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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #135 on: December 05, 2011, 07:19:31 AM »
Excellent tips with this brushing, realistic effect!

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #136 on: December 05, 2011, 07:31:17 AM »
I agree!!! Looking great!!! Very nice! :-clap :-clap

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #137 on: December 05, 2011, 05:22:23 PM »
 :-ok

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #138 on: December 06, 2011, 10:09:36 PM »
FAA projects always exites me. I simply love the those colours.

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #139 on: December 08, 2011, 03:58:37 AM »
The Corsair II is complete--photos possibly tomorrow or Friday.

Here's the last restoration F4U in my collection. This is an old 1/48 Hasegawa -4. I'd love to have kept the French markings but the paint job is so poor it's beyond saving. I'll strip this and repaint it in a scheme to be decided. I'm down to two or three markings choices and will make the final decision as the project progresses.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8801.jpg
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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #140 on: December 08, 2011, 06:21:18 AM »
Do you have decals for this one?

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #141 on: December 08, 2011, 08:08:05 AM »
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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #142 on: December 08, 2011, 11:30:51 PM »
Okay, the Corsair II photos. First, a "before and after" pair:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8258.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8812.jpg
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And the rest of the pictures. This is a Corsair II of 1836 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, assigned to HMS Victorious. The airplane is depicted as it was on the first days of April, 1944 during Operation Tungsten, the attack on the Tirpitz. I don't have the exact serial number of this airplane other than it is JT???. I left the entire serial number off the airplane until I'm able to confirm its identity.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8806.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8802.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8803.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8808.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8809.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_8804.jpg
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One of the ironies of this restoration is the decals. With the exception of the Royal Navy lettering (which is the only decal that silvered on this.. :-red) all the decals are from the original Otaki sheet. So the airplane, decals, and the two grey paint sources are all over thirty years old. The "modern" additions were the SAC landing gear and the green paint.


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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #143 on: December 08, 2011, 11:39:16 PM »
Very nicel job! :-ok :-salut Your restorations amaze me; I can never seem to get a good result when I try to re-build something. Thus, when I finish something it is done and done. Again, very nice job.
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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #144 on: December 09, 2011, 12:01:45 AM »
Excellent work mate :)

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #145 on: December 09, 2011, 12:37:30 AM »
Thanks, guys.

 Now I have to straighten the tailwheel fork before I put the airplane in the display case. Can't believe I missed that misalignment before the photo session!

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #146 on: December 09, 2011, 10:26:51 AM »
Nice work on an old classic. Otaki made some kits that were far ahead of their era, standouts include the Corsair, P-47, Hellcat and Spitfire VIII (actually a IX). Ironically, for a Japanese company, their Japanese aircraft were very poor. Rumours abound to this day that their CEO committed hara-kiri because of this. Could be an urban myth, of course :(

From a personal point of view, its always great to see more Fleet Air Arm stuff. An interesting anecdote concerns the FAA carriers in operation against Japan during 1945 -when a 'Kamikaze' hit a US Fleet carrier (wooden deck), it resulted in a 6-month refit. When they hit a British one (armour-plated deck), they got out brooms and swept the stuff over the side :)

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #147 on: December 09, 2011, 11:56:14 AM »
After much troubles, you have done very good job. Beautiful!!! :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #148 on: December 09, 2011, 12:30:25 PM »
Thanks friends!

Should we consider a Fleet Air Arm Group Build later next year?

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Re: April Group Build--F4U Corsair
« Reply #149 on: December 09, 2011, 12:55:44 PM »
I don't see why not, it could tie in with the 70th anniversary of Operation 'Torch' :)