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    Brett M reacted to Out2gtcha in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Yep, same as I have heard.
    Per director of WorldHistory.net:
     
    Among the many problems that turned up in operational F4U-1 Corsairs was a leaky fuel tank, which was located between the pilot and the engine for the most favorable center of gravity. Corsair pilots I spoke to said that a virtually universal practice to keep the windshield clean was to seal the fuselage panels with strips of white tape. The oil on the cowling flaps also leaked, spattering the windshield and also affecting visibility, hence the upper cowling gills were fixed shut and they were eliminated entirely on later models.
     
     
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    Brett M got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Michael!
     
    From what I gathered, its tape to try and slow fuel leaks from coming out on the body panels/windscreen. Someone else can probably provide more detail than that.
     
    Brett
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    Brett M reacted to Dpgsbody55 in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Great work.  Another Corsair build that's making me nervous about starting mine .
     
    Incidentally, can someone here tell me what all those white lines around the fuel tank are for, other than the bullseye for Japanese pilots??
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Brett M got a reaction from Dpgsbody55 in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M got a reaction from MikeC in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M got a reaction from Uncarina in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M reacted to Greif8 in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    I don't think the sheet is old.  The kit is HGW's BF109 E-7 Trop Limited Edition that they released late last year.  
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    Brett M got a reaction from TAG in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M got a reaction from MikeMaben in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M reacted to Out2gtcha in LSP members' Interactive Map   
    All the better to make LSP more worldly! 
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    Brett M reacted to rammstein in Scratch building a landing ship medium in scale 1/35   
    hello all,
     
    Now that all the fire plugs are made and placed, it is time to make a cable reel. It all starts with 2 disks
    making some holes into them

    starting to make the cable reel supports, together with the center piece

    all the pieces together, to make the reel

    the pieces glued together

    the finished cable reel



    the cable reel placed on board LSM behind the air vent


    enjoy,
     
    Rammstein
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    Brett M got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M got a reaction from AlbertD in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks Tom!
    Thanks Reuben, definitely share your build if you start it!
    Thanks Si! Hoping to dirty it up now....just a few more layers (and weeks) to go
    Thanks! Wish I could have left it off....I had to do some not so Tamiya approved mods to get it mounted. Made some mistake, somewhere!
    Thanks Andy, it definitely took a bit to work over those spots. 
    Thanks Grief! My last tip for HGW......let them soak a long time. They seemed to leave less residue the longer you let them pull up water. I even start removing the backing paper, dipping them again and then dragging them over a paper towel, which helped and didn't seem to reduce their adhesion
     
     
    So, tonight's......decals are all applied, other than to the landing gear doors, which I haven't finished painting  I think she's looking pretty snazzy now, so next step will be another clear coat to seal everything up and hopefully, hide the carrier film edges on any decals I couldn't find an edge on. I'm also going to try and fill rivets/fastners that take a lot of abuse with aluminum paint, to hopefully show more wear. Something I snagged from Doog…..
     
    Anyway, everyone likes pictures......so, here we are as of this evening. Suggestions, tips, critiques, random thoughts of the day....all are welcome.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Brett M reacted to LSP_K2 in Doyusha A6M2b Type 21 Zero   
    OK, after a thorough wipe-down with alcohol, fuselage has now finally been given the long awaited (by me) lacquer primer. Naturally enough some goobers were revealed, but I pretty much expected that. Now I can much more easily see where to scribe and re-rivet, then it’s on to the wings and paint, something I’m really looking forward to.

     

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    Brett M got a reaction from AlbertD in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    So, first thoughts on the HGW wet transfers. MAKE SURE YOU BEND AN EDGE OF THE CARRIER FILM UP. Otherwise, good luck getting an edge to catch and peel up the film once it's dry. There are 1-2 that I couldn't grab an edge on, thankfully very small and I can blend them in. The carrier film is nice and thin at least? More work than a regular decal to ensure that the film stays up till it's dry enough.....then walk away, walk away! The transfers I added last night, need to see what else I can do to remove the adhesive. The film came off well this morning, but I can see exactly where the adhesive was. Any suggestions? 
     
