Corsair(S)... update

March 15, 2024 · in Aviation · · 16 · 333
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Make another post to update on the progress of the work on my 4 Corsairs...

In particular this is the first (-2).

I'm experimenting with the painting process which for now has included a gloss black base and chrome finish for the metal surfaces, a base with Tamiya primer and XF-55 on top for the canvas surfaces.

I want to proceed with zinc chromate first and then with the three-tone livery alternating chipping with the appropriate medium.

I will keep you updated and I hope to do a decent job... for one of the four monsters I will use the 3D printed pratt&whitney from "Magicfactory" and I hope to make it as good as possible with all the necessary reservations...

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16 responses

  1. Nice work so far. I really a nice -2 Corsair. I can't wait to see the progress.

  2. Very impressive painting technique! The engine also looks very nice. Iā€™m interested to see how this turns out.

  3. Wonderful paintwork done, the start of a beautiful Corsair, Davide @dapo68

  4. Excellent progress so far, Davide!

  5. Can you leave it just like this? Well done on all fronts. Sometimes I like the process leading to the finish more than the finish itself. Looking forward to seeing the result. Well done. G

  6. Thanks Graeme!

    I actually plan to make it an "F4U-1A" which is known by the nickname "Sally". I bought 3 boxes of the "Magic Factory" so in the end I will make 6 F4Us and I will make this one, from the Marines, which has the completely "bare metal" finish, without the classic livery and primers.

    Instead this will be an experiment to create the chipping effects which will however be limited to the central sections of the wing and the front of the trunk. Ultimately this will be one of those provided by the manufacturer's box and will represent the No. 10 U.S. NAvy VF(N) - 101, Enterprise Carrier...

    Thank you very much for the compliments!

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  7. Nice start- looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  8. Very cool. Looking forward to this. Building one at the moment

  9. Beautiful job, the engine detail is fantastic!

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