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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 11, 2007 6:40 PM

I use Humbrol enamels myself, but looking through the latest Squadron flyer, I think the colours most useful will be:

Polyscale Acrylics--

Extra Dark Sea Grey....FS36118

Dark Slate Grey..........FS34096

Sky...........................FS34504

These can be used for the RN WWII camo schemes. Later post war schemes were ususally Extra dark sea grey/white.

 

Hope this helps,

Darren.Wink [;)]

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Sunday, February 11, 2007 7:01 PM

Darren, Dave Thanks Guys.

Dave, the Sea Fury was a Canadian Bird, not FAA, but here she is at your request Smile [:)].

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by darson on Sunday, February 11, 2007 8:08 PM

Rick that is positively awesome work and that Sea Fury is probably my favourite of all the builds you've posted on this site, great job Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]

Aaron, I may be wrong on this but I don't know if Model Master has all of the colors you will need for a FAA bird.  You may have to revert to mixing several shades together.

By the way, is it April yet???? Big Smile [:D]

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Posted by razordws on Sunday, February 11, 2007 8:42 PM

Aaron, I don't think model master acrylics have the Extra Dark Sea Grey or the Slate grey but they do have the Sky.  However Floquil which I believe is also made by testors does have all these colours in acrylic and are available from Great models and I would assume most online stores.  I have used both MM and Floquil acrylics and they are very similar.  Here are the Floquil numbers

Extra Dark Sea Grey 36118

Dark Slate Grey 34096

Sky 34504 

Dave

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Sunday, February 11, 2007 9:00 PM

Thanks Darren.

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 12, 2007 12:26 AM
Hmmm...  seeing those awesome aircraft is kinda puttin' me in the mood for this GB.  I would be interested in doing a 1/48 Tamiya Corsair, if someone could point me in the right direction for modifying the wingtips to represent a FAA version.

Frank 

 

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Posted by Aaronw on Monday, February 12, 2007 1:01 AM
Thanks for the colors, Floquil will work.
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Posted by cj95 on Monday, February 12, 2007 6:11 AM

 

 

Just broke the seal on a new 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D  and would love to do it for this build.

Dont know if I can wait until April to start though........Heck Im just gonna build it now!!Big Smile [:D]

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 12, 2007 3:29 PM

Rick,

your Seafury is fantastic!Bow [bow]Bow [bow]Bow [bow] I gotta get me one of those!Pirate [oX)]

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 12, 2007 3:36 PM
Sign - Ditto [#ditto]

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 12, 2007 3:37 PM

Daywalker,

I have a Tamiya kit as well, mine is the F4U-1A. Basicaly, we need to trim a bit off the end and round off the edges. However, I am still trying to find out exactly how much will need trimming. There is a panel line near the edge of the wingtip that may serve as a cutting guide, but I am not sure  if that is the correct place to make the cut.

I have some reference photo's to study so I will know more when I have a closer look. When I find out for sure, I'll let you knowWink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 12, 2007 3:40 PM

Looks like we've got two new members in the crew!Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]

Daywalker, Cj95.....Sign - Welcome [#welcome]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 12, 2007 3:46 PM

There's 17 of us now!Party [party]Big Smile [:D]Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

Is it April yet?Mischief [:-,]Pirate [oX)]......Rum for the entire crew!Make a Toast [#toast]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 12, 2007 3:47 PM

Hooray!  I'm in.  Put me down for a Tamiya 1/48 Corsair.

Tango-

Thanks for the help on the wingtips, and the kind words on my Spitfire WIP over in airplanes.

Frank 

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 12, 2007 4:01 PM

Tango-

I read somewhere else in the forums that 1/8" needs to be cut off the tips to equal about 6" real scale.  Looking at my Tamiya kit, it looks like they need to be cut down to the end of the wingtip nav lights.

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 12, 2007 4:04 PM

You're right!Pirate [oX)]

I've been delving in the vast expanse of my photo albums and came up with these, they were built for the UK IPMS nationals, so I can say with some authority that they are correct. If you take a close look and use the formation lights as a reference, finding the cut line should be easy enough. I am sure I have some drawings somewhere too, I'll try and dig them out if I can.Wink [;)]

In the meantime, I hope these prove useful,





 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 12, 2007 4:08 PM

Darren-

Thanks, those do help!

Frank

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Posted by darson on Monday, February 12, 2007 5:59 PM

Darren & Frank, I was reading Brett Green's "Modelling the F4U Corsair" and according to the chapter on modelling the FAA Corsair II, you need to remove the outer the 8 inches of each wingtip.  I have no idea what this means in terms of mm on a 1/48 scale model though.

