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Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage redux

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Since I'm burned out right now on the Mossie I think it's time for another Corsair (my standby for the burnout cure). In keeping with my usual build process, I have begun painting most of the interior, wheels, canopy, etc. All that will be done and ready when I get to that portion of the build.

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You could copy and paste one of numerous corsair builds, there have been so many, and we would never know!:D

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Maybe so Smitty but I would know. No fun in doing that.;)

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And I made it halfway through exactly one......

Maybe someday I’ll finish it. 

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36 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

This is going to be fun, Go John ! 

Love those Tamiya Corsair kits. LOL

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27 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Here comes the salmon!

What are your plans for markings?

Carl

Yes indeed! LOL Right now I'm planning on this one. The decals are from HGW and are "wet transfers".

 

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Do you use an off the shelf color for the salmon or is it a custom mix ?

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9 hours ago, Sir Desmond Glazebrook said:

Hi John. Have you ever built a Corsair in RNZAF colours?

 

Not as yet.

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4 hours ago, Old Dog said:

Do you use an off the shelf color for the salmon or is it a custom mix ?

I use a custom mix. RLM 23 red with some white and small amount of yellow added. All Model Master.

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8 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

You’re going to finish another one before I even finish one......:respect:

LOL! Well get with the program! :D

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14 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Nice! Not many Corsairs with noseart.

Carl

I've never used any HGW decals before. It looks like you have to use a lot of care going by the instructions. We will see!;)

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26 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

weathering time :)

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Lotsa weathering there.

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I decided to take inventory of my built Tamiya Corsairs in 1/32.

F4U-1 Birdcage ------- 6 (Not including the one I'm building now.)

F4U-1A --------------- 3

F4U-1D --------------- 3

Plus 3 more in my stash (1 of each).

LOL :rolleyes:

Also, 1 Trumpeter -1D built.

Obviously I really like the Birdcage. ;)

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Thanks guys. Yes, still using the FineMolds belts. My eyes and shaky hands aren't up to threading the other type. ;)

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