Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:55 pm

Well I've gone and made a right royal mess....




.......of the underside that is!!
As the white did not say pristine very long thanks to the quantity of oil belched out by the big Pratt and Whitney plus the usual hydraulic fluid leaks, I mixed up 4 drops of Vallejo sepia wash and 1 drop black paint then thinned the mix to the consistency of tea.
I then applied a broadscale application of this to most of the center section with a broad chisel brush to stain the paint, then using the edge of the brush I applied some streaks:
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I then mixed up some black The Detailer wash with a drop of sepia, then added some more streaks using a fine point paint brush:
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To finish off I applied some red brown weathering powder just behind the exhausts, then applied long streaks of black weathering powder applied with a cotton bud to get the dark exhaust stains typical of a well used Corsair:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby Mark » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:12 am

Now you need a 1/32 scale man with a bucket of hot soapy water to give it a good wash !
Looks very realistic Morrigan !
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Postby number1 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:11 pm

Love the weathering morrigan, :clap: :clap:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:55 pm

Thank you Mark and number1!

Mark wrote:Now you need a 1/32 scale man with a bucket of hot soapy water to give it a good wash !
Looks very realistic Morrigan !

funny you say that Mark, I am contemplating adding a aircraft man and a rag . Then titling it "Granville, Fetch a Cloth!
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:05 pm

the outer wings have been added, and she's been stood up on her feet.
but there's a still long way to go, still more pieces to be added, and yet more fusewire to finish the plumbing for the wing fold and undercarriage.
and of course some dirtying up for the still pristine undercarriage legs and gear doors.
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The dark blue areas have had a wash of very diluted cream colour applied overall to fade and oxidise the blue and pick out some of the beautiful surface details:
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To dirty up the tyres, the rims were dusted with black weathering powders for brake dust and general grime and the tyres dusted with a custom mix of of white and sand yellow weathering powders to match the crushed coral used to build Pacific Airstrips and taxiways:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:54 am

The last of the plumbing has been added to the undercarriage bays as it had to wait until the gear doors and actuators were added. A dab of paint and these will be done:
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The wings folds have also had the plumbing added, I used some fine solder fort he thicker hoses, I also made a fuse wire spring for the tensioner that stops the aft most hose between upper and lower sections tangling in the flap linkage :
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Postby casper » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:12 am

Lovin all the plumbing detail Morrigan. :clap:
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Postby baby_astons » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:45 pm

ah, she's just showing some pictures of the real bird and making us believe it's a model :mrgreen:
speaking of birds, would love to see some albatross feathers on the prop blade :whistle:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:53 am

And here she is, last speck of weathering applied and last fiddly bit attached :D
Finito.

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Postby morrigan » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:54 am

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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:04 am

And the real NZ5201?
she survived the war and met her fate at the scrappers yard.
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby steve131 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:48 pm

Outstanding as ever Morrigan, knackers yard a sad photo. What next :?:k
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:15 am

Thanks Steve!

Next Big project to head down the assembly line is a the Uhu - clear the bench!!!!
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby morrigan » Sat May 03, 2014 10:46 pm

Well I entered the Corsair in a Modelling Competition and came away with first place in aircraft and a lovely prize!
It was only a small comp run by an Mighty Ape NZ for Tamiya kits only but still a wee bit chuffed.
Armour was by Far the most popular category! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1388105314785434.1073741831.1374302642832368&type=3
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby Mark » Sat May 03, 2014 11:59 pm

Well done, but well deserved :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Morrigan's Tamiya Corsair

Postby steve131 » Sun May 04, 2014 10:54 am

Well done, k awarded. No surprise here you came first most of my stash is Tamiya armour looking forward to prize build. :clap:
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