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Hi Guy's,

 

i know, i hear you guy's coming.....oohhh no again a Corsairplease.gif ............sorry for thatwicked.gif wicked.gif , but the Corsair was already given the research before start, so i couldn't resist anymore, i had to make a start on this oneinnocent.gif .

 

I will build this one together with my P-51D Mustang, which is at the moment on a hold due to canopy problems.

 

I have both Tamiya Corsair kit's, but first one to have the honor is the Birdcage one.

 

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For this one i got plenty of aftermarket and some reference book's, also some paint is ordered, so research is done, and assembly can start.

 

First the aftermarket, starting with the Barracuda goodies.

 

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Eduard goodies

 

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And HGW seatbelts

 

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The reference books,

 

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Color scheme choice will be F4U-1 Corsair Bu. n° 02576 'Marines Dream'

 

I hope you guy's will enjoy 

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Hi Guy's,

 

Ok today i made a start on the Corsair's cockpit, not much but like i said, it's a start.whistle.gif

 

I started with the kit part's, later on i will ad scratch details like wires and tubes.

 

First, i started on the details of the side consoles

 

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Rudder pedals

 

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And bulkhead, here there will be some extra need of details.

 

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A dry-fit of all three pieces together.

 

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Tomorrow i'm gonna try to paint the first pieces of the cockpit.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Today my intention was to put the first paint onto the cockpit part's...........well that didn't worked out like i wanteddoh.gif

First there's was some need of extra detailing regarding tubing and wiring so, i made a start on that.

 

It's not like the real stuff, i did some research but it's not completely accurate.

 

First thing to do was drill out the weight holes in the frame of the rudder pedal foot rest's.

 

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Further you will see the result of this. Next thing to do was adding some wires and tubing onto the bulkhead. For this i used some lead and copper wire.

 

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Some dry-fit to see if nothing is in the way.

 

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And also a dry-fit of the hollowed frames of the rudder pedals

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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Looking forward to this Danny. You have a great selection of references to help you there.

 

Just tried a beer from down the road from you tonight. Pawel Kwak from the brewery in Buggenhout - lovely but you couldn't have too many at 8.4%!

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Nice detailing!

Thank's Jeroen. :thumbsup2:

 

 

 

Looking forward to this Danny. You have a great selection of references to help you there.

 

Just tried a beer from down the road from you tonight. Pawel Kwak from the brewery in Buggenhout - lovely but you couldn't have too many at 8.4%! 

Thank's GusMac, :thumbsup2:

 

Ah nice one mate, brewery Bosteels is about 4 kilometers from my home. And another brewery Malheur is about 600 meters from my house. And the Duvel brewery (Moortgat) is within the 10 kilometer range. I'm living surrounded by brewery's :)

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Too much temptation there. We have a nice little micro brewery in our village and a few others are springing up nearby so it's a good time to be a beer lover. The traditional 'big' beers here in Scotland are horrible fizzy, synthetic rubbish, so having some nice craft beers is great.

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I just went to the store with my wife, and whe bought oureself the Malheur Champagne beer brut. This is just the nectar under the beers.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Just looked that one up online and it looks interesting. I know a local hotelier who imports a lot of your Belgian beers, so I must ask him if he knows that one.

 

I always find the strengths of your beers amazing. We have enough alcohol related troubles in Scotland with 3 to 4% strengths nevermind 2 or 3 times that! However the problem is that many people here's idea of a good night is maximum consumption in the minimum of time unfortunately.

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Well, my planning regarding painting thing's this weekend didn't really makes sense. There's a lot of stuff that needed to be assembled, so i've bin a little busy this weekend with glue.

 

Most of the cockpit part's are glued, but not assembled, just a little dry-fit to see if thing's are correct.

 

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Also the aft section of the tail wheel bay is glued, also here a little dry-fit.

 

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Tail wheel  construction

 

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Cockpit side-walls on the fuselage had nasty sink marks, so they needed to be removed.Also glued the details onto the side-walls.

 

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Pilot seat.

 

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And a group photo

 

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Today i've bin busy with the bottom center wing section.This is a little kit on it's own.speak_cool.gif

 

First thing to do, again, remove these ugly sink marks.

 

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The oil cooler sections are glued together, a nasty seam line was threaten with putty.

 

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Both oil cooler segments are glued onto the bottom center wing section, the wing spar is seen here dry-fitted.

 

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Wingspar glued onto the bottom wing center section.

