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|and © the late Paul Matt Estate
NOTES ON THE AIRFIX 1/72 SCALE PLASTIC KIT
Bill writes: I would have gone for the Pavla kit if at all possible, but since you got the Airfkit I'll offer the following.
First, Yes, the Paul Matt drawings are the best available and are for the most part quite accurate. The least accurate bits of the drawings are the props, totally wrong shape.
The drawings are for a G-44 with the long step, if you're doing a post war airplane you need to shorten the step even with the front edge of the rear most window and add a small square shape under the window and on the bottom of the hull to sim. the step vents.
As for the kit, it's a 50+ year old kit and it shows. It's neither a G-44/J4F/Gosling or a post war G-44A, but something in between.The nose is too deep for a G-44 and not deep enough for a G-44A and I don't know how you'd go about correcting it.
are soft, the landing gear and floats are only a close approximation.
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|G-44 - G-44A Tail Surface Sta. Numbers
|G-44 & G-44A Wing Sta. Numbers
|G-44 Sta. Numbers
|G-44A Sta. Numbers
|Paul Matt -Plan -1
|Paul Matt - Plan -2