Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build) : Finished !!!

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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby casper » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:01 am

cylinders look much better after a wash Mark :)
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby morrigan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:05 pm

The P&W's coming up a treat!
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:50 am

Thanks folks, lots of work to do on it yet. Not really looking forward to drilling all the holes for the ignition leads though :?
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby chill » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:22 am

Just superb mate
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby morrigan » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:46 am

Mark wrote:Thanks folks, lots of work to do on it yet. Not really looking forward to drilling all the holes for the ignition leads though :?



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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Lol :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby number1 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:59 pm

morrigan wrote:
Mark wrote:Thanks folks, lots of work to do on it yet. Not really looking forward to drilling all the holes for the ignition leads though :?



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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:05 am

The cockpit is complete now, or at least, I thought it was. I was going to leave the gun sight off to fit later as it looked a little vulnerable, but then I realised it can't be fitted once the cockpit is in place, so that is next on the cards.

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Next up are the oil cooler pipes. Eduard included some brass etched parts, but these are flat. I thought fuse wire would look better, and it doesn't need painting as it's the right colour. I started by drilling a hole the right distance from the end of the tab on a bit of scrap sprue. Then Insert the fuse wire (5A) and bend it over.

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Holes, 0.75mm if I recall, are drilled in the cylinders, and the fuse wire inserted. These are super glued in place.

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Here are all the pipes in place.

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I decided not to bother with the pipes for the rear set of cylinders as they are hidden underneath the cylinder covers and can't be seen.
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby morrigan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:13 pm

Ah-ha! so that's how you keep your sanity intact!


cockpit looks good. And nice to see the fuse wire stocks being depleted.
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:25 am

Thanks Morrigan. Sanity is over-rated anyway :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:20 am

Got the cockpit installed and the fuz halves joined now.

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Here's a gratuitous shot of the cockpit, just coz I'm really pleased with the way it's come out !

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I've made the elevators as well. These are quite complicated. 8 pieces in each one, but they are nicely detailed.

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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:23 am

More sanity destroying parts. These are the etched exhaust clamps from the Eduard engine set.

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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby morrigan » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:47 pm

The Eduard parts may erode the sanity,
...but aren't they worth it!
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:21 am

I think painting them afterwards is going to completely wash away the sanity :angry-banghead:
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby casper » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:37 am

cockpit looks very nice in place Mark and the loss of hair from adding the Eduard engine set was well worth it
great job :clap: :clap: :)
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby baby_astons » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:42 am

drives me crazy - not even started thinking what can be done to my 24th scale collection (and have to admit, a mustang has just been added during the night :oops: )
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:36 am

A little more progress. I've added the tail planes and the various panels to the fuz.

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I'm prevaricating over the engine at the moment. I've got the exhaust manifolds clamps to paint, and then assemble the engine and add the plug leads. The plug leads look tricky. I've got hold of some 0.38mm twisted wire for the plug leads. I couldn't get braided wire that small. However, it still looks a horrible job, so I'm putting it off for now...... The inner details on the engine flaps look like they will try the patience of a saint too....... I'm sure it will be worth it in the end :?
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby morrigan » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:46 pm

The etched details for the cowl flaps aren't to bad, just repetitive but slow drying glue is the order of the day and it will look like the bees knees when done.
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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby Mark » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:11 am

After a stupid amount of travelling, I've found some time to settle down and progress this model a bit more.

Still umming and arghing about the plug leads, but I have got the Barracuda resin ignition system fitted now. I'll take a photo when it's painted. In the meantime, I've started on the centre section.

Far too many different colours on this part ! Not 100% convinced it was worth painting the pink as it will virtually all be hidden in the finished model.

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Here are a couple of shots of the centre section with the main spar and some of the wheel well sides in place. It all fitted together very well, but I did place the top section in place and held it down while the glue dries to make sure I was not going to have any problems fitting the top wing later.

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Re: Ho hum........ (Mark's Corsair build)

Postby morrigan » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:00 pm

Makes you feel rather sorry for the poor erks who had to paint these things.

Erk 1 "Ok so what do regs say this section should be?"
Erk 2 *ruffles lots of paper* "ummmmmm, no that's not it, errrrrr..."
Erk 1 "sod it, brass ain't looking.....that'll do"
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