F4U-1 Corsair, 79 Squadron RAAF, New Guinea

Started by Doug K, November 17, 2018, 02:13:16 AM

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Doug K

So this was meant to be a quick last build before the end of the RAF Centenary. 6 weeks of solid travel for work kiboshed that!
I've always had a thing for the Aussie white-tails and the Corsair. The Kiwis had them so why not this?

It's the Smer kit, which is utterly dreadful. I couldn't be bothered with re-scribing, it was so awful. What's worse is I have another in the stash!

IMG_1460 by doug_alba, on Flickr

IMG_1463 by doug_alba, on Flickr

IMG_1464 by doug_alba, on Flickr

NARSES2

Dreadful kit or not you've made a fantastic job of it, looks glorious  :bow:

I to have a thing for the RAAF camouflage in that theatre. Done a very similar Corsair using the Hasegawa kit and also a P-47. Although I just used Foliage Green over Light Blue from the Lifecolor set.
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Very smart, very well done.
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Doug K

Thanks chaps, no idea what I'll do with the other one!

KiwiZac

Brilliant idea. Brilliantly executed. Brilliant!
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- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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For sure, that defo looks good finished ! Nice work !
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I like that a lot! That scheme looks great on the Corsair.

You can't really blame Smer for the kit quality, that kit was one of a bunch of old Heller molds they reissued. With the other Corsair options out there, I'd say the kit is good for"What if", parts for kitbashing or a cheap built between more complex projects.
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Doug K

Quote from: upnorth on November 19, 2018, 11:47:23 PM
I like that a lot! That scheme looks great on the Corsair.

You can't really blame Smer for the kit quality, that kit was one of a bunch of old Heller molds they reissued. With the other Corsair options out there, I'd say the kit is good for"What if", parts for kitbashing or a cheap built between more complex projects.

Ah, I wondered where it had come from, there was more flash than the paparazzi, so that hinted at an ancient tooling

comrade harps

Whatever.

Scotaidh

Very nice.  :)   :thumbsup:

Not to hijack this thread (but I guess I'm kinda doing that - Sorry!)
I've never been a fan of the Pacific Theatre markings on Commonwealth aircraft - the roundel seems ... lacking, I guess, without the red centre.  (I've also never liked that British Corsairs had their wings clipped.  I know why, I just don't like the look.)

So, when I built my Corsair Mk IIC ('C' for cannon) I refused to clip the wings, and I looked through my decal box for alternative markings.  I found some from WWI that I rather liked - a lot of white with a tiny wee red dot in the middle - so I used those on the fuselage.  I guess that qualifies it as a Whif. 

Anyway, here's what it looks like.


I had to hastily clear away the spider webs for the picture - it's been in place for about 8 years or so, and the wee web-spinners have been busy.  :)

Sorry for the hijack - back to Doug's great build.  :)
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Doug K

Quote from: Scotaidh on November 22, 2018, 06:11:44 AM
Very nice.  :)   :thumbsup:

Not to hijack this thread (but I guess I'm kinda doing that - Sorry!)
I've never been a fan of the Pacific Theatre markings on Commonwealth aircraft - the roundel seems ... lacking, I guess, without the red centre.  (I've also never liked that British Corsairs had their wings clipped.  I know why, I just don't like the look.)

So, when I built my Corsair Mk IIC ('C' for cannon) I refused to clip the wings, and I looked through my decal box for alternative markings.  I found some from WWI that I rather liked - a lot of white with a tiny wee red dot in the middle - so I used those on the fuselage.  I guess that qualifies it as a Whif. 

Anyway, here's what it looks like.


I had to hastily clear away the spider webs for the picture - it's been in place for about 8 years or so, and the wee web-spinners have been busy.  :)

Sorry for the hijack - back to Doug's great build.  :)

:thumbsup:

Draggie748

Nice one Dougie,
Makes a change from that RAN stuff.
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