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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Mark » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:53 pm

I saw a photo of a lot of dioramas tossed into skips. Crying shame as they were works of art. Didn't know he's trashed the moulds as well.
I have a lot of his kits in my stash, and some very nice kits too.

Sorry for the diversion........
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:28 pm

Oh wow......I didn't know he had retired. His diorama and paintwork books were the best for a long time....end of an era,
Unbelievable those dios he did would be thrown away....
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:06 pm

Again, work precluded me getting into much this weekend. Mainly adding the inner wing/fuselage assy to the model. I left out the wing fold/root assy. They are assembled and ready to slip into the ends of each inner wing. Since I rattle can or brush paint, I will paint the sea blue and then add folding units after.....popped the clear cowling on continually to ensure my engine at least looked straight .......now performing seam fill work (there is lots but some of that is just me assembly short comings....not the model design...
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Mark » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:57 pm

Lots of tell tale white seams there !! Must have kept you busy for a while !

The clear cowl looks good. Are you going to keep it clear or paint it ? I didn't use the clear version on my Tamiya kit.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:56 pm

Hi Mark,

Yeah, some of the seams were my not test fitting enough.....and paying a price later.. :angry-banghead: anyway, I intend painting the cowl.... thanks!

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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby steve131 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:44 pm

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

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:57 pm

Okay, now getting into some paint work with things starting to take shape - many more coats of gloss to go on after I finish the decals.....the blue paint is Tamiya AS-8 spray can paint. I lightened it a bit cos' as gloss coats go on it darkens the colour.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby wingnut » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:25 pm

Coming along nicely Morris, great build diary.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:19 pm

Finished a few more bits - the landing gear main piece was replaced by a white metal parts. The kit landing gear is full of knock out holes - My abilities to fill and sand something that small are lacking. Will mount the landing gear and start on centre pylons' ordinance. Just leaves the wings (folding mechanism has a lot of play in the wing root sections - will see how that part goes....
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby steve131 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:32 pm

Excellent painting , brings it to life :clap:
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Mark » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:04 pm

Looks brilliant !!
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby morrigan » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:43 am

Super work Morris.
That Corsairs looking the Bee's Knees! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:46 am

A bit more done today - But that wing fold mechanism - very fiddly and not strong at all - The prop up/hold off strut for the fuselage when the wing is folded up is very weak too.... More talented modellers than me can get around or make this work judging form the posts on the internet....Any - progress pics below - Start the port wing tomorrow (which will be folded down) then the smaller items - landing gear doors and the like. I love the kit, don't get me wrong,. Its just parts of it are beyond my capabilities at times....
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby snapdragon » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:56 pm

That looks really good, Morris.

There are several builds that slate the wing fold section especially when putting it in the unfolded flight position so I would be careful.

I think that your capabilities are well up to this kit and also this kit will improve your capabilities too so maybe we should see you doing a zoukei-mura kit or Tamiya before long. You may wish to really challenge yourself and try the new B-17E/F from Hong Kong Models, due really soon.

Saying that, there are some really nice 1/32 aircraft kits in Trumpeters catalogue. Some, however, need quite a but of work to get a really good result.

All this improves our skills and capabilities but without the challenge of this it wouldn't make this hobby as fun or as involving as it is.

You're making a fantastic job of this. Keep it up.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby steve131 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:07 pm

Great work ,the Revell 196 A ,B 1\32 models are great for folding with wings ,quality excellent would recommend both. K awarded.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:18 pm

Thanks for advice and encouragement - today was a bit aggravating. On to the port wing tomorrow...thx!
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:36 am

Okay, I broke the hinge on the port wing like, 3 times - I ended gluing the wing on after cutting off the hinge unit (cant get it flush whilst it's in place...)
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair - Finished

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:19 pm

Finished last night - I lost the top mast to the carpet monster so had to use the bottom one in its place...As mentioned the port wing is glued as I broke it trying to fold it down into flight position. Left the stbd one up. I used the flash on some of the pics - sun was in/out here at home....
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair - Finished

Postby baby_astons » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:43 pm

great looking model morris and a fine job indeed -
so what are your thoughts about your next project?!
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Re: Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-4 Corsair - Finished

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:40 pm

Thanks; ever so much B/A - I'm not sure if it goes into this category but I'm cleaning the flash off of the parts in a Williams Gee Bee Z racer - I am intending making it a replica of the Rocketeer movie one (I'm a closet fan big time)....- so far lots of trim work and clean up needed...I've never been brilliant at rigging stays and braces either but I'm going to try again....
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