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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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  • Member since
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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:01 AM

Dodgy, I greatly appreciate that. I would hope that my efforts were able to encourage you rather than discourage you. You get that bugger on the bench and simply enjoy yourself.Big Smile

"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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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:09 AM

Well Joe, old mate, all I can say is bloody hell, I'm sending my 1/48th back and will retire injured! That is awsome work mate.

G, I think you are going to need some serious medical assistance if you decide to make this conversion 'accurate'.

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

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:46 PM

Thank You Joe, Gamera and GH. Yeah, I might just be a special kind of nuts to do this in 1/72. But, I like it!Stick out tongueTongue Tied

"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 goldhammer88 on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:43 PM

I'll go along with the rest on your detailing.  I can't do that in 1/32, let's alone in 48 or 72.

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:40 PM

Thanks Chris and Neal.

Neal, I really like where you're going with your Corsair. They look really good in RN colors. Heck, They look good in any scheme.Big Smile

"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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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:30 PM

Thanks for all the comments on the Mustang fellas.

Joe: Good LORD man!!! And that's 1/72 scale????? Incredible work in this scale!!!

Neal: Looking forward to your 1/72 scale Corsair buddy!!  

 

                   

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:12 PM

Joe: That's friggin' amazing! Love the wires on the rockets! 

G: Looks cool! I have no idea what the differences were on RNAS Corsairs but I'm interested in seeing how it comes out. 

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

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 8:57 PM

Joe that baby loks great. Glad it's off the shelf now!

Real G that's going to be a real colorful bird! Looking forward to seeing what you do to it.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:09 PM

That's looking good Joe!  I'm jumping into the pool with the 1/72 Tamiya Corsair, but in a different flavor:

I had read that the RNAS clipped 8" off each wingtip to fit in their smaller escort carriers.  So is it just a cut and that's it?  I have read that there are a number of other detail differences like thinner propeller, addititonal fuselage air inlets/outlet, and British style drop tanks, but I'm going to be as ignorant as possible and just get this done.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:01 PM

Well folks, It's high time I got back to my Corsair and walk you all through what I got done prior to the shelving episode in 2018. There is quite a bit so I hope you will bear with me and enjoy my progress.

Let's start, of course, with the cockpit. The Yahu PE seat was folded into shape. I removed the kit solid seat mounts and installed the Eduard PE mount to the back of the seat.

Cockpit parts were assembled and painted with MM interior zinc chromate green along with all the Eduard PE.

All assembled. The yahu fabric harnesses were an excellent touch. I weathered with a wash, drybrushing and some pastels.

Painting and detail on the fuselage walls.

All buttoned up and primed with Tamiya white primer.

It was then painted with MM Dark Sea Blue.

Next up was the engine, cowling, and resin cowling flaps. I utilized copper wire to simulate the ignition wires. Very small holes were drilled for each one to mount into. It was painted with MM paints and given a wash and some drybrushing.

Using some steel wire I wired the resin cowling flaps to represent the control cable.

That was subsequently painted and washed and mounted to the engine.

The rockets were wired with copper wire for ignition wires and the landing gear was given copper wire brake lines.

Fiddly bits painted as well as the prop.

Next came the dacals. I opted to use the markings for Cpt.G.H. Wallace of VF-83 on board USS Essex 1945. These came from the Starfighter decal set.

They went on fairly well and laid down nicely with Solvaset.

And that my friends is where I left off. It's now all about the weathering, detail painting and final assembly. As such, there's still a good bit to do to bring this to a satisfactory conclusion.

Thank You all for following along. I know Toshi is.

Cheers, Joe

 

"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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 12, 2021 6:00 PM

Yeah, great job on her Joe!!! Yes

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

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 12, 2021 5:00 PM

Excellent work Joe. Really sharp painting. The overspray effect is a dandy touch.

"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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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:26 AM
Thats a nice touch with the over spray. I don't know about the other manufacturers but that's how Ford did it did/does it.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:46 PM

This is looking very sweet Mustang old mate.

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

  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:44 PM

jeaton01

I'll be in with something, don't know what yet.

 

G'day John, I've got you on the list. When you have decided, let me know what you're building and for who.

Cheers,

Ferg

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

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, September 10, 2021 3:55 PM

Here's the completed chassis. I recreated the body color overspray on the edges of the chassis as well. Next up......engine time!!! 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, September 10, 2021 10:33 AM

Gamera

 

 
JOE RIX

 

 
mustang1989

It's about time you showed up with this build Joe. lol 

 

 

 

Ahh, my impatient little friend, I am like a fine wine. The longer you wait the better the experience. One that is to be savored.WinkBig Smile

 

 

 

 

It's worth it!!! Very cool!!

