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Anyone convert a Tamiya F4U-1D to a F4U-4?


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#1 1to1scale

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:57 PM

I just got a Tamiya F4U-1D yesterday, but I found myslef lusting after the Korean War schemes for it, I have not been able to find any conversion kits. I am considering if its possible to use trumpeter -4 to donate the firewall forward cowlings and prop? 

 

I realize there are other minor changes in the cockpit area, but they dont seem too difficult, its the front section that seems to be more of a challenge.

 

Anyone ever try this? 


Edited by 1to1scale, 08 March 2018 - 05:00 PM.

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#2 Juggernut

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:10 PM

There are more changes than just the engine. For one, the entire cockpit is different than the one in the -1D. I wouldn't call that minor but I don't scratch build that often so your vision may be minor compared to mine.

Edited by Juggernut, 08 March 2018 - 05:12 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:03 PM

LOTS of differences and you know Tamiya will announce a -4 as soon as you get finished. LOL


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:45 PM

I wonder how the Trumpeter -4 parts fit the Tamiya plastic?



#5 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:51 PM

I’d wait if I were you...
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:55 PM

I suspect Tamiya is realeasing a -4?
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:53 PM

I’d wait if I were you...

 

How long would you recommend waiting?  It would be pretty stunning to get a Tamiya -4 this year.  Very exciting thought though.  I logged in tonight to LSP to start my annual hunt for clues as to the next 1/32 tamiya release.   Started combing some other places I watch for clues and I see no trail yet.

 

This is the closes to a clue I have seen lately.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:39 PM

I suspect Tamiya is realeasing a -4?

 

Me too , right after the 51B  :rolleyes:


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#9 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:48 AM

As I've said before, and which I will say again, Tamiya is ****not*** going to do an F4U-4.  It simply isn't going to happen.  Speculate all you want, but it's not going to happen.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:52 AM

As I've said before, and which I will say again, Tamiya is ****not*** going to do an F4U-4. It simply isn't going to happen. Speculate all you want, but it's not going to happen.


Why would you say "I'd wait..." if Tamiya isn't doing one? Is someone else?

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:54 AM

I'm assembling an Trumphy -4 right now. And I'm very pleased with the kit.

The curious is that I researched a little time ago, just the opposite way: I researched about changes to convert the -4 in a -D. But the number of changes is too much great, that I quit the project, and started the -4 kit as itself.

The front fuselage is different, the engine, the cowling, the middle wing part, the entire cockpit, only to remember a few of them.

In My case I decided to purchase a new one kit, this time a -D.

I have the birdcage Tamiya kit, and despite knowing that the Tamiya kit is exceptional, I decided to buy a -D from Trumpeter for the price, and because the trumphy kit is very good, good enough for what I want.

Paulo.


Edited by tchwrma, 10 March 2018 - 01:56 AM.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:02 AM

As I've said before, and which I will say again, Tamiya is ****not*** going to do an F4U-4.  It simply isn't going to happen.  Speculate all you want, but it's not going to happen.

 

Sorry Jennings, I respect your work and I know you know your stuff, however when you leave a cryptic wait and see as earlier, it sure sounds like you have knowledge of something, and when the thread was bent towards a Tamiya-4 convertion it was too tempting of a conclusion for me that you were expressing inside knowledge that a 1/32 Tamiya -4 might be coming.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:19 AM

Perhaps what Jennings is referring to is that a new -4 is not coming from Tamiya! Perhaps from another manufacturer but he can't say. That's my take on it.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:15 AM

As I've said before, and which I will say again, Tamiya is ****not*** going to do an F4U-4.  It simply isn't going to happen.  Speculate all you want, but it's not going to happen.

 

If you know what Tamiya is NOT doing, then you should also know what they ARE doing.

 

....welllll

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:37 PM

The trumpeter kit is not to bad......it needs a little work. i was happy with it.......

 

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