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PostSubject: Re: Minicraft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker   Thu May 11 2017, 09:37

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Looks great, Tom. Was the canopy split into two halves? I hate that when I get a kit.

Agreed. Worst one I had was in the Azur 1/72 Loire 130 kit. Split vertically down the middle, but vac-form What a Face No room for error, no possibility of sanding/filling. The model ended up in the bin.

Your Tracker's looking very good, Tom.

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PostSubject: Re: Minicraft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker   Thu May 11 2017, 21:20

Thanks Mike. I am waiting on a masking kit for the glass. I tried cutting my own but couldn't get them right. I never used a masking kit before, so figure I would try one.

I painted the upper side of the flaps that will be masked off when I spray the gull grey. Just kind of at a stand still waiting for the mask kit...



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PostSubject: Re: Minicraft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker   Tue May 16 2017, 09:33

Looking forward to your progress on this. Someone gave me a started kit of this, they'd begun converting it to a Canadian version which had several differences. The work that has been done is really well executed, especially the re-shaped engine nacelles but unfortunately it's missing the canopy.

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PostSubject: Re: Minicraft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker   Tue May 16 2017, 17:37

Hmm, that stinks. Pavla makes a cockpit set for the Hasegawa Tracker, but not canopy unfortunately.
Short of finding a parts kit, there doesn't seem to be another avenue to completion.

I am still waiting for the darn masking kit! It better be good!

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PostSubject: Re: Minicraft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker   Sat May 27 2017, 11:34

Still no mask set! I may go ahead and try finishing with out it. There is more spraying for black sections and the upper gull grey paint.

Been sick (head cold) for the last week...not too much model work going on!

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PostSubject: Re: Minicraft Grumman S2F-1 Tracker   Thu Jul 13 2017, 07:32

Any progress on this Tom? I was looking forward to seeing this finished.

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