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#16 Martinnfb

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:35 AM

Awesome choice ! :m0152:


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:14 PM

Great choice!  I have this one in the stash for an F4U-4 that flew off my fathers carrier in 1945/46.   I too have heard the same thing about the Aires wheel bays................just like the ones for my Trumpy Flanker, you will need to shave them down to literally within an inch of their lives.

 

Most I have seen have to be thinned so much in fact, that just like my Flanker wells, you can hold the wells up to the light and see almost right through them.

 

Cant wait to see more on this!!!



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:38 PM

Never a truer word spoken....

That's for sure. VERY high cuss-factor!


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 11:59 PM

The Aries wheel wells on Paul's and mine F-100 builds were exactly the same thing.  We both could see light and almost read through both the thinned wing skin and the thinned resin part in order to get them to fit.

 

The cool thing though is that it adds SO MUCH to the finished build.


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 07:53 AM

Thats the only reason why you have an upper wing half, of course. To prevent the light from shining through the wheel well :punk:

 

- dutik

 

 

p.s. Cutting styrene will start next Wednesday.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:14 AM

In fact, to be frank, this is the worse fitting landing gear well set I have ever seen. I thinned the upper and lower wing to a fraction of a millimeter, then thin the well to paper thin thickness and guess what? This was not sufficient! You also have to remove part of the upper section of the well (normally you should not!)... and use clamps and CA glue!

I just have the Trumpy F4U4, so I'm not going to work on another Trumpeter Corsair but if had to do it again, I 'd consider another approach: part using sections of the set, part scratchbuilding,... This is probably easier.

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

And on the "sagging" wing problem: isn't it possible to have a reinforcement going thru the fuselage and both initial wing sections up to (and maybe including) the folding point?

That is how i solved my wing problem with the Combat Tigercat (well you had to do that anyhow because of the very weak styrene parts, but that's another story)

 

just my 2 P's

 

J.


Edited by Jack, 05 March 2015 - 09:33 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 09:44 AM

Possible - yes.

 

But alea iacta sunt. I will go with folded wings. For the look, the (lesser) space and the ease of construction. Especially after the trouble with my Hellcat build of Vietnam GB. Regardin the UC bays I consider to use only the bay tops to circumvent the fit problems, because the ejector mark problems are mainly at the top of the plastic UC bay. We shall see.

 

- dutik



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:12 AM

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 03:04 AM

Dutik my friend, I know you can do this. On my Trumpy 1D I just went ahead and filled in the ejector pin knock outs and scratch built the rest of the gear bays.

All the best,

 Paul 


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 04:46 AM

I have this kit, among others, and some AM Korean War decals for it courtesy of LSP_Ray, and it is calling my name loud and clear.

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 02:53 PM

Dutik- I have no doubt you'll zap this like a Jedi master as usual.  Great pics!

 

Kai


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 05:26 PM

Wow!

 

No styrene cut right now, but two pages filled :thumbsup:

 

:wicked:

- dutik


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 07:28 AM

OK, started styrene cutting on Sunday. The major task at first - fitting the wheelbays. Number 1 looks like nice fitting now. Just put some 100 grid wet/dry sanding sheet in use, reduced the thickness of the UC bay roof, the upper wing and also carved off some styrene around the cut outs of the lower wing. Not a biggie, just a dustie :)

 

Will paint and glue the part (to avoid mismatching right and left one) and move on to wheelbay number two the next days.

 

- dutik


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:42 PM

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