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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
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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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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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:03 AM

Joe: Terrific start. I like the stance you have worked to achieve. Well done.

Neal: You are going to enjoy your Corsair there. That is the very kit I'm working on and it offers little issues. I'm excited to see you build this. I'll be posting my work here shortly. I started mine in 2016 and, as such, I had to track down all of my progress photos.

Ferg: Fanatstic choice for your Corsair. The Tamiya kit is the gold standard in 1/72 & 1/48. I know that you will have fun with it and will do it justice.

"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 mustang1989 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 6:35 AM

Cliff: Thanks bud. When you gonna git on in heear with your build? Stick out tongue

Ferg: Thank you for the votes of confidence. A Tamiya Corsair.....you will NOT be disappointed with that kit.

Got the suspension mods done. I relocated the spindles on the front steering knuckles and modded the knuckles to allow the front tire/ wheel assemblies to be located under the fender where they belong instead of sticking out slightly which was another chronic problem with these kits. All the rear springs needed was just some slight re-arching. Now she's starting to look more like what I'm wanting with an ever so slight forward rake:



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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:53 AM

G and Mustang I have no doubt that you will both rise to the occassion. You will all be pleased to know that I took Gamera's advice and ordered a 1/48 Tamiya Corsair yesterday, should be here in about a fortnight. I'm thinking of finishing it in Kiwi colours, as the RNZAF operated a number of them.

Ferg

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 8:19 PM

Ohhhh, those are awesome guys!!! 

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

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 3:18 PM

Well given the fact that I built one of these somewhere around 15 years ago and I remembered that the stance was nose high.....I decided to do a mock up to check everything out and it was just what I expected.....it has a nose high/ ass down look to it. I have a spare AMT GT-350 in the stash so I cut the necessary parts from the sprues and mocked everything up on that car. Man .....there's gonna be some fancy foot work to straighten this out if I'm going to get this thing to look like 1.) the box top ( which is severely misleading if a builder thinks that this kit will build up just like the picture) and 2.) look like I want it to personally. 

 

On a couple of other notes......

1.) Pay close attention to the attachment wheel retainers ( I marked "R" for rear and "F" for the front to remember what was what come assembly time.) They are different sizes meaning that the rear retainer has a larger hole for the axle than the fronts do for the spindles.

2.) The box top shows Firestone "Wide Oval" tires and the kit has Firestone "Super Sports" instead.  I mean what tha hell????  I mean it's not a game changer but hey AMT...put what's ON the box IN the box. Same goes for the stance....just sayin. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 1:08 PM

Can't wait to see you get started on this G!!

                   

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:30 PM

First of all, I would like to offer my sincere apologies for instigating the "Stooges" incident.  Like the dummy I am, I had no idea I was acting in a disrespectful manner.

Second of all, I'd like to get off my henie and show some progress on the Tamiya 1/72 Corsair being built in honor of Toshi.

Amazingly, fit is not 100% as expected, but is not insurmountable.  The cockpit is very detailed though, superior to anything Hasegawa has put out in this scale.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:42 AM

modelcrazy

I went back through my posts back to late 2016 a few days ago to find the posts and record the timing. Re-reading those post brought the feeling flooding back from Jeff's final words written by Hunter to Jill's very sad announcement about Hunter's accident.

Then remembering Mopar Madness' (Chad) researching Buddy's disappearance. Wow, it's been tough research into times I rather not remember so vividly. 

God speed my friends. I hope to do you proud!

 

I went back through my messages with Hunter and here on FSM it shows to have been 3 years ago around the Thanksgiving time frame where Jill had just had a miscarraige. In typical friendly Hunter style he'd PM'd me and was wondering where I'd been and didn't know that I was in the auto section at that time. Very cool fella indeed. 

                   

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:14 AM

Bill, me old mate. Yes this is a memorial build, but I think 'respectful' is the key word. We want to remember our mates and enjoy our builds and the interaction, but we don't want it to be funerial. I'm in for Toshi as I didn't know the others. He was such a positive bloke and I have no doubt he would want it to be a happy space. No offence mate.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 6, 2021 8:13 PM

I went back through my posts back to late 2016 a few days ago to find the posts and record the timing. Re-reading those post brought the feeling flooding back from Jeff's final words written by Hunter to Jill's very sad announcement about Hunter's accident.

