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Posted by armornut on Sunday, September 5, 2021 9:56 AM

   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.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 7:05 AM

I started the engine off here guys. Man.....some of that stuff just had to GO!! The blob for a carburetor and that P-51 Mustang fan/ prop were just too much for me and WILL be replaced by better AM offerings (in the foreground in the following picture).

Here's the OOB layout:

Exhaust manifolds had alot of flash on 'em but then again....so did the rest of the engine.

and after. The ejector pin mark slag was originally left alone as I thought it would serve as  a locator/ standoff against the engine block to locate the manifold correctly in relation to the rest of the exhaust but I cut them off later on. 

A shot of the manifolds cleaned up:

                   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 7:01 AM

JOE RIX

 

 
Real G

 

 
modelcrazy

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

 

 

Bah, you guys!  I DO make scale models!  I really do.  Honest.  Pinkie promise.

 

 

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yet, in the end, the proof is in the putty.EmbarrassedWink

 

 

And there's Joe!!!! 

                   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 7:00 AM

Dodgy

 

 
Real G

 

 
modelcrazy

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

 

 

Bah, you guys!  I DO make scale models!  I really do.  Honest.  Pinkie promise.

 

 

 

Don't listen to em G, they're only jealous cos you live in Hawaii and have a really cool avatar!

Mustang1989 that is one mean looking beastie! Not into cars myself, but I can certainly appreciate class. 

So are the US IPMS Nats in Texas in 2023?? If so I might have to start planning. It would be awesome to meet you blokes and talk @$#T

Ferg

 

Thanks Ferg! I loved that car and don't know how many miles I put on her. I'm sure by the time I sold her off in 2002 I had probably put 150k + on the old car. It was just that fun to drive. I never dyno'd the engine but I'm fairly certain I was around the 350 hp mark and that wasn't bad for the early 90's. 

                   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 6:53 AM

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?? 

                   

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, September 5, 2021 5:22 AM

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

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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Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:14 AM

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

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:08 AM

Real G

 

 
modelcrazy

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

 

 

Bah, you guys!  I DO make scale models!  I really do.  Honest.  Pinkie promise.

 

Don't listen to em G, they're only jealous cos you live in Hawaii and have a really cool avatar!

Mustang1989 that is one mean looking beastie! Not into cars myself, but I can certainly appreciate class. 

So are the US IPMS Nats in Texas in 2023?? If so I might have to start planning. It would be awesome to meet you blokes and talk @$#T

Ferg

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

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Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, September 4, 2021 11:57 PM

Real G

 

 
modelcrazy

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

 

 

Bah, you guys!  I DO make scale models!  I really do.  Honest.  Pinkie promise.

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yet, in the end, the proof is in the putty.EmbarrassedWink

"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 Dodgy on Saturday, September 4, 2021 11:42 PM

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

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

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:47 PM

modelcrazy

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

Bah, you guys!  I DO make scale models!  I really do.  Honest.  Pinkie promise.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 4, 2021 9:42 PM

I'm making plans for Omaha but I MAY just be able to get to San Antonio. Not only did I grow up in Texas bu I have a great friend from the Coast Guard and who Lives in San Antonio that I'd love to see again. We'd have to fly though,  so probably no entrys.

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

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 mustang1989 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:24 PM

Real G

Mustang,

Getting to meet the "FSM Mob" was the highlight of the whole trip!  It goes to show that it's the people that make things special.  I can't make Omaha next year, but I'll keep an open mind for San Marcos.  I DO like Texas BBQ!

The Corsair will be like a vacation, since it blessed with superlative fit and well, it's a Tamiya!

 

Yeah ol' Joe and Steve are some good folks. I haven't talked much to Mongoose or to you a whole lot but this'll be the perfect opportunity to take care of that. 

                   

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, September 4, 2021 6:30 PM

Oh wow, those are cool guys! Good choices!!! 

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, September 4, 2021 2:57 PM

Mustang,

Getting to meet the "FSM Mob" was the highlight of the whole trip!  It goes to show that it's the people that make things special.  I can't make Omaha next year, but I'll keep an open mind for San Marcos.  I DO like Texas BBQ!

