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Hi John

More then nice progress on the Trumpy Corsair - looking might good.  I'm hoping you decide to go with the wings in the up/folded position, so you won't have to deal with all the issues you had on the Skyraider. For me when a kit has movable panels, options how to display the wings and panels, they more left open seem to be the best option and way to go. Have you made any decisions yet?

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Hi John

More then nice progress on the Trumpy Corsair - looking might good.  I'm hoping you decide to go with the wings in the up/folded position, so you won't have to deal with all the issues you had on the Skyraider. For me when a kit has movable panels, options how to display the wings and panels, they more left open seem to be the best option and way to go. Have you made any decisions yet?

 

 

Thanks Peter. I'm tentatively planning to spread the wings but we'll see just what sort of headaches are associated with that vs folding 'em. :)

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On 8/5/2022 at 4:55 PM, GazzaS said:

Nice fade on that pretty green cowling, John.  Gonna do some hairspray chipping?

All that is Gaz is some green zinc chromate on the inside. It won't be visible when I paint the outside GSB. :)

The cowling is clear plastic.

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4 hours ago, Spitfire said:

Spread wings do it for me, I always like my builds to be buttoned up and showing the complete airframe, for me the only excepton would be for multiple builds on a carrier flight deck where space was at a premium.

Cheers

Dennis

I usually prefer the spread wings too but I'll make my final decision after doing some test fitting, etc. This kit has a lot of toy-like features which make things more difficult. 🤪

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Some progress today but I think I see a headache coming on. The way the outer wings attach to the inner stubs looks to be problematic. They are supposed to "clip" together which I'm sure precludes having them spread and look acceptable. I'll have to work with 'em but I figure I will wind up folding them. 🤪

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31 minutes ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Great idea with the replacement exhausts. 
Looking very convincing John! Curious how you will go on with the wings.

Thanks Kai! A little innovation there. LOL:)

I'm not too sure how attaching the wings will go. I've decided to model them folded but looking at the way they are supposed to be attached concerns me. Looks to be a very high cuss-factor operation! I'll paint the model first then tackle the wing attachment. Fingers crossed. 🙄

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John

Right with Kai, nice open field running with replacing the exhausts, yours look a million times more realistic.  the Trumpy Corsair is a hand full reflects the time period of movable everything. I'm still leaning for folding the wings as after all is said and done, folding will be a lot less struggling and less of a cuss factor then extending them. 

Pulling for you either way.

  

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13 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Right with Kai, nice open field running with replacing the exhausts, yours look a million times more realistic.  the Trumpy Corsair is a hand full reflects the time period of movable everything. I'm still leaning for folding the wings as after all is said and done, folding will be a lot less struggling and less of a cuss factor then extending them. 

Pulling for you either way.

  

Thank you Peter. I've decided to fold 'em but I still expect it'll be a "experience" getting them to attach properly. Fingers are crossed so we will see. 🙄

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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

John

GSB paint looks mighty good.  One extra bonus with gloss paint - you can decal and use pn washes right on top - not clear gloss is needed, just as a sealer.

 

Love that GSB Peter. LOL Now I need to attempt to attach the wings. Could be a high cuss-factor undertaking but we will see. 🙄

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I don't seem to be able to find any satisfactory 1/32 Navy decals for this build. You'd think there would be some sheets around but the only one I have been able to find is a Print Scale #32-023 which has two a/c on it. However, they are in Ukraine and there is a note attached there could be shipping delay due to shipping carrier problems. Would any of you have this decal and would you sell it to me? Thanks.

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I'm going to put this one aside (not on the SOD) and get back to it when I can finally locate some decals. Y'all don't seem to be very interested anyway judging from the very few posts, etc. Later!

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