 

LOL!! Looking forward to seeing that Corsair all finished up Joe! Yes

                   

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 10, 2021 9:55 AM

JOE RIX

 

 
mustang1989

It's about time you showed up with this build Joe. lol 

 

 

 

Ahh, my impatient little friend, I am like a fine wine. The longer you wait the better the experience. One that is to be savored.WinkBig Smile

 

 

It's worth it!!! Very cool!!

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, September 10, 2021 9:41 AM

mustang1989

It's about time you showed up with this build Joe. lol 

 

Ahh, my impatient little friend, I am like a fine wine. The longer you wait the better the experience. One that is to be savored.WinkBig Smile

"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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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, September 10, 2021 8:34 AM

It's about time you showed up with this build Joe. lol 

                   

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, September 10, 2021 8:24 AM

Alright Compadres, It's time get things rolling on my end.

First, I want to thank Ferg for giving me license to finish up this Corsair. I'm quite a ways along with it. I started it on Father's day 2016 to honor my father who actually had some flight time in the Corsair. I shelved it in early 2018 when I hit a mental block at the gloss coating/ panel lining stage.

I had a WIP thread going here and Toshi was an active follower of my build. Him and I shared the same passion for the Corsair. It only seemed appropriate that I finish this in his honor as well as my fathers.

When I began this build I was, like many others, utilizing Photobucket for my photos. Since then came the "Great Photobucket Debacle" that threw a wrench at many of us. I thought I had saved all of my pics but, seem to be missing a few. Also, at the time I was using my little Olympus point and shoot camera which did not take the best photos. I have since upgraded to a better Canon and will reshoot some pics.

With that, I will piece meal my progress up til now and get the stage set for continuing on, Which, by the way, I need to jog my head back to where I was at, what was I doing and what did I have planned.Tongue Tied

Here is what I started with:

Not pictured is the resin cowling flaps and for the life of me I cannot remember the manufacturer.

I have to get ready for work now. I will continue with my progress this evening.

Cheers everyone!

"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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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, September 10, 2021 8:11 AM

Gamera

Joe: She's lookin' good! Weird about how they had the wheels sticking out from the fenders in the front, just plain strange.

And no idea when I'll be ready to start. I still have a 109 and Spit on the bench from Bish's GBs that I really want to finish up first.

Ferg: Hope you like her. I've built several of them, it's as easy as falling off a log.

 

That's just the way it was back then I guess and they're still using all the same molds. I contacted Round 2 about the Wide O Oval Firestone tire issue and the stance/ tire positioning issues. Dunno if they'll do anything about it but they seemed to appreciate the feedback. Looking forward to your Corsair build when you get those two finished up.

John: Great to see you in here. Looking forward to building with you.

                   

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, September 10, 2021 12:29 AM

I'll be in with something, don't know what yet.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:53 AM

Joe: She's lookin' good! Weird about how they had the wheels sticking out from the fenders in the front, just plain strange.

And no idea when I'll be ready to start. I still have a 109 and Spit on the bench from Bish's GBs that I really want to finish up first.

Ferg: Hope you like her. I've built several of them, it's as easy as falling off a log.

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:30 AM

crown r n7

Good start. that looks like a nice kit.

 

Thanks Nick!! Glad to be buiding with you again potna!! 

                   

 

  • Member since
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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:21 AM

Stellar work Joe. The painting and detail look the part.

"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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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:33 AM

Good start. that looks like a nice kit.

 

 

 Nick.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:23 AM

The chassis and the proper stance have been the topic of this build so far but now we're going to get into some actual progress. One of the things that surpised me was Fords usage of red oxide primer on the bottom side of these cars. Never saw any of that on mine but hey.....by the time I owned those cars it was a good 25 years on down the line. 

Chassis progress without the exhaust "bolted on"...

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:01 AM

Thanks Joe and armornut! 

Looking forward to both of your builds.

As you can see on this old AMT Mustang box top...the front wheels actually stick outside of the fenderwell some. Just crazy. As mentioned in my last build post...I have taken steps to counter this whole terrible look. Can't believe they actually put that thing on the box cover like that.

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 9:30 AM

   Your rework is paying dividens Mustang, it really does look like the Mustang I have seen. 

   Neal, I know what work you are capable of....you will master the Corsair.

   Joe, looking forward to seeing your progress as well.

     I need to pull mine off the shelf and see what I got going on with it. It is the old Revell kit and will more than likely be finished OOB. Not to procrastinate more than neccessary but I'm elbow deep in U.S. tax codes and law for a promotion at my job.

    I will also be intouch with the Mob through other channels to ask for help posting my own pix....againConfused. Also GREAT JOB so far Ferg....see you have what it takes to run this. Looking forward to your Kiwi build as well. 

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