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RossiM1

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Looking good Ted loving where this is going captivated with the thread as usual just love the effort you put in mate, would love to be able to do the same, looking forward to the next must see installment.
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Absolutely incredible work Ted.  Really enjoy following along.
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Gary and Perry,

I appreciate your kind comments and it makes it worth the effort to work on the WIP thread as often as I can. It really helps me keep going on a regular schedule--well, sort of.

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OK--today at UNIT 7 I experienced the old

" Thrill of Victory and the agony of defeat"
 

I was determined to finish the cockpit today and I almost did. I feel better about this cockpit than any other I have tried. I focused on each step that Bob did in his Corsair [late version] step by step video--well, I forgot to do a few things until after they were due such as painting the seat belts BEFORE I glued the seat in. I had to totally work around the joystick. I also did not paint the side panels black before installing, but those areas seemed to do OK.

I felt so proud for figuring out an alternative to using the IP decal by placing it behind the IP with the dials drilled out. I had it all set. I had attached the decal to a thin thin piece of sheet styrene cut to fit behind the IP. the dials of the decal would show through the holes in the IP. I also sanded the IP very thin and painted the inside of the open dial holes white to provide more contrast since the decal was mostly black and the IP was black. I was READY to put it all together.

I had kept the styrene plate with the decal on it attached to a piece of tape so it would not get lost or dropped, etc. When I went to pull the styrene plate off the tape, it popped out from behind the decal and the decal sucked down on the tape--I had created a static charge between the decal and tape. I just sat there and thought about what to do. I tried to carefully remove the decal with tweezers--it ripped a corner off. I dipped it all in water to see if it would loosen. the decal disintegrated the next time I touched it.......I was stunned.........absolutely stunned. All I could do was glue the white styrene plate behind the dials and go from there.

All that is left for the cockpit is to put "clear" in the dials to simulate glass and then decide If I want to add any scratch building to the side walls of the cockpit inside of the fuselage halves.

I examined my figures today and looked at them from the Verlinden Kit as well as the Aircraft support group kit. Between the two kits I should have all I need for the diorama? I will certainly have my hands full painting them. These will be my first 1/48 figures that are not pilots stuffed down in a cockpit with the canopy closed and a helmet/visor on. This time the figure painting is for real!

After the decal debacle I threw in some humor with the moto tug driver. I hope no one on Genessis has lost both arms! seriously.

















Here is a list of the paints and techniques used on the cockpit so far.
1. overall--Tamiya NATO green--flat
2. wash--Vallejo Smoke, thinned with water.
3. Tamiya Flat Black, thinned with water and applied to side consoles.
4. Tamiya Flat black on IP, then Tamiya Flat Red ,Flat Yellow, and Flat white around IP and side consoles.
5. Vallego "Leather" on pilot headrest.
6.Vallego Silver on seat belt buckles.
7. Tamiya Deck Tan on seat belts--flat
8.  all other silver that appears as wear & tear on the floor, seat, edges of the side consoles, edges of IP panel, etc was done with a
a SILVER "Prismacolor" pencil--soft pastel/wax pencil.

I washed the side walls of the cockpit and tail wheel bay in both fuselage halves with the Vallego Smoke and then went over the framing in both areas with the prismacolor pencil.


that's all for today gentlemen!

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Sorry to hear about the decal dials, after all that work. I wonder if you can get a sheet of decals with just individual dials on it, of various scales, but reverse mounted so they can be attached to the glass. Worth a search, and handy to have on standby.

Your driver certainly looks sharp, and well detailed. He seems 'armless to me [wink]

Looking really good.

edit : check out this site http://www.airscale.co.uk


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Sorry to hear about the decal dials, after all that work. I wonder if you can get a sheet of decals with just individual dials on it, of various scales, but reverse mounted so they can be attached to the glass. Worth a search, and handy to have on standby. Your driver certainly looks sharp, and well detailed. He seems 'armless to me [wink] Looking really good. edit : check out this site http://www.airscale.co.uk


Thank you Nigel. I could have searched my decal stash but i was so shocked it totally left my brain. Would be a good idea to have the decals you mentioned on hand. As for this corsair IP, I'm moving on and counting it as a small fail.

Yes, the driver is armless and the moto tug has no wheels. that is the joke. then he is stuck to the tape and so are his arms only MM away. kind of a sick joke? have a great weekend!

