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Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair - Finished

Postby Morris » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:48 am

It's something I've had in the stash for yonks.....Started it today - the R-2800 engine is the first eight steps - And I've got to take the prop shaft forward housing off and turn it one cylinder head clock wise as I goofed on the alignment - Didn't notice till I mounted the exhaust.....
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Gundog » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:52 am

I see there's wire in the background. Can we expect the :superlglue: to make an appearance too?

Looking forward to this, it's in the stash.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:20 am

Hi Gundog - The wire is still sitting there by it - Got the shaft housing in front lined up with the exhaust lay out - there are locator pins for the engine pieces but I somehow got the exhaust out of line afterwards - dunno about the wiring harness yet, my fingers aren't what they used to be ......
Still contemplating that one.... :think:
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby steve131 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:56 pm

lovely work on your radial.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Mark » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:12 pm

Nice looking engine :clap: Be interesting to see how this kit compares with he Tamiya version.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:15 pm

Thanks Steve131 - now getting into the cockpit - building along the lines of a F4U-$ I saw in the NAS Museum in Pensacola, Florida - so it will be more modern day war bird colours and not much weathering.. ...also gloss paints more than usual...
The cock pit floor is a double one with the joy stick linkage visible. Pretty cool...
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Gundog » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:25 pm

Morris wrote:Hi Gundog - The wire is still sitting there by it - Got the shaft housing in front lined up with the exhaust lay out - there are locator pins for the engine pieces but I somehow got the exhaust out of line afterwards - dunno about the wiring harness yet, my fingers aren't what they used to be ......
Still contemplating that one.... :think:


There was a Corsair group build on here a while back. Check out Mark's & Morrigan's
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby corelki2005 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:00 pm

I will watching this build as I have this in my stash.

And have a K for starting another excellent diary
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:35 pm

Thanks all! I am using bits and pieces from aftermarket stuff. Kinda cherry picking from Eduard and others. Not the little stuff, I'm to fumble-fingered for small photoetch....
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:56 am

Mark wrote:Nice looking engine :clap: Be interesting to see how this kit compares with he Tamiya version.


I just read the group build section - Those Tamiya Corsairs are made (manufactured) along the detail and quality of the Airfix Mossie I just built. The Trumpeter Corsair (or the F4U-4) doesn't quite meet that....IMO...but an enjoyable build so far to me.... :D
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Mark » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:32 pm

I've had some horrendous kits from Trumpeter, mainly the older toolings. The newer ones do seem to be much better.
I'm looking forward to seeing you work your magic on this one !
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby snapdragon » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:28 pm

quite a while back I followed a build of this kit where the builder ended up with a wing droop at the fold. I don't know if was the builders fault or not. I can't find this now.

However, you may want to get hold of this paint set...

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/us-navy-_-usmc-colors-wwii-1940-1945/family/17/164

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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby casper » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:17 pm

Great start Morris, love the engine
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:45 pm

assembled a bit more on the cockpit - seat belts next - (still not sure about those ignition wires on the engine....debate with myself still going on :D )
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:15 pm

finished the seat belts- (lost one of the shoulder straps - had to halve the other one and make two short ones - not my day) :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:
Anyway on to the tail wheel assy...
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:44 am

Okay - joining the fuselage halves today......
Tail wheel assy....
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Cockpit on place - had to grind off the forward rib (each side) or the halves wouldn't mate - not sure what I did wrong there...
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Remember I mentioned I put the engine together wrong - There is an indexing raised portion where the fuselage closes around the crank case. I have to shave this off because I screwed up and put the cranks case out of sync... :angry-banghead:
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby snapdragon » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:50 pm

Looking good. Just waiting to see what the wings are like and if they go on properly before adding to the stash.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby steve131 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:45 pm

Great work so far.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:20 am

Thanks for commenting earlier, all.....I didn't get anything of significance completed this weekend (my only time in the cave) mainly due to work. So no pics... I did dry fit and try out some aftermarket stuff, -

I used bits and pieces of the Verlinden F4U-4 interior and gun bay set along with the Eduard brass set for the "-4".,,,
I had bought a Mastercaster cowl flap piece (with the flap actuators molded in ) but it for an earlier F4U with a more rounded front fuselage. The U-4 has an oblong oval shape - so I will save it for a WW II build on day.
I also have the Aries wheel bay set but to install in the U-4 wing roots, a lot of grinding and butchering has to be done. Both of these sets are marked as "Fits Trumpeter F4U" - I got them on the off chance they'd fit, but I can't see it happening. Hope to get restarted next week. I did get the metal landing gear set (can't recollect who made it) so maybe that will work....I'm a straight out of the box type guy mostly, so you may can use the AM stuff to modify with better than me....
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Gundog » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:00 pm

Nice progress so far Morris. That'll be the last time you use Verlinden(unless it's in the stash already). The Old Man retired a few weeks ago and trashed ALL his moulds on the way out :angry-banghead:
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