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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:14 am
by GrantJ
WOW! Thats a big Oxo cube :laughing-rolling:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:09 am
by morrigan
:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:13 am
by morrigan
Lookin good. These are going to be economical on the paint usage.
Can't wait for my titchy Corsairs to get here. I've ordered in extra jumbo Oxo cubes 'specially. :lol:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:31 am
by GrantJ
I have ordered a 1/700 set of planes plus another item which i will reveal at a later stage :D :D :D

All i will say is i have a plan to make a very small 1/700 diorama :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:16 am
by Mark
This, I've gotta see ( but probably with a magnifying lens !) :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:51 pm
by morrigan
GrantJ wrote:I have ordered a 1/700 set of planes plus another item which i will reveal at a later stage :D :D :D

All i will say is i have a plan to make a very small 1/700 diorama :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:


I was having thoughts myself of doing a diorama, seeing there's 18 little Corsairs in the box. won't take up much shelf space :D

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:42 pm
by Mark
Well, I got out the industrial sized air brush to paint this monster. The underside is white, and the top is Tamiya matt blue. I think it's close enough, considering the scale effect :laughing-rolling:

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Next comes the super detailing :liar: Plug leads, brake lines and a fully detailed cockpit :laughing-rolling:

Here is the canopy, snapped with a x50 USB microscope ! Should I bother trying to paint the canopy framework ? (Just as well it's not the birdcage version :laughing-rolling: )

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Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:24 am
by morrigan
was that a .0001 sec burst of the airbrush there Mark?
Could be fun masking up the canopy to paint the frames :laughing-rolling:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:48 am
by Mark
One thing is for sure, there was a lot more paint wasted cleaning out the airbrush than went on the model !!!!

Think I might try to do the canopy frame by hand..... It's not the masking that worries me, it's trying to peel it off afterwards :laughing-rolling:

I was quite pleased with the soft line, carefully sprayed freehand !!!!!

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:11 pm
by morrigan
The freehand demarcation has worked out well.
Dunno if I'm game to try airbrushing the 1/700 versions. Well maybe if I dial the pressure waaaay down on the airbrush or little planes will be taking flight.
At least I don't have to worry about canopy frames, can hardly see the canopy's as it is.

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:50 am
by Mark
I don't think I'd bother airbrushing them if it was a camo pattern :laughing-rolling:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:56 am
by Mark
I decided to do a little more to this. I've put a black wash in the panel lines and added the cockpit frame. It come out quite well, as long as you don't look from overhead and realsie that they frame is not symmetrical :laughing-rolling:

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I don't know if Morrigan or Grant have done any work on their tiddlers, but it looks like I might be the first to grab the bragging rights :laughing-rolling:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:17 am
by Eric
I love it! :clap:

I have this mental image of you spending a millisecond spaying the plane, then half an hour cleaning the spray gun out........

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:16 am
by morrigan
lovely dovely framing.
Don't brag to much as you might blow it away :lol:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:52 pm
by baby_astons
so mark, is this the latest version with the jet propulsion engine or you simply just lost the prop :mrgreen:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:53 am
by Mark
Well, it's either Dr Who's Corsair, or it's got a flux capacitor. Either way, it doesn't need a prop ( or it could just still be on the sprue to save it getting broken :P )

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:37 am
by Mark
Well, I have, at long last, finished this little model. The transfers are provide in three pieces for some strange reason. The star, and the two bars are three individual pieces :angry-banghead:

The underside had the panel lines added in black, and that generally dirtied up the white. A bit too much if I'm honest, it looks rather scruffy, but it is on the underside. I was going to add some exhaust staining, but I didn't have any pointed cotton buds to apply the 'soot' powder. I did apply a bit of faded blue and pale green powder to the top surface in an attempt to fade the panels, but it wasn't very successful !

Anyway, here it is, for comment or scorn ;) I'll claim the tiny crown for the moment :lol:

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You can see the registration of the decals isn't very good, and I've just realised that I forgot the yellow tips to the prop blades :angry-banghead:

Re: Corsair - the practice run !

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:12 am
by davetwin
Lovely work Mark

I know from personal experience how fiddly it is working on 1/350 aircraft as can be seen by the recent pictures of my 2 E13A Jakes for my Yamato build. I had 19 decals to apply to each one :o

I am currently in the process of doing the Mitsubishi at the moment

I need to get an OXO cube to photograph it on