 

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Wheelbay closed

 

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And the bottom view, with some photo etch added to the wheelbay side-walls.

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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Thanks Bevan :)

 

The beast received finally some paintfrantic.gif

 

After giving all part's a black primer coat with Mr. Surfacer 1500, i started with the Salmon Pink Primer from Mr. Paint. First time i used Mr. Paint, so expectations where very high.

 

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For this, i used my old trusty 40€ Chinese airbrush with a 0.3 m/m needle.

 

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Wing section.

 

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I only painted the spots which i thought to be visible.

 

Wheelbay's sections. 

 

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Very smooth Finnish

 

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Tail wheel section inner part, and a group photo of all happy painted part's.smile.png

 

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Next step, the cockpit. To get the color i needed i mixed three different colors.

 

X-5 : 2

XF-8 : 1

XF-4 : 0.5

 

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The pilot seat and the ruder pedals footrest's where first painted with Alclad II aluminium and afterwards treated with AK Heavy Chiping fluid. 

 

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You all now the how to work with this i aspect, so here is the result.

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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Looks good Danny. How were the Mr Paint to work with? The finish certainly looks very good.

Thank's GusMac,

 

Very nice to work with, smooth result on the surface, not so smelly like i tought it would be, and it covers up greatly.

 

Nice work Danny, I'm watching with interest. I have a cage in my stash, it might be the next candidate on my bench, can't decide between the cage and ZM owl, but keep up the good work. Oz

Thank's Mark, glad to meet you overhere.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Thanks Danny, that's good to know. As a matter of interest, did you order them direct from them?

My first paint's i ordered from Ushi, normally it takes between ten day's to arrive, but something went wrong with the postal service in Germany. From the moment i contacted Alex about the fact that after ten day's my package still didn't arrive he immediately send me another package which arrived within 6 day's.

 

Second time i ordered Mr. Paint was directly from them, it's a bit cheaper and they are fast.......and i mean very fast. I ordered on a Sunday, and the next Wednesday it was delivered.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Today i had the opportunity to do a lot of work on the cockpit, so time to give you guy's some photo's.

 

Yesterday i've been busy with the Barracuda stencil data for the cockpit, and i must say, this is a real step forward once they are placed. Today i painted the details of the two side consoles, i glued the dials on the IP and i gave the whole cockpit a wheatered look. Also i've been busy for 3 houres on the HGW seatbelt's and put them in place. let's start with them.

 

HGW seatbelt's are just awesomethumbsup.gif  it's lot's of work, but the result, once they are placed is just superb.

 

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After this was done, i proceeded with the cockpit. 

 

F4U-1 Corsair Bu.No 02576 "Marines Dream" was a very heavily wheatered aircraft. So i wanted to get this effect also in the cockpit. For this one i didn't wanted to use a dark wash, because of the darker cockpit color. Instead i wanted a cockpit which was affected by the coral dust because of the operations from the Salomon Islands landing strips.

For this i used a MIG Sin industries sand color filter.

 

This is the result, i hope you guy's like it.

 

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Also the pilot seat and the pilot seat frame got this treatment.

 

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The flash of the camera accentuates the dust, but in real time this is much more subtle.

 

For now, pilot seat frame and the rest of the cockpit are glued together.

There are a few more details i'm planning to do, some wiring and tubing still need's to be done, but for now, here's the cockpit mostly OOB.

 

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Here are the Barracuda stencils very visible, a really nice add-on to the whole cockpit.

 

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And a dry-fit onto the wing section.

 

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That's all for now, will be back soon.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Today i glued the two fuselage half's together. It's a shame because all of that nice cockpit detail is totally buried deep into the fuselage for now.wicked.gif

 

Yesterday i made some home made oxygen hoses, to give the cockpit some extra detail, and also i added some steering cables on the side bottom of the cockpit. Sad nothing will be seen once the fuselage is closed, but hey, it has to fly isn't ittongue.png tongue.png

 

Oxygen hoses, made from copper wire and lead wire.

 

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Some side wall wiring.

 

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The home made hose, running true the rudder pedal footrest holes, and the steering cables which i made from Ushi rigging.

 

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The controle rods made from lead wire running towards the throttle quadrant.

 

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Dry-fit onto the left fuselage half.

 

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The right one.

 

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I used some light brown wash to give the Pink Salmon primer a darker color, after this was done, i used the sand filter on it.

 

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And finally, closure of the fuselage.

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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