1/32 Tamiya Birdcage Corsair with Resin P&W R-2800 engine

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  1. pg265

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    Hi,

    I recently started to work on the 1/32 Tam Corsair, Pratt and Whitney R-2800 resin kit from Brassin is choosen to add a bit of details.
    Beginning of the WIP with the Engine.

    Parts cut from the resin sprue.

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    Some parts:

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    Original spark plugs are not bad, but... details can be added.

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    New connector.

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    Cylinders head drilled to receive a "real" tube instead of the PE one of the Barssin kit.

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    The box of the lower cylinder is also drilled to be connected to the reductor and the back of the engine.

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    Test fit:

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    Early Bendix electrical harness from Barracuda

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    Next step: Paint.
    So time to mask...

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    Late magnetos are cut off and will be replaced by the Early ones provided by Barracuda:

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    More mask:

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    ZP primer and black before Alclad, from ZP once again:

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    Short dry time, then grey from Gunze: 307 337 with Tamiya thinner.
    Alclad White Alu for the cylinders.

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    Black again.

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    Welcome to the Smurfs:

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    Le masque est retiré du bloc:

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    Black here too:

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    Pchiiit...

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    Mask off and light first weathering steps.

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    test fit:

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    Instruction plate added

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    First row:

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    Test fit again with front end:

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    Bendix distributors:

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    Time for primer!
    Grey Micro Filler on few parts.
    Cylinders:

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    I love the details:

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    Other engine parts and cowls:

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    After the grey... BLACK!
    Gloss Black Base from Alclad.

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    "Engine Manifold" from Alclad.

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    Test fitting for the push rods and spark plugs in place.

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    Well , this is my interpretation of the Monster...
    I hope you like it.
    More to come soon.

    Pascal8)
     
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  2. Airframes

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    Heck! The tools alone look like an aircraft factory in miniature!
    Beautiful work, and if that's just the engine, then I'm really looking forward to the rest of the model!
    A great introductory post !
     
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    Very,very nice looking engine Pascal. With Terry, looking forward to the rest of the build.

    Geo
     
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    Welcome aboard. Incredible work you're doing and looking forward to more. BTW, what's the blue stuff? Liquid Mask?
     
  5. pg265

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    Hi,

    Thank you very much guys!

    Cylinders of the first row are now complete:

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    Time for the back crown.
    Alu Metal Cote quickly applied with a brush then polshed with a brush once again.
    Smoke and quick dry brush with "blanc de titane" and black from W&N this time.
    I don't spend too much time for the details and paint work on these parts as they will not be too visible.

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    I couldn't resist to a test fit with the 18 cylinders installed

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    Starts to look to a R-2800 :twisted:

    Small Paint work today.
    Model Master Green Zinc Chromate, Acrylic, straight from the jar:

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    Great molding process?...

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    Spark plugs shortened and drilled:

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    Magnetos ready and installed with the center part of the ignition crown:

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    Cables ready to be connected:

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    First step to give life; Olive Green, W&N.
    ...then second layer with Raw Umber, Burnt Umber and a bit of Black, oil from W&N and Rembrandt.
    Still wet and waiting for the next step:

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    Same for the ignition, with Smoke and still wet:

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    Now just need to put it on the aircraft:

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    Joke... this one is the wrong scale! :oops:

    The Corsair EMM says that internal parts of the cowlings should be Light Grey-Non Specular.
    But I love Zinc Chromate...
    After a "long" reflection, I've decided to keep the covers painted ZC. I will use those in the second Brassin kit I have to paint them NS Light Grey and consider that the ones I've already done are a "field mod" :)...
    So I continued to work on the internal aspect of the cowl to mitigate (or tone down) the first step.

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    Done on the right side, still first step on the left...

    Weathering is still progressing. Oils.

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    One done, the other just in first step.

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    Sorry for the poor quality pics...


    "Cable" of the cowl flaps installed:

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    INeed to be painted!

    Small work to adjust the front cowl to the cylinders head:

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    Ignition ring glued on the magnetos:

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    Spark plugs wiring on the way:

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    Firewall painted using Dull alu, Airframe et Pale Burnt Metal here and there.

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    ... and ZC Acryl from Model Master (Top paint!) applied few minutes after the quick drying Alclad.

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    Admission plate is painted grey using a mix of FS 36118 and FS 35237 Grayish Blue from Gunze.

