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Offline AeroplaneDriver

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This Weeks Build: RW RNZAF Corsair
« on: April 22, 2020, 11:26:26 pm »
Here is this week's build...this one took four days total, mostly afternoons and a little evening time. 

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D in RNZAF markings from Eagle Strike, Guadalcanal May 1945.  I went a tad heavier than usual on the weathering and tried a few new techniques since the pics I found of this and other RNZAF aircraft around the same time showed them fairly dirty and hard-worked. 

Fun build. 





So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: This Weeks Build: RW RNZAF Corsair
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 12:48:03 am »
Four days? Oh, good grief! Why do I bother? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Beautiful job, mate! Excellent! :bow: :bow:
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Re: This Weeks Build: RW RNZAF Corsair
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 06:37:00 am »
Four days? Oh, good grief! Why do I bother? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Beautiful job, mate! Excellent! :bow: :bow:

My thoughts exactly  ;)
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Re: This Weeks Build: RW RNZAF Corsair
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 04:05:17 am »
Four days? Oh, good grief! Why do I bother? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Beautiful job, mate! Excellent! :bow: :bow:

My thoughts exactly  ;)

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In my sadly distant youth, I could 'complete' a model in a day - if by 'complete' you consider no paint, parts torn from sprues, and no PSR to be 'complete'.  The only "tool" used would be my pocket knife, as well as the entire tube of glue. 

My father, a man whose wisdom increases with my age, advised me to slow down and enjoy the process.  I took his advice, discovered the existence of paint & putty and how to use them.  So, my build times increased from a few hours to a few days, and, when I got tired of thumbprints in the paint, to a few weeks.

Mr. Airplanedriver, sir, my hat is off to you for the quality of your build - I can't do as well in a month of my best days.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: This Weeks Build: RW RNZAF Corsair
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 04:10:17 am »
It's very good.
But how do you build it AND paint it in four days?
What paints do you use?
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Re: This Weeks Build: RW RNZAF Corsair
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 05:05:24 am »
It's very good.
But how do you build it AND paint it in four days?
What paints do you use?

I use Tamiya White Primer then either Vallejo or Hataka acrylics airbrushed.  This build it Vallejo Insignia White and Hataka blues for their Late War USN set. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: This Weeks Build: RW RNZAF Corsair
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 05:16:46 am »
It's very good.
But how do you build it AND paint it in four days?
What paints do you use?

I use Tamiya White Primer then either Vallejo or Hataka acrylics airbrushed.  This build it Vallejo Insignia White and Hataka blues for their Late War USN set. 

 :thumbsup:
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Re: This Weeks Build: RW RNZAF Corsair
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 06:29:27 am »
  The only "tool" used would be my pocket knife, as well as the entire tube of glue. 


Very sophisticated, I just used to snap the parts off  :angel:
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