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S-3B Viking, buno # 159733

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Building this one representing the Viking lost on 8 November 1998 on board the USS Enterprise.

Updating the AMT kit with Goffy models interior set and their wheel bay set.. Other accessories include Royale resin wheels, Squadron canopy, and Paragon wold fold set.

Surgery begins

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Interior set parts and LH escape hatch cut out

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Careful cutting of the Goffy model liners.

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Inner structure "hatch landing"

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Sweet Build!

The old Viking is a pretty cool little plane and it's nice to see a build representing one with a little history to it. Can't wait to see what it is going to look like with that extra detailing.

I'll definitely be watching the progress

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Nice work already ...

A very nice memorial too ... :thumbsup:

Gregg

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Very nice, I did not know there was aftermarket for the rear of a Viking.

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Where did you get the Goffy am parts from? How much did they cost?

Mike

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Where did you get the Goffy am parts from? How much did they cost?

Mike

I picked them up at Nationals last August. I bought a bunch of stuff and I think the total was about $85 for all the Goffy stuff.

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More progress this weekend. Slowly but surely....

Reworking the APU area, correcting shape & may show the exhaust opened. Also added mesh areas.

A lot of putty, looks bad now but will clean up just fine.

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A lot of material removed inside to fit Goffy wheel bays & interior set

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Making the aft stowable steps deployed, just holes for now....

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Access hatches opened and APU area again.

Also, had to add windows (kit ones too thick & tinted) so I made a recessed area,

with plenty of excess area to add .010 thk clear plastic. sanded all flush and

wil mask window area for final paint.

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Inner shots of the opened hatches and APU area

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Nice opening work ...

Like the mesh too ...

Gregg

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More progress, Goffy models cockpit set painted, too bad you will not see much in the front office through the tinted windows.

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Been working on the wings & control surfaces. Wings & tail will be folded (Paragon wing fold set) and control surfaces will be posed in a deflected position except rudder.

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Excellent work David!

I look forward to seeing those wing folds come together.

Mark

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How is this one coming? It has such great potential!!!!

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How is this one coming? It has such great potential!!!!

Getting close to paint. Just put the canopy on last night. I am past due posting pictures.....

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As I promised, progress.

First thing I improved the nose gear especially the launch bar. As you can see, the kit part is a thick block.

It is still a work in progress....

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Next thing on the agenda was to move the fan guide vanes further into the fan cowl.

I added 1/4" material to the front of the core. The fan section is AM resin (cant think of name right now).

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Last is the weapons bay door, it is what Goffy models supplies. All the braces & hinges are separate pieces.

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Last update for today, the overall progress so far.

Important tip, protect the wing fold hinge points. I broke a couple off!

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I am on the fence with pre-shading but I decided to try it again. Hopefully I will get better results on this build.

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Making some progress. It is starting to look like an airplane.....pre-shading is very subtle and I like to paint on my walkways.

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[impressive job..of a wonderful bird...

keep going in that way....

very nice..

Alex

Italy...sicily

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Nice work David! Glad the decals helped. I can't wait to see the final results.

- Mike

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Got the scratch built APU basically done (will weather with rest of airframe). It can be opened or closed, fits nice & tight.

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Great....i had one of this on my stash, and is nice to see your build, very inspirative

cheers

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