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Martin Gauna
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Grumman G-21 Goose TARYTACzech Model 1/48

January 19, 2023 · in Aviation · · 30 Comments

Hi! This is my recently finished from Czech Model in . As many of this short run kits, has molded and resin parts. Make some deatil work on the interior never to be seen again. Many references and comparison with other planes were needed to achieve the final look.

Also some rework and detailing but the kit has a very nice shape all around. The plane represents the only -use Goose in Argentina between 1947 and 1951. Worked in the Nahuel Huapi Lake on the Patagonia.

Painted using Vallejo Metal Color, Tamiya and Alclad.

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30 responses

  1. Wonderful NMF. Always thought it would be cool to fly on one of these. Albeit, maybe not across the Atlantic.

  2. Excellent work. The NMF finish really is outstanding.

  3. Absolutely amazing result, Martin @valkyriepm
    The metal finish is fantastic.

  4. Outstanding build and a great NMF finish. I spent some time admiring your photos. It looks a lot like the Squadron/Encore kit I built a few years back in the colors of Catalina Flying Boats. Perhaps the same molds?

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  5. That's a great looking model, and as others have mentioned, the NMF looks fantastic.

  6. An amazing result out of a challenging kit, Martin!
    Wonderful NMF!

  7. Excellent build and finish. I'm currently working on a Czech model Goose, so I can see all the extra work and care you put into this, (plus, you've given me a few ideas!)

    • Thank you! Please let me know if you need some tips. Also, if you have resin printer, I made some 3d files for the roof panel and and ventilation of the engines.Let me know if wou want them.

  8. Terrific model, Martin, the NMF is especially good, plus all the other details you’ve added. Wasn’t there a Gosling as well, or is my memory playing tricks on me?

  9. An excellent build, nicely done. you don't see it built too often. Here's a Goose at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

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  10. Beautiful job, great looking Goose. The aluminum scheme and the weathering came out perfect!

  11. Given that I know that kit is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday, you have really put in some excellent work and gotten a superb result.

  12. Beautiful model @valkyriepm! 🤗 Your hard work certainly paid off with a fantastic result Martin!

  13. Simply wonderful build and superb NMF 😊 Nice one 😊

  14. Great build Martin @valkyriepm. You really did wonders with this less than perfect Czech Model. Impressive. I found this to be a difficult build although I’ve always had a soft spot for Czech Models.

    I was also a Goose passenger on several back and forth flights when I used to work at a camp on Catalina Island. Fond memories of bouncing off the waves when landing.

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