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#901 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 02:15 AM

And no sooner had I finished typing the post above, than the postie popped the package with the blades in the letter box! Thanks again, Carl. Will look to finish this beast off this week.

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 03:40 AM

Great to hear they have arrived. I'm glad I could help you out.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:08 AM

What a beauty - three thumbs and a bow !!!!

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:52 PM

The Corsair looks beautiful... can't wait to see it with the prop.  Initial photos with the new DSLR came out very nice too.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:36 PM

Looking great Kev, I can finally stop looking between my fingers!
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:13 AM

Despite all the problems, the Corsair is looking great! Lens do look a lot better in clear. Technical point: as the lights in WWII really tended towards yellow, the bulb on the right wingtip were coated in blue, not green. When they were illuminated, then they would show green.

 

I agree about the camera: F/22 or lower, tripod and remote shutter release. With my Canon, I often get into 1/4 second shutter speed territory, use a USB connection to my computer and fire the shutter with a mouse click.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for you input, Ray. I'm hoping to learn a bit more about the new camera when this build is finally done and ready for its RFI shots. Interestingly, it has built-in wi-fi (I guess they all do these days), and I can actually control the camera from my phone! I do have a tripod, but it's rubbish (wobbly head), and I stopped using it ages ago. Will have to organise a better one.

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:50 AM

Kev, nearly there and looking very nice indeed, the weathering is superb, not to much but still nice and worn!

 

Regards. Andy


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:17 PM

Amazing, apart from the horrors you had to endure with this project, your paintfinish is easily your best to date.

Fantastic!

Cheers

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:39 PM

I think this finish is one of your best Kev! Damn, fine looking model!

Cheers

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:13 PM

Thanks again, fellas. It's definitely my most weathered finish, and one that I somehow failed to completely screw up, so I'm happy about that.

 

Kev


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:29 AM

So, I'm on the cusp of declaring this one finished. Just one more thing to do: the antenna wire. Trouble is, I can't seem to find anything definitive about where it ran to and from exactly. Drawings show one running from the rudder post to the forward mast on the fuselage, but also another one intersecting it and terminating somewhere on the fuselage. I don't need to go for 100% accuracy, just something representing a fair idea of reality.

 

Anyone have any idea?

 

Kev


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:37 AM

I know it's not clever to copy other model builds, but is this one close?

 

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(Credit to the builder: I found it online.)

 

Kev


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:06 AM

Better sort it out quick, Kev - that Starfix kit's about to make it's way out of the closet again!

 

(Here's a few images that may help..you can *just* see the wires if you squint and hold the computer screen at the right angle..)

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:10 AM

Thanks, Damo. So it seems there's a little white nubbin on the starboard side of the fuselage, just aft of the canopy, that the supplementary wire inserts into. Will have to make one.

 

Kev






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