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Old Dec 01, 2011, 12:33 AM
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Fun Build V - Martin P5M Marlin


This will be my build thread for Fun-Build V. I will be using GGRN's plans for a Martin P5M-2T Marlin. The colour scheme I am going for is VT-31, the Marlin training unit. The aircraft were painted as they were when they left the Coast Guard, with Navy titles. Unfortunately, photos are few and far between. A colleague of mine is looking for photos from his time with the aircraft, but if anyone else has a picture of a T-Tail Marlin with Coast Guard or Training Command markings, I would be grateful.

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Old Dec 01, 2011, 02:15 AM
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being ex navy airwing, I looked around to see if there were any pictures of the requested aircraft in some of the more esoteric websites that I hang out in. NONE of them has the types of photos that you requested. However, I found an email address for the guy that has written THE definitive history of that aircraft.. he is in austin, and maybe if you write him, he may have some pics that will help you that hasn't been published. He sells his 'book' on cd for 15 bucks. If I had to guess, this is the guy to talk to.

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Old Dec 02, 2011, 01:35 PM
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T-tail, polyhedral wing, and a seaplane! Very cool..........
Old Dec 02, 2011, 02:43 PM
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Someone should make a kit of that!
Old Dec 02, 2011, 02:52 PM
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I found (4) in CG period livery..............
Old Dec 02, 2011, 04:14 PM
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So, why is it that this plane reminds me of the comic strip character Pogo?

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Old Dec 02, 2011, 04:25 PM
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It would be great with a bright red radome.
Old Dec 02, 2011, 05:01 PM
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Ginter Books has a Marlin book here: http://www.ginterbooks.com/NAVAL/NF74.htm
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 08:59 PM
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A couple of GGRN's Marlins in Waterplanes, nice... Subscribed.

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Old Dec 02, 2011, 10:14 PM
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I have the Ginter book, and a friend is going through his copy of the Barth book. I may just have to make it up as I go
Old Dec 08, 2011, 12:39 AM
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Started to lay out the fuselage crutch. I am going with balsa instead of depron. Instead of 3mm depron, I am making the crutch out of 1/16" strip, and will brace with wider 1/16" stock. Should be light and strong. The formers and keel are going to be 3/32" hard balsa.

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Old Dec 08, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Check out the Seawings photo gallery. It may have a shot of the color scheme you are looking for.
http://www.seawings.co.uk/marlinpicgal.htm
Old Dec 10, 2011, 07:08 PM
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On the frequency now, DJ.

Watching your Martin come together will be great fun, and having no personal experience in modeling amphibians, very educational for me. Thanks for taking the time to share on this one.

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Old Dec 10, 2011, 08:04 PM
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and having no personal experience in modeling amphibians, very educational for me
Me too!




I am using the the build thread from waterplanes as my reference. Much better reference than my attempts.


https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504668
Old Dec 15, 2011, 12:10 AM
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made a bit of progress. I'll be shut down until after Christmas.


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