1/48 Tamiya F4U Corsair

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  1. F-104nut

    F-104nut Active Member

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    Well here is my winter project . The seat is from the verlinden resin Corsair set. I used the waldron punch set for the instrument panel decals . Not quite sure yet what markings she will be in .
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    Cheers Brian(F-104nut)
     
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    Very nice start,sir.


    Geo
     
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    Looks great Brian. Never got the stones to buy a Waldron punch. May make my own one day.
     
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    A timely build mate. The Tamiya kit with the tow motor is my build for the Fav GB in Livermore NAS markings.
    You've got a great pilots office there!!!!!!
     
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    Nice work so far. I've been looking at a Waldron punch set, but frightened off by the price!
    Just ordered a small punch set, from 2mm up to 10mm, at a miniscule fraction of the price, which I hope will cover most needs.
     
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    Them punches are frightfully expensive. But having worked in a machine shop. The cost of the hardened pins in Exact sizes, and the dilling and reaming the holes to Exact size, I can understand the pricing. We does what we can.
     
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    Pretty good start there Brian, cockpit work looks great!
     
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    Real nice start. I agree with the others about the punches. Love to have one, can't face the price.
     
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    Nice. So wings folded or extended?
     
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    Brian,

    Awesome start. I am just starting this kit as well. My first Airplane kit build since returning to the hobby. I have been building armour for the last 2 years. I should perhaps post my progress as well.
    Interesting choice of black instead of zinc chromate green for the cockpit side panels. I was thinking of doing this as well but I think I will stay with the green on my build. I never knew until doing my research that the side cockpit side panels were also painted in black.

    Cheers,
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    Looks like this is going to be another of those great builds.
     
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    Looking very nice.
     
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    With all here. Excellent start.
     
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    That is a nice looking kit...doing great so far!
     
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    Looking good so far.
     
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    Looking good Brian. Looking forward to pulling this one out of my stuff one day.
     
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