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Hi everyone,

I’ve been excited awaiting the start of this particular group build as I’m christening it with the grandest kit i’ve tried to date 
I’m stoked about it BUT I’m terrified of screwing it up it was so expensive 😳
It’s Tamiya’s F4U-1A corsair and the biggest scale build i’ve yet attempted.

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The kit comes in a huge box jam packed full of goodies to which i’ve added a few bits of my own. 

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The instructions come in an equally substantial booklet and this is partnered with a tamiya corsair reference book.

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I have my own reference book also.

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I have made a start on this but have halted progress and packed it away so it stays well within the 25% complete rule. I spoke to craig @modelling minionand he’s happy with this thankfully (I’m on instruction window 7 of a mighty impressive 125 no less) but next weekend I can open the box again! 🤗 (but gotta finish my spitfire gb first)

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Basically I’m up to here in the cockpit...

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Schemewise I’m unsure at present.
I’m not sure I can complete this in time within the duration of the gb (I have no idea how long these big kits take) but lets see 

Thanks for reading this far!

 

Edited by Dansk

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:wub:   :wub:   :wub:

 

:please:  don't show me stuff like this.  I've been trying to avoid buying one of these wonderful superkits!   You know I have no self control...  :fool:      

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19 minutes ago, Dansk said:

I’m not sure I can complete this in time within the duration of the gb (I have no idea how long these big kits take) but lets see 

Its ok if you don't, we’re here for fun. If it gets done then great. 

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3 minutes ago, Enzo Matrix said:

:wub:   :wub:   :wub:

 

:please:  don't show me stuff like this.  I've been trying to avoid buying one of these wonderful superkits!   You know I have no self control...  :fool:      

You know you have to now you wrote that right? 😁

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1 minute ago, Dansk said:

You know you have to now you wrote that right? 😁

I realised that a split second after I pressed SEND...   :shrug:  

 

Oh well...   new superkit to save up for!   :bounce:  

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33 minutes ago, Dansk said:

I’m terrified of screwing it up

Never seen you screw anything up Paul, and your cockpit work is simply outstanding.

 

16 minutes ago, Enzo Matrix said:

You know I have no self control...

Spine of a jellyfish our Enzo. :) 

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You'll be fine Paul. You're already off to a fine start in that cockpit :goodjob:

33 minutes ago, Enzo Matrix said:

:wub:   :wub:   :wub:

 

:please:  don't show me stuff like this.  I've been trying to avoid buying one of these wonderful superkits!   You know I have no self control...  :fool:      

Go on, go on, go on. You know you want to :D 

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Now I want a big box like this!!!!

 

The cockpit is brilliant by the way - Cracking!! :clap:

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13 minutes ago, wimbledon99 said:

Now I want a big box like this!!!!

 

Now you gotta get one too! Go on

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That's a kit and a half, should be fun to watch, the wear and tear in the cockpit is already making it look like a stand out build Paul.

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Thanks guys. Hope I don’t screw it up for you all

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Nice start! The cockpit looks sweet

On 5/24/2020 at 3:17 PM, Dansk said:

BUT I’m terrified of screwing it up it was so expensive 😳

I have the exact same reservations! Although nothing ventured, nothing gained, looking forward to more progress!

Bob

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1 hour ago, moaning dolphin said:

 

I have the exact same reservations! Although nothing ventured, nothing gained, looking forward to more progress!

Bob

Exactly. I think its exciting to try it! Heres good luck to both of us 👍🤞

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Try the big airfix mossie, I've had it since it first came out and started it a month or so ago its going to be a bit real estate to paint, I may chicken out and paint it in seac silver! 

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On 5/24/2020 at 10:09 PM, Dansk said:

Thanks guys. Hope I don’t screw it up for you all

Can't see that happening at all.

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13 hours ago, Ruskin Air Services said:

Try the big airfix mossie, I've had it since it first came out and started it a month or so ago its going to be a bit real estate to paint, I may chicken out and paint it in seac silver! 

Well a mozzie in silver always looks awesome 😎 

1 hour ago, modelling minion said:

Can't see that happening at all.

Cheers craig 👍

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gosh that does look really nice!! :wub: Plus you've done lovely work on the cockpit! :thumbsup:

 

These big Tamiya models look so nice I'm so tempted...... either their P-51D/K or Spitfire Mk.VIII.....RAAF versions of course. Maybe Santa will be nice to me this year! :pray:

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A very nice start and I'm with the others I think you'll be fine.

 

Great booby trap there get to stage 125 and then find you've got to work past everything since stage 12. Mind you the pilot figure is about as useful as the one in the 48th kit but yours seems to be doing something rude, my guy looks like he's waiting for the Headmaster.

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Posted (edited)

Thanks chaps 👍🙏


Here a little progress on the corsair.
Threading photoetch onto seatbelts has taken an eternity.
But its all starting to come together.
One had to decide at this point whether have closed or open canopy by inserting one piece or another behind the canopy. So ive gone for closed despite all the work inside as it looks ace closed (and it hides my mistakes 🙂

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Paul that is truly excellent work, the cockpit looks fantastic as does the interior detail for the rear fuselage.

I can't see any problems that I would want to hide and would happily be pointing people in the direction of the cockpit not covering it up!

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17 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

Paul that is truly excellent work, the cockpit looks fantastic as does the interior detail for the rear fuselage.

I can't see any problems that I would want to hide and would happily be pointing people in the direction of the cockpit not covering it up!

Thanks craig thats really kind.

Cant go back now the though the part is installed determining it has to be closed.

Ps notice how many ejector pins there are on the interior? Didnt expect that from tamiya

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Mistakes?? What mistakes?? I've been looking hard and can't see any. Looks superb to me :clap:

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