the kit parts. Supposedly it should be more firm but in my eyes that is just not true. The only advantage I see it is that you can glue it on crooked may and afterwards can bend into shape. On the other hand there is quite a big disadvantage: you can attach small parts to the leg much more difficult than in the plastic original. It is also hard to drill holes (0.3 mm) in the leg to fasten little wire piece to connect brake lines. A good example of the firmness of plastic landing gear is my Kaman Seasprite.
5. March at 20:30:38
Alec K The only experience with metal landing gear I had was when I tried to use it on my P-61 build. Besides soft detail, the metal was just too soft for my taste. So, I used the plastic in the box. It's still happily standing today
6. March at 04:56:33
Bernhard Schrock Yesterday I had a problem how to do 18 identical bulges for the cowling. Ant not a whole day later the problems is solved: l will get 18 absolutely identical but 3D printed bulges!!! It is always good to know the right people! Thx Axel!!!!
6. March at 18:07:20
Bill Gilman 3D printing is the future of this hobby. There will come a day when you pick the subject, scale, options, markings etc. and it will be 3D printed on demand and shipped to you. I don't think this will happen tomorrow, as the technology to duplicate the quality of traditional injection moulded plastic or cast resin is not there yet, but it's coming. I contributed to a GoFund Me type project for a 3D printed 1:72 Yak-9. I'm quite anxious to see how it turns out. OK, off with my Nostradamus hat...
7. March at 15:27:38
Patrick Hagelstein According to a Dutch comedian, Nostradamus wore tight green pants. ;)
7. March at 19:14:30
Patrick Hagelstein None!... ;) On with the build of this master piece!
7. March at 20:34:34
bughunter Another great project from you bench! That is not a bench, it is a production line for individual items ;)
7. March at 22:18:44
Alec K Nice work on those oil cooler intakes
10. March at 13:43:12
Hanno Kleinecke The printed parts turned out very good, super job on that cowling !
15. March at 21:15:43
Alec K Curious how you determined and executed the proper spacing for the bulges on the cowling?
16. March at 11:47:00
Patrick Hagelstein That shouldn't be too hard. Circumfencial it is a line at a certsain distance from the cowling front. Placing it on a level surface and putting a pencil on thst height creates a circumfencial line. On that line you can either mark the spots by dividing the circumfence by either distance or degrees.
16. March at 12:51:14
Patrick Hagelstein Whoa!!! :o Beautiful!!!
18. March at 16:23:49
Bernhard Schrock Thx Mates. Patrick: you are right. I used a small stripe of Tamiya tape placed around the cowling and a circle with two needles to determine the distance between the bulges.
Yesterday I applied the decals (excellent quality) and had only a little bit trouble with one of the large wing elements.
18. March at 17:08:04
Bart Goesaert Looking good, nice paint- and decalwork
18. March at 19:39:11
Richmond Beautiful
19. March at 10:23:09
Bernhard Schrock Thank you Mates. I'm glad that you like my "Halfbiplane" but slowly it's beginning to look like a biplane :) today I managed to fit the upper wing without mess.
21. March at 20:07:04
Tom Just gorgeous! A pleasure to behold. I particularly love the color and the semi-matte finish.
23. March at 15:57:53
Patrick Hagelstein :o Speechless.....
23. March at 16:05:52
bughunter Bernhard, you created a beauty I have not really like this brownish red up to pic51, but the final pictures are just perfect. Was the color change due to the final clear coat and/or the white balance of the pictures? And I have to mention that: you are the true master of rigging of the 1920/1930 machines
23. March at 20:06:55
Erik Leijdens Jawdropping..
23. March at 20:35:55
Clifford Keesler That is Awesome.
23. March at 23:48:34
Hans Haag wieder mal eine Schrock Spitzenleistung! Klasse Vogel.
24. March at 09:06:56
Bart Goesaert Splendid work, another masterclass in modelling. Very nice livrey too
24. March at 09:38:01
Christian Bruer Clean and sharp as usual - very well done
24. March at 10:42:03
Martin Oostrom it's a good day when Bernhard and Christian finish masterpiecs to feast your eyes on.
24. March at 10:56:46
Richmond Indeed
24. March at 11:23:38
Treehugger Looks really nice I think. Tip: ship and airplane propellers can easily be sanded "sharper" if one is a little careful.
24. March at 11:30:53
Hanno Kleinecke What a beautiful little red „fatso bird" ! Lovely work, Bernhard !
24. March at 20:15:18
Bernhard Schrock Hi guys. Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad that you like this little hot rod. 1000 PS for such small plane is a lot of power!
The brownish red is the result of very fast&quick WIP pictures and my lamp with 2700 K. Obviously my smartphone don't like this "color of light"...
For the pictures of the finished model I use usually 2 other lamps with 4000K and auto white balance setup for my stone age Nikon 995. The result is much better.
25. March at 19:04:41
Patrick Hagelstein Being Dutch, I actually liked the orange. ;)
25. March at 19:11:02
Patrick Hagelstein Seriously, looking at the cover picture, it looks more orange to me. But that can be because of the age and discoloration of that picture off course.
25. March at 19:12:21
Bernhard Schrock Patrick: note please that I deleted 3 defect pictures. The cover picture has formerly the number 52.
25. March at 19:21:04
Patrick Hagelstein Hi Bernard, what I mean with cover picture is the picture of the original 1:1 plane used as a header over the whole project. The one with the real plane bathing in the sun.
25. March at 20:20:11
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