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    Inlet pipes installed on the front row

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    "Spark plugs" put on the rear cylinders

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    ... and a quick test fit to see if it's OK.

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    As always, questions and comments are welcome.

    Pascal8)
     
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    Just BEAUTIFUL Pascal... VERY well done mate!
     
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    Outstanding work Pascal, magnificent...!
     
  8. pg265

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    Me again,

    Thanks a lot Mates ;)
    @Crimea River: sorry for late reply. The blue stuff is Micro Mask, the liquid mask from Microscale.

    I don't really like the way Tamiya made the dashboard even if the glass part is extremely clear.

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    I prefer instruments with their own glass.
    First Mat Black on the instrument panel.

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    Waldrom instruments and clear acetate:

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    Thanks to ... Waldron Puch and die

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    Other parts are prepared and/or modified.

    PE on the seat and holes done on the back.

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    Anti-skid on the pedals:

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    I wanted a bit more detailed area.
    So I turned 2 parts to simulate the brake system.

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    Test fit :

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    Black base from Alclad:

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    Then Airframe Alu:

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    Tried to quicly mix colors for the "Salmon Zinc Chromate" and the cockpit green.
    Not sure that all the Birdcage were painted with that kind of "Bronze Green"... And I was nearly about to paint the cockpit parts Interior Green or Green ZC!

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    Green for the cockpit parts:

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    Start to work on the tail compartment and tail structure parts.
    Small modifications done and few PE parts added

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    Alu added to hide the ejection pins and the junction between the elevator plate and the inside of the gear bay.
    Some reinforcing plates with their rivets added.

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    Sorry once again for the very poor quality pics:oops:; I will try to do better ones later.

    First of all 2 better pics of the rear wheel well.

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    I've also started to work on the seat:

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    ... and the belts:

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    Few progress done on the cockpit.
    Some (rare) PE parts and placards from Barracuda.
    I took the pics too late and with the flash... details of the paints are not like ...they really are .
    Time for pics.
    O2 bottle and it's new bracket:

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    Black over masked cockpit green:

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    Pics of the test fit:

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    Oils are still wet... and shiny!

    Small progress on the cockpit side walls masked and painted in "cockpit green":


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    Parts Alu foil added on the wing box:

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    Gear bay parts and wing spar will soon be added on the wing box.

    The safety belts are almost finished.
    Just need to install the locking for the buckles.

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    I did not like that much more the safety beltLe and the color wasn't the right one...
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    Just need to put/conform it on the seat and "bring it alive".

    Original throttle quadrant has been modified.
    engine control levers have also been modified or rebuild from PE sprue and ... Maskol.
    Metallic rivets are installed into the 0.3mm holes previoulsly drilled.

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    A new PE part replace the plastic throttle quadrant from Tamiya.
    The Flap control panel need to be relocate.
    I know I've painted the throttle quadrant support plate Zinc Chromate green... Maintenance operation from my twisted mind!

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    It will look better when added to the complete cockpit.

    Small update.
    Sidewalls done and weathered:

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    Rear wheel well detailed on both sides and painted "Salmon"

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    Rear compartment done and weathered and ready to be closed.

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    Not a lot that can still be seen...

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    Perfect fit for the cockpit! No glue needed!

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    More soon

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    That is amazing Pascal, not just the quality of the construction but the painting too.

    Is it OK to go slightly off topic and ask you what make your lathe is ? it looks like a very nice tool for modelling
     
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    Wow, someone always comes up with another reason to work in 1/32/

    I've got a cylinder from a DC-3 sitting under a small table in our living room and it doesn't look as good as the ones on your monster engine there!

    Amazing work. And welcome aboard.
     
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    Some of the nicest work to grace these pages in a while. Beautifully done Pasal. Cory should be wetting his pants right now.
     
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    Really nice work.
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks a lot for all your kind comments Mates!
    Sorry for poor... very poor progress , but I spent and still spend a lot of time with ... Miss Clémentine






























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    So, small progress on the rear wheel: New bolts, castle nuts from resin and brass.
    Plastic card is also used to add details on the beautiful Tamiya parts

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    Same for the gear legs with parts scribed and sculpted as the scissors and the leg actuator

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    Paint and wash inside the beautiful wheels from Barracuda

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    Then First washes on the parts using oil and acrylic

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    Soon the dry brushes to tone down the first "aging" work.

    Voilà, voilà!

    Pascal
     
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