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  1. As a long time F4U Corsair fan, I'm always glad to see and follow these Tamiya build threads. I'm really enjoying yours, spent the last 90 minutes or so reading most of it. I didn't read if had already been addressed (or I well may be wrong and it may be too late anyway) but I noticed that you may want to check the orientation of the magnetos on the R2800 engine. Something may have gone awry during their installation as they appear to be backward. Looking forward to the next step in the paint job, looks like it going to be great!
  2. Being acquainted with Citadelgrad from another forum, I'll be watching this thread with keen interest. I have the same P-47 kit waiting in the stash and am looking for ideas and inspiration. Great start, Bill! I like how you approached that ignition ring.
  3. Excellent build so far! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with that exposed accessory compartment.
  4. Wow, that is very simple to use and works great! I'd like to point some posters on the Camaro6.com forums to that tool. Those guys just can't not post life-sized images that throw the formatting out of whack.
  5. I've gone through all your pics a few times, and am more amazed each time at your work. That camo pattern you picked is beautiful!
  6. For some reason I posted the pics without having installed the pitot tube and radio antennas. I was particularly happy how the antenna spring turned out, but my camera wouldn't focus on it. With all the work I put into the cockpit placards, I really wanted to get decent pics of them.
  7. The weathering looks great! Very nicely done.
  8. Thanks Kev, I'd be honored to have it pub'd!
  9. 18 months after returning to model airplanes, I finally managed to produce a kit that wasn't a complete failure or utter embarrassment. Tamiya and Alclad paints, Barracudacals cockpit stencils (that I just could not get a decent picture of), HGW seat belts, Montex masks, decals are a mixture of Eagle Cals and kit decals, oil wash is Abteilung's Starship Filth. Gunfire and exhaust stains are pastels. The black walkway guides on the wings were painted using Tamiya Rubber. I intentionally left the rubber paint thin to simulate wear. The wear and chipping on the wing roots was done using the sea salt and hair spray method. It turned out heavier than I intended, but it's not too horrible. In reference photos I noticed some early Corsairs did not have a pilot's headrest, I also added the 3 supports for the turtledeck windows: I spent a good amount of time wiring the engine, but I just couldn't get a good shot of it. I gave the cockpit a good amount of weathering. The seat was chipped using hairspray method and Barracudacals stencils were applied. Again, I just could not get a clear shot of them. To add a little color and life, I made a folded map and put it on the dash to the right of the gunsight. I spent months working on this thinking it would never be finished, now I can't wait to start another one! Thanks for looking, Troy...
  10. I really like the residue from the tape that was covering the gun ports. Cleverly done, nice effect.
  11. Well... I am flabbergasted. Your work makes it look like I am assembling a Lego kit when I'm at the modeling workbench. You are at a level of detail that is second to none!
  12. I got most of the seam lines off using a razor, then various grits of sandpaper: It worked fairly well, but the lines between the tread blocks are still there. Lesson learned, next time I'll get some resin replacements.
  13. The lozenge camo is fantastic! What I keep looking at the most is how you captured the laminate layers of the prop, WOW! Care to share your technique?
  14. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'll try careful sanding and see what happens.
  15. Sanding is indeed the first thing I thought of, but I don't trust myself to not create many flat spots in the rubber.
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