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#16 DannyVM

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:55 PM

Very nice to see another Corsair build, i will follow this with intrest.

 

Nice work so far.

 

Greetz

 

Danny


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 01:02 AM

Ok everyone, I warned you I was a slow builder! I did some painting today on the cockpit and I hope to do whatever decaling there is to be done tomorrow during the day. I hope to have an update tomorrow evening. In the meantime, happy modeling!


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:15 AM

Looking good, can never have to many corsairs
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Posted 13 August 2015 - 04:24 PM

Don't rush thru the decaling of the cockpit; take your time and if possible, add the decals to the components before you glue them into the cockpit frame. Makes maneuvering the decals into place much easier. I learned this thru self discovery (trial and error).

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 12:43 AM

Thanks for the tip David. I'm not going to end up using every decal, just the ones I think will stand out the most and look the best without going over too many raised details. Also I haven't painted the inside of the fuselage yet so I still have those decals to do. Anyhow here's what I have today and as always, thanks for looking! 20150813_185419.jpg20150813_185530.jpg


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:05 AM

Looks great. Those little bitty Barracuda decals gave me fits.


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Be careful of the toes that you step on today for they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:43 AM

Not much to report today but I did finish the seatbelts...too bad the seat isn't finished for them. Working all weekend so hopefully make some progress next week. Thanks for looking!20150814_212310.jpg


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 07:14 AM

Hi Maramaduke, just catching up with your Corsair and I'm impressed by the high quality of your work so far. Good job sir.

 

The belts look most realistic to my eyes and I look forward to seeing them in position on the seat when you get that far.

 

Keep up the good work,

 

Cheers.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:02 AM

Greetings everyone. I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone for the kind words, tips and encouragement! It really is helping to keep me motivated to get more done so thanks again! I have a couple of pics that I forgot to post yesterday. The first one is a comparison between the kit cowl flaps and the Vector cowl flaps. The tiny resin pieces on the Vector part gave me a hard time and I ended up breaking a couple but luckily they included a few extras for just such an occasion. Thanks Vector! I'm not totally done with them, I still plan on adding the wire that goes around it. The second pic is the cowl with the kit ribs removed and the Vector ribs installed. It still looks a little rough but I think it will look fine with a coat of paint and not to mention you won't even be able to see much once installed on the plane is my thought. That's all for now and as always, thanks for looking! 20150813_193126.jpg20150807_003017.jpg


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 08:01 AM

Nice start  ;)


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:22 AM

Hi Marmaduke,

 

I neglected to return to see this lovely Corsair that you begun ..I forgot :sorry:

 

anyhoo I have re-read it through and your work is EXEMPLARY. :clap2:

 

I love the seat belts and they do look very authentic and Leather like, and will look very smart and SUPERB

on the seat ..Cannot wait to see that once the whole ensemble is put together.

 

Your IP panel is neat and tidy ... :wow:

 

A build that is really lovely.. :thumbsup: :bow:

 

thank you.


Edited by MARU5137, 16 August 2015 - 09:25 AM.

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Res Non Verba .

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:49 PM

You have made a great start with the cockpit decalling. Clearly the work is in good hands!

 

The belts look very nice as well. Admittedly not one of my strong points.

 

Thanks for posting!

 

david


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 03:05 PM

I finally sprayed the cockpit pieces interior green. Now to let it cure before I can do some more decals. 20150818_104714.jpg


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:14 AM

Mainly done with the cockpit except for the sidewalls. Some touch ups here and there to do but nothing major. 20150819_233713.jpg

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:32 AM

Looks great. I can't believe how small some of those decals are.

Carl





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