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Yes, it's another Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair!

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Greetings fellow plastic lovers! I haven't posted anything in quite some time and I thought that posting my progress on this project will not only keep me involved in the forum but also give me a little drive to steadily make progress on this build. I am a notoriously slow builder and during the summer months it's even slower so please be patient if I take a while between posts. With that said, the F4U Corsair has always been my favorite aircraft and I've had this kit since it was released. I've slowly been acquiring some aftermarket goodies to include on this build and I hope to really push my skills to the limit and hopefully learn a few new things. For this build I will be using main decals and cockpit decals from Barracuda, seatbelts from HGW, cowl flap set from Vector, mask from Montex and finally wheels from Barracuda. Thanks for looking!

 

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Welcome to the cult. Have you decided on a specific plane yet? One additional market add on i'd recommend is the G-Factor Brass antenna post set. Real Corsairs suffered the same problems models of them do- the masts tended to break off. Ounce of prevention, and all that.....

 

 

david

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Welcome to the cult. Have you decided on a specific plane yet? One additional market add on i'd recommend is the G-Factor Brass antenna post set. Real Corsairs suffered the same problems models of them do- the masts tended to break off. Ounce of prevention, and all that.....

 

 

david

Thanks for the recommendation David, I'm gonna look into those. As of right now I'm planning on building Viva! Being Irish I like the shamrock on the side.

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Thanks for all the interest fellas! I got a little work done on the instrument panel yesterday. In my opinion, Tamiya has the best looking instrument panels out there. I really wish some other companies would start doing theirs the same way. Even the aftermarket stuff doesn't look as good. Anyway, here it is...20150803_1211072.jpg

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Very very nice instrument panel....nicely painted indeed....

 

A question....

The small ip screws around the instrument ring...how did you paint them....since they are exact on spot in place each one....

 

/Mal

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Very very nice instrument panel....nicely painted indeed....

 

A question....

The small ip screws around the instrument ring...how did you paint them....since they are exact on spot in place each one....

 

/Mal

Thanks Mal...the ip screws are actually molded on and slightly raised. I didn't paint them seperately but I will probably go back and touch a few with the silver pencil.

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I don't usually build exactly in the order the instructions say to so I decided to do a little work on the cowl removing the molded on ribs and start getting it ready for the ribs from Vector. It's going to be a long, slow, tedious process but should pay off in the end.20150804_121211.jpg

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