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1/32 Corsair fuselage interior

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  • From: Maryland
1/32 Corsair fuselage interior
Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:24 PM

     Nothing super exciting but here's a little work finished on the Corsair.  I wanted to practice and experiment with getting color variations and the cockpit walls presented a good opportunity.  Put down green/yellow first and then sprayed thin layers of cockpit green.  Worked ok.  Not much will be seen so I went with it.  Picked salmon pink primer for the rear tail assembly.  I believe some Corsairs had this color.  Also, for two months I've been spraying black and interior green so it's a nice change.  picked out details for the walls.  Turned out pretty good.  The Barracuda set helped this along.  I did forget to cut off two protrusions on the wall.  Oh well.  First time using powders for weathering some exhaust.  I'm a fan.  The plate behind the exhaust was weathered with AK engine grease wash.

Next up the radial engine.  Having some difficulties wiring the thing.  
Thanks for looking and please criticize something I could have done better.  

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:49 PM

Holy cow!  You're even pre-shading your interior?!  You just keep raising the bar, Paul.  Very nice work!

About the engine wiring.  What kind of wire are you using for that?  If you're not already, I highly recommend getting some dead soft copper wire for jewelry.  That makes a huge difference in how formable it is and how well it holds its shape.

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

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:11 PM

 I'm using this .32 gauge wire I got from the vape store.  I also have .26 but I think the .32 is more in scale.  It's fairly easy to bend but it looks kinda clumsy on the ends going into the cylinder.  I currently have it wired one wire per ring end.  I think it should be two. I'm not against  pulling them out and starting again.   It's my first go at this and I'm in no hurry.  Should I install than paint?  Is there a need to paint using copper?  

Thanks Eagle.  I'll post a picture here in a moment.  I'm looking forward to reading any comments you can provide after you see it.

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:23 PM

   Not terrible but it can be better.  See what I mean by clumsy?  I'm working on the rear cylinders now.  I think the wires not attach go there.  
Thanks for taking a look Eagle.  Of course I'm open to anyone that has additional comments or helpful criticism.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:08 PM

I see what you're talking about.  I'm thinking the wire you're working with is too stiff, so you're not quite able to get it to lay the way you want it to.  I was actually using motor-winding wire to begin with for my K-36D leg restraint lanyards because I thought it was fine and soft enough to use for that.  Turns out it was really easy to bend and to work with, but it was so stiff I couldn't get it lay just right...it had a tendency to kind of spring back a little bit from where I'd set it.  I ended up getting an assortment of dead soft jewelry wire from Amazon, and that worked a lot better.  Here's a link to what I got if you want to give it a try.  The set I got only goes as fine as 28 gauge, but I'm pretty sure you can find other assortments that go finer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VNDN7GM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I painted mine before bending and putting in place (after priming them with Mr. Metal Primer of course), but that was because the lanyards in the real thing are a grey color.  If you're looking for more of a stainless steel or aluminum look, you can always tin the copper wire with solder before bending and attaching.  Not sure how you are with a soldering iron, but tinning copper with one is really easy, especially if you dip the wire in some liquid flux first.

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

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:33 PM

I think I'll try the copper.  Appreciate you providing the link to buy.  It's such a nice engine and wiring it will give it that extra detail.

Thanks dude.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:37 AM

Those exhausts are really beautiful!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:11 PM

Thanks Don.  First time using powders for that.  I usually use oils.  I like the result with the powders.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:09 AM

This is beautiful work! 

You think wire is difficult to work with, try stretched sprue lol!

Keep at it, this is gorgeous so far.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:08 PM

Thanks Mike.  That's very kind of you to say.  I can only imagine stretching sprue.

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Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, October 30, 2021 6:30 PM

Looking good so far. 

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Posted by knox on Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:38 PM

Following this talent heavy build.  Thank you. 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, October 31, 2021 2:49 PM
Good stuff !!!

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