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#1 dutik

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:06 AM

Hello!

 

I am in with Trumpies well-known F4U-4 kit. With Snake! - markings of course :punk:

 

Have the kit on the to-do list for some time. I want to build it OOTB, only adding a little bit of AM to overcome ejector pin mark jamborees around the UC and to correct a few omissions of Trumpeter; mainly seat harness and prop shapes.

 

So I will go with the kit and:

- Aires wheel bays

- SAC UC legs

- Eduard interior PE

- Quickboost visier

- Rutman prop blades

- Rutman wheels

 

 

Next stop: Stashdiving to locate Jerrys resin parts...

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:16 AM

Welcome aboard My Friend!  This should be a great build, looking forward to your progress! Un- started kit pics please too! :fight:  :)

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:17 AM

Great subject choice!

 

I have this kit on my to-do list as well (wish Tamiya would release a -4 version of their F4U series).  I have the Cutting Edge decals for both Lt Hudner's and Ens. Brown's aircraft.

 

Will be watching closely. 

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:56 AM

Welcome aboard My Friend!  This should be a great build, looking forward to your progress! Un- started kit pics please too! :fight:  :)

 Paul 

 

Maybe it's Sunday, but I am still at work. Ya know, this is Germany, not some kind over-the-pond hippie commune with free weekends :coolio:

 

 

Pics to follow later in the evening. Still have to clean before the workbench from the remains of the last GB :sorry:

 

We shall see, if this Glossy sea blue adventure will be turn more advantageous or if I live still under a "You shall not finish any GSB builds" curse :tumble:

 

 

But good to know that you host this GB. At least some building progress should be feasible here  :thumbsup:

- dutik


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:26 PM

Before I got shot :deadhorse:  by our beloved moderator :wicked: :

 

 

corsair00013irhz.jpg

 

Thats what we have - need - want (except the Rutman items that went AWOL) (they will be back in time, I guess).

 

UC parts to overcome the pin marks. Gunsights for the cherry on the cake. Montex Masks for a better look. Interior PE to add some bits to the pit. Looks like Trumpies pit is to deep givven Eduards instructions and the whole new floorplate.

 

Also discovered inside the UC bay box an ejection seat for the Corsair. Well, thats not a giveaway by Aires - I got and stored the item there to have it at hand and forgot I owned it :)

 

 

Whait, what? The Corsair has no bang seat? Are you kidding? Of course it had! Read the instructions!

 

 

The Quickboost F4U-1 Corsair Ejection Seat with safety belts is this :rofl:

 

Regards

- dutik


Edited by dutik, 01 March 2015 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:34 AM

This should be a great build. This kit us in my stash with a cool set of AM decals, both obtained from LSP Ray, so they might get dragged out as well. If time allows.
One thing I keep hearing about this kit is that unless you glue them open, the wings will be saggy and look stupid if extended.
I can't wait to see how you handle this.
Good luck!
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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:17 AM

One thing I keep hearing about this kit is that unless you glue them open, the wings will be saggy and look stupid if extended.
I can't wait to see how you handle this.

 

There is a simple fix: I will glue them open :whistle:

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:16 AM

Wow. Hmmm, I never thought o' that! Cool idea
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Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:19 PM

Open????????????

Please explain as I'm not as smart as other people my age.

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:29 PM

Take a deep breath before trying to put the Aires wheel wells in the wings...! I can tell you that you will need to rely on Dremel or Proxxon tooling...:-(


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:30 PM

Wings folded up, aka "open".

 

 

Looks like Darth Vaders Imperial Lambda class shuttle on the ground  B)

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:31 PM

Take a deep breath before trying to put the Aires wheel wells in the wings...! I can tell you that you will need to rely on Dremel or Proxxon tooling...:-(

 

Thanks for the advice! Some build reports told me so too.

 

- dutik



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:31 PM

Take a deep breath before trying to put the Aires wheel wells in the wings...! I can tell you that you will need to rely on Dremel or Proxxon tooling...:-(

 

I'm not far off going through the same experience with my own build. I have a cunning plan, however...

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:02 PM

Are you gonna use the wings off a Ju-52, Kevin? It would be thicker, and unique.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:44 PM

Take a deep breath before trying to put the Aires wheel wells in the wings...! I can tell you that you will need to rely on Dremel or Proxxon tooling...:-(

 

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