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    March, 2017
RoG F4U-4 Corsair
Posted by shamoo on Friday, May 12, 2017 11:16 AM

Ok, my first attempt at a build log.  We'll see how it goes...

I'll be building this one out of box.  The kit detail seems ok to me, as I normally work in 1/48 scale.  My recent change in living arrangement doesn't allow much display room so...  I don't count rivets, and at this size I don't think anyone is going to see many rivets anyway.  

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

 

This is a first for me- color instruction sheet

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Cockpit detail courtesy of the decal sheet.  Likely the last anyone will see these.

  Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Fuselage closed up.  I guess if you get really close...

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

You may notice a lack of weathering.  These are my first builds in a lot of years.  I never tried it before.  Until I got back into this recently, I had never heard of resin or photoetched details.  I've got a couple other builds going on that will include these.  All part of a learning process to0ward a couple of "dream builds" in the future.

Any comments or criticisms are welcome.

Dave

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 12, 2017 12:51 PM

Nicely done.  Great detail in my favorite aircraft of all time!

Toshi

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, May 12, 2017 6:20 PM

Hi,

That looks really nice so far.

Pat

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    March, 2017
Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:49 AM

My apologies. I am needing paint before I can mak any progress on this. Should have it by Saturday. Stay tuned. 

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:49 PM

No worries. We will be waiting lol.

We all work at our own pace. :) this does look like a nice kit, so enjoy it to the fullest.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:27 PM

Looking good so far Dave !

Chris

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:11 AM

Off to a nice start. I do like the corsair, will be following this one.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:06 AM

Looks good so far!

Any Corsair is a good Corsair....

Greg

 

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

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Posted by shamoo on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:27 PM

It is a nice kit. Probably the nicest I've worked on. Fit and detail are very nice.

I'm debating how much scratch detail I want to attempt. I haven't done much modeling since high school and never added anything outside the box then, so anything I decide to try is going to be an experiment.

As a side note- most of the kits in my price range now are the same ones that I could afford back then. Monogram/Revell, AMT, Lindbergh, etc.

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  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:17 AM
Dave, yer KILLIN' me here! I gotta wait until the weekend before I see more progress??? LOL! Just kidding. I'm definitely going to be looking in your build. I love the -4 variant of the Corsair and I truly do appreciate your step-by-step photos. Please keep us updated on the quality of this kit! I was actually thinking of stopping off at the hobby shop on my way home from work today to pick up the Revell F4U-1A to try my hand at some oil painting techniques I came across the other day. Keep up the great work! Eric

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