1/72 Czech Master Resin Grumman JRF-5 Goose

Gallery Article by Gordon L. Hewstone on Aug 12 2020



1/72 scale Grumman JRF-5 Goose. This is the Czech Master Resin kit Ė or at least the main components of the model are by CMR with the rest being a combination of scratch-building, scavenging from the spares box and cannibalising an old Sword model JRF which had seen better days.

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Most of the smaller components provided in the kit were so poor that their only use was to provide an indication of size and shape for scratch-building. Apart from the main wheels, the entire undercarriage is a combination of bits from the spares box and metal rod and wire. Likewise, the interior, although unlikely to be highly visible, deserved at least some control yokes in the cockpit and a hint of the radio operatorís seat. The props are from the old Sword model as the CMR ones didnít have spinners (and were so flimsy it wasnít worth the effort of extracting them from the cow pancake of resin that enclosed them). All the struts are from metal rod.

The model is brush-painted in enamels and finished off with decals from the spares box.

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Photos and text © by Gordon L. Hewstone