DONE: RNZAF F4U-1A Corsair NZ5255 ,Flt/Sgt R L.Bayly No.21 Sgn/4 Su Group Build

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  1. 109ROAMING

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    #1 109ROAMING, May 28, 2009
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    RNZAF F4U-1A Corsair NZ5255 ,Flt/Sgt R L.Bayly No.21 Sgn/4 Su

    My third and final entry using tamiya's kit -Will be completed by june 10 for a birthday gift

    Category: 2
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Model Type: F4U-1A
    Details: RNZAF F4U-1A Corsair NZ5255 ,Flt/Sgt R L.Bayly No.21 Sgn/4 Su

    29/8/44 Aircraft was lost while Flt/Sgt R.L Bayly was strafing southwest of Bougainville -Japanese A/A fire brought him down -the aircraft was lost in the sea and W/o .The pilot was also lost

    I got the kit yesterday and made a start removing the cockpit pieces in doing so I broke the pedals .I then fixed it all for approx 2 seconds later to realise there was a second set.......](*,)

    Also got the engine ready for painting

    Having aquired Warren Russel's book on RNZAF Corsairs I'm gonna go with Humbrol paints as thats what I've got and what the paint charts in the book refer to -Question ,That humbrol thinners stuff you get from model shops (the expensive sh!t) is there a cheaper alternative?? Thinking about it ,its rediculous how much you get for $5 odd bucks

    Heres the kit and book -will get a shot up of the decals when they arrive -they're in the mail
     

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    Nice. But is that for Group Builds Daniel?
     
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    Very cool Dan :cool:
     
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    Sure is Wojtek! Cheers Andy!
     
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    Looks good Daniel! Great book that too!
     
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    #6 Wurger, May 28, 2009
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    So there should be an addition Group Build in the title.;)

    Done.:)
     
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    Woops! :oops: Thanks and sorry Wojtek!

    Got the center section together tonight ,played round dry fitting stuff
     

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    It's a lovely kit Dan! Goes together without too many issues. Looking forward to this one! :thumbleft:
     
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    Cheers mate!(and you Evan ,sorry missed your post :oops:) I hope it does ,I'm on a time schedule for once!
     
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    Nice progress Daniel. Keep working on...:D
     
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    Cheers mate!

    Might get abit more maybe later today depending on when I fall asleep

    Sucks having paint but not the thinners!!! could I use 'turps' as a substitute to 'humbrol thinners' ???? Terry!! Help!!
     
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    Looks great Dan!

    I wouldn't use Terpentine as it's probably too strong.

    And if you're on a time schedule, this is the kit to be building! :lol:
     
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    Cheers mate -thats what I thought too

    Dammit -proberly just buy the dam thinners stuff
     
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    Ugh Dan, after seeing yours, the one in my closet it eating me alive. I want to build it right now!
     
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    GL with this,

    Glad you got hold of Russell Warrens book, its great isnt it :)
     
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    Cheers mate -Its bloody great! ,proberly the best book there ever will be on RNZAF Corsairs

    I kow what ya mean - even though I can't start painting anything -I've tried to put together as much as possible

    This kit just says 'Make me'
     
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    Daniel I checked in an old book about modelling and there was stated thatTerpentin could be used as the Humbrol thinner. Much better it would be used an oil Terpentin.Anyway I suggest get a few drops of any humbrol paint and mix with Terpentin and then apply on a piece of the mould frame. Make your focus on the paint and its influence on plastic surface.
     
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    :notworthy: Much appreciated mate! Thank you!
     
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    Any time M8. :)
     
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    Great kit Daniel, be careful with the turps, test it as Wojtek says.....
     
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