Another Tamiya F4u-1a

Started by David Butler · 33 ≡ · ↻ 4 days ago
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    David Butler said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    I'm still in the middle of a Tamiya 1/48 P-38 G/F but with all the activity going on in the memorial build for Jim Sullivan I wanted to at least get my feet wet and get some progress underway with my entry.

    I'll be building Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1a corsair in the markings of Maj. Marion Carl. Our friend @tom-bebout was kind enough to let me raid his stash of kits and even included some decals from Fundekals- Thank you Tom!

    Work started in the cockpit- I used black primer, then zinc chromate, then interior green mixed with zinc chromate in an attempt to get some depth and color variation. Finished it off with some washes, dry brushing, and picking out various details with the brush.

    I'm planning on adding seatbelts but am still undecided if I'll make my own from tape and various pe bits or just use a decal or perhaps even more ambitiously try and paint the pilot figure!

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    Brian Mennenoh said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    @dbutler - This is looking great David! The interior detailing is fantastic.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Amazing entry and ditto progress, my friend @dbutlr!

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    Greg Kittinger said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Off to a nice start. Seems Corsairs are the subject of choice for the Jim build! Since I really like Corsairs, I have absolutely no complaints about that.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Excellent entry, David @dbutlr
    Likely the same kit as I will be building so for sure going to use your thread as a reference as well.

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    Anna-Elizabeth said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    A lovely start, @dbutlr

    I used your photos today to help me detail the 'pit on my Tamiya F4U-1D. It's been a long time since I worked on a prop plane, I needed a little guidance.

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    Eric Berg said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Nice looking cockpit with all that detail, David. You going to add belts?

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    Tom Bebout said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Looking good David, excellent start

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    David Butler said 2 weeks ago:

    Thanks @eb801 I am going to add belts. Debating between taking the easy route and doing a decal belt or making my own from tamiya tape and some PE little bits I have lying around.

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    George R Blair Jr said 2 weeks ago:

    Interior looks great, David (@dbutlr). Should be a fun build.

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    Louis Gardner said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    David Butler (@dbutlr)
    First off, thank you for joining this group and for starting this build in Jim's honor. By the looks of things, you are well on your way with this one. The pilot's office is looking great !

    Tom was kind enough to send me some Fundekals too. He sent me the ones to do the #740 and #883 Boyington Corsairs. This is something I have wanted to build for a while now.

    Tom is a great fellow, and has helped me out on more than one occasion like this.

    I'm looking forward to your next installment.

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    David Butler said 1 week, 4 days ago:

    Did some work on the wheel wells, added some lead wire piping. I know that there is actually a lot more going on in there in real life but I only did the biggest details due to a lack of smaller gauge wire

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 week, 4 days ago:

    This looks great, David @dbutlr
    Might go for this approach on mine as well if you agree on that.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 week, 4 days ago:

    Looking really great, much more realistic, my friend @dbutlr!

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    David Butler said 1 week, 4 days ago:

    yes absolutely @johnb I've found this video to be really helpful- some of the stuff he does is way out of my ability but I've tried to imitate what I can