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#1 1to1scale

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 04:36 AM

I am starting a new build, it will be my Tamiya F4U-1D, it will be all OOB, no aftermarket with the single exception of a Montex mask set. I chose to model the Brooklyn Butcher VMF-512 USS Gilbert Island, July 1945. This will be an in-flight, gear up, with pilot, loaded with bombs and rockets. It should go pretty quick without excessive cockpit detailling, no gear, wings down. I knew after I saw the pilot figure, it had to be this way.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:38 AM

That's a nice kit. 


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:50 AM

Cool! I've yet to see one of these built up in flight.

If you're using the kit display stand, you may want to put a gentle bend into it to give a bit more life. I did this with my Spitfire and it looks much better than wings level going straight.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 07:59 AM

Cool! I've yet to see one of these built up in flight.

If you're using the kit display stand, you may want to put a gentle bend into it to give a bit more life. I did this with my Spitfire and it looks much better than wings level going straight.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

I am starting a new build, it will be my Tamiya F4U-1D, it will be all OOB, no aftermarket with the single exception of a Montex mask set. I chose to model the Brooklyn Butcher VMF-512 USS Gilbert Island, July 1945. This will be an in-flight, gear up, with pilot, loaded with bombs and rockets. It should go pretty quick without excessive cockpit detailling, no gear, wings down. I knew after I saw the pilot figure, it had to be this way.

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PhIWqay.jpg

I'm looking forward to seeing this one built. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 01:34 PM

Nice! 


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 02:11 PM

This looks great! Not enough in flight builds around here. I'm looking forward to seeing it come together
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Posted 17 March 2018 - 03:49 PM

Sweetnesses :) , probably not an English word, but sound just about how I feel about this topic  :m0152:


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:11 PM

I honestly didn’t expect to get this far, but most of the cockpit is in sub assemblies, or about as far as I can go before some paint. The pilot is fitted, hands are on the controls, seatbelts bent into place, but I may remove the steel ones and replace them with dollar bill straps. Assembly on this is so perfect, yet fragile, but I am getting through it fast by not having to scrape, sand, and triple-fit every single part. I love it.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:47 PM

COOL!

Well you've made MY day seeing you start this ....
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Hey that pilot figure looks very detailed.

Good luck and keep up the AWESOME workmanship!

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 12:42 AM

You're really burning through this kit at an awesome pace. I think JohnB might have some competition now. :)

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:51 AM

I have to say, I have built other scale Tamiya aircraft, I built Tamiya tanks, and a few race cars. But I have never built a kit that goes together as easily, and as perfectly as this kit. Every time I fit something, I am amazed at how precise this thing is. The only ppace so far that will need any filler, is the arms on the pilot, everything else is perfect.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:17 PM

Isn't nice when everything falls together like a lego. I build the basic assembly of Tamiya corsair in less then 50 hours, including engine and partial cockpit detailing. Having said that, I should probably finish it as well :)

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 11:40 PM

On this build I am going to do a lot of pre-building, most everything is going to be GSB, with interior green and black cockpit, a few metal color accents, this should go fast with being a in flight build, the pilot painting might take a while.

Last night I was evaluating how much of the cockpit will be visible with the pilot inside, not a whole lot, I will put barracidacals placards where they can be seen, but that’s all. The canpoy will be in place, so I’m not too concerned.
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:49 AM

                    This will be an in-flight, gear up, with pilot, loaded with bombs and rockets.

 

      :popcorn: :piliot: :goodjob: :thumbsup: :speak_cool: :punk: :) :clap2:


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