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Hey, Abrahamson, my landing gear works!….

by Bill Koppos on September 16, 2013 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Built this one, with my Dad, more than once in the dark ages, always fighting the working landing gear. Well, this one works (when will it give out? The shadow knows). Built right out of the (old) box, axles melted […]


F3F-2 encore – F3F-2 of VF-6

by Tom Cleaver on July 27, 2013 in Uncategorized -- 4 Comments

Since everyone liked the Marine F3F-2, here’s a Navy F3F-2 of Fighting 6 aboard USS Enterprise. This is a model of the airplane that Fred MacMurray’s character “crashed” during the high altitude test in “Dive Bomber.” Again, done OOB with […]


Grumman F3F-2 BuNo 0976, 1/48 Accurate Miniatures

by Tom Cleaver on July 26, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

This is the Accurate Miniatures gem – I was so happy when they finally released a good model of my favorite Grumman fighter. The model is done OOB with kit decals, to depict F3F-2 BuNo 0976, flown by 1st Lt. […]


Golden Age Airplanes at Chino

by Tom Cleaver on May 5, 2013 in Show Reports -- 7 Comments

Here is the Planes of Fame P-26, the only one in the world (of 2) that flies, also the J2F Duck and the Grumman F3F-2, which didn’t fly due to an oil cooler problem. Also some fly-bys by the Northop […]

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1:48 Accurate Miniatures F3F-1

by Drew Tarter on April 24, 2013 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Here’s my attempt at the 1:48 Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-1, and it’s built straight from the box. The only thing I added was the antenna wires. The kit is a real jewel – any flaws are mine alone. Accurate Miniatures […]


A Grumman formation to end all Grumman formations

by Tom Cleaver on November 30, 2012 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

Back in 1997, various air museums were having “Grumman flights.” Out at Planes of Fame, they pulled off the Grumman Flight to end all Grumman Flights: F3F-2, FM-2, F6F-5, F7F-3, F8F-2, and TBM-3. I got this shot out of the […]


Accurate Miniatures F3F-1

by John Healy on November 29, 2012 in Uncategorized -- 4 Comments

This is my favorite kit of all time. 1/48 scale. I painted this entirely with Tamiya spray cans, except for the red cowl ring. The cowl ring was painted with a Testors lacquer spray can red that was an exact […]