Then remembering Mopar Madness' (Chad) researching Buddy's disappearance. Wow, it's been tough research into times I rather not remember so vividly. 

God speed my friends. I hope to do you proud!

Steve

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, September 6, 2021 4:28 PM

modelcrazy

I agree Mustang, I was good friends with three of the fallen, All enjoyed a good time and I believe would have liked us to continue to have fun and celebrate their lives. I had my period of mourning for each, two of which hit me very very hard. The two who were also very good acquaitances with a lot of us, Hunter and his father Jeff.

I miss all three, Hunter, Jeff and Buddy very much and will give them a proper eulogy when I start my memorial to each.

Yes, this is a memorial thread and I apologize for any offence I caused.

 

 

I'll second that apology to offending anyone as well. I will say this though, IMO while we should honor those who have passed, I feel that we can have a good time in this build at the same time. We're all here for the same reason for sure, but this is also an opportunity to cross paths that we might not mornally cross in bridging modeling genres. It's a chance to make new friends and get to know one another. Folks.....I can most certainly say with no reservations that all four of those guys would've liked that. So with that......let's roll forward....shall we? 

                   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, September 6, 2021 4:22 PM

goldhammer88

Yes, I remember hunter's wife posting under his name to let us know what happened.  Offered to finish his current build if she chose to do so.

 

I remember that as well. For some reason my mind didn't separate Hunter from his dad. Forgot that for a moment as I talked to Jeff when he was here and remember his son stepping in after Jeff's passing. That deal with Hunter was a true tragedy.

                   

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, September 6, 2021 3:20 PM

Yes, I remember hunter's wife posting under his name to let us know what happened.  Offered to finish his current build if she chose to do so.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, September 6, 2021 3:05 PM

modelcrazy

I agree Mustang, I was good friends with three of the fallen, All enjoyed a good time and I believe would have liked us to continue to have fun and celebrate their lives. I had my period of mourning for each, two of which hit me very very hard. The two who were also very good acquaitances with a lot of us, Hunter and his father Jeff.

I miss all three, Hunter, Jeff and Buddy very much and will give them a proper eulogy when I start my memorial to each.

Yes, this is a memorial thread and I apologize for any offence I caused.

 

 

Steve I can remember Jeff's post when he told us he was terminal and only had 2 months. Then 11 days later he was gone. I shed real tears for a man I never met but who I considered a good friend.  Don't even get me blubbering about the post about Hunter

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, September 6, 2021 1:15 PM

modelcrazy

G, a Corsair? Do they make a SciFi Corsair?

Search for the video game series Crimson Skies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Skies

These are sci-fi looking Corsairs all over that game. There used to be models of them and wargaming miniatures.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 6, 2021 12:22 PM

I agree Mustang, I was good friends with three of the fallen, All enjoyed a good time and I believe would have liked us to continue to have fun and celebrate their lives. I had my period of mourning for each, two of which hit me very very hard. The two who were also very good acquaitances with a lot of us, Hunter and his father Jeff.

I miss all three, Hunter, Jeff and Buddy very much and will give them a proper eulogy when I start my memorial to each.

Yes, this is a memorial thread and I apologize for any offence I caused.

 

Steve

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, September 6, 2021 6:47 AM

GMorrison

I was not allowed to watch that show.

 

Mom said, 'when you watch that show you hit your sisters".

I would nevr have hit my sisters, but it was on the don't watch list.

Could I also say, knock it off, this is supposed to be a reverential thread to our fallen.