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Ted, were you able to solve your AB problem in the end? Wim.


finally got to use the Evolution AB day before yesterday. Applied some green for the cockpit and other areas---beautiful. no problems, no bubbles in the cup. Then....I cleaned the Evolution out and put in the Vallego Gray Primer. It went on fine but i started getting bubbles in the cup while AB the model. oh well, I think I need some new seals. will have to order ASAP when the purse allows.
 
at least I was able to AB and that's what is most important right now. I did not use the Veda. fingers crossed!

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This i fantastic scratchbuilding.
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Great stuff, Ted.  Keep it coming!
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Dang Ted! Looking Great! Pit is real nice! Too Bad about the decal!

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looking really good Ted.
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Sorry to hear of the decal issue Ted, but I don't think it will matter once the cockpit is fiited as the White dials you have painted will be more than enough to suggest instruments.

The tug is looking great ! Nice bit of scratch amd kit bashing going on there mate

This is a proper "TedUSA" build thread too, great pics loads of info and plenty of banter

Loving it

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Gentlemen gentlemen, thank you so very much for your positive comments! I am having a bit of fun with this one--glad to be here with you guys!
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Got in a pretty good day at UNIT 7. Just a few frustrations but...hey, isn't that the definition of a descent life? Good days with a little frustration? a bit of frustration stimulates you and lets you know you are human. Say your thanks and let the frustrations build your patience. OK--sermon over, lets take up a collection!

 Ready to put the cockpit in and close the fuselage except.......I am doing just a bit more work in the cockpit AND I have to sort out how I am going to handle the tail wheel/arrestor hook mechanism. Bob puts his tail wheel and hook in near the end of the build to avoid having to work around it all during other construction and such. I'm not sure I am that brave? I positioned the cockpit against the right side of the fuselage according to the placement tabs and then put the other half of the fuselage in place. Next, I sorted out small movements with the cockpit and each fuselage seam individually until I got the best possible fit overall. Rubber bands and a clamp held it all in place while I glued the right side of the cockpit to the right side of the fuselage with copious Tamiya extra thin. I let it dry for the rest of the work session. Now I have the cockpit "in" and the best possible seams arranged. I took the bands/clamps off and I can still work on the cockpit/sort out the tail mechanisms, then confidently glue the left side of the fuselage on and have the best seams to work with.

The tail wheel and arrestor hook mechanism is a totally fiddly little "kit" on its own. the other parts that reside in the tail are also very fiddley. I played a lot of fiddle today! LOL. I also made a mistake re: the tail hook mechanism which I will show later.

As I was going to assemble the middle wing section the instructions got a bit foggy---or maybe it is ME that is foggy? I also encountered a bit of a difficulty with the MG/ammo section. I can sort it all out but I will be referring to Bob's Hobby Boss F4U Corsair [late] version step by step build for clarification. I also have to do some paint work AND considerations for the DIORAMA as I complete the MG areas.

scale modeling is a proper puzzle--and that is stacked on top of all the various stand alone skills you have to master. One aspect of the corsair is the weathering and what techniques I will try. I have been archiving real images and model build images to get ideas and a direction for that aspect of the finish. Most look very very weathered and nasty.

I also found several nice links today and the images are INSPIRING. Here you go:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/615009/message/1371236720/M%E1s+sobre+el+nuevo+F4U++Corsair+Birdcage+de+Tamiya+a+1-32

http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=578

this link is images related to the "Jolly Rogers" which is the scheme of my Corsair:

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVraigM1VS4MAfzYnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Corsair+Jolly+Rogers&fr=yhs-mozilla-003&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-003

and finally, this link is a group that is building a 1/1 scale model of a F4UD Corsair! Interesting to browse:

http://masseyaero.org/projects/corsair/

and now, today's pictures in montage format.

















note that I taped loose parts to the "sections" that they belong to. hope this helps protect everything and saves time sorting through random pieces and rematching. Sort of had to do this since I removed some parts from the sprues and cut off numbers in order to prep for assembly.

I should be back at the bench Monday ?--tomorrow the GF and I are catching a movie and............??

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Looking great Ted!! I also waited till the end to place the tail wheel section in. It worked good you just have to watch Bobs video and you'll get it.
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