Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

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Postby steve131 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:11 pm

Sounds like a challenge for you Mr Astons waiting for your build diary ;)
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby baby_astons » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:47 pm

:think: not my scale gents, trying to figure what will need to be modified on the stuka...
but you're right grant, if modifying everything you'd need several lifespans to finish...
though a nice metal construction of the stuff would make it movable - have done a (much simpler) but similar modification on the osprey for my son...
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:54 am

I now have all of the sub-assemblies built and painted in there basic colours with a little pre-shading done with the airbrush.

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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:07 am

Now for the fun part and that is doing a wash to bring out all the panel lines and finer detail.

For the underside i used a dark dirty brown oil wash brushed roughly over all the scribed details

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Once the wash has dried to a matt finish it is wiped off with a soft cloth leaving the colour in all the recesses

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and this is what the complete wing underside comes out like

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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:14 am

When it came to doing the top of the wing i used a black wash but was not happy with the result as all the panel lines seemed to dissapear. This is the topside of wing before any washes

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I then changed tactic and used a medium grey wash which looked horribly wrong when i applied it ..................

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but fortunately once it was wiped off the result was great ! :lol:

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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby baby_astons » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:44 am

you haven't had much sleep since you started this turbo-build, did you?! :lol:
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby Mark » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:12 pm

The grey wash worked a treat !

No prizes for guessing who is going to finish first ! To say nothing of setting the bar high !
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby Eric » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:39 pm

I wish I could paint like this!

Superb. :clap:
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby steve131 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:36 pm

As Mark says grey wash brilliant K awarded. :clap:
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby casper » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:43 pm

GrantJ wrote:When it came to doing the top of the wing i used a black wash but was not happy with the result as all the panel lines seemed to dissapear. This is the topside of wing before any washes

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I then changed tactic and used a medium grey wash which looked horribly wrong when i applied it ..................

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but fortunately once it was wiped off the result was great ! :lol:

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excellent work on your wing Grant :clap: :clap: :)
the washes really made it come to life
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby morrigan » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:15 am

Superb paintwork Grant and the washes top it off perfectly.
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:45 am

Thanks guys and gal for the kind words and K's :lol: :lol: :lol:

Next up was doing a wash on the underside - once again after painting the wash on it looks really horrible!!!!

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Once it was all wiped off the result was amazing

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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby Mark » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:49 am

Looks amazing Grant. Any chance we could persuade you to write a master class on how to do panel lines ?
I'm sure quite a few of us would appreciate it.
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:58 am

Next up was adding a bit more weathering namely exhaust stains etc
This was done using the airbrush and Tensochrome paints

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Now is the time for my absolute favourite part of any build - DECALS!

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The Tamiya decals are super thin and go down extremely well -i first put some Micro Sol on the wing , placed the decal and then applied Micro Set on top .
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:05 am

Mark it would only be a pleasure to do a Master class on panel lines and weathering and I have just the perfect kit on the way to do it on................1/18 Trumpeter/Merit Dauntless
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby Mark » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:32 am

Excellent ! Thanks Grant. I'm sure we will all look forward to that :D
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby morrigan » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:18 am

Wow! look at all that fine recessed detail appear. :D
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby casper » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:03 am

wow :clap: thats amazing
looking superb Grant
I look forward to your master class
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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:45 am

The Corsair is now complete and it has been an absolute pleasure to build!

In future I will not build anymore aircraft with folded wings as I was a little dissapointed that they tend to hide a lot of the superb detail.

Here are some finished pics before sliding the wings on

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Re: Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:50 am

And now some pics with wings on and folded

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