On to some of the exterior details on both original G-44/J4F-2 and J4F-1.
One thing most modelers get wrong on the USCG J4F-1 is the antenna rig, it’s complex and very hard to see in most photos, so I used one good overhead view & a little magic (Windows Paint) and tried to make it clearer.
The antenna on the G-44 and J4F-2 was much simpler and is illustrated again with Paint in 2 photos of Widgeons that had or still have the basic setup.
Those are up first.
4 attached images. Click to enlarge.