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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 3 days ago #91

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Did some more work on the outer wings and have just finished some work on the engine, including drilling a lot of holes for all of the engine wiring. I think that's All my eyes can handle today :lol:



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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 5 hours ago #92

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Wow this is looking great. Nice details and excellent fit of parts by the look. :)

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 3 months 1 hour ago #93

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A few solid hours spent working on the engine. Lots of priming and airbrushing parts. I have used Mr Color aluminium instead of the water based Vallejo that I've been using recently. Going to add some washes to bring out the details on the cooling fins.

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #94

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Exhausts painted in a mix of 70% XF-64 & 30% XF-69 then highlights added with XF-64. Didn't want to give the pipes too much of a rusty appearance. They just have a nice patina. Carbon deposits airbrushed around exhausts with XF-69.



Other tedious task of joining the two parts that make up each of these exhausts that come out of the rear cylinder bank.

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #95

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Dirtying up the firewall a little (not that it will be very visible), using a brush loaded with AK Interactive enamel washes and flicking onto the part by flicking brush against a sprue offcut. Will blend a little once the enamels are dry.
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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 4 weeks ago #96

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All looking ver effective
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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #97

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Work on the engine continues – weathering.






I'm using the same techniques I used on the Raiden's;

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #98

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That looks amazing!!! so stealing that flicking technique looks great for oil spots!!!! great!!

Keep up the mojo! its hard on these big complicated builds!!!!

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #99

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Mojo still strong with this one.

... Although a distraction did arrive from Japan earlier in the week;

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #100

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Happy with that level of weathering on the exhausts
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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #101

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Been working on the front end today. Just finished an hour or so of applying chipping to these engine covers using XF-4 yellow green applied with a 00 brush. Will add a few darker chips tomortoe before adding a wash and a bit of paint flicking as I did with the engine.
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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #102

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This is looking so good! You must have a ton of patients! I get itchy fingers trying to finish Brale scale!

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #103

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AK's dark brown wash applied and removed from cylinders;

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Chipping added to inside of engine covers using sponge technique;



Only criticism of the kit so far - the way Tamiya have designed the join at the base of the prop blades;


Nevermind, a bit of dissolved putty will take care of this;

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #104

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Had one of 'those' nights last night...

Sanded the excess putty off the prop – all good.

Went to do some more weathering on the insides of the engine covers using Tamiya deck tan applied with sponge. A lot of swearing followed due to a small piece of the sponge not having enough excess paint removed. Set these pieces aside. I think I might sand them back and redo.

Got out some AK Interactive wash and applied to part of the front ring and the stuff was too thick (I've noticed the AK washes seem to have a shelf life). More swearing as well as throwing the brush still loaded with product at the dining room window in disgust.

Will sit down at the bench tonight and take a few deep breaths before I do anything. :silly:

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #105

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Don't you just hate all that. Great exhausts there
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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #106

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Shame about your paint/wash issues. But man what you have done so far looks outstanding :woohoo:
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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #107

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Sat down at the table and looked at the cowl covers and decided "meh, I'll just use the ultra fine sanding pads to remove some of the rough texture". Did that and then mixed up a batch of brown oil paint and applied it over all.

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Waited for it to dry and removed excess;


Will carefully add the final touches and then a flat coat.
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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 3 weeks ago #108

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Hit the engine covers and the engine parts with a coat of X-22 to prepare them for the next round of weathering. Hopefully my package of lead wire and metal pipes arrive from BNA before the weekend, so I can continue with assembly.

I started work on the undercarriage legs the other night, so I can continue with those in the mean time... other wise I may be forced to start on the Spitfire or the Avenger

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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1a Corsair 2 months 2 weeks ago #109

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Very happy to arrive at work and find my latest BNA order sitting at reception this morning;



My plan is to cut 36 small lengths of the tubing, insert them in the holes I drilled in the cylinders and then feed 0.3mm lead wire into them. I may be rocking in the corner by the end of this :silly:
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Found the lead wire a little too fragile, so have used 0.2mm strands of tinned wire taken from some electrical cable
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More progress. Ignition ring, props and spinner cover airbrushed with Mr Metal aluminium. Wiring brushed with Vallejo leather brown. I buffed the props and spinner cover with a tissue.





Some more assembly on the engine, P&W decal added to housing, bolts and prop shaft painted aluminium. Other parts drybrushed.

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Engine assembly underway. This is going to be a real pig to wire up


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Looks great! I never understand how you guys manage to get wire to find the ends of the ignition ring points, too small for my Homer Simpson fingers! #thefingersyouhaveusedtodialaretoofat
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I'm loving this Corsair engine build up. Can hardly wait to see it mounted in th eairframe. I miss working on piston engined stuff, and want to get my F-14 off the bench (completed of course) so I can do more of the things happening in this Corsair topic, (even in a smaller scale if need be!).
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Approximately 3 hours after starting the wiring... 1 x complete R-2800. Fully assembled and flat coated.

The wiring went smoother than I expected.

I used AK's fuel stain wash on the ignition ring and once it has the flat coat applied, it looks just like my reference images, so that will go in my notes for future builds.





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And out come the watercolour pencils to add some wear and tear to the gear bays
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Engine is awesome (as is everything else about this build). :cheer:
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The mojo is firing on all cylinders at the moment – I've been considering making a start on the Spitfire, Mossie or Avenger as a companion build. Thinking ahead to purchasing a Tamiya 1/32 F-15 or F-4E too.

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How giant is that hand holding the actual engine from a ......... oh wait. Its just a brilliant paint job, consider me fooled :blush:
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