Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Secret Key Remember me

TOPIC: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 2 days ago #1

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
Hi guys,

Last night I finally tore into the sprue bags and got this one underway.




I will be using the following sets and adding scratch built details as I go;


Barracuda wheel set


HGW fabric harnesses


Montex masks for the RNZAF bird


This is where I am so far. Going together nicely and great details. Will enhance with a bit of wiring.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 2 days ago #2

  • Grant
  • Grant's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 2496
  • Karma: 19
  • Thank you received: 369
Nice. This should be an awesome build. Those resin wheels looks nice. :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 2 days ago #3

  • Flying_Kiwi
  • Flying_Kiwi's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1730
  • Karma: 13
  • Thank you received: 163
I got this kit as a pressie 2 years ago,... I've been too scared to open it Watching this one with a lot of interest.

Hey where did you get the montex mask from???

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Most pilots last words are "Watch this"


Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 2 days ago #4

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
I got all of the aftermarket for this from BNA

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 2 days ago #5

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
Have just decided to also get the Barracuda Studios cockpit placard decal sheet which is made up of 50 decals. Really adds to the look of the cockpit.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 2 days ago #6

  • Nosferatu
  • Nosferatu's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1796
  • Karma: 13
  • Thank you received: 385
Following with great interest KM...I have one of these to do also! Good luck!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

"Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most"

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 2 days ago #7

  • CyNaKyL
  • CyNaKyL's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Serial Kit Starter
  • Posts: 4311
  • Karma: 64
  • Thank you received: 369
Nice one Si! I got the same kit a couple of years back from Aus. I've got the barracuda cockpit placards for the tamiya mustang and while there are lots they do add a lot to the look of the cockpit. Still haven't build the trigger on my corsair yet either, I will wait for you to do yours and blatantly borrow (steal) your good ideas. B)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

In Soviet Russia, Iron Curtain GB builds you!

People look at me funny when I say I own "Fifty shades of Grey". FS36118, FS36270, FS36375.....

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 2 days ago #8

  • Glenn
  • Glenn's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 3091
  • Karma: 33
  • Thank you received: 489
Nice I will be watching this build:cheer:
Another kit I want to build

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 1 day ago #9

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
Last night I assembled the rear fuselage structure;



Also cut all of the remaining cockpit parts off the sprues. Also attached the bulkhead sections of the fuselage behind the pilot. The fit of these inserts is so precise, that you can't even tell that they are separate pieces. Loving it!

This kit could be my mojo restorer.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by KitModellerNZ.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 1 day ago #10

  • Flying_Kiwi
  • Flying_Kiwi's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1730
  • Karma: 13
  • Thank you received: 163

KitModellerNZ wrote: Have just decided to also get the Barracuda Studios cockpit placard decal sheet which is made up of 50 decals. Really adds to the look of the cockpit.


I'm writing all this down!!!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Most pilots last words are "Watch this"


Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 1 day ago #11

  • Bishop
  • Bishop's Avatar
  • Online
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 8030
  • Karma: 111
  • Thank you received: 1292
There's just something about the Corsair. Watching watching....

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 1 day ago #12

  • yak
  • yak's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 618
  • Karma: 6
  • Thank you received: 176
Cool watching here also :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Rob

Currently hacking away at:
1/1 Micro Ace M7 Bayonet (round two) Finished
1/24 Panel shop Dio
GW Space marine land speeder
1/72 Airfix RAF rescue launch (All at sea group build)

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 22 hours ago #13

  • Webby_NZ
  • Webby_NZ's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Trying to work more on completion over perfection.
  • Posts: 1457
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 224
Corsair has to be my favourite prop aircraft and much like others here it's in my stash and often waves at me so I'll be watching with interest

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol.
Use code KM5 for 5% off over 400 item for sale in my stash clearance website www.plamo.nz

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 21 hours ago #14

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
The main area I've been working on this evening;



A lot more trimming parts off sprues and prepping for priming too.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #15

  • Kiwimav
  • Kiwimav's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • WE WON THE CUP (s)!!!
  • Posts: 1997
  • Karma: 12
  • Thank you received: 466
NICE!!! will be watching this build for sure

Dave

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #16

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
More work on that central wing section tonight and have built the tail wheel assembly. There are 9 parts in this sub assembly alone.



