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Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:44 pm

Here it is!
One big box packed full of Tamiya goodness. :D :D :D :D
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Thankfully the shipping box was not needed as alternative accommodation.
The shock and awe of Two Identical Tamiya kits appearing out of the box, followed by the relief that only one is staying, meant fallout from HWMBO was minimal.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby number1 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:24 pm

you could send the spare one over here :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby Mark » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:28 am

I thought you'd spent too much time reading Snaps posts when I saw the pic :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:34 am

What is better than receiving the latest Tamiya kit? Receiving two of them :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

I have cleared a space on the work bench in the Group building room for you- look forward to you joining me :lol:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:41 pm

GrantJ wrote:What is better than receiving the latest Tamiya kit? Receiving two of them :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

I have cleared a space on the work bench in the Group building room for you- look forward to you joining me :lol:



I hope you have cleared lots of space!!
I see you have the export version with the additional clear cowling, compared to my mine. A model store over here is being cheeky and claiming the clear cowling is a NZ only feature!! :naughty: The price is cheeky to, just under what I paid for two of 'em.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:31 am

I am not going to be using the clear parts so if you want they are here for the taking!

I have just sprayed up the cockp[it parts and now you can really see the detail - its amazing. We have a public holiday tomorrow so have a long weekend to get up close and personal with my Corsair :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:27 pm

Thanks for the offer of the clear cowling Grant, I'm going to be sticking with the standard cowling, but I'll see if Dad wants it for his one.
He's in for a treat , its been a while since he's built a plastic model and moulding technology has changed a bit since then!
Looking forward to the pics after your weekend blitz. Out next long weekend isn't until October :( , and I need to get the Mustang done before opening up another big box. HWMBO's orders.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:28 am

Reminds me, I really should go to Warbirds over Wanaka next year, its on my bucket list.
As there will be a Corsair in attendance again . :P :P :P :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCxvvqfhW-k
Doesn't that big Pratt and Wittney and big slow turning prop sound magnificent.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby steve131 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:55 am

Good video I was two miles from the fleet air arm museum last week but Wife wanted to go to a national trust house instead :angry-banghead: :(
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:32 pm

I've just found these soon to be released goodies for the Corsair.
http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/accessories/barracudacastb32126previewbg_1.htm
While the wheels hubs as supplied in the box are excellent, but the Barracuda set is stunning.
And the placard set will be obtained as well to put the icing on the Tamiya cake.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:13 pm

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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:20 pm

First order of business , carefully go through instruction manual and decide which options I will go with.
Rather than scribble on the pages (I like to keep the better quality manuals), I blocked out all the steps to do with options I won't be following with low tack masking tape.
So it will be cowling flaps open, canopy open, flaps up, elevators down and wings folded.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:17 pm

Let the painting marathon begin!

First of all, I've primed all of the interior surfaces with black Vallejo primer.
To make sure every nook and cranny is covered, I first thinned the primer well then dropped the pressure for the Airbrush to 15PSI to avoid flooding the fine detail with paint.
Once all the recessed areas were done, I increased the pressure and reduced the amount of thinner to finish.
The cockpit area has been masked off to receive a coat of Dark Dull Green over the black base later on.
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I then applied very well thinned Polyscale Red Zinc Chromate Acrylic using a low PSI for the airbrush to gradually built up the Salmon colour, the trick here is to point the airbrush in the direction light would fall to create 'shadows'
Since a picture is better than a thousand words, here's a piccie with arrows to show where I aimed the airbrush.
A mist coat is then applied to reduce tone down the contrast.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:22 am

And Morrigan is off the starting line at a cracking pace...............................

Have a K+ for your start :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:18 pm

thanks for the starting k Grant :D
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:33 am

The bulk of the interior painting has been done. For the dark dull green in the cockpit I've used Vallejo #88 Gunship Green.
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The first part of the cockpit has been assembled, the detail paint was done with guidance from the kit manual and some reference photos:
Tip; to help align the instrument panel dials decal, hold the panel up to bright light to help get the alignment spot on.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:56 am

Superb instrument panels Morrigan. It's hard to see where an etched set could improve on the detail.

Think I'm going to have my work cut out trying to maintain the very high standard set so far :?
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby GrantJ » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:16 am

Beautifully done - can see the magnifiers have been at work :lol:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:42 am

Mark wrote:Superb instrument panels Morrigan. It's hard to see where an etched set could improve on the detail.


Indeed. The detail on the panels is stunning and is equivalent to the good quality resin castings. Washing and drybrushing is obligatory to make the most of the detail
I think the etched sets are going to be for those who don't want to tackle the detail painting.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:56 am

Assembly is proceeding reasonably quickly...for me anyway :laughing-rolling:

Sub assemblies are starting to come together:
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First Mod :whistle:

I've drilled out the lightening holes in the footplate parts that go under the rudder pedals.
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I then installed the main instrument panel and other bits of cockpit clutter.
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