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  1. Robert

    F4U-1A Corsair "Big Hog" 1/32

    Thanks guys, I appreciate that!
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    F4U-1A Corsair "Big Hog" 1/32

    Thanks guys, I appreciate that!
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    WNW Fokker DVII

    This is really great, well done.
  4. Robert

    F4U-1A Corsair "Big Hog" 1/32

    Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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    F4U-1A Corsair "Big Hog" 1/32

    Thanks, as crazy as this might sound-I ordered the exact same kit and I'm going to do it again only this time a Marine scheme. The new kit just arrived today but I'm starting a 1/48 Spit right now. This one is next. Yes these are updated although I had an old shot of the glossier coat which I removed. Do you think it's still too glossy? Thanks for the nice compliments guys
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    1/32 Revell Spitfire MKIIa

    This is really great, thanks for sharing.
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    F4U-1A Corsair "Big Hog" 1/32

    Thanks Kev, I appreciate the feedback. I went back and had a second look and then checked other aircraft photos and I agree. I've now gone back and gave it a duller coat and retook the photos- hopefully this is better. Thanks again for your help!
  8. Hi everyone, this is my maiden built kit here on LSP. I chose to do VF-17 Sqn Cdr Tom Blackburn's F4U-1A "Big Hog". This is my first venture into larger scale planes. As I mentioned in my WIP thread, I'm fairly new at the hobby. This is the popular 1/32 F4U-1A Tamiya kit and everything is right out of the box with no added aftermarket bits. I apologize for the poor photos but right now I'm just trying to learn the modelling side of things- when I get that sorted perhaps I'll move on to better photography Thanks for all the encouraging words in the WIP thread and thanks for taking the time to check out my interpretation of this beautiful bird.
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    Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

    Well what an adventure for this new modeler. After nearly 3 weeks I finally got this one buttoned up. The end was tricky for me with the gloss coat and rigging the plane. I tried a few different ways to top coat the aircraft. 1st I tried airbrushing some Vallejo gloss but I darn near smoked the entire family out of our house (I don't have a shop). So that didn't work so well and I had to resort to a spray can. I ended up using Tamiya Semi gloss from the can and surprisingly it turned out alright. Next I had to rig the plane which I had never tried before. I scanned the internet for reference photos and hopefully I'm somewhat close. All in all I'm happy with the end result. There were a LOT of mistakes made but it's a learning process. A huge thanks to all the wonderful members who have given me encouraging words. I'll post a pic here and a few more in the RFI section. I apologize for the bad phone pics but it's the best I can do for now. Cheers
  10. Amazing, really well done.
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    F-117A | Nighthawk | 1:32

    This looks awesome, can’t wait to see it come along.
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    Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

    I really have no idea what I’m doing but boy am I having a blast experimenting and trying new things. Most attempts at trying something new have failed but I’ve managed to put together a few acceptable applications and I’ve now got to this stage. I took some masking tape, cut it up and painted it white, and used it for the white panel tape. I guess you could call that scratch built haha. I’ve still got a ton of smaller decals left but I need to get a good gloss coat down. I have Testors dull and gloss spray cans. I’m really hoping I don’t mess all this work up by spraying it with the gloss. Any tips or warnings on using the stuff would be much appreciated. I’ve loved every minute of this kit so far and as it begins to wind down, I’m looking forward to my next build. Any suggestions? Thanks
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    Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

    Nearly there. I got the front and tail wheels in and I’m satisfied with what I have. I’m not sure what it is I’m supposed to do with the tail wheel doors, they don’t seem to sit in place at all. Any tips or advice? Thanks
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    Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

    I got some more painting done, all in all I guess I'm somewhat satisfied with the progress. I'm disappointed with a few things on the build so far, most are due to my rookie skills. The front engine/cowling piece is not on correctly. That was purely my fault and I don't know how to correct it at this point. Next, I put the flaps down but wish I had left them up as I prefer the look. Again, I'm not sure if I have the skill to make the change at this point-I'd most likely end up making a big mess of things. And last, I had a horrible time with some decals shattering into a million pieces. This may be due to older decals or perhaps I didn't let them sit in water long enough. I had to make a last minute change to the Big Hog Navy scheme despite having built a Marine F4U-1A. Those familiar with the aircraft know that there are some small differences. Oh well, close enough for this newbie. Here's where I'm at now, thanks again for following along and the encouraging comments.