1/48 Tamiya F4U-1/2 Corsair

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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Well, you know how I wanted to get a plane for my teacher? Could not find a Hurri or a Typhoon. So I went with a Birdcage Corsair. I've heard this kit is great. I'll be doing it up in European Theater FAA markings, and I have to get it done ASAP with this weekend being toast with Grad, Aftergrad and such.

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    Also, I was curious as to which canopy would be the proper one to use. There are two, one flat birdcage and then the one pictured with the small bulge on top. Thanks!
     
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    I believe the flat birdcage would be appropiate for the FAA.

    Good luck mate! :)
     
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    It IS a great kit Catch, enjoy the build...and don't forget some pics...:D
     
  5. Catch22

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    Thanks Heinz!

    I won't forget Wayne! I didn't post any yet because I'll I've done is paint the side walls of the cockpit and other accessories Yellow Zinc Chromate.
     
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    Some pics:

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    Sorry about the Low Quality of the cockpit shots, my camera just can't take pics in that close I guess.

    It will end up with Dark Sea Gray and Dark Slate Gray Camo on top and Sky on the bottom. I painted some of the Sky before airbrushing because of the size of the pieces and the fact that they had Yellow Zinc Chromate on the inside. The wings and fuselage will be airbrushed.
     
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    looking forward to when its finished catch!
     
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    Looks like a very nice kit..love the wing fold details!
     
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    Looking great Catch :)

    Its a great kit. I built one a few years back when I was younger. Went together real easy.

    Got another one stashed away waiting for me.
     
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    Good stuff catch!..:D
     
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    All I got accomplished since the pics were posted was gluing the fuselage halves together. I have to wait to airbrush it until I have more time.
     
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    Painted the bottom Sky. These will probably be the last progress pics until Monday, with Grad taking up tomorrow and then the aftergrad going until 5, I'll sleep most of Sunday.

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    Great stuff Catch :)
     
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    have a good time and take care Catch!:D
     
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    Lookin good so far Catch...

    Happy Graduation Kiddo!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Happy times mate!!!
     
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    Thanks guys! Got the Commencement over and done with this morning, next is the dinner and dance, then the aftergrad party.
     
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    Sounds great man, have a good time!
     
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    Was great!

    And I painted the Dark Slate Gray on the top of the plane, I will post pics later tonight when I get the dark sea gray on there as well. From there it's smooth sailing!
     
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    Here are the pics I promised! I should be able to get most of the rest of construction done tomorrow. This paint has turned out the best since we got the airbrush.

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