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#31 cib2265

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:53 PM

Lots of whining and whinging in this community when a superlative kit is introduced, yet lots of glossing over of obvious faults, fit problems, crappy engineering and shape issues when poor kits are introduced...

 

Just an observation.

 

I don't care, I'll get one (or more - great basis for a Super/Goodyear Corsair) and enjoy the **** out of building, painting and weathering what are probably the best kits you can get in styrene....


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:40 PM

Bring it!


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:43 PM

Sigh.... Tamiya got it right.

 

"Corsair outer wings were of composite construction with stressed skin leading edges forward of the main beam (spar) and a fabric covered aft section supported by internal truss type ribs..."  Meaning: ALL US Navy F4U-1, F3A-1, FG-1, F4U-1C, F4U-1D and FG-1D aircraft outer wing panels were  fabric covered aft of the main beam (spar).

 

Source:  AN 01-45HA-2 for the F4U-1, F3A-1, FG-1, F4U-1C, F4U-1D and FG-1D, dated 1 July 1945 and revised 15 April 1946.

 

Corsair blueprint VS-10013 view of upper wing.

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:50 PM

Well, I'm in for at least one. My favourite plane and now I can do one in Robert Hampton Grey's markings.

Carl
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:00 PM

Carl

Only one?  I'm in for two to start.

I'm surely a happy guy but my bench needs to be first cleared of on going projects: the Roland and Owl and then I'm hoping the Corsair is out and ready.

Peter


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:08 PM

Well ...

 

I guess this comes under: While you were sleeping!

 

Excellent! ... As long as I can camo it up and sticker it FAA style!!

 

Rog :)


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:23 PM

Carl
Only one? I'm in for two to start.
I'm surely a happy guy but my bench needs to be first cleared of on going projects: the Roland and Owl and then I'm hoping the Corsair is out and ready.
Peter


Peter, just one for now. I have three 1A's in the stash and I just lost my job. Which is a bit of a mixed blessing as I can now focus on the home renos that we're about to start.

Carl
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:04 AM

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:06 AM

Carl

I'm very sorry to hear about your job and hopefully you will find a better position in a short time.

Peter


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:08 AM

Looking at the right wing, the fabric stands out much more then in the first image of the same aircraft. My number rule in modeling: never doubt Papa Tamiya.

 

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Peter


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:09 AM

Carl
I'm very sorry to hear about your job and hopefully you will find a better position in a short time.
Peter


Thanks Peter, I appreciate it.

Carl
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:40 AM

HOT DAMN!!!!! I knew my wait wouldn't be in vain. This makes my day, week, month, etc! LOL :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap2: :clap2: :D :D


Didn't I say a few years ago Tamiya assured the owner of the Corsair they had exclusive access to that they would release a F4U-1D (a FAA version is being released too).

They also accessed the F4U-4 he formerly owned. The pictures are in the photo handbook in the kit.
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:47 AM

I'm biting at the bit.

Thanks for the background info.

Peter


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:50 AM

Well, I'm in for at least one. My favourite plane and now I can do one in Robert Hampton Grey's markings.
Carl


There will be a Hampton Gray boxing.
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:58 AM

Peter, just one for now. I have three 1A's in the stash and I just lost my job. Which is a bit of a mixed blessing as I can now focus on the home renos that we're about to start.
Carl


I was laid off end of November. I thought it was the end of the world, a first for me in my lifetime. I was only out of work 1 month. I have had five offers, I just jumped ship from my first new employer. I couldn't resist, 17 k pay raise, a dream job that I have longed for a long time, an extra week of vacation after one year, which jumps to 5 weeks after 5 years.

Felt bad leaving a very good employer after only 3 months. But I am settled now.
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