Corsair - the practice run !

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Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Mark » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:55 am

Well, having looked at the Tamiya kit and it's quite daunting, so I've decided to have a practice on something slightly smaller.

Enter, stage right, the Trumpeter Corsair F4U in 1/350 scale :clap: :clap: :clap:

They have manage to make 13 pieces out of this model (even though the baox says 11). This moulded on one multicoloured sprue with light grey aircraft, black wheels and prop, and a clear canopy. The canopy seems to have raised lines for the framing (lucky it isn't the birdcage version !) and there are etched panel llines in the main parts of the aircraft. There are 6 sprues in the set, so I can mess it up 5 times :laughing-rolling: There is quite a large sheet of really tiny decals. Luckily there are a few spare markings.......

The model has a wing span of 25.6mm when finished.

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Time to get out the sneezers, and the USB microscope :laughing-rolling:

Anybody know if Eduard are planning to release a detail set for this kit :whistle:
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby steve131 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:32 am

That's a small plane is it an extra for an model aircraft carrier. Does anyone remember the egg craft series I had a Corsair in that good kit.
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby GrantJ » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:36 am

As a matter of fact I think its White Ensign that do a photo etched set for the 1/350 aircraft :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dont forget to get the seat belts the correct colour :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Mark » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:44 am

Should the buckles be stainless steel or chromed :p

Yes, they are meant as extras for an Aircraft Carrier, hence 6 in a pack.


I got my daughter an Egg series Harrier. She hasn't made it yet, but it looks quite a good kit.
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby casper » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:23 pm

Gosh so teeny weeny :o
decals :shock:
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby morrigan » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:38 pm

Brilliant.
Don't forget the ignition harness!
Looks like a very tempting packet of goodies there :think:
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:49 am

I've made a start on one of these tiddlers. First the fuz goes together.

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Then the flying feathers go on. The wings can be mounted int he folder position as well, but the detail in the wing roots in not up to Tamiya's standard :lol:

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That is a cocktail stick in the photo. I'll stand it on an OXO cube next time.
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Eric » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:49 am

I'm guessing it will be the same dimensions as the Arado on the Bismarck, give or take a mil?

If you get a 1/350 scale aircraft carrier, you have a flight all ready to go!
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:36 am

I think it's possibly a little smaller than the Arado, but similar.
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby morrigan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:21 pm

Looks like they assemble nicely.
The panel lines remind me of a matchbox kit.
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Mark » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:01 am

You mean they are just ever so slightly over scale :laughing-rolling:

I could be tempted to do one and fill all the panel lines to compare the two.

Somebody (I think Hasegawa ?) also does a 1/700 Corsair, and that has panel canyons as well :shock:
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby GrantJ » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:24 am

That looks really cute! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Maybe you can use it as a key ring when it's done :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:15 am

On the off chance that 1/350 is too big for anybody, Trumpeter also do the Corsair in 1/700 :o

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/a/en/pro ... /1331.html

Painting the numbers on the instrument panel might prove a little challenging :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby casper » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:59 am

need my glasses on to see that one :o boy its small :)
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby baby_astons » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:08 pm

ah, the invisible kit, never mind the instruments, what about the brake lines??
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby morrigan » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:10 pm

Mark, why did you have to say that there's a 1/700 set as well....
Stand by for an even smaller build diary as I have set of very small Corsairs on the way thanks to :twisted: bay :whistle:
Anyone have some 1/700 fuse wire for the brake lines?
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:29 am

I know, all my fault.........

I am waiting till I place an order for something else with a shop that just happens to have the 1/700 Corsair in stock ;)
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby GrantJ » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:51 am

Oh Boy!!!!

Somebody has opened a whole new can of worms :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Just as I was trying to wean my credit card from the internet I will now have to let it have a little (1/700) shopping splurge!
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby morrigan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:17 pm

Thats Ok grant, at least 1/700 kits are small in prices to and you gets lotsa models in the box for your money :lol:
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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:48 am

You needs lots of bits - I've had 2 tail wheels go pinging across the hobby room :angry-banghead: (didn't even bother looking for them !)

Here is my little baby with main wheels on. Given up with the tail wheel for now :shock:

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