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    WWII Pacific Theatre, First-Generation Jet Airliners and Military Jets, Last-Generation propeller driven subjects.

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  1. Jonathan Kunac-Tabinor is building up and re-working the HobbyBoss F4U-4 kit. One thing he discovered is kit makers have been getting the size of the propeller hub wrong....
  2. Interesting to speculate about.... They did an all-new tool Spitfire I, so the precedent exists. Plus, they now have fully updated tribal knowledge based on the research done on the 32nd scale Corsair project. However, it might also require to write a new round of royalty cheques to Northrop-Grumman Systems, Inc. There's rumours that Eduard is looking into an all new Corsair, but while it would probably be a great kit, it would also likely be over-engineered and fussy to assemble in places, much like the real Corsair was. The F4U, P-47, and P-38 were in
  3. I know i've said it a thousand times, but the model is looking great. 32nd scale may not be your thing, but i strongly suggest you give Tamiya's 32nd scale Corsair a try. It is an all-new, from the ground up effort that has nothing in common with the 48th and 72nd offerings. A lot of the things you'd consider "fiddly" in 48th scale gave been improved and taken care of for you in the 32nd scale kit. At present, i'm on my 3rd. Not trying to sound like a fawning Tamiya fan boy, but i'm happy to go into more detail off board in case you're interested. -d-
  4. Those fuel filler caps look great, as does the outboard flap disconnect plunger.
  5. Sure looks good to me!
  6. The gear struts look very nice. I got burned out trying to rig the brake lines on mine, so that/s where my 48th scale Corsair is roadblocked right now.
  7. Mee Likee! Do you think some toothpaste and a cotton t-shirt might smooth out the canopy framing?
  8. I think that's a safe move, in case of screwups. One place on the F4U which i've never seen anybody do quite right, is the oil leakage that comes out of the cylinder heads and rocker covers right behind the cowl flaps and gives the forward fuselage that darker, oilier colour. The fuel leaks coming out of the fuel filler cap.... i see that depicted all the time. -d-
  9. I like what i am seeing. On the subject of washes, i recently finished a Vickers VC10 in BOAC markings and during the course of the build, i experimented with panel line washes on white. It seems i had the best luck with using a very light gray and then progressively darkening it. Black will NOT work. Dark Gull Grey will NOT work. Neutral Grey will NOT work. The light compass ghost greys start to get into the ball park. The best description i saw of panel line treatments to me is what Roy Sutherland said: if done right, the panel lines should be *almost* invisible from
  10. I think the 1" wide walkway lines, the red fuel filler caps, and the numbers on the ammo boxes go a lot towards making those expanses of upper wing surfaces look more interesting. -d-
  11. well, i DID see exactly what you mentioned in a colour photo.... but it was on a -1D. I still plan to try exactly that on a GSB Corsair build, at some point. However i have 3 F4U-1s Corsairs in various stages of construction on my Shelf of Doom i need to work off first. -d-
  12. Well, having gone back thru my references again, i'm of the opinion that the cap itself was red, with no surrounding circle. I say that because there are fairly good photos of F4U-1 Birdcages with red caps, but as we go into the F4U-1A photos, the subject gets murkier. Some caps are clearly contrasting and visible, but many are a lot less prominent. The guidance from the Tamiya 32nd scale kit says to paint the cap itself XF-7, flat red. Since the 32 scale Tamiya kit represented an entirely original, from the ground up effort with cooperation from Grumman, i'd say Tamiy's paint call
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