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F4U-1D Brooklyn Butcher VMF-512 USS Gilbert Island, July 1945

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I am starting a new build, it will be my Tamiya F4U-1D, it will be all OOB, no aftermarket with the single exception of a Montex mask set. I chose to model the Brooklyn Butcher VMF-512 USS Gilbert Island, July 1945. This will be an in-flight, gear up, with pilot, loaded with bombs and rockets. It should go pretty quick without excessive cockpit detailling, no gear, wings down. I knew after I saw the pilot figure, it had to be this way.

 

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Cool! I've yet to see one of these built up in flight.

 

If you're using the kit display stand, you may want to put a gentle bend into it to give a bit more life. I did this with my Spitfire and it looks much better than wings level going straight.

 

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Carl

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Cool! I've yet to see one of these built up in flight.

 

If you're using the kit display stand, you may want to put a gentle bend into it to give a bit more life. I did this with my Spitfire and it looks much better than wings level going straight.

 

IMG_20170304_190051-L.jpg

 

DSC_0161-L.jpg

 

Carl

Carl, you need to buy more Spitfires. Your a little short of a squadron! Grey Nurse is my favorite Spit and Aussie to boot!

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I am starting a new build, it will be my Tamiya F4U-1D, it will be all OOB, no aftermarket with the single exception of a Montex mask set. I chose to model the Brooklyn Butcher VMF-512 USS Gilbert Island, July 1945. This will be an in-flight, gear up, with pilot, loaded with bombs and rockets. It should go pretty quick without excessive cockpit detailling, no gear, wings down. I knew after I saw the pilot figure, it had to be this way.

 

1isenvs.jpg

 

PhIWqay.jpg

I'm looking forward to seeing this one built. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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Guest Martinnfb

Sweetnesses :) , probably not an English word, but sound just about how I feel about this topic  :m0152:

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I honestly didn’t expect to get this far, but most of the cockpit is in sub assemblies, or about as far as I can go before some paint. The pilot is fitted, hands are on the controls, seatbelts bent into place, but I may remove the steel ones and replace them with dollar bill straps. Assembly on this is so perfect, yet fragile, but I am getting through it fast by not having to scrape, sand, and triple-fit every single part. I love it.

 

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COOL!

 

Well you've made MY day seeing you start this ....

:yahoo:

 

Hey that pilot figure looks very detailed.

 

Good luck and keep up the AWESOME workmanship!

 

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I have to say, I have built other scale Tamiya aircraft, I built Tamiya tanks, and a few race cars. But I have never built a kit that goes together as easily, and as perfectly as this kit. Every time I fit something, I am amazed at how precise this thing is. The only ppace so far that will need any filler, is the arms on the pilot, everything else is perfect.

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Isn't nice when everything falls together like a lego. I build the basic assembly of Tamiya corsair in less then 50 hours, including engine and partial cockpit detailing. Having said that, I should probably finish it as well :)

Cheers

Martin

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On this build I am going to do a lot of pre-building, most everything is going to be GSB, with interior green and black cockpit, a few metal color accents, this should go fast with being a in flight build, the pilot painting might take a while.

 

Last night I was evaluating how much of the cockpit will be visible with the pilot inside, not a whole lot, I will put barracidacals placards where they can be seen, but that’s all. The canpoy will be in place, so I’m not too concerned.

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                    This will be an in-flight, gear up, with pilot, loaded with bombs and rockets.

 

      :popcorn: :piliot: :goodjob: :thumbsup: :speak_cool: :punk: :) :clap2:

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