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Tamiya Birdcage Corsair redo


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I've been considering redoing this particular Corsair model so now I'm going to get with the program. :)

The overall blue/gray I used on it just doesn't look "right" to me now. I'm going to repaint the whole a/c except for the undersides. I intend to mark it as it was before repainting (unless I come across another Corsair I like better and haven't done yet which is unlikely as I've built 10 Birdcage Corsairs). This is just something I've been thinking about for a while. We'll see how it turns out. :)

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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

John

Nice plan and gong to be a treat to follow. :popcorn:

 

I hope it works out well Peter. We will see. 🙄

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1 hour ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Wow, impressive re-do. Can't believe you got the glass out without it breaking. 

It should be a attractive Corsair when done. It will need some weathering but I don't plan to go all out on that. Enough is enough I think. Those 2 little windows popped right out. Nary a problem. :)

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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

John

Nice progress on the redo - looking mighty good. 

:construction: 

I think it will look good. A better color scheme I think. :)

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Painting and decaling done. Next will be a clear flat overall. Then fading/weathering. So far I think it looks really good. :)

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2 hours ago, Peterpools said:

John

Looking fantastic ... new life into a shelf queen who had seen better days. 

 

Yes indeed Peter. :)

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2 hours ago, CANicoll said:

Wow, how did you get the wings off, or they were not attached?  Nice re-do, for sure.

They weren't glued in place so they slid right out. Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

John

Just over the other forum - what a tremendous redo and the Corsair looks awesome. Weathering is light and so very realistic.

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Thank you Peter. I think I'd say the weathering is somewhat more than "light" but that's just how I see it.

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John

The weathering was perfectly done and enhanced the build as compared to heavily weathered models that should be displayed in at least a vignette for time and place. 

I should have been clearer in my original post.

 

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1 minute ago, Peterpools said:

John

The weathering was perfectly done and enhanced the build as compared to heavily weathered models that should be displayed in at least a vignette for time and place. 

I should have been clearer in my original post.

 

No problem Peter. Different strokes for different folks as they say LOL.

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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

John

The weathering was perfectly done and enhanced the build as compared to heavily weathered models that should be displayed in at least a vignette for time and place. 

I should have been clearer in my original post.

 

I agree with you ,Peter. I have seen some aircraft so heavily weathered, if it were a real airplane, it would have been so heavy it never would have got off the ground. This weathering is spot on.  As always, John’s talents shine. 
Jeff

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1 hour ago, Jeff said:

I agree with you ,Peter. I have seen some aircraft so heavily weathered, if it were a real airplane, it would have been so heavy it never would have got off the ground. This weathering is spot on.  As always, John’s talents shine. 
Jeff

Thank you for the nice comments Jeff! Very much appreciated. :)

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