 

Bill

 

 

Ya know....I recently had a VERY good friend of mine pass away from Covid. Man that one hit me hard.....really hard. My friend Tommy was the kindest, coolest and most devoted friend a person could ever have. His send off was one for the books and was perfect in every single way. At his funeral there was just as much laughter as there were tears and we all came to the conclusion that he would have wanted it that way. He would've wanted us to have a good time celebrating his life and our interactions with him. We all loved the guy and he was everybody's best friend. Just that kind of person he was....magnetic. Our fallen friends here are just as valued to us and I'm sure would want us all to enjoy our time here together doing what we....and they....loved. Bill I'm going to invite you to celebrate thier lives as well as their time with us ol' buddy. Ultimately.....everyone does that differently but we should all be respectful of how each individual does that as there is no set way. The goal is the same however each one of us chooses to do it. 

                   

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, September 5, 2021 11:59 PM

I was not allowed to watch that show.

 

Mom said, 'when you watch that show you hit your sisters".

I would nevr have hit my sisters, but it was on the don't watch list.

Could I also say, knock it off, this is supposed to be a reverential thread to our fallen.

 

Bill

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 5, 2021 11:24 PM

mustang1989

 

 
modelcrazy

 

 
Real G

 

 
mustang1989

 

 
TheMongoose

 

 
goldhammer88

A Corsair with warp drive........hmmmmmm.Wink

1.21 gigawatts of power...coincidentally because he'll have to build it in a parking lot. An inside joke you'll know if you heard his NATS story lmao
Don't tell me.....was somebody clear coating in the parking lot?? 

 

 

In my best 3 Stooges voice: "Awright, knock it off you knuckeheads!"  Stick out tongue

 

 

 

Yeah, what are ya, some kind a wise guys?

 

 

 

 

 

Ho Boy

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 10:27 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Real G

 

 
mustang1989

 

 
TheMongoose

 

 
goldhammer88

A Corsair with warp drive........hmmmmmm.Wink

1.21 gigawatts of power...coincidentally because he'll have to build it in a parking lot. An inside joke you'll know if you heard his NATS story lmao
Don't tell me.....was somebody clear coating in the parking lot?? 

 

 

In my best 3 Stooges voice: "Awright, knock it off you knuckeheads!"  Stick out tongue

 

 

 

Yeah, what are ya, some kind a wise guys?

 

                   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 10:26 PM

Picked up a PE version of the air cleaner that I had on my car. It's not exact but it's really close.


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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 5, 2021 9:54 PM

Real G

 

 
mustang1989

 

 
TheMongoose

 

 
goldhammer88

A Corsair with warp drive........hmmmmmm.Wink

1.21 gigawatts of power...coincidentally because he'll have to build it in a parking lot. An inside joke you'll know if you heard his NATS story lmao
Don't tell me.....was somebody clear coating in the parking lot?? 

 

 

In my best 3 Stooges voice: "Awright, knock it off you knuckeheads!"  Stick out tongue

 

Yeah, what are ya, some kind a wise guys?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 6:44 PM

Started removing the side panel details on the office, getting ready for the Eduard PE.  Then noticed the PE is for the Hase kit, and mine is Italeri.  IP's are a little different.  Found the Hase kit, And asked seller if it has both IP's.  Is an "E" kit..

If not I'll make do.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 5, 2021 5:09 PM

Mustang: Looks good all cleaned up! Yes

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:52 PM

mustang1989

 

 
TheMongoose

 

 
goldhammer88

A Corsair with warp drive........hmmmmmm.Wink

1.21 gigawatts of power...coincidentally because he'll have to build it in a parking lot. An inside joke you'll know if you heard his NATS story lmao
Don't tell me.....was somebody clear coating in the parking lot?? 

In my best 3 Stooges voice: "Awright, knock it off you knuckeheads!"  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:12 PM

You are off to a fine start there Joe. The engine will look cherry with the impending enhancments.

"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 modelcrazy on Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:07 PM

Dodgy

No worries Steve. Glad it's you painting that and not me!!

 

Luckly, I don't have to paint the stripes. They're decals....or is it deckals 

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:00 PM

armornut

   Being a Blue Oval fan....life member card number 0001110001968, ya got the starts of an amazing pony car there Mustang. Looking forward to seeing your magic with it.

 

Yep, going to look good Yes

Steve

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