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I'm considering a FAA Corsair for a future build and am wondering if anyone makes the wing tip sets for those a/c. I have heard it's easy but I'm lazy LOL. Thanks in advance for any help.

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13 minutes ago, 1to1scale said:

John, check out the Fundekals instructions, they point out a few minor differences, and to convert the tips, you just saw off the ends. I saw what you did with the P-63, this is a 30 minute mod for your skills.

https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/1/3/1184413-16-instructions.pdf

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Thanks for the info! I will check this out. :)

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no-one makes any FAA updates which i have always found puzzling

I have asked Roy at Barracuda and clearly no interest 

also discussed with Aerocraft and more recently Tim Perry, so I am hoping someone takes the plunge

i have no interest in chopping up such an expensive kit, even if it is considered a very simply mod

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4 hours ago, nmayhew said:

no-one makes any FAA updates which i have always found puzzling

I have asked Roy at Barracuda and clearly no interest 

also discussed with Aerocraft and more recently Tim Perry, so I am hoping someone takes the plunge

i have no interest in chopping up such an expensive kit, even if it is considered a very simply mod

I too find it puzzling that no one has done this. It looks to me it would be a simple thing to make and would see a good bit of interest. Maybe folks are figuring Tamiya will issue a FAA version which I think would be a real possibility. Time will tell I suppose.

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1 hour ago, Bill_S said:

Thanks Bill. I wonder if the tips would fit the Tamiya kit? I'll check around and see if I can find one somewhere. Thanks again. :)

No luck so far. Ebay, Hannants, Sealmodel, and Litlinx were no go's.

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John, Revell provided shortened outer wings on that release. I would think it would be much easier to shorten the Tamiya wings. I have that Revell kit here somewhere; I can post some pictures if you's like - but it won't be until Monday.

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1 hour ago, Bill_S said:

John, Revell provided shortened outer wings on that release. I would think it would be much easier to shorten the Tamiya wings. I have that Revell kit here somewhere; I can post some pictures if you's like - but it won't be until Monday.

Thanks Bill. I'd like to see a picture or two if it's no trouble. No hurry though.:)

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Built this one from the same boxing as above around 1994, updated it with new paint and decals in the noughties, it's a bit dusty now but you can see the wing tips

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Cheers

 

Dennis

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6 hours ago, Spitfire said:

Built this one from the same boxing as above around 1994, updated it with new paint and decals in the noughties, it's a bit dusty now but you can see the wing tips

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Cheers

 

Dennis

Thank you Dennis. Now if I can just find the kit I might be able to cannibalize the wing tips, etc. :)

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Okay guys. I've checked the Tamiya -1a kit and see it really wouldn't be too difficult to clip the wing tips, etc. SO......it's time to build a FAA Corsair. I've ordered the Eaglecal decal sheet and intend to do the overall GSB a/c from HMS Formidable. Stay tuned! LOL :D

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22 hours ago, JohnB said:

Okay guys. I've checked the Tamiya -1a kit and see it really wouldn't be too difficult to clip the wing tips, etc. SO......it's time to build a FAA Corsair. I've ordered the Eaglecal decal sheet and intend to do the overall GSB a/c from HMS Formidable. Stay tuned! LOL :D

Which bird from the Formidable, John? A local fellow from my home town flew off the Formidable....

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1 hour ago, Jeff said:

Which bird from the Formidable, John? A local fellow from my home town flew off the Formidable....

Number 135 Jeff.

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Nice choice John. I've got those in the stash. I'm planing to cut and paste them into 115 from Formidable. 

One thing though, it's a Corsair IV which I believe would be a -1D instead of a -1A. Maybe double check which one?

Carl

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23 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Ok, just looked it up in Dana Bell's book. He says the Corsair IV could be either a -1A or a -1D.  So that answers that. 

Carl

Agreed Carl. I'm pretty sure it's a -1a.

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Not sure the mk IV is as cut and dried as what some of us may seem to think, and I am very happy to be proven wrong, but some of the designations 'may' have something to do with who built the aircraft..... Vought, GoodYear, Brewster etc... I am reading the War Diary of 1841 Sqdn FAA and this has been mentioned.... I need to, and am doing more reading and research here... this makes for interesting investigating.......

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6 hours ago, JohnB said:

Number 135 Jeff.

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I'm assuming with the style of the 'roundel' you are doing a late scheme when she ( HMS Formidable ) was in the far east, rather than when 1842 sqdn was chasing the Tripitz or when she was in Gibralter

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1 minute ago, Jeff said:

I'm assuming with the style of the 'roundel' you are doing a late scheme when she ( HMS Formidable ) was in the far east, rather than when 1842 sqdn was chasing the Tripitz or when she was in Gibralter

Yes

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just a little tid bit of useless information, 1842 sqdn maintenance crews painted the new Pacific Markings on their Corsairs March 20 / 21 1945 when in port in Sydney Australia..... and was checked and inspected by Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser CiC British Pacific Fleet................

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27 minutes ago, Jeff said:

is there any detailed info on the decal sheet about the date and or pilot of the 1842 sqdn bird you are interested in?

Can't say as the sheet hasn't arrived yet.

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