The Corsair will be like a vacation, since it blessed with superlative fit and well, it's a Tamiya!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 2:12 PM

Real G

I just ordered some FAA decals from the Big H across the pond for my Corsair.  I exhumed the kit and will post pics when the decals arrive.  Other than decals this will be OOTB.

 

Looking forward to seeing that Corsair build in action. Heard that you, Rix, Mongoose, modelcrazy and Armornut met up at the Nats. Sounded like you all had a great time at that. I'm looking forward to the San Marcos Show in 2023. Can't wait.

                   

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, September 4, 2021 1:24 PM

I just ordered some FAA decals from the Big H across the pond for my Corsair.  I exhumed the kit and will post pics when the decals arrive.  Other than decals this will be OOTB.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:33 AM

Managed to get a small PE fret for this kit as well. Packed with some cool goodies:

                   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:08 AM

Got a picture or two of the engine. A 35W from a '69 Mach 1 with 4 barrel heads, Comp Cams 280H cam, Mallory Unilite Ignition and a Holley 650 Double Pumper. With 11:1 compression I needed octane booster or VERY high octane fuel on every fill up. Note: NEVER do that on a street engine. 9.5:1 is about as far as you wanna go. 

 

                   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:46 AM

Looks like I'll be kicking this off with some of the goodies and some back story.

I've been wanting to build this car for a very long time and am glad to be in this thread to dedicate it to our long time friends. I've owned a total of 3 '67 Mustangs  My last one was my favorite as it had a 351W with a 4 speed and 3.55 gears and it just so happened to be the same Acapulco Blue that the kit boxing has. Fun car and had ALOT of fun driving it through the years.


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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 4, 2021 12:49 AM

Dodgy,

Also put me down for Lewbud.

A 1/144 Puma Tigermeet. He loved Tigermeet markings.

I'll probably start on it first.

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 JOE RIX on Saturday, September 4, 2021 12:08 AM

Thank You very much for accomodating me Dodgy. I'll get some pics up on here right soon.

"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 Dodgy on Friday, September 3, 2021 2:03 AM

Keyserj, welcome aboard mate. Just let me know what and who for when your ready.

JOE RIX, I think finishing the shelf queen is a great idea because of its connection to Toshi. thanks for the kind words, but believe me, I am honoured to do this and doubly honoured that you blokes trust me to do it.

Ferg

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:43 PM

Dodgy, this is indeed a beautiful and noble effort for a GB. Thank You very much for the idea and for heading it up. You will do just fine running the GB and you certainly will have plenty of support and assistance.

Toshi and I shared the same passion for the Corsair and often chatted concerning them. As such, here is my proposal for my entry here. In 2016 I started building a 1/72 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair. Toshi was an encouraging and enthusiastic follower of my WIP. I eventually ran out of steam on it and shelved it even though it was fairly close to completion. If it is alright with you I would love to complete that build here in honor of Toshi. I will also plan on building an F4U-1A after I finish that one up.

Again, Thanks Dodgy. It will certainly be a wonderful journey.

"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 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:46 PM

Thanks mate, I build something for Lewbud and Toshi after this one. 

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 Keyserj on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:31 PM

Haven't decided on what to build yet but count me in dodgy. 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:23 PM

I'm genuinely sorry for your loss JR215. I am 64 and 67 is way too young. Enjoy your build and the memories it brings.

Ferg

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:20 PM

G'day Steve. I've got you down for a Revell 1/48 Do 335 OOB for Hunter and Modelman68. Don't worry about the photo mate, it's all good.

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:15 PM

Dodgy

I've got you JR215, a Revell 1/48 Corsair for Toshi. Tell me about your dad.

Cheers 

Ferg

 

my dad died July 9th thís year.  He had been fighting a rare form of cancer for a while.  It got to the point where they were only holding it back, rather than fighting it.  We knew the end wasn't far off, but, it still came too soon. He was only 67... 
he wasn't really any kind of aviation nut, but loved history, mainly WWII history.  He had always mentioned that his favorite warbirds was the Corsair.  

"...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...

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:47 AM

Hey there Dodgy.

I honor of Hunter and his dad, I'll build the 1/48 Revell Do 335 Phiel OOB. It seems like something they would build. Might take me some time before I start though.

I can get you a picture later if you want one 

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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