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Tamiya F4U-1D 1/48
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 08:22 PM UTC
Terri,
Thanks for the clarification. It's much appreciated. That Eduard's IP really looks quite good as the instruments are all super sharp.

The inside of the cowl rings is amazing. Sure hope enough of that detail can be seen if one does get a close up look.

Your big Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial really looks the part. I only wish the picture was bigger so I could admire the details. The ignition wires look really quite good color wise.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
Thanks Joel

The cowl assembly is finished up and is ready for paint . Have a few touch ups with a polishing stick .
Fit of the resin parts are good but there was careful sanding and test fitting for this . Did have a few of the spring things on the cooling flaps , they got in the way of the exhaust , but all is well now .

Not much of the detail can seen from the cooling flaps ...






















Terri
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC
Terri
Thanks for the larger picture of the big double Wasp. It looks perfect.

I'm really impressed with the resin detail parts for the cowling flaps as well as the cowl ring. Took a real steady and knowledgeable hand to get it to look that good.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 04:44 AM UTC

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Terri
Thanks for the larger picture of the big double Wasp. It looks perfect.

I'm really impressed with the resin detail parts for the cowling flaps as well as the cowl ring. Took a real steady and knowledgeable hand to get it to look that good.

Joel



Your welcome Joel . It is an impressive set indeed . Adds just the right amount of detail in key areas . I was going to get Aires wheel well set , but it looks like just a copy with very little detail .

Don't know about the hands though . I had to use a mag glass to see what I was doing and slow setting glue to give lots of time to angle things up . Few breaks in between and even a nap !





Terri
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC

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Terri
Thanks for the larger picture of the big double Wasp. It looks perfect.

I'm really impressed with the resin detail parts for the cowling flaps as well as the cowl ring. Took a real steady and knowledgeable hand to get it to look that good.

Joel



Your welcome Joel . It is an impressive set indeed . Adds just the right amount of detail in key areas . I was going to get Aires wheel well set , but it looks like just a copy with very little detail .

Don't know about the hands though . I had to use a mag glass to see what I was doing and slow setting glue to give lots of time to angle things up . Few breaks in between and even a nap !





Terri



Terri,
I love naps. they're my favorite part of the day.
Joel

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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 11:45 AM UTC
Hi Terri, your engine and interior cowl work looks really nice. One of the things I like about radial engines is how nice they look when detailed out.

Ernest
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC
Thanks Ernest . For the kits age it's not bad but some of the details are soft .


Joel , wish I could do naps every day , but at least I have the weekends !


I'm almost finished with building the sub assemblies . Just the landing gear to go which I'm working on now . Prop is painted waiting decals . Still have the mask the canopy . But I'm preety much ready for primer and on with painting . Will have pic's up soon ..



Terri
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 05:49 PM UTC
Hi Terri.
tuning in here late but i will be following the build since the corsair is one of my favorite U.S. aircraft. great work so far, love the detail on the cowl. Makes me want to give it a try with one of my kits in my stash.

joe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 06:52 PM UTC
Terri! Not my scale but I can see through my own prejudices and appreciate a good thing when I see it ! A friend of mine did one of these a few years ago and told me that it probably was the best fitting kit he had ever built. I suppose the design where the wing meets the fuselage without even the slightest hint of a fillet helps !



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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 04:47 AM UTC

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Hi Terri.
tuning in here late but i will be following the build since the corsair is one of my favorite U.S. aircraft. great work so far, love the detail on the cowl. Makes me want to give it a try with one of my kits in my stash.

joe



Thanks Joe , glad to have you following along Try a set , you won't be disappointed .


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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 04:59 AM UTC

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Terri! Not my scale but I can see through my own prejudices and appreciate a good thing when I see it ! A friend of mine did one of these a few years ago and told me that it probably was the best fitting kit he had ever built. I suppose the design where the wing meets the fuselage without even the slightest hint of a fillet helps !



Magnus





Hi Magnus , I know it's not your scale but it is a pleasure to have you gime in I agree with your friend . It is a very well fitting kit and the wing design for the assemble is perfect ! No filling , sanding , filling more sanding . Having the fillet not there makes a huge difference .



Terri
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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 09:03 PM UTC
Everything looks great and peeks out just enough to show the effort you put in.
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
Thanks Russ


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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC
Time has been well spent this weekend in front of the bench . I'm at the stage now where it is clear coat and decals . I did lose a few PE parts for the main lading gear legs so I didn't bbother with the others other then brake lines . On the wheel well doors the kit hinges will work just fine skipping the PE parts . ( I can see myself knocking these off multiple times .)













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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 11:26 AM UTC
Your Corsair is looking good Terri. I sometime wonder if PE is worth the effort, and I am fairly selective in my use of it. I have not built a 1/48 scale kit in some time, but I well remember some of the struggles with the PE I had on a few of the builds. 1/32 scale is much easier to manage, but the PE can still be teeth grindingly irritating at times.

Are you planning on folding the wings? I will probably fold the wings of my F4U-1A build; and I am looking at ways to add any superdetailing that might be needed. Not much thus far, as you know, the Tamiya 1/32 Corsairs are real gems to build.

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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 06:25 PM UTC
Danke Ernest ,

I do the same when it comes to PE parts and with failing eye site the smaller ones don't get used . Carpet monster get them .

I will be doing the wings in the fold position . Decals are on and drying . Pic's up soon



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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
Decals are on and clear coated

Now comes the weathering ....










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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 06:53 PM UTC
Terri,
Excellent job on the decals. Can't see a drop of silvering or flash anywhere.

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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC
Hi Joel , I didn't have the right stenciling so I used a few from the kit . They should be black , but once on a dark scheme you really wouldn't see them in this scale . I'm rather please how my per-fading turned out . There is a few shades under the sea blue .
Will be experimenting with is . Still have a few US naval aircraft in the stash .



Terri
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 07:29 AM UTC
Terri - looks like the finish line is in sight for yet another build . Not only are you a very talented lady but very prolific as well . Got time for another before the the mountain bike calls you away ?

Cheers ! Richard
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC
Nice and shiny Terri! The decals look great, as does the rest of the build. I think the pre-fading will look even better once you dull coat the build.

Ernest
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC
Hi Richard and Ernest , Thanks for hanging around on this build and for the kind comments .

She is all wrapped up and calling it finished HAd the kit done yesterday but my camera batteries needed charging . So here are the final pic's






















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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 01:56 AM UTC
Hi Terri,
Once again, very nice work and enjoyable to follow. So what's next?

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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 02:06 AM UTC
Terri,
Congrats on crossing the finish line with the Bent Wing Bird.

At the pace you're completing these builds, you're going to start to need additional display space.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 06:12 PM UTC
Thanks guys





Terri