The Corsair has been my favourite plane since watching Baa Baa Blacksheep but I have not build on since I got back to modelling. Here is my entry to this Group build. I will be doing the Hasegawa F4U-5N Corsair with it I will be using the Wolfpack cockpit and Eagle strike Corsairs over Korea Part 2
Here is what I am starting with.
So suprise suprise I am starting with cockpit. I figured I wanted to try something a little different, I was fortunate to sit on a workshop by Michael Rinaldi of TankArt fame where he went through how he made use of hairspray in his armour build. The truth is I only dabble in armour but I wanted to see how this would work if I applied to a cockpit. Now I do not know what the reality is but in my mind I just have to believe that a corsair cockpit has to be beat up.
So step one remove the stubs and clean the resin
Next we prime and get it a coat of Citadel Gun Bolt Metal, this was then follow be a couple coats of hairspray
Next the base cockpit colour, I went with Tamiya XF-4 Yellow Green, it is probably too light but I figure with some washes it should darken up.
Once this dried I used some warm water and various brushes to distress the paint and create some chips. Once I had something I was reasonably happy with the details were painted
The Cockpit was sealed up. I got most of the kit put together, the fit was pretty good I did need some putty but I think most of the problems were my own doing