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825

Another Corsair

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825    1,385

At the weekend I was tidying out some things I have in storage and sorting through some stash duplicates, I came across this

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I never realised I had it as this stuff went into store some 5/6 years ago and I had forgotten about quite a few things (Fujimi Wasp, some CMR resin Seafires and a Fairey Delta prototype by Maquette amongst the gems). Looking back at my DH GB experience with the delightful ease of the Tamiya Mosquito against the taxing modelling of the Special Hobby Sea Hornet, I thought this could be a light diversion, with it's hoped 'shake and bake'  build compared with the old Airfix kit currently on the go. There are three sprues and a transparency. The plastic isn't brilliantly crisp and there quite a few ejector pins but most seem not to be visible, apart from some on the undercarriage doors. The blue plastic is a nightmare as it is pretty dark.

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There are transfers for two Gloss Sea Blue options, one Hammy Gray's of the Pacific Fleet and one from an escort carrier of the East Indian Fleet (I think).  They have yellowed and so have been popped on the window sill to get sun bleached.

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instructions are typical Hasegawa.

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825    1,385

And here we are with some paint on the details. The dark colour of the plastic makes it a challenge to see how it's going, but I usually give at least two thin coats so another session is in order. Also the aluminium paint on the undercarriage has revealed some moulding seams which will need gently scraped and sanded smooth

 

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CliffB    3,366

It looks like it should indeed be a little easier than the old Airfix :)

Cliff

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825    1,385
15 hours ago, CliffB said:

It looks like it should indeed be a little easier than the old Airfix :)

Cliff

I am hoping. Mind you overall Gloss Sea Blue can be a bit of a challenge painting with a brush. 

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825    1,385

I've done a bit of slapping paint onto all the little bits, undercart bays, interior etc.. Then this morning I thought a quick overall thin coat of Gloss Sea Blue might be in order. And my goodness what a difference. I know everything is still on the sprue but one thin coat has transformed the plastic.

 

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Xtracrylix thinned with Flow Improver brushed on really thin with a flat wide brush if anyone is interested. 

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Cockpit finished with addition of some Eduard seat belts. 

 

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Then raced ahead. Slotted the cockpit and IP into the fuselage. The fuselage closed up a treat, almost no seams and on went the tail planes. Popped the intakes into the lower wing roots and assembled the wings and then after cutting off the wing tips added them to the fuselage. Some tape needed to keep everything in place till the glue dries.

 

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Oh and I have assembled the engine.

 

Wing edge the fit is excellent as almost no seam is discernible. 

 

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And here's the clipped wing and sawn off tips.

 

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