1/48 Revell Corsair F4U-4 [Late]

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  1. Maglar

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    I couldnt model in the dark anymore guys, this thread is totally happening haha! Some basic shots of where i'm head, still stumped on the main fuselage seam on top, I have cleared most of the damage but I still see it and it ticks me off (Tips regarding filler / milliput most welcome). Once I get the wings on I am going to undercoat it in a metalizer for better final results and we'll see how well it blends but i'd like to knock the problemeb out of the way. I saw styrene strips for sale at my LHS but I didnt know my purpose in applying them, i'd like to master putty. I also have found a megaflaw (I think) in the wing setup which will be seen later. This corsair is going to have the moveable wing parts which will be a joy!
    PS: You didn't miss anything special with the cockpit, its the smallest ive ever touched and the pilot is stiffer then a 2 by 4. :|
     

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    Looking good mate,

    Interesting idea to have the cockpit belching smoke, love it....:lol: :lol:


    Looking forward to seeing more,

    Darryl
     
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    Just respecting the ethics of scratch building, used my chest hair for that smoke effect. :D
     
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    Waaaayyyyyy too much information.......still, I suppose it COULD have been worse!

    Darryl
     
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    Oh, southside.. i'm not that wild mate! Nah, actually its cotton balls to prevent paint from getting in which you probably knew. Cotton takes the shape so much better then stiff tape, you can jam cotton into anything and it will work, also easy to rip up for all sorts of angles. Only downer is its loose hairs, can get stuck on your paint job and such, im good about it though
     
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    Blu tac would work better than cotton and no loose hairs! :lol:

    Looking good so far :)
     
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    with Heinz ,Looking good 8)
     
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    The nose looks like crap from sanding, primer, then a silver to see if it was even. Silver hides nothing! I need to practice more with my repair skills, the nose is still uneven a bit after all the work, more!!!
     
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    Your doing fine in my book

    You gonna do a french scheme? :)
     
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    Looking good Maglar. Just for the future a such kind of gaps can be filled in with mixed talc powder and light grey paint.The kind of a putty is very easy to apply and sanding.What is more it gives smooth surface.
     
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    This is the same kit im using for the group build. But i have also paid for etched parts as well.

    If anyone is interested i have the decal kit up for grabs for this kit. As i dont need them!!
     
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    Wurger is quite right about the talc/paint mix for fillers - you can use talc/clear varnish also. With the cotton balls, if you dampen them first, it'll prevent the fibres sticking to the paint, or you can use damp tissue, or, as Wurger does, thin foam.
     
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    I'll look into it wurg, going to have to do some rivets later! That stuka is looking more tempting everytime I look at it.. :D
     
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    Stuka's are awsome!!! lol
     
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    Oh yes they are!!
     
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    Slid on the back wings, did another putty fill on the front seam and nothing filled so I guess its perfect up top. But I got to the bottom wing assembly and... YAY REVELL! [The plastic mites must have gotten to it when it was in the box :mad: ]
     

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    Jesus Christ!!!!

    I really, REALLY feel for u on this one Maglar....
     
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    I told you not to shoot that alien bugger - they bleed acid! JHC that is incredible!

    Calling Dr. Wurger!!!
     
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    Oh... but it couldn't happen when it was in the box.Simply it is sombody's wastage.A such thing occurs when there is a wrong temperature of plactic or moulds.I think it is quite easy to correct the mistake.
     
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    Wurger is right, it's known as a 'short shot', when not enough liquid plastic reaches the edges of the mould tool, or the temperature is incorrect.
    It should be easy to rectify once the wings are together, but if you contact Revell, maybe enclosing a photo of the part(s) affected, they should send a replacement part, maybe even a full kit.
     
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