Aurora 1/54 S2F Tracker info

Has anyone built (or re-built) one of these?
I just won one on EBay and I know it's gonna take
lots of work. Any suggestions on aquiring/scratchbuilding
a landing gear? How bad are the engines?
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Jeff Barringer
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Jeff, I built a box scale like the kit you mentioned. The plastic was extremely brittle and the decals too a long time to slide off the paper and broke into small pieces. The fit was good and no filling was necessary except for a fracture in the fuselage. Instruction sheet was dated 1956. Good luck. I'll post on alt binaries. Bruce
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Bruce Apple
Ironically, its "baby brother" kit is featured here:
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Greg Heilers
Greg Heilers wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@earthNOSPAMlink.net:
I remember that one. I liked it.
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Mustapha, P
i'd forgotten how cool al's site is. and lost my bookmark. thanks, greg.
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e
snipped-for-privacy@some.domain (e) wrote in news:eGjAf.178322$ snipped-for-privacy@fe03.news.easynews.com:
Although I TOTALLY agree with "build what you want'the way you want it" as some one in this group sais, it still hurts a bit when I hear people talk about building VERY old kits.
I couldn't do it, but then I'm only a collecter that builds a kit now and then. (a new one or a re-pop)
Cheers,
Dennis
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me-me
I agree - I would much rather leave this one to the collectors. For now it will go on my stack (400+/-) of 1/48 rainy day kits. Since it will require scratchbuilding, it will probably be there for quite some time before I start on it.
If someone releases another 1/48 S2F (for $100 or less)in the meantime, I will probably get it and put this one back into the collectibles circulation.
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Jeff Barringer
I guess I am the exact opposite. I *hate* building/finishing a project that is "available", "popular", "trendy", etc. It is harder to get personal satisfaction in the final results; because no matter how well your own end product is...you *will* see about 27,352 of them that someone *else* did *better*...lol.
That's why I like doing scratch/converted figures, or painting the test shots (that have never seen full production). The same applies to armor and aircraft. Such as the two 1/90th DC-3's I am in the middle of. I would have just easily cut into them, even if they had not been reissued, and were instead, "ancient" releases.
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Greg Heilers
while i undestand the collector mentality, (i do collect coins and motorcycles) i also understand the desire to use a kit for it's purpose. and a built kit still exisys. taking an old, usually inferior detail or quality kit and turning it into a good finished model is an art form. you can still save the box and instructions to document the process.
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e
I'm glad you like Internet Modeler but its publisher would surely be surprised to learn that it's _my_ site... ;-p
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Al Superczynski
That would be me. ;)
Then you definitely *don't* want to read my columns in Internet Modeler. I *encourage* this dastardly activity.... ;-p
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Al Superczynski
Al Superczynski wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
OK then, copyrights to you !
A bit ashamed I must admit I've never been to your site before, so I took a peek. WOW, Great site!!
Well Al, that dastardly activity IS modeling also and I can understand that people like to build now what they could not build as a kid. (My childhood isn't that far away to be in the classic kit era though) Or just build what they can get their hands on. Ah well, that's just not my beef. As long as you're having fun sticking plastic parts together and you're not hurting anybody GO, DO IT!
Dennis
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me-me
I'd love to get another comet kit of the S2F in 1:48th. I was not impressed with the 1:72 versions. The other item of interest is a Fiesler Storch in 1:48. If anyone has either or both, kindly get in touch with me and perhaps we can strike a bargain. Regards, Bruce A.
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Bruce Apple
Thanks but you guys need to quit referring to IM as _my_ site. You're gonna make the publisher paranoid... ;-p
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Al Superczynski
I recently developed an obsessive interest in Airfix aircraft kits. About 5 years ago, I bought an Airfix SA Bulldog kit just because I HAD to buy SOMETHING while I was at the hobby shop and it was one of the cheapest kits on the shelf. After later taking a look at it, I discovered that it was a really neat kit of a little known airplane.
interest in. The discovery of Arthur Ward's book "Airfix: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Greatest Plastic Kits In The World" really added gasoline to my Airfix collecting fire. I went public with my new found passion at an IPMS chapter meeting and found that a lot of folks couldn't wait to dump their old Airfix kits on me. This turned out to be a bonanza for me because I acquired literaly hundreds of old and rare Airfix and MPC kits for VERY little money. I get kidded about my obsession "with that crap" but I think everyone should have a passion. Part of my interest in Airfix kits is purely nostalgic. Being forty-ish, I remember my first contact with Airfix kits back in the '60s on the shelves of Woolworth and Duckwall's dime stores. Back then, I was into the latest USAF/USN jet fighters and bombers and couldn't be bothered with those old prop planes. As I got older, I developed a strong interest in older aircraft and realized that I missed out on a whole category of aircraft models as a kid. So collecting Airfix kits for me is like a trip back to the carefree days of my childhood. Now I can open an old Airfix Craftmaster Hudson or Hunter kit box and relive what it was like to run home from the local Duckwall's store with a new model to assemble.
I LOVE OLD MODEL KITS !!!!!
Martin
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The Collector
Go for it, Martin!
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad Modeller

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