Trumpeter 1/32 F4U Corsair

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  1. Catch22

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    As you guys know, I bought a Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair to replace the Dora that STILL hasn't come in yet. Overall from just looking at it, it seems like a pretty good model, but there are ejector pin marks EVERYWHERE and the front doors for the wheel wells are completely the wrong shape. I am backdating it to a -1A and will be doing it either as a kite from VMF-214 or The Lonesome Polecat from VF-17.

    I haven't been able to work on it much, but I have finished the cockpit and put together some of the engine. I'll post some engine pics when it's done. The webcam on my laptop takes WAY better closeups than my actual camera, so that's why my face is in there, and keep in mind everything's mirrored.

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    Looking good to me.:)
     
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    We're talking about the cockpit now are we Wojtek?? :lol: :lol: Nice work mate!
     
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    Hehe I hope he is! Thanks guys.
     
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    Let's see more, Catch!
     
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    Good stuff Catch :)
     
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    looking good!
     
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    Cool.....great start!

    Can't believe you don't have your Dora yet!...what a balls up??:rolleyes:
     
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    Not sure about the face, but the cockpit looks good! (only kidding)
    Looking forward to seeing more Catch. Guess you need to give the model shop a kick in the nether regions, so that your Dora arrives.
     
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    ...or maybe borrow a real one and do some serious strafing!
     
  13. Catch22

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    Thanks guys!

    I'd certainly love to do that Lucky!

    As for the model, it's not the store's fault. Their supplier gave them the wrong information and they said it had to come from Japan, but somehow I don't think it takes 3 months for a ship or plane to get to North America from there. Whatever, I won't be buying it anymore. I still would like it for Christmas, but I doubt it'll come in.
     
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    :lol: :lol: Yes Jan we are, indeed.:lol:
     
  15. lesofprimus

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    Any updates Cory on ur Corsair??? It looks like we got the same kit....
     
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    Yeah, it's the same kit Dan!

    I haven't touched it since I last posted because I don't want it to be disqualified for the PTO group build haha.
     
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    Oh OK, gotcha man....
     
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    It's been killing me, but my new Dora will be here soon, so I'll be able to work on that.
     
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    Yea, and Im stuck screwin around with a smallass 1/48th scale 109G-14 that looks like it is going to be nothing but a pain in the keister and a learning experience that will solidify my dislike for the 1/48th scale....

    Lucky prick u are Cory...
     
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    How do you think I feel when I see a 1/72nd scale kit?! Don't know how I ever managed them! Must admit, I do like 1/32nd and bigger, but 1/48th allows a lot of detail, at a reasonable size, without having to rent a barn to store them!
    It's a pity aircraft kits aren't done as standard in 1/35th - then there'd be plenty of figures and vehicles to use in dioramas, large or small.
     
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