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Hi, I am looking at building the Tamiya 1/32nd Corsair at some point in the future - I have the "The Time Capsule Fighter" as a reference for KD431. With regard to the cockpit is there in existence and exact list of equipment differences between the FAA and the USN versions? I have posted this on the Britmodeller forums as well. Regards,
I have been waiting patiently since Tamiya released their sublime A6M5 Zero for them to do the Corsair, and after years of hope it has finally landed! I said I would push all other builds aside the day it landed here to start on it, and today is the day! I ordered two kits from Wheels & Wings in Toronto, and was pleasantly surprised at their reasonable shipping charges and quick delivery. So far, I have opened the box on one of them to have a quick look inside. This is the export version, which comes with the clear cowling parts. I do not plan to use these, but it is always good to receive extra parts. I am VERY happy to see that Tamiya has done away with those cheesy PE hinges/steel rods for movable control surfaces- GOOD ON YOU TAMIYA! On the Zero, Spitfire, and Mustang I used thick CA glue to glue the surfaces in place. Glad I will not have to do that here! I also looked first at the gear bay parts, worried that they would need to have dozens of ejector pin marks filled and sanded like the Mustang kit. This time, they did it right! The marks are mostly on the parts which face inside the model and will not be visible. There are a couple of small ones, but they look to be easily dealt with. So far, the ONLY thing I would do differently would be to provide plastic tires inside of the rubber ones in the kit. Hopefully, Roy over at Barracuda is already working on a solution for these. I used his resin tires on the Mustang and Spitfire and they worked flawlessly. Are you listening Roy? I'll be back soon with updates, stay tuned!
I thought I would post some pics just to show that I actually do build once and awhile. I got more bench time in this last weekend than I have in the last 8 months. This is a fun kit. I am really enjoying it. I am not going nuts with details or I'll never get it done but the kit gives you everything you need short of the cockpit wiring. I plan on sealing the engine up in the cowl so the wiring to the rear bank of cylinders isn't entirely correct as it won't be seen. I plan on doing this one in FAA colors. I have second one in the stash that will be in USN colors. Thanks for looking