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« on: April 20, 2017, 10:21:45 PM »

I just finished building this 1/56 Corsair.  I'm excited with the results!  Now its on to the paint.  I'm planning a USMC version for the Solomon Islands Campaign.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 10:27:00 PM »

Lovely work.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 12:17:16 AM »

Wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 07:59:58 AM »

Excellent!  Love That propeller must have been a pain in the posterior! Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 08:51:02 AM »

Totally shocked that you didn't carve the gull wings as one piece! Laugh Laugh  All kidding aside, beautiful work as usual and  I look forward to seeing it painted.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 09:46:44 AM »

Totally impressed!

A few questions.
What do you put on it to hide the wood grain showing through after painting?

Do you turn the fuselage on a lathe or is it carved by hand and then sanded?

How did you inset the engine cowling - you know, where the radials would show from the front? Again, was it a lathe or was it out-with-the-Dremel?

Great work from you - true modelling!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 02:02:21 PM »

Andym: Propeller is a pain but not very difficult to assemble. Each blade is cut and shaped separately then glued to the hub, but I struggle drilling the pivot hole dead center. This is where I could use a miniature lathe.  I end up shaping it while its spinning on the tip of a drill.

Lon:  The pattern I used dated from the 40's and some of the details were not quite accurate, especially the wings.  They are carved in one piece, then scored/cut/angled/glued into gullwing shape.   Getting all of the angles close to correct and then positioning the wings in the fuselage was the real challenge for this plane.

Humakt:  Basswood seems to be the preferred material for miniature carving. It is harder than balsa and has tight grain. Sanding in 220 grit gets rid of large scratches. Then I spray with sandable filling primer(auto body), sand again with 220 then 00 steel wool, then paint.  Fuselage =I cut out side profile with band saw then all other shaping is done with sanding blocks (80-220 grit) = no lathe.  Inset engine cowl = All of the negative space cuts are done with a dremel "auger" bit (see my other posts for a photo)
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 05:11:36 PM »

Wow, that's impressive, and very nice!
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 09:41:00 PM »

Part of this current Corsair project involves locating a proper pilot figure.  Nobody makes a suitable USN/USMC pilot so I did a little conversion using the TAG "General":





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