    Montex Reluctant Dragon decal.....went on perfectly and sucked into the rivets and fasteners with just Micro Set. One bubble in the film, stabbed with the #11 and some Micro Sol took care of it. 
     
    This is all for now, just a quick snap from the Nikon. Now it's back to remodeling a bathroom for most of the day! You can see the carrier film sticking up in the air on some of the transfers.....gotta have that edge!
     

     
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    Brett M reacted to chrish in LSP- Large Scary Project   
    Progress came to a halt a while back when I realized the back half of the ball turret had been lost. I spent a couple of days looking for it, put a message in to HK Models (they ignored me, as I was told they would) After all that help, I then decided the only way to get my project anywhere near back on the rails was to take responsibility and make a part myself (thank goodness I have a stash) I dug out the last B-17 I have in my stash and made a mold and casting of the needed part.
    the kit part in the mold


    The spare kit part on the right my resin copy on the left
     
    hopefully back on track now.
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    Brett M reacted to ericg in USAF F-100D Brake lines and belts.   
    Some more work.
     
    I scratch built the small D shaped lump on the inside of each tank pylon. The pylon was sprayed with the light grey cam and then the dark green was applied approx. halfway along its length. I discovered that they were painted this way through viewing many photos.
     

     
    I have been experimenting with oil paints to add extra effects to the paint work. I added some blue spots to the uppermost panels of the burnt section, to simulate the reflection of the blue sky.
     

     
    This was blended in with a soft brush. It’s a very subtle effect but it’s there.
     



     
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    Brett M reacted to Uncarina in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    I agree with Reuben! Chipped paint is tricky, but you’ve made it look authentic in your build. It’s a blast seeing this take shape, and with weathering  it will look even more real.
     
    Cheers,  Tom
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    Brett M got a reaction from AlexM in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    So, first thoughts on the HGW wet transfers. MAKE SURE YOU BEND AN EDGE OF THE CARRIER FILM UP. Otherwise, good luck getting an edge to catch and peel up the film once it's dry. There are 1-2 that I couldn't grab an edge on, thankfully very small and I can blend them in. The carrier film is nice and thin at least? More work than a regular decal to ensure that the film stays up till it's dry enough.....then walk away, walk away! The transfers I added last night, need to see what else I can do to remove the adhesive. The film came off well this morning, but I can see exactly where the adhesive was. Any suggestions? 
     
    Montex Reluctant Dragon decal.....went on perfectly and sucked into the rivets and fasteners with just Micro Set. One bubble in the film, stabbed with the #11 and some Micro Sol took care of it. 
     
    This is all for now, just a quick snap from the Nikon. Now it's back to remodeling a bathroom for most of the day! You can see the carrier film sticking up in the air on some of the transfers.....gotta have that edge!
     

     
  24. Like
    Brett M got a reaction from Uncarina in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    So, first thoughts on the HGW wet transfers. MAKE SURE YOU BEND AN EDGE OF THE CARRIER FILM UP. Otherwise, good luck getting an edge to catch and peel up the film once it's dry. There are 1-2 that I couldn't grab an edge on, thankfully very small and I can blend them in. The carrier film is nice and thin at least? More work than a regular decal to ensure that the film stays up till it's dry enough.....then walk away, walk away! The transfers I added last night, need to see what else I can do to remove the adhesive. The film came off well this morning, but I can see exactly where the adhesive was. Any suggestions? 
     
    Montex Reluctant Dragon decal.....went on perfectly and sucked into the rivets and fasteners with just Micro Set. One bubble in the film, stabbed with the #11 and some Micro Sol took care of it. 
     
    This is all for now, just a quick snap from the Nikon. Now it's back to remodeling a bathroom for most of the day! You can see the carrier film sticking up in the air on some of the transfers.....gotta have that edge!
     

     
  25. Like
    Brett M got a reaction from Uncarina in Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Decals done, check!   
    Thanks! 
     
    Well, it's begun! (and I'll smooth whatever is protruding from the wing at bottom....???)
     

     
     
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