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Mals Way, Corsair, USS Bunker Hill, Carrier Deck, Part II.

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Hi Mal,

 

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate turn of events.  To add to what others have said already, the NUMBER ONE thing I enjoy the most about modeling is solving problems and fixing mistakes.  Everybody makes mistakes and no model is perfect, but the really good modelers find ways to minimize these errors and find ways to make repairs that are undetectable. 

 

With the G-Factor brass gear available to you, you have a great option outside of using new Tamiya parts.  I've used this gear before and it is very well made (MUCH better than SAC), but I would still try and source some Tamiya replacements due to the awesome detail the kit parts have, that you have already showed us.  The other thing I enjoy while building my models is to treat each build step as a separate model.  In this case, the landing gear can be viewed as a separate model, so when your break from modeling is over, treat the replacement of that gear leg as just that, a new model!

 

Cheers,

Chuck

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Focus on my garage space that i need for my upcoming Project..to get a garage space is difficult...and this kind of car you dont want on the street ....purchase my first car, and need to read alot on it....nameley a Ford Mustang Fastback, from 67-68 (somwhere there) .....but that will take time too, no garage...no car...if garage yes iill try to get it this Winter as a christmas gift for myself...so ill keep mu fingers crossed all the way.......alot of bucks involved on it...yes one of my biggest purchase ever on a object......exept my apartment.....but later....so see how it goes...just a Dream....that ill try to fill...yes and black and manual gear (stick shift)

 

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I'm with you brother!! A very worthy thing to spend time on!! I am planning to drop the models for a couple months this fall to work on my 64 Chevelle Malibu SS. Most of it is in primer right now, save the doors and roof, they are next. Not as pricy as a 67 fastback Stang, but it was my first car, so I'm looking forward to driving it again after being benched for the past years.

 

Tim

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Tim....

 

 

 

Yep....

 

Many say im crazy...but maybe i am...as this will be my first real car...and my first purchase of a one......and very good condition...thats why hefty the price on it...as it higher standards on brakes and all that....as ...hmmm pedal to the metal on right places and feel the Power in it.....

 

 

Problem is on many here in sweden they got drumbrakes AND automatic....im in for manual "stick shift" (i Think is called that) and disc brakes...and thats one of the reasons for higher price, as ill use it in Daily Life in spring, summer and autumn...Winter in garage...also checked incurance and all that...but main thing is to find a garage.,...no garage meaning no car...so that have to come first....and it is a task for itself....as there are idiots that can keep their hands of that kind of stuff sadly.....

 

 

But ive established Contacts with a vintage car club near me...so i keep my fingers crossed...as there are knowledge and a space...get the best of two Worlds....

 

 

Also im cooling down from the incident.....with my corsair...

 

 

Sorry im emotional...but that is me and im showing that im human also..and not a machine..(im not a compete person...sadly only to myself....not for others to Point it out...weird never pleased...har uh).and dont forget...im still a newbie in building and im trying to learn...as im so new to all this in modelling....and to mention...im not a expert in anything surrounding this subject.....im just a guy that likes to build...nothing else...

 

yes i know ive came a bit in modelling...buth geez not this....as ill let it rest...so i wont trash it...ill do Another build instead...and let it rest....yes ill let it rest....and see later.

 

 

/Mal

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Guest Clunkmeister

Mal, if you want Tamiya parts, I'll gladly send you a set I have, just tell me the numbers you need. I intend on using brass on mine when I (eventually) build it, so these will be redundant.

Let me know.

Ernst

 

ps:  Discs are a great addition to a vintage car. It really adds to the driveability of the car.

 

How you are with your models is how I've been with my 1955 Crown Victoria glasstop.

I'm absolutely a perfectionist and refused to upgrade the brakes. The SEVERELY limits my ability to drive it in traffic....

 

Sometimes it pays to take a walk on the wild side :)

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Clunkmeister.

 

 

Yeah...disc brakes is a must (as they are self adjusting those who know that about brakes))...since its a powerfull car...and im planning to use it in dauly Life....hell...why not ;) or else it wwould be useless to have it for me...as will take it to work and al that...as all vintage stuff..Use It since they were meant for it... ;) use em good damnit :)....

 

also glad for the offer....ill check....since ill need the complete set...and plackcards aswell...

 

/Mal

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Just let me know what parts. I never even opened it yet.

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My answer, way to much drama over something that is easily fixed and with the help of many members here fixed two or three ways.

 

The ball is in your court,  sorry but not a lot of sympathy from me personally, shame it happened but there is a pile of help here and this is just a small hick-up if you capitalize on that.  Bin it in the trash if you want, it's your build. I am truly not an Ass but really?

 

Yeah, I'm a believer in tough love.

 

Pick up your pants and finish this build Hal.

 

And note, this post is meant as encouragement not a knock down mate!

 

Ron

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Oh, and for Mustangs, look here in NA, they are not in an up market. You can get a 60'a stang for a song right now, can't give them away.  Great time to buy because they will come back!!!!!!

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Hi Mal,

 

Firstly, sorry to see this thing has happened. Your Corsair was becoming a work of art so to see this gear leg snap is sad. I think I can understand the frustration that you feel. I suspect that nearly everyone on here has had a similar experience at one time or another which is why so many have jumped to your aid.

 

You appear to be a passionate man and that is why you feel this disappointment so heavily. That is not a fault, it's just who you are. I'm glad to see that after a while you have re-accessed your options and have decided not to bin the kit.  I'm positive that when you come back to it after a pause you will find a way to repair the break and finish the build. When you do it will give you enormous satisfaction.

 

Perhaps many of us are guilty of setting our bars at a high level. Striving for perfection can be laudable but it needs to be gauged against the effort involved. As has been mentioned, this is a plastic model not a 1:1 scale flying aircraft so some imperfection can be tolerated. the chances are, once the model is sitting on it's gear, any repair will be imperceptible.

 

These incidents are painful but if we learn from them they can be a positive.

 

I hope that taking a break from modelling does nt mean we will lose you on the forums. Your contributions are always welcome and keeping in touch with LSP's will help to heal this low feeling more quickly.

 

Lastly, I am filled with a warm fuzzy feeling when I see how the troups have rallied to your aid with offers of help and/or replacement parts. (Even some kind souls offering to take the incomplete model off your hands!). This reiterates just how good LSP is as a community.

 

How ever you choose to move forward, I wish you well buddy.

 

Cheers.

Edited by geedubelyer

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Mal what a great paint and weathering.

It is amaizing work really.

Dont worry for broken leg. It is most weak point for this model. So soft

I am going to make some modification for it and then metal copy.

If it is done one is yours 

The car is great. 

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Mal,

sometime, one needs a short break, what ever the reason... I am like that after a gap of "intence" activity/modelling. This is only some kind of burnout...

When I get to the bench, I feel lost and do not know what to do... and everything I try to do is crap... so I let go until I really feel the need to start again and this time it is with "full power"  ;)

Take your time my friend and get back to it whenever you feed ready!

Edited by Loic

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Will these work with the various resin tires?

 

 

They are designed right for the Tamiya F-4 Bill, and the mounting lugs are identical looking to the OOB Tamiya gear, and I can vouch at least for Roy's Barracuda-cast wheels working.

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