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Birdcage Engine

August 10, 2014 in Aviation

… or better P&W R-2800-8.

Encouraged by your feedback about posting the Birdcage cockpit I’m showing up with another assembly of Tamiya’s stunning 1/32 Vought Corsair.

Note that the exterior color of the cowl flaps is still equal to the interior one.

One thing really blows my mind about this kit and this company: the two upper exhaust sub-systems are connected to the engine, the four lower ones to the ground plate – as you can see in one of the pictures. And now look how they align when both groups are put together! The tolerance chain is really huge, but still you get a perfect fit of the six end pipes. You can’t really praise Tamiya enough for such precision.

The cooling fins of the cylinders are another example for outstanding degree of detail, especially evident with an oil wash applied to the left one.

Hope you like.

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8 responses to Birdcage Engine

  1. Hi Halvar. Are you adding the ignition harness?

  2. One of Tamiya’s better examples for sure….I really enjoyed building mine and will opt for the wing-fold version on the next one – and there WILL be a “next one” – a very stress-free build, is it not?

  3. Very nice work Halvar, I really enjoy following your build.

  4. Nice work Halvar, those Tamiya kits are nearly all shake and bake.

  5. It takes an expert like you, Halvar, to bring out the best of these kits.

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