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Paul and Nigel,

Thank you for your comments! I've always been the guy who made fun of himself and life in general. There is an old old book that says, "Humor is like a medicine"[paraphrased] and I believe it. We've all had the good and bad, some the worse. None escape from the hardships of life. I prefer to hide behind myself as a clown prince. Enjoy!

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Nice progress ther. hope you feel better soon
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Haha Ted your thread is brilliant .. a joy to read and watch ... making a great start and loving all the photos.
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thank you so much Thomas and Steven. WIP threads can be informative, interesting, and FUNNY. Just came to me today that my homemade interior green is too bright--way too bright. I don't know where I got zinc chromate as the color I was going for but the color I have applied either needs to be over-sprayed or washed to a more correct "interior green". also, I neglected several parts that need the same color but now that "color" i have mixed is wrongggggg. oh well. at least I saw that now instead of AFTER assembly! here is the real rub. If I change the color and paint the parts I missed [ex.-interior of landing gear doors] a "correct color", then the too bright paint with a wash over it may never match. looks pretty much like a complete over-spray is the best option.
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Great update Ted! And great "Selfie"!!!

Whats ur take on the HB Corsair.... Was thinking of throwing a -5 in the mix....

What concerns me is the "pebbly" surface texture. Hope it smooths out after primer.

Thanks!

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I must admit I thought the green was a bit bright but having not seen what the actual plane looks like I couldn't comment.  it almost looks like the emerald green you get in the Russian fighters.


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Great update Ted! And great "Selfie"!!!

Whats ur take on the HB Corsair.... Was thinking of throwing a -5 in the mix....

What concerns me is the "pebbly" surface texture. Hope it smooths out after primer.

Thanks!

Dave


I have not assembled any parts to indicate overall "fit" but Bob's HB LATE version was pretty much OK. He had to work with the seam underneath behind the wing section. The only "pebbly" part I have noticed is some "canvas" sections on the wings. I need to research that more. Otherwise the kit is a gem....unless some guy tries to paint it day glow green!!! LOL

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I must admit I thought the green was a bit bright but having not seen what the actual plane looks like I couldn't comment.  it almost looks like the emerald green you get in the Russian fighters.



I personally think that the interior color is a bit presumed except for the fact that the US used that "interior green" on their WWII planes. I am seeing models by master builders that have several different interior/primer colors. the vintage pictures? all in BW! the "restored" Corsairs? different colors. I just did a huge boob and actually have no excuse. Next time at the bench I will be modifying my custom, "I ain't got much $$$ right now" paint mix. appreciate the comments. I try to tell it like it is. I do edit my pictures, but not color except to change the occasional image to BW if it does not alter the original too much--as in the silver colors.

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Great update Ted! And great "Selfie"!!!

Whats ur take on the HB Corsair.... Was thinking of throwing a -5 in the mix....

What concerns me is the "pebbly" surface texture. Hope it smooths out after primer.

Thanks!

Dave


I have not assembled any parts to indicate overall "fit" but Bob's HB LATE version was pretty much OK. He had to work with the seam underneath behind the wing section. The only "pebbly" part I have noticed is some "canvas" sections on the wings. I need to research that more. Otherwise the kit is a gem....unless some guy tries to paint it day glow green!!! LOL


here is a quote from perhaps the best overall history of the development and modifications to the Corsair F4-U1:

"....The prototype "Dash Five" was flown in December 1945, a few months after World War Two had ended. It utilized all the knowledge built up over the war years and major changes were made to upgrade the F4U-5 Corsair. First, the engine was changed to the Pratt-Whitney R-2800-32W. This was called a "Series E" engine and featured a dual supercharger to boost engine power to 2,350 hp (1,753.7 kW) at 26,200 ft (7,985.8 m). War emergency power was boosted to 2,760 hp (2,059.7 kW). The dual supercharger necessitated removing the chin scoop and installing two "cheek" scoops inside the engine cowling.     Due to the higher horsepower, the fuselage was lengthened by 5 inches (127 mm) and the engine angled down about 2º to provide more stability. Until the dash 5, the outer top wing panels and the control surfaces of the Corsair had been fabric covered. At speed, the fabric tended to deform and slow the aircraft by a few miles per hour. The F4U-5 had all fabric surfaces replaced with sheet duralumin to minimize this problem....." bold print added by me.,,,,"

Here is the link to that page--has a wealth of info re: the Corsair. a good read.

http://www.aviation-history.com/vought/f4u.html

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Great update Ted! And great "Selfie"!!!

Whats ur take on the HB Corsair.... Was thinking of throwing a -5 in the mix....

What concerns me is the "pebbly" surface texture. Hope it smooths out after primer.

Thanks!

