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Birdcage Cockpit

July 26, 2014 in Aviation

Dear all,
sorry to present a fragment of a model. My thoughts are these: the dark dull green which was mixed according to the kit’s recommendation turned out to be quite dark and dull, especially with a coat of semi gloss clear. Not much will be visible of it once it’s fitted in the cavity of the fuselage and so it’d be just too sad not to show it around a bit before. The model is the 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1.
Enjoy, thanks for watching.

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14 responses to Birdcage Cockpit

  1. Don’t sweat the green….. the ‘pit is super. Very fine work, Halvar.

  2. It will be a shame to cover all that up, Halvar, it would make a great display on its own.

  3. Nothing to be “sorry” about….that’s why we call ’em Works in Progress. And you’re right – if we don’t see all that fine detail now, we never will. Keep those pictures comin’, Halvar

  4. As others have said, don’t be sorry Halvar. This really is the only way to see it, so thanks for showing it off. It looks great. Is that all original kit parts or is there photo etch added?

  5. That level of detail blows my mind and the color looks great, is this a 1/32 scale model? Thanks for posting these great photos.

  6. That’s very nice work Halvar. it looks very realistic, particularly the wear on the seat.

    • Thanks, Tom. I thought that entering the aircraft one will step on the seating first and then slide down the back. With the parachute on this could end up in a wear pattern like this.

  7. That looks so good Halvar, as you said , it will be shame that you cannot see it when the kit is buttoned up.
    Lovely work mate.

  8. Beautiful work Halvar. Great pictures, thank you for letting us see it before you closed it up in the fuselage. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more of your “fragments”.

  9. Excellent work Halvar. I’m looking forward to seeing the engine, and then the completed model.

  10. Very impressive Halvar! It was a good idea getting a lot of pics before it goes inside the fuselage. Great work!

  11. Halvar,
    Excellent. I can’t wait to see the final model

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