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Orangutan

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  1. Many thanks for the kind comments! Well, erm, Yes & No. No because there would be gaps present (on the wings's leading edges especially) if I did not use glue and filler Yes because the parts' tolerances are so tight that they stay together (mostly!) just by friction alone. Making dry-fitting a nightmare. Primer was Mr Surfacer 1500 Black Base > Gunze GX 2 for the high gloss Metal finish > AK Interactive Polished Aluminium this was dulled down a fair amount by a thin coat of Tamiya clear, oils, pigments. remaining colours are Tamiya Acrylic Shane
  2. 5 months later and plenty of mistakes. Was planning to take proper photos with a compact DLSR. But Snapseed (photo editing app) was so much fun 1/48 Meng P-51D with Kit decals, Eduard wheels & SuperFabric Seatbelts. cheers Shane
  3. shes done. more mistakes made during the installation (missing parts, etc). But enough! I will post better photos with a proper camera (all photos are from a handphone) as always, critiques please. cheers Shane
  4. apologies about the lack of updates. mistake after mistake led to many touch-ups and frustration (i.e. Antenna & tailwheel broke. overtly done chipping, difficulty in balancing the red / yellow stripes and aluminium body work without it looking like a toy, exhuast stains, etc) all thats left is to paint + install the landing gear and tires till next time, Shane
  5. slow progress, getting the decals done Shane
  6. Hi Alan, MANY THANKS! please disregard my ignorance to RNZAF Corsairs, the only research I have thus far are from Google (the myriad colours of Roundels are confusing). Shane
  7. Hello! I would probably use the RNZAF scheme & roundels provided by the Eaglecals sheet (scheme NZ5248, No.21 Squadron). Based at Papua New Guinea From Google http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzcorsair.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._21_Squadron_RNZAF Some baremetal work on the Mustang, would be tinting certain panels with Tamiya smoke till next time, Shane
  8. Progress has been slow due to well, life. But with the club meet in End April, its time to put this project into overdrive! First, some failures 1) I managed to crack the corsair's front windscreen whilst masking it. So it has been temporarily put on hold till a replacement part arrives >>Meaning, I would enter the Mustang for the club meet instead 2) i found out the Venture decals did not have the blue border around the white bars (for the lighter coloured roundels). cue a new purchase from Hannants Some basic paintwork > 1) painted the main wheel well, 2) base coated the red / yellow portions with Tamiya XF-2 White 3) some red / yellow for good measure (particularly proud of the glossy shine on the spinner) 4) sorted out the seams on the belly radiator OH, and a NEW Purchase the white tabs you see are to fill gaps on the lower hull. tip was stolen from themodellingnews More to come =) Shane
  9. Yep, its brilliant! Mr Finishing Surfacer Black / Grey 1500, especially when thinned with Mr Leveling Thinner. The Mustang shown in the above photo only had a light coat of it applied without any polishing. For the curious, RNZAF roundels by Ventura Publications (on the left) versus SkyModels (on the right). Am leaning towards using the lighter blue colour by Ventura Publications, do correct me if thats incorrect. Cheers Shane
  10. Hello, Long time lurker, and the thought of contributing some work came up. so without further ado, let me present the following WIP in 1/48 scale prop planes built in conjunction. 1) Meng 1/48 P-51D, kit decals "American Beauty" 2) Tamiya 1/48 F4u-1A, RNZAF decals by SkyModels (NZ5277), roundels by Ventura Publications added Super Fabric seatbelts by Eduard, not necessary the correct ones (US Navy seatbelts) but I am on a budget. Corsair Cockpit Mustang Cockpit Primed the Corsair in a medium grey mix (Gunze Mr Surfacer 1500 Grey + Black), more work ahead in cleaning up surface imperfections + rivet (reason for the grey, as I normally prime in black) + blend the canopies in This will be a competition piece for a local club meet. Mustang (sexy plane in black), more touch-ups to do. Brilliant fit, but some step issues due to the snap-fit nature. Disclaimer > the wings are supposed to be laminated and rivets filled, but am not keen on filling and sanding so much detail. Critique welcome, especially on RNZAF corsair colours, Google-d a few forums posts but nothing concrete yet. the astute amongst you might notice a TIE lurking in the back, which I may post as a Completed build one day. cheers!