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Edit; Instead of Gray, I’m going to do Gerald Anderson’s Corsair. Anderson was the last Canadian killed in WW2, he lost his life crash landing his damaged Corsair on Formidable’s round down returning from the same action. I reckon I can squeeze this in before the end of the GB, and it appears no-one has chosen this topic yet. I shall be learning into this thread for the choice of marking; at this point I know I won't be marking it 115... Another useful thread (among lots of others, it should be noted) is this one... I dug around the stash and found this - obviously I won't be using the decal sheet but there's a mask set and 3D decals for the cockpit (purchased before I cared where it came from). As there's no time to waste, I made a start last night. I followed my usual process of black base allowed by main colour and then clear gloss in preparation for the following treatments. The engine is simply dry brushed with metallic paint. I'm unlikely to do much more with that, not much can be seen anyway. Next in the cockpit will be a highlight dry brush, a dark wash and the 3D decals. Then I have to begin to think about the level of weathering; KD658 was less than 3 weeks old on 9 August 1945 so I'm guessing not a lot of weathering. Cheers.
Build out of the box. It's like all Tamiya models the fit is very good. This is the Tamiya box 61061. To the engine I added some copper wire and the first tries to use Vallejo Cipping Fluid. Didn't work out on the wings as I wanted. I like the effect on the drop tanks. The blue is a mix from Vallejo Model Air 091 Insignia Blue and Model Color 522 Satin Varnish. Overall a really relaxing build. Thanks for looking. Jan Remco