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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 1 month 3 weeks ago #31

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Webby_NZ wrote: The beauty of this hobby is the break it can offer from the real world


True that! One think I can thank her for is for getting me back into this hobby again a few years ago, when she was struggling with addiction. That's about all I have to thank her about, when I look back on the past 6 years.

Plan for tonight is to apply the 2 or 3 decals in the 'pit (decided I can't wait for one of the shops to get the Barracuda cockpit placard decal set back in) and then give everything a flat coat and then I'm going to add some light pigments just to impart a 'sand has gotten into all the crannies' look. Still need to apply the instrument decals too.

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 1 month 3 weeks ago #32

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Hey Simon that's bad news mate, its a hard time, went through a divorce a few years back it did terrible things to my modelling time and stash, both went through the roof :-)

I hope the hobby gives you a bit of clear mind time, that's why I do it,..... everything else is put on the back burner.

PS everybody thinks they know NZ defamation laws, but they really don't and its really hard to prove and get anything near action done about it,.. so forget that, your all good.

PM me if you need some advice.. or you've got my email.
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Cheers mate, appreciate it. Got everything under control at this stage. They definitely don't know our defamation laws! Just trying to scare me off with poorly worded email threats. :lol:

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yep, I just figure that some people are just dicks, can't help it,...

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That smells like cyberbullying, aren't there some strong laws that have been recently introduced here in NZ?

I'm glad that I don't know how you feel, losing my dog last year was bad enough, but I do know how loss feels so I can empathise with you at least.

End of the day we're just a bunch of normal guys (well most of us, but RossMac is a bit weird :P ) doing something that we like, it's no different to watching sports, so feel free to lean on us, we got you ;)
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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 1 month 3 weeks ago #36

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Totally agree with G1, especially about RossMack, that guy is a weirdo.. Just kidding RM your builds are amazing!

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Cheers Gary. Not sure about the new cyberbully laws. I ignored the first email they sent about 3 weeks ago, but replied to the clown (one of their tribe) last night, who lives in the Netherlands, telling them if they didn't stop harassing me, I would place the matter in the hands of the NZ police and file for a restraining order through the district court... no reply to that one yet :lol: The last thing one of these kinds of groups wants is to be exposed for what they really are.

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 1 month 3 weeks ago #38

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Sounds pretty awful. Here's hoping the mojo kicks in soon and helps with the situation. I always enjoy watching your builds because of the completely different way you go about things compared to my process. It' nice to see a different perspective.
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More fun and games here tonight. Got a reply telling me that my response was childish. Weird!

Trying to get into the dining room to apply the 2 or 3 cockpit decals, but it's freezing in my house tonight (13 deg C inside with the heaters on). Might have to wait until I can feel my fingers :blink:

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 1 month 3 weeks ago #40

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No fun. Your email may in fact shut them up. Certainly back the threat up with action if they don't stop. May help others not get sucked in. Anyway, looking good even if it is too cold for decals

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Echo what every one has been saying, especially G1 ( we got you )
Keep focused on the good things.
Our receptionist passed away last week unexpectedly ( massive shock to us here ) so we are all grateful even more so now that we are all still head above ground and breathing.
Kia Kaha
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Sorry to hear that Tiger.

Even though it was another 13 deg C inside last night, I managed to get the cockpit decals on. The Tamiya decals weren't too keen to come of the sheet for some reason.



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Reluctant decals aside, very nicely done, matey.

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Very nice KM! Will be watching this build for sure.

Also sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope it all sorts itself out soon.

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 1 month 2 weeks ago #45

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Thanks again guys.

Lots of work done on tbe cockpit.

Will let the pictures do the talking for now;

















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Wow, that's looking good.

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Put a lot of work into this over the weekend. Rain all day Saturday meant I couldn't do the lawns or take the dog out for a decent walk and yesterday I probably put another 2 - 3 hours work into it. I think the mojo is back... I was masking the tiniest things so I could airbrush them, rather than brush paint them :blush:

A lot of work applying washes and chipping/rubbing wear using carbon and silver artist's pencils. A bit of dust added to the IP panel coaming using pigments. Used the hairspray technique on the seat and the structures beneath the rudder pedals and then applied a wash to help define them. Removed as much of this raw umber wash as possible as I am trying to replicate an aircraft that operated from coral/sandy environment rather than a muddy one. Also applied a wash to the internal structure of the tailwheel.

Need to apply a flat coat to the a few of these cockpit parts to finish them off, put the HGW fabric harness together and then I will be working on buttoning up the fuselage.

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Cockpit tub assembly underway


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I'm psyching myself up to put the HGW harnesses together tonight. It usually takes a couple of hours as they're fiddly things to assemble. Definitely worth the effort though. Will donate the kit etch belts to my Trumpy Avenger build which I may also be starting on soon.

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Very nice work,looking good:cheer:
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About 1.25 hours work on the seatbelts so far. Man, they're fiddly. They'll look better with a brownish wash.


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Looking good

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Looks amazing and so good to read all the technique being used here. Plenty of good ideas to use. At least with a kit this size all that detail should still be visible when it's complete.
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Shaping-up to be one of your best, matey.

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Definitely worth putting the effort into this one. The cockpits were quite roomy compared to a lot of the other aircraft and definitely visible in a kit like this.

As well as working on the harnesses, I also corrected some of the paint on the panels. On the left hand side, all of those buttons up the front should be red, so I have fixed those and also added a couple of red lights on the IP.

I'm aiming to finish the belts tonight so I can finish assembling the cockpit tub and maybe even button up the fuselage.

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WOW, looking REAL GOOD!!!
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Belts complete. I applied a highly diluted wash of Van dyke brown to dirty them up a bit. Will let these dry overnight and continue tomorrow night.
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Watching this build with a lot of interest and admiration. Belts look very sharp. I've never worked out why Van Dyke brown is not spelt after the artist from whence it came Anthony van Dyck. Which makes me think that Dick Van Dyke would be a great name for the colour of soot!

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