Really need to start priming and painting the interior parts, air intakes etc so I can get deeper into the assembly phases.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #17

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
Big priming session complete. Nearly used a whole rattle can on this lot





Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #18

  • IAN
  • IAN's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2452
  • Karma: 22
  • Thank you received: 366
Great work, matey.... so tempted by this kit, but each time I see the price, somehow the temptation goes away !!

Ian.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #19

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
Just finished a session airbrushing salmon pink primer
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by KitModellerNZ.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #20

  • Nosferatu
  • Nosferatu's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1796
  • Karma: 13
  • Thank you received: 385
Geez! You dont muck around do ya??!! Looking mighty fine!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

"Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most"

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #21

  • johnsnz
  • johnsnz's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 702
  • Karma: 7
  • Thank you received: 90
Looks good... Have a look at your references on the primer colour..

This post by Dana Bell maybe of use...

www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/t...-colour-help-needed/

Cheers

John
The following user(s) said Thank You: KitModellerNZ

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #22

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
Happy with today's progress. Cockpit components mostly painted, drybrushing of black items with dark grey oils, details picked out with Vallejo acrylics







Thanks for the reference material John. Wish I'd stumbled across that earlier. I'm not too fussed though, as the only area you can see any of this primer is through the tail wheel bay.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by KitModellerNZ.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #23

  • grover
  • grover's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Kane - Like the biblical figure, only prettier
  • Posts: 4771
  • Karma: 35
  • Thank you received: 1051
Man you do go all out KM. Love it :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #24

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
Detail painting complete, I gave all of the cockpit parts that I intend to apply a wash to, a coat of clear (X-22 + Mr Leveling thinner with a misting of neat thinner afterwards to give more sheen).


Will apply a brownish wash tomorrow night and then knock it back with some Alclad Flat Kote.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by KitModellerNZ.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #25

  • Bishop
  • Bishop's Avatar
  • Online
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 8030
  • Karma: 111
  • Thank you received: 1292
That looks wicked!!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #26

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
It may sound surprising with the pace this is going together, but I'm still not feeling the mojo. Going through a break up at the moment which isn't helping I guess.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #27

  • CyNaKyL
  • CyNaKyL's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Serial Kit Starter
  • Posts: 4311
  • Karma: 64
  • Thank you received: 369
Sorry to hear that Si. If a kit as good as this can't get your mojo going then maybe a step back for a while until you are feeling it might be an idea. Or keep plugging away at it, to help take your mind off things.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

In Soviet Russia, Iron Curtain GB builds you!

People look at me funny when I say I own "Fifty shades of Grey". FS36118, FS36270, FS36375.....

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #28

  • Tiger
  • Tiger's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 2789
  • Karma: 16
  • Thank you received: 769
Wowza, this is looking awesome.
Sorry to hear about the break up, I had same thing 2 years back and disappeared off the radar.
Keep going if you can, it is bloody awesome and will be good for your head space.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #29

  • KitModellerNZ
  • KitModellerNZ's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1720
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 189
Cheers guys, unfortunately it all went down in a pretty ugly way. The so called 'spiritual' group she had been with and we fought hard to get her away from because they are seriously dodgy AF have somehow managed to suck her back in. They have been threatening me with legal action because the think I am making defamatory threats against them. I know exactly what they really are. I actually received another threatening email from them last night, while I was applying this wash.

Anywho, enough of that BS!

Wash made of raw umber oil and odourless turps applied, left to dry and excess removed.

Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by KitModellerNZ.

Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #30

  • Webby_NZ
  • Webby_NZ's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Trying to work more on completion over perfection.
  • Posts: 1457
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 224
The beauty of this hobby is the break it can offer from the real world and I must say your work is very impressive considering the distraction the real world is throwing at you.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol.
Use code KM5 for 5% off over 400 item for sale in my stash clearance website www.plamo.nz
Moderators: Tony LeeBishopAndrewMaartenCyNaKyLGary1/35th Battalion