On the shelf of my local plastic emporium yesterday was a kit I have long wanted, a 1/48 scale Grumman JRF (Goose) flying boat. Kit is by Czech Models, number 4812. What did I get for $42 U.S.? 1 large bag of gray plastic parts, don't look like your usual short run moldings either. Panel lines are mixed, some engraved, some raised, but it was like that on the original aircraft. Surface is smooth, not the grainy surface seen on a lot of short run moldings. There is also a bag of resin parts for the interior and engine faces, look to be by True Details. Decals are provided for one aircraft in Royal Air Force markings and two U.S. Navy, one in three tone scheme and one in overall sea blue. There are a couple of parts on the main sprues and a couple of the clear parts marked as not used that tells me there will be another release of this kit with other variations of the JRF family. Overall, looks like a nice basis for a model of one of Grumman's less known but widely used aircraft designs. Now if someone would just do the smaller version with the inline engined Ranger engines! Widgeon?? Bill Shuey Certified Flying Boat Freak!