Dave


I have not assembled any parts to indicate overall "fit" but Bob's HB LATE version was pretty much OK. He had to work with the seam underneath behind the wing section. The only "pebbly" part I have noticed is some "canvas" sections on the wings. I need to research that more. Otherwise the kit is a gem....unless some guy tries to paint it day glow green!!! LOL


here is a quote from perhaps the best overall history of the development and modifications to the Corsair F4-U1:

"....The prototype "Dash Five" was flown in December 1945, a few months after World War Two had ended. It utilized all the knowledge built up over the war years and major changes were made to upgrade the F4U-5 Corsair. First, the engine was changed to the Pratt-Whitney R-2800-32W. This was called a "Series E" engine and featured a dual supercharger to boost engine power to 2,350 hp (1,753.7 kW) at 26,200 ft (7,985.8 m). War emergency power was boosted to 2,760 hp (2,059.7 kW). The dual supercharger necessitated removing the chin scoop and installing two "cheek" scoops inside the engine cowling.     Due to the higher horsepower, the fuselage was lengthened by 5 inches (127 mm) and the engine angled down about 2º to provide more stability. Until the dash 5, the outer top wing panels and the control surfaces of the Corsair had been fabric covered. At speed, the fabric tended to deform and slow the aircraft by a few miles per hour. The F4U-5 had all fabric surfaces replaced with sheet duralumin to minimize this problem....." bold print added by me.,,,,"

Here is the link to that page--has a wealth of info re: the Corsair. a good read.

http://www.aviation-history.com/vought/f4u.html

Thanks Heaps Ted.....

I guess "pebbly" wasn't the best word to use.... Maybe "Satin" is a better word?

The plastic, On the fuselage for example, isn't smooth. On the -5 and on the -4 variants from HB. Not like Hasagawa Etc. I'm hoping the new "miracle" Stynylrez Primer smooths it out. 

Here is a pic from my -5



Thanks

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I wasn't exactly sure what you meant, so I just took a stab at it. This build only being my 5th since I returned to scale modeling leaves me with little perspective on the overall quality of most styrene. Two of my builds were with moldings from circa 1976 and the differences were quite obvious. beyond that I am sort of lost. If I opened and examined a hundred kits from many different manufacturers I might have more of a sense of the styrene/molding quality. I do see what you mean now. I have neuropathy in my hands and bad eyesight, so I tend not to detect fine texture in many things anymore. thanks for the information re:those kits. I have some other HB kits and now I will be aware of that quality [or lack of it] in the plastic.
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I wasn't exactly sure what you meant, so I just took a stab at it. This build only being my 5th since I returned to scale modeling leaves me with little perspective on the overall quality of most styrene. Two of my builds were with moldings from circa 1976 and the differences were quite obvious. beyond that I am sort of lost. If I opened and examined a hundred kits from many different manufacturers I might have more of a sense of the styrene/molding quality. I do see what you mean now. I have neuropathy in my hands and bad eyesight, so I tend not to detect fine texture in many things anymore. thanks for the information re:those kits. I have some other HB kits and now I will be aware of that quality [or lack of it] in the plastic.


No sweat Ted.. All good....

It's weird though... Not all HB kits are like that... I have several HB kits in the stash and it seems that the F4U's are the only ones that have this texture.

I Just ordered the newly released -5N and I'm curious if it has the same texture...



Also.... Dude! I must applaud ya! With the hand and eye issues...... You sure punch out some great work!!

Dave



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I've seen builds with this problem and they have polished out that texture or given it a very fine gentle sanding before painting   [smile]
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I wasn't exactly sure what you meant, so I just took a stab at it. This build only being my 5th since I returned to scale modeling leaves me with little perspective on the overall quality of most styrene. Two of my builds were with moldings from circa 1976 and the differences were quite obvious. beyond that I am sort of lost. If I opened and examined a hundred kits from many different manufacturers I might have more of a sense of the styrene/molding quality. I do see what you mean now. I have neuropathy in my hands and bad eyesight, so I tend not to detect fine texture in many things anymore. thanks for the information re:those kits. I have some other HB kits and now I will be aware of that quality [or lack of it] in the plastic.


No sweat Ted.. All good....

It's weird though... Not all HB kits are like that... I have several HB kits in the stash and it seems that the F4U's are the only ones that have this texture.

I Just ordered the newly released -5N and I'm curious if it has the same texture...



Also.... Dude! I must applaud ya! With the hand and eye issues...... You sure punch out some great work!!

Dave




perhaps to get the "canvas" texture, they had to do something overall with the molding?? It will be great to see what goes on with the -5N. thanks for your followup.BTW--thanks for the compliment about my work but I have a long way to go in terms of the details of my work--seriously.

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I've seen builds with this problem and they have polished out that texture or given it a very fine gentle sanding before painting   [smile]


makes total sense. this HB kit has plenty of surface detail but it is not exceptionally deep, in fact, it fades a bit on some of the edges [Bob noted this in his review of the "later" kit of the corsair]. have to be a very gentle sand job or quite a bit of re-scribe would be needed afterwards. I wonder if a number of final coats of gloss would smooth it out then final coat of matt for realism? never tried that before but I read about a scale auto finish that used that technique. Japanese use that idea in layers of lacquer on some of their decor pieces such as lacquered boxes. I was studying that technique once and the author stated that he used 22 coats of lacquer with minimal sanding in between.The final finish was like glass. I can see a 1/48 scale model that weighs 20lbs from lacquer--LOL.

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