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Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair 'Marines Dream' WIP.

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Guest DannyVM

Hi Guy's,

 

i know, i hear you guy's coming.....oohhh no again a Corsair :please: ............sorry for that :wicked:  :wicked: , but the Corsair was already given the research before start, so i couldn't resist anymore, i had to make a start on this one :innocent: .

 

I will build this one together with my P-51D Mustang, which is at the moment on a hold due to canopy problems.

 

I have both Tamiya Corsair kit's, but first one to have the honor is the Birdcage one.

 

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For this one i got plenty of aftermarket and some reference book's, also some paint is ordered, so research is done, and assembly can start.

 

First the aftermarket, starting with the Barracuda goodies.

 

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Eduard goodies

 

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And HGW seatbelts

 

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The reference books,

 

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Color scheme choice will be F4U-1 Corsair Bu. n° 02576 'Marines Dream'

 

I hope you guy's will enjoy 

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Oh goody! Another one. Defenetly will follow......Harv

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Guest DannyVM

Mark, Harv and Carl, thank's for jumping in on the front row boy's.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Awesome! It sounds like I might have to switch my own build away from "Marines Dream", as there are now several either finished or underway, and they're all better than mine! And yours will be excellent too, Danny, I'm sure.

 

Kev

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Considering there is always room for interpretation as to the appearance of Corsairs early in the war.  There is always room in my book for another build. It is about what we bring to the build, not that it has been done before.  Good luck and plan to keep an eye on this.

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Awesome! It sounds like I might have to switch my own build away from "Marines Dream", as there are now several either finished or underway, and they're all better than mine! And yours will be excellent too, Danny, I'm sure.

 

Kev

No need to Kev, why should you do that. 'Marines Dream' is a much discussed subject due to the limited photo source. At my knowledge, there are no photo's of the right side of the plane, so that's open for own interpretation. I read that this bird was heavilly war beaten, so wheatering should be extreem, and that's something that is unique for every single model made by totally different modellers.

 

Considering there is always room for interpretation as to the appearance of Corsairs early in the war.  There is always room in my book for another build. It is about what we bring to the build, not that it has been done before.  Good luck and plan to keep an eye on this.

Thank's cbk57 for hopping in. I'm with you on you're comment, it is very intresting to see different builds of the same model and subject, in that way you got a whole different perspective of a certain plane and markings.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Guest Peterpools

Danny

Will be following with great interest as I've already built one tamiya Corsair and have a second in the stash calling my name

Peter

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Guest DannyVM

Thank's Peter for dropping in mate :speak_cool:

 

Ok today i made a start on the Corsair's cockpit, not much but like i said, it's a start. :whistle:

 

I started with the kit part's, later on i will ad scratch details like wires and tubes.

 

First, i started on the details of the side consoles

 

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Rudder pedals

 

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And bulkhead, here there will be some extra need of details.

 

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A dry-fit of all three pieces together.

 

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Tomorrow i'm gonna try to paint the first pieces of the cockpit.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Guest Peterpools

Danny

Nice start and Papa Tamiya's fit is legendary.

Keep 'em coming

Peter :popcorn:

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Danny, looking great! I'm almost finished with the pit on mine.....Harv

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Guest DannyVM

Peter : i know my friend, i already experienced their superb fit :speak_cool:

 

Harv, i'm looking over your shoulder mate, i'm very curious about the rest of your build. :thumbsup:

 

Peter, same go's to you my friend, you also have a real nice project goin on, so also this one i will be following closely :speak_cool:

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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I think when and if I can get one of these beauties, I think as a Canadian I might default to a Royal Navy scheme, as I think most USN ones have been done, some of those British ground based Corsairs have an interesting paint scheme and markings, just something a little bit colorful, but press on Danny , I'm watching and savoring here.... I learn so much from you guys..

 

Jeff

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