F4u Corsair 1/48 Hasegawa's original kit!

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    This is the Hasegawa 1/48 scale first offering of a Corsair. It had raised panel lines and came in a dark blue plastic ,unlike todays standard gray.original purchase price was $5.00 us back in 80's.I scribed all the panel lines and borrowed the rockets from Academy's P-47.The cockpit even though its hard to see is from Squadron true details.the paint used is Testors model masters gloss sea blue.
     

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    wow man!

    Seriously superb Corsair :D
     
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    gotta agree with heinz! nicely done mate!
     
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    Very very nice detailing.....
     
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    Very cool! I remember making that model when I was a kid.
     
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    The one thing that strikes me tho, is how bright the panel lines are... Ive been all around the Corsair, including some pretty beat up machines, and I dont really recall them being so well defined....

    As far as the decals are concerned, I noticed that ur panel lines are etched through the decals... Is this a correct view, cause if it is, Im gonna start doing that then...
     
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    Very Nice TT have built a couple of them in my early days! many moons ago.

    Les, you go for it, it will make a difference!
     
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    Yes Dan of course the weathering on panels is also gonna be Highlighted through the aircraft markings especially due to them being painted on the real aircraft."GO for Broke":lol: And as you see the wash is a grey instead of browish black due to its a dark base color, if it was a lighter camo i would use a dark wash to bring out the panel lines.
     
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    Now thats one bad a** corsair thunderthud. Great job!!!!!!
     
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    Cool beans.... Ive yet to try the wash idea, as it frightens me slightly to so it...
     
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    Beautiful airplane. Too bad the canopy is not more clear. Excellent job. I have heard that you can use a floorwax on the clear acrylic parts. Anyone tried that trick to clear up scale windows?
     
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    Future floor polish I believe is the brand?
     
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    Yes ive used future many times .The kits canopy was a bit thick. Dan just do some experimenting with the wash. rememeber a little goes a long way, you can allways add but cant take off with out complications. also i like to use acrylic washes over oil based enamels. its allways a little riscky using enamel washes on enamel finishes.Allthough it can be done once you get used to the system.
     
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    nice bird
     
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    So how exactly did you get that effect on raised panel lines?
     
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    Those are not raised i sanded all the raised panel lines and scribed new panels. all are now recessed .
     
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    Ah ok. You must have a lot of patience and a steady hand!
     
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    yes it does take a while but Like a statue from a marble slab one chip at a time produces results!
     
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    I take it you used a scriber of some sort? Got any suggestions of what to get for this type of work?
     
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