Inbetweeny BWB Feb 1, 2021 12:49:08 GMT Paul B, Boots, and 2 more like this
Post by PorcoRosso on Feb 1, 2021 12:49:08 GMT
As I've committed to three group builds this year (and maybe some model will come on the market I just gots to build!), I thought I would like to have a bigger on going build, which I could return to should I suffer a loss of mojo with a current build.
The kit I have chosen is the, Tamiya 1/32nd Birdcage Corsair. I've always had a liking of the Corsair and made several models of them in the past.
I don't intend to finish it in any particular colour scheme. Instead I'm just going to give it an overall silver finish without any markings. The interior will be the normal colours as will the undercarriage bays. I used to make kits like this when I was a kid. The main reasons, I only had one jar of paint and, more often than not, I fogged the canopy with too much glue! A coat of silver paint soon put that right! They looked more like poorly made ornaments than models, but I was happy with them. The birdcage canopy should look good with a silver frame, unless I fog that with too much paint! Like some prototype sitting on the flight line.
Below are a few of my previous efforts.
After looking at photos of Corsairs coming into land, I changed the following:-
I cut the main undercarriage into two sections, and rejoined them using a small diameter twist drill bit as an extension to represent the undercarriage hanging down.
The hook was lowered.
I cut the rudder from the fuselage, and reattached it slightly to the right which compensated for the engine torque during landings.
The horizontal stabiliser was removed and reattached slightly up.
I used lead foil to represent the pilots harness over his shoulders.
The Eduard Corsair zoom set was used for the instrument panel, cockpit detail and some of the undercarriage detail.
Lowered flaps option come with this kit, so I didn't need to touch these.
The base is Perspex, painted black from underneath.
I made this model when it was first released in 2000. I still don't know why I didn't do anything with the propeller. Maybe I should have waited for the motorised version that followed shortly after.
This is the Tamiya 1/48th F4U-1D Corsair which came with a motor tug.
I used the kit decals, and painted the model with Aeromaster Acrylics.
The base is made of Perspex, which I painted black from below. After engraving the base, I filled in the letters using a yellow chinagraph pencil.
This is the Tamiya 1/72nd scale Corsair with the wings clipped to represent a Fleet Air Arm machine. I used a Eduard etched zoom set for the cockpit. The paints are all Xtracylix, and the decals are by Techmod. Vought Corsair II. Set 72014.
The Aircraft is from 1834 NAS HMS Victorious 1944.