Aside from that I can recommend the MDC Corsair - Fleet Air Arm, II - IV Conversion.  This set is for the Tamiya F4U1D Corsair and comes with a propeller, Brewster tank, air scoops, side walls with British radio controls & seat with British harness and all for £6.95.

http://www.shopcreator.com/mall/productpage.cfm/ModelDesignConstruction/CV48027

I have dealt with the MDC guys before (that's where I got my Seafire conversion) and they excellent if a little slow.

Cheers

Darren

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 12, 2007 6:09 PM

Darren-

Thanks for the tip.  I was just looking at MDC's website this afternoon at their F4U conversion.  Any idea if they have distributors worldwide, specifically the US?

Frank

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Posted by darson on Monday, February 12, 2007 7:06 PM
 Daywalker wrote:

Darren-

Thanks for the tip.  I was just looking at MDC's website this afternoon at their F4U conversion.  Any idea if they have distributors worldwide, specifically the US?

Frank

Frank not that I know of, although you can order from their website and they do ship overseas.  You just need to bear in mind that they are a small outfit so delivery can take a couple of weeks.  I think from memory it was about three weeks from the time I placed the order to the time it landed on my doorstep and that was shipping UK to Aus.

Darren

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 11:34 AM

Frank,

if you need a hand getting the MDC parts, let me knowWink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 6:30 PM
Thanks Darren!  I think I may go OOB with the exception of clipped wings to get the look, and to keep costs down.  I appreciate the offer, though!  Big Smile [:D]

Frank 

 

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Posted by darson on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 6:54 PM

I've got to tell you I love it when the postman arrives bearing presents.

Last night when I got home I found my 1/72 Special Hobby Sea Fury as well as the last pieces I need for the Seafire, which were an Ultracast Spitfire seat and a Mk.V Rotol Wood prop & long spinner Thumbs Up [tup]

The Sea Fury which is not part of this build gets started tonite!

Darren I sent you a PM yesterday, can you check your email.

Cheers

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 2:09 PM

Darren,

 

Email and PM inbound.Wink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 7:08 PM

I've been looking around for some 1/48 FAA Corsair decals, but am coming up short.  The aircraft I am interested in modeling is KD431 of 1835 Sqn in 1945 (subject of the book "the time capsule fighter"), but might be interested in other markings.  Any tips would be greatle appreciated!

-Frank

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Posted by darson on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 8:26 PM

Frank the only manufacturer that I know of that does a FAA corsair sheet is Techmod.  Unfortunately the aircraft you are looking for is not they have provided.

http://www.airconnection.on.ca/airconnection_decals_thd48041.htm

There are probably other sheets out there but they are not exactly thick on the ground.

Cheers

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Posted by Daywalker on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:26 PM

Darren

Thanks, those really do help.  I am hoping to mask and paint the individual code letters, as they looked to be roughly field applied on the photos.  At least this way I wouldn't have to try and mask the roundels.

Frank

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, February 15, 2007 3:27 PM

Frank,

I have a sheet of FAA roundrels in the spares box, if you would like some of them let me know.Thumbs Up [tup]

 

On another note, I have just got my hands on a Royal Navy MK.8 Lynx Helo. Its a little 1/72 kit, that I have always wanted to have a crack at as its a nice looking aircraft. So.....I will probably add that to the list of FAA projects to be tackled during this GB.

As of April, this will be my order of battle:

1/48 Airfix Hellcat.

1/48 Tamiya Corsair with techmod decals.

1/72 Airfix Lynx Mk.8

If I get all that done before 2008, I'll dig out my 1/48 Hasegawa F-4.....and make a carrier deck for it too. I've always wanted to build a RN phantom!Tongue [:P]

 

I am going to have a lot of fun!Pirate [oX)]

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:23 PM
Wow!  Sounds ambitious!  I can't wait to see how these come along.  As for the roundels, I wouldn't want to ask you to pay for the shipping on those, and I found that set of FAA Corsair decals from Techmod at an online hobby store I have used before, Meteor Productions.  Just out of curiosity, how much would it cost me to have those roundels shipped to me?  Tongue [:P]

Frank 

 

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Posted by darson on Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:23 PM

Darren that does sound like an ambitious build list but I do like the sound of it.

I've currently got an Italeri Wessex HAS.3 on the go for a build on another site and it's a great kit but I must admit the Lynx certainly is tempting.

By the way you have email inbound.

Frank I used Meteor Prod quite often until they put a $US25 minimum on orders which is a complete bummer if you just want a sheet of decals, aside from this they were fine.

Cheers

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