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Ok guys here is my next an final entry for the GB the Grumman tracker by kinetic last saturday my hobby shop was offering a big 50% off sale on all kinds of kits and i got this tracker for 48$ instead of the normal price of a 100$ pretty good deal if you ask me. oh and the super hornet is now been moved to the final reveal section it is done.

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I am jealous I cant wait to see how this turns out
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I am jealous I cant wait to see how this turns out
it is my first ever kinetic kit but it looks like a really good kit.

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Also I just may look around for some after market the decals are very decent but I may look for some after market markings maybe something with a little more color if there is any. if not then ill just go with what I got.

Plus this kit has the wing fold option which is something I have not done very often and I may fold the wings on it and it will look god and save valuable shelf space in the future. now I don't like the 2 piece canopy which seems to be a bad habit with kinetic on a few of their kits but (aint nothing to it but to do it). but  regardless I think  I am going to enjoy this build. 

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Also I just may look around for some after market photo resin ectra ectra.

And the decals are very decent but I may look for some after market markings maybe something with a little more color if there is any. if not then ill just go with what I got.

Plus this kit has the wing fold option which is something I have not done very often and I may fold the wings on it and it will look god and save valuable shelf space in the future. now I don't like the 2 piece canopy which seems to be a bad habit with kinetic on a few of their kits but (aint nothing to it but to do it). but  regardless I think  I am going to enjoy this build. 

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This should be a great Build Joe! Looking forward to following along!

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This should be a great Build Joe! Looking forward to following along!

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Thanks Dave well I found some after market markings but none that really peaked my interest soo ill use the kit markings.

eduard does make some photo etch and quick boost makes resin seats for this kit I have not bought any of that yet cause I was thinking once the canopy is on an painted up and even though the cockpit detail in this kit a sort of sparse how much of it will be visible when the glass is on it.

so now I have to decied spend more money or build it out of the box?

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ok well the interior really not much to write home about instrument ok seats well see for yourself I have been trying to find pics of trackers and I have found pics of just about every part of the plane the instrument panels wheel wells the works but no seat pics none nodda don't know why these detail photographers will take pics of every single part of the plane except for the seats who knows but what I have seen of the seat's are a muilitude of different color cushing's  red,brown,black,green,gray.

I like the red maybe add some contrast to the blandless and I do have some eduard colored photo etch belts at least make the seats look a little better.


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There we go that is a lot better than what it was at least.


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OK guys well its going together however the upper seam is slightly off level on top about half way from the nose to the tail.

And there was not much I could do about it so I will have to level it off with my always reliable squadron green putty even though yes it does sink ill use the white plastic over it. the bottom seam is leveled off from nose to tail. even though ill have to fill the sprue attachment points.

I had to put my nose weights behind the cockpit wall no other place to put them.

I do recommend this kit but only if you can get it on sale like i did cause it is so not worth the retail 100$ price tag cause there are some panel lines that are shallow for rescribing and cause of the plane jane interior.
But that is just my opinion.



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ok guys it just now dawned on me this thing has a tail wheel Duhhhh the instructions showing it and some old vids of the tracker in action showing it so why did I add nose weights? its made to sit on its tail needless to say I removed my nose weights. I guess sometimes we tend to have our ingornant moments from to time LOL wont be the first time my brain went slightly stupid and wont be the last fourtunantely does not happen often.
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And my typing and spelling has never been very good either LOL
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Joe,

Every modeler has DUH moments, many just don't post it. I prefer to post them most of the time to let people know that you can make mistakes for a thousand reasons and recover. Your typing/spelling is fine! no problems.

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Yeah, duh moments ... more than one. Nonetheless, nice progress!

Wim.

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Thanks Gentlemen.
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