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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:24 PM

Looking forward seeing you back in here Nick. Hopefully life will slow down a couple of miles an hour so you can get back in the swing of things bro. 

                   

 

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:29 PM

In keeping the thread active......

Managed to get a little more progress done this morning. Added the manifolds to the mix. Spark plug wires came in and are now cut & prepped for install. Just have to form them to present a natural "lay" appearance and get 'em on there. Engien wire harness is also in the prepping stages. After that I think I'll be able to call this lil' side project done. 

To achieve the corrugated aluminum sleeve/ heat duct on the passengers side manifold up to the air cleaner I wound fine copper wire around the piping and painted it a dull black.

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 4:50 PM

Looks sharp Joe!!! 

 

On vacation/holiday- will get back to the Corsair when I get home. Paradise

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:13 PM

Hi Rob,

Thanks for hosting this. This is the first time I've logged in here in a while. I'm saddened to learn of Lewbud's passing. He hosted the last few Weekend Madness GBs, which I participated in. I'll build a Special Hobby 1/72 Me 263 in his honour. I won't build it in a weekend, but I will build it quickly.

Regards Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:53 PM

Joe: The engine looks remarkable. Love how you did the ducting. Looks as real as can be.

Tony: Nice have you on board to honor our friends. Looks to be a fun kit and a nice way to honor Lewbud.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 12, 2021 4:44 PM

Welcome Tony- cool choice! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, November 13, 2021 3:41 AM

Joe mate, that engine looks like it could be lowered into place in the real thing! Your skills are awesome my friend!

All good Tony, I have added you to the build list. Welcome aboard mate!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 14, 2021 4:48 PM

Thanks for the welcome everyone. This is what you get in the Me 263 box. Plastic, resin and photoetch. Nice.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 15, 2021 5:32 PM

Ohhhhh, cool Tony. That's gonna be interesting! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:13 PM

Thanks Cliff, Rob and Joe!! 

Tony: Watching that 263  come together is going to be a true joy. Great subject matter!!! 

Got the ignition wires and looms installed over the weekend and this morning saw the installation of the ignition coil wire and the wire harness.

This is how my wiring harnesses start life these days. I use the innards of a section of automotive electrical wire with the insulation stripped off then twisted the wire strands together and applied super glue to the twisted section and allowed to dry. After allowing the super glue to dry flat black enamel was appied to the twisted section to replicate an electrical tape wound wire harness. Then the excess wire strands were clipped off until I had 4 "circuits" remaining which get painted the appropriate wire colors and routed to their final destination on the ignition coil and engine block once the harness was glued into place.

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And here's the completed engine with the ignition coil wire, distributor advance vacuum line and electrical harness installed. Glamour shots coming in the next day or so....

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  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:33 PM

That engine really looks terrific. I will adopt that method for my wiring too, it looks just right.

Here's the latest on the Me 263, I've got everything off the sprues and sprayed some RLM02 on the interior bits. More detailing to come.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:32 PM

Yeah that looks terrific Joe!

And nice work there too Tony! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:40 AM

Joe: Absolutely spectacular detailing on your engine. Sweet technique with the ignition wires. Also, I love all the decals. Puts a truly authentic touch to your work.

Tony: Good to see you off to a solid start on the 263. Looks solid.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:53 AM

Nice work on the Boss 302, Mustang!  Love the heat tube on the air cleaner inlet.  Does it have the vaccum solenoid for the inlet door too?  Hehehe.  Nice detail!

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:25 AM

Tony: Thanks man and good start on the 263.

Thank you Joe, Cliff and Eaglecash for your comments as well. Eaglecash, hey ...I gotta stop somewhere dude. Wink

Completed pictures as of this morning. I did manage to get an engine oil dipstick tube and indicator handle handle added.


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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:12 AM

mustang1989

Tony: Thanks man and good start on the 263.

Thank you Joe, Cliff and Eaglecash for your comments as well. Eaglecash, hey ...I gotta stop somewhere dude. Wink

Completed pictures as of this morning. I did manage to get an engine oil dipstick tube and indicator handle handle added.


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Wow, Joe. The work is stellar. Looks like it would run. Well done.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:17 AM

Popping in. Joe that engine rocks! Awesome work. 

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:35 PM

Mustang, I've saved your photos to use asd reference when I do mine. THe ultimate compliment.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:41 AM

Holy smokes dude!  That looks amazing!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:43 AM

I will begin working on the base for my Corsair over the next couple of weekends, as I took next week off from work, and will be gearing up for the weekend madness group build....I will get some pics up this weekend of where I'm at with the Corsair, for all to see....I promise, this time! Lol

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:58 AM

Thanks you Brandon, Steve, Tony and Justin! 

Looking forward to seeing that Corsair base in action as well as the progress on the aircraft itself Justin. 

One more picture just for the scale reference:

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:22 PM

Yeah that weekend madness GB is coming up really fast Indifferent

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, November 19, 2021 4:34 AM

taxtp

Yeah that weekend madness GB is coming up really fast Indifferent

 

 

tell me about it!  I've narrowed my selection down to three kits to choose from....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, November 22, 2021 11:09 AM

Alriaght, alright, alriaght!  I've finally found some time to access my laptop, rather than my Ipad, so I can finally link to photos of the finished aircraft!  ( I AM currently working on the tropical island airfield base to perch the Corsair onto.

 

Here  are the photos of my submission to the Absent Friends Group build, Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-4U 1D Corsair, built in honor of Toshi, and my own father....

 

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 22, 2021 11:29 AM

Oh WOW Justin, my Corsair isn't going to look even a fraction that good! That is some super nice work!!! Heart

Joe: Great job there too! It's a shame to put her in the chassis and then cover her up with the hood!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 10:08 AM

Justin, your Corsair looks incredible.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:06 AM

Justin, the weathering on your F4U is exquisite.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:04 AM

That weathering is INDEED looking good on that Corsair Justin!! Nice!!! 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:06 AM

Work to resume on the Mustang soon now that the Boss 302 engine is out of the way. 

To all those who celebrate it here: A big Happy Thanksgiving goes out to you and your family. 

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:11 AM

And Happy Thanksgiving to you guys too!

I'm at work so I kinda end up forgetting it's a holiday. I try to be grateful 365 days a year for all the blessings I've been given though.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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