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shockwave

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1

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Hi guys,

Decided to have an easy kit on the go while getting through my first helo build, and what a great kit this is! It's been said so many times, so I'll just show the pics.

Here's my first wash application, used Promodeller's wash and I quite like the look of wells nice and dirty.

corswwhell1cv8.jpg

pitpartsnq8.jpg

widepartswj1.jpg

Wish GS Aqueous had more gloss colours, not just semi-gloss, their interior green sprays on beautifully smooth. I'll take some pics when the pit's detailed and before shutting it all up.

Thanks for looking. :)

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I'm looking forward to following this one, I just finished up a -5, and I have a -1D in work. Maybe I can catch a few pointers from watching your progress. I did cheat a little and start out with the Eduard pre colored cockpit.

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Looking good - I love the finish with that gunze color too.

You were smart to attach the tops of the wings first to get the easier join. The next time I get a Tamiya corsair going, I will do the same thing.

Right now I am just applying the gloss to my -5N to get it ready for decals

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Looking good so far! I could build this kit with my eyes closed. You're doing a great job, like the shade of green. Keep the pics coming!!!

Take Care :lol:

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I look forward to this one. I think, I'm not positive, but I think the interiors on the birdcage Corsairs were all black. If this is something that you care about you might want to look into it.

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Thanks for the comments guys. :thumbsup:

CorsairMan, yeah I got that tip from Brewer's build. :)

StevenJ, I read that also. There was an article here somewhere about all the WWII interior colors, and it was either interior green or black according to the time frame IIRC, so I just stuck with green. ;) With my limited skill level I'm actually more worried about how the seams are gonna turn out... :P

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You'll find that is a great kit to build

looks good so far

Ron

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Bit more work done, pit's almost there and then the fuselage will go together.

f4pitrx9.jpg

f4pit2qq0.jpg

f4pit3la9.jpg

f4halvesma6.jpg

Engine is also almost done, some flat black and dry-brushed with MM jet exhaust enamel. It's all I had, but I'm pretty happy with the effect.

f4engeg0.jpg

Thanks for looking!

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Nice work so far Ricardo.

Regards

Andrew

Thanks Andrew, I'm really enjoying this one. Should have started on props sooner I think. :yahoo: It's what's keeping me sane in between building the Academy Apache! ;) :worship:

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