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  1. Wow... what a great build. I'm really liking that camoflage paintwork you did, very interesting. I've got a Me109 question that I can't seem to find the answer to, what is that long device protruding from the bottom of the left wing I see on many of these planes? Or is a secret and we're not supposed to ask?
  2. Guys, guys, guys... I didn't say the Corsair was boring, I said: It's been my favorite warbird since I first saw them zooming around on TV in the 1970's. But when in '44 the Navy painted everything that flew entirely DSB? Zzzzzz... Carry on with the awesome build!
  3. I'm really enjoying that replaced / mismatched port wing and the national insignia. As much as I am interested in the planes that fought in the SW Pacific theater, their paint jobs were relatively boring compared to what we saw on the ETO fighters. You are giving a "boring" plane a lot of personality, tremendous effort!
  4. Another amazing build of my favorite plane, fantastic work! The paint work on the left wing is brilliant, it's inspiring me to get my -1A out of hibernation. A suggestion, and I very well may be mistaken, but I'm fairly certain the rectangular openings on both sides of the rear fuselage didn't appear until later variants of the F4U and you may want to fill them on your -1A. I see the real Corsair experts are commenting in this thread, they will know for certain if -1A planes had them. Edit: I dug out my copy of Dana Bell's F4U-1 Corsair Vol. 2
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. Excellent build so far! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with that exposed accessory compartment.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. The weathering looks great! Very nicely done.
  12. Thanks Kev, I'd be honored to have it pub'd!
  13. 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 us
  14. I really like the residue from the tape that was covering the gun ports. Cleverly done, nice effect.
  15. 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!
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