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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 1 month 2 weeks ago #61

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Seatbelts fitted, hit with a coat of flat coat to knock the shine of the buckles back a bit and tub assembly completed.


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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 1 month 2 weeks ago #62

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Looking really good Si, although I don't think that yellow tank is gonna hold much of anything.;.. :silly:

Jokes aside, those seatbelts look the bizzo, might have to get some for when I get round to doing my one. Have you ever tried doing RB belts? And if so are the HGW ones easier or harder to do?
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Now that's a great looking pit
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CyNaKyL wrote: Looking really good Si, although I don't think that yellow tank is gonna hold much of anything.;.. :silly:

Jokes aside, those seatbelts look the bizzo, might have to get some for when I get round to doing my one. Have you ever tried doing RB belts? And if so are the HGW ones easier or harder to do?


I've used the RB belts a couple of times. Very similar to the HGW. I think I prefer the fabric used by HGW instead of the paper used by RB.

Airbrushed a custom mix of sea blue around the cockpit opening to facilitate less precise masking later. Fuselage now buttoned up. Very precise fit.


I won't be using primer before I apply the camo as I think it will obliterate all of the fine rivet detail that Tamiya have created.
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Air filters painted, assembled and fitted;









Undercarriage bay parts painted in a custom mix of insignia white (75% flat white : 25% deck tan). Just finished applying a gloss coat of Tamiya X-22 so I can apply an oil wash tomorrow night. Then I'll be able to apply a flat coat and then assemble this centre section and attach to the main fuselage.

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Washes of light grey and medium grey from the Ammo US Navy Grey Jets PLW set applied to the white areas and a black oil wash applied to the filters.

Waiting for them to dry so I can remove the excess.


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Excess wash removed. Happy with how the parts are looking and was going to apply the flat coat, but have decided to leave that till tomorrow night, as tired eyes can sometimes miss something that might need to be tweaked. Better to do that before sealing it.


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Looking great. Lovely detailing by Tamiya

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Looking really good. The great thing with these tamiya 1/32 kits is the engineering is so good that the vast majority of parts can be painted on the sprues as all the attachment points are on mating surfaces or areas that aren't seen.

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Makes me want to start my zero

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Bishop wrote: Makes me want to start my zero


Do it!

Flat coated the undercarriage bay pieces last night (glad I went with the grey oils rather than brown or black) and began assembly. The great fit of parts continues.

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You are a bad influence Simon. Seeing you build yours has me wanting to crack mine open but I really shouldn't as I have too many other kits already started. But it just looks so darned good! Plus easy to build by the looks.

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CyNaKyL wrote: You are a bad influence Simon. Seeing you build yours has me wanting to crack mine open but I really shouldn't as I have too many other kits already started. But it just looks so darned good! Plus easy to build by the looks.


:silly: Do it!

My mojo has come back with a vengeance because of this kit.

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I would have to source some decals (was looking at the Eaglecals Angry duck ones for the -1A) plus I would have to splash for some wheels and belts like you, I will sleep on it a few nights and see if I want to splash out on them. I was gonna try and tee up a few other kits to finish for armistice and if I started this I would have to flag all of those so we will see. Would be good to have a few 1/32 corsairs on the tables though... The other problem I have is being absolutely knackered all the time. I do all the night feeds with bubs so I'm lucky if I get 4-5 hours sleep a night. I want to model but by the time we've had dinner, gotten my daughter to bed and tidied up the kitchen it's usually 8pm and we are ready for bed... But bubs is starting to stretch out his night feeds so I'm slowly starting to get a bit more sleep so hopefully brain will be awake enough soon to get back into it.

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Centre section assembled. Leading edges will just need a bit of a tidy up. I also test fitted the intake shrouds and they fit perfectly.


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Looks like typical tamiya fit, perfect as always. How are you going to handle the lower fuselage window? You gonna keep it clear or paint over it like a lot of them were done in the field?

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Will probably leave it transparent so the detail can be seen in there if the kit is picked up. I have been thinking about mounting it to a base though.

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Really enjoying this

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Looking forward to getting home and cracking on with this. I might have to make a start on the engine. Will probably mostly be cutting parts from sprues tonight. Will be wiring this one up, so drilling holes in the cylinders will be required.

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Most of the engine parts trimmed off the sprues. Not sure which style distributors NZ5277 had though.

Horizontal stabilisers and elevators almost completed.


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Those seat belts are pretty amazing. Nice work.

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Really motoring along, matey.


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wow, this is (pardon the pun) flying along. These 32nd Tamiya kits seem go be worth every cent in regard to detail and engineering, like others here the more I see the more I want to grab one from the stash

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It doesn't look like much, but this is somewhere around 8 - 9 hrs work over the past 4 days.

Lots of cleaning up the sprue nibs, attaching photo etch, airbrushing and washes on the ends of the flaps that will be visible.



Last two days have been difficult as I was home with a sore throat and now what feels like a sinus infection. So there have been headaches, tooth aches and feeling like I'd been punched in the face to contend with.
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I feel your pain, I had the exact same thing 2 weeks ago, I ended up having to have 3 days off work but Amoxycillin sorted it out fairly quickly.

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My boss is sending me home... I guess I'll be spending a couple of hours at the bench this arvo.

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Get better soon, and enjoy the bench time too

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best of luck. I don't function as anything that remotely resembles a modeller when under the influence of cold meds, I find myself just staring at the pattern on the cutting mat and if I make it near an airbrush I just end up making a mess before paint gets to plastic.

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Best laid plans and all that... I got home, had lunch and decided to have a lie down for an hour. 4 hours later I wake up and it's 5.30pm :lol:

Got up and finished adding the etch parts to the flaps and started assembling the tail. I decided to cut the tab off because I want to display the model with the rudder kicked to one side.


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