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Here are some pics of the work in progress of my Tamiya Corsair Diorama depicting the aircraft of Gregory Boyington in a scene called „Propaganda Debriefing“. I want to share these pictures with you although I build the model and diorama already in 2017 so that you do not always see only my finished models. 
I  will post some fotos of the finished model and diorama later in the finished works forum. 
Thanks for looking.

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7 hours ago, DocRob said:

Nice work all around, gratulations. Can't wait to see the finished scene. It's a nostalgia ride for me, because the Birdcage Boyington flew was my first serious attempt at modelling after a draught of some centuries.

Cheers Rob

Thanks Rob! I loved the build. It’s a real shake&bake with beautiful details. In my eyes one of the best kits Tamiya ever did! 
Did you build the Revell Corsair? 
Do you have a foto of it? 

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7 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Very nice work on the Corsair Kai. I like the weathering you did on the wing roots. It looks very much like the real thing. 

Carl

Thanks a lot!

Chris Wauchop - who is one of the best modelers in the world in my eyes - also did a Corsair which inspired me a lot of for my build:

https://www.google.de/amp/s/chriswauchop.com/2015/06/24/tamiya-132-vought-f4u-1a-corsair/amp/

 

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I built the Tamiya kit when it came out, using a lot of AM, like Brassin engine and cockpit and Maketar masks for the stars and walkways. I have only bad pics, because I was not seriously a builder then (and not an LSM member) and just took some quick ones. In all it was a very enjoyable build.

Cheers Rob

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Cheers Rob

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I find that you fellas that put so much detailing into these kits both inspiring and over whelming . . .

I have never been a serious modeller but I do try and do the best I can, perhaps because I have other hobbies such as British lorries of the 60's.

I can certainly recognise superb craftsmanship when its displayed like this and both kai and Rob, you have certainly gone to town with the detail and the weathering. There is much to be admired 

Thanks for sharing

Ian

 

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4 hours ago, DocRob said:

I built the Tamiya kit when it came out, using a lot of AM, like Brassin engine and cockpit and Maketar masks for the stars and walkways. I have only bad pics, because I was not seriously a builder then (and not an LSM member) and just took some quick ones. In all it was a very enjoyable build.

Cheers Rob

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Cheers Rob

Thanks for the fotos Rob!

Your Corsair is really impressive and the weathering is spot on. This is the most difficult part to create a most realistic weathering and you managed it perfectly!

You also went the extra mile with the engine details. Looks awesome! 

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4 hours ago, FME erk said:

I have never been a serious modeller but I do try and do the best I can, perhaps because I have other hobbies such as British lorries of the 60's

Thanks a lot, to be honest, the Tamiya Corsair makes it easy to shine, it's a great kit out of the box. The Brassin additions caused a lot of extra work. Were they necessary, no, but they are better than the kit parts and my plan was, to have the resin engine under removable cowlings. That didn't work out, so now the cowlings are permanently closed. I left the Corsair in Berlin as a gift for a friend, when I left. I wanted to achieve a maximum result and involved lots of extra work into the build, because there were many things to learn for me and my limited abilities by the time.
Seeing your great work, I think there are different definitions of 'serious' in modelling. The Corsair was my first kit since I was maybe twenty and now modelling has a part in my live, but I have a lot of other hobbies.

48 minutes ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Thanks for the fotos Rob!

Your Corsair is really impressive and the weathering is spot on. This is the most difficult part to create a most realistic weathering and you managed it perfectly!

You also went the extra mile with the engine details. Looks awesome!

De nada, I did all I could by the time and learned a lot through the built. Weathering to me is more having the right idea about the type and grade of weathering beforehand and then work out the imagined picture, considering the scene of action, climate, and most important materials of the original. Normally, I have an already made up picture in my head, when I start a build, completely detailed and I try to follow that, not always succesful ;), to the finish.
The way you painted your Corsair is admirable, with the translucent layers of paint. It's not easy to achieve, but gives great depth to the paintjob.

43 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

Beautiful birdcage Rob, mine is still on the SOD must finish it off.......

Bring it on Phil, it's such a great kit. It needs it's time, but it's worth it, because it's so enjoyable. Hacking at my Mikro Mir Fokker at the moment, makes me sometimes want, to drag one of my Tamiya's out of the shelf :D.

Cheers Rob 

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3 hours ago, DocRob said:

Thanks a lot, to be honest, the Tamiya Corsair makes it easy to shine, it's a great kit out of the box. The Brassin additions caused a lot of extra work. Were they necessary, no, but they are better than the kit parts and my plan was, to have the resin engine under removable cowlings. That didn't work out, so now the cowlings are permanently closed. I left the Corsair in Berlin as a gift for a friend, when I left. I wanted to achieve a maximum result and involved lots of extra work into the build, because there were many things to learn for me and my limited abilities by the time.
Seeing your great work, I think there are different definitions of 'serious' in modelling. The Corsair was my first kit since I was maybe twenty and now modelling has a part in my live, but I have a lot of other hobbies.

De nada, I did all I could by the time and learned a lot through the built. Weathering to me is more having the right idea about the type and grade of weathering beforehand and then work out the imagined picture, considering the scene of action, climate, and most important materials of the original. Normally, I have an already made up picture in my head, when I start a build, completely detailed and I try to follow that, not always succesful ;), to the finish.
The way you painted your Corsair is admirable, with the translucent layers of paint. It's not easy to achieve, but gives great depth to the paintjob.

Bring it on Phil, it's such a great kit. It needs it's time, but it's worth it, because it's so enjoyable. Hacking at my Mikro Mir Fokker at the moment, makes me sometimes want, to drag one of my Tamiya's out of the shelf :D.

Cheers Rob 

I can only underline what you said: If you  have a kit on the desk which nerves you, take a Tamiya out of your stash!

Especially the Corsair is perfectly engineered. It was the first kit I build without using any putty. If something doesn’t fit it’s the fault of the builder. The only aftermarket I used were barracuda decals for the cockpit and resin-wheels which are not really necessary to be honest! 

I also learned a lot like you with the build. Especially regarding the weathering techniques. I also try to replicate it as it occurs on the real plane like you do.  I.e. not to paint on chipped paint, but to remove the paint from the model. 
You said this was your first kit after a long pause? Couldn’t believe it! Don’t underestimate the quality of your builds...;)

Cheers

Kai

 

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