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OFFICIAL: Navy Boys on those Postage Stamps
forest1000
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC
As requested, here's the "details" contents:




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David, first welcome. I am not familiar with Cooper Details products. What are they and could we get a larger photo. I love the Sea Fury.

Bob



Cooper Details were what Roy Sutherland used to do before he started Barraduca Studios. The Sea Fury set is quite comprehensive, and replaces pretty much all of the Hobbycrap Sea Fury's detail parts with parts which are actually accurate. The only drawback about it is that the cockpit is all black, and once you're done all that lovely detail might as well be invisible unless you shine a penlight in there.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 08:19 AM UTC
WOW! David. (5) prop blades. I like the cockpit detail and seat.

Bob
forest1000
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 11:57 AM UTC

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WOW! David. (5) prop blades. I like the cockpit detail and seat.

Bob



I like the details, too, though it will not really be seen at all. Like Jessie said, black interior and it disappears.
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 12:46 PM UTC
I would like to add this F4F-4 Wildcat to the build.



This will be my first aircraft build above the 1/700 scale. I mainly been building armor and ships. I been wanting to do a aircraft build and I thought joining this build would be the push I needed to start one. Hoping that Tamiya aircraft are as easy to build as their armor and ships e.g. little or no fit issues or flash.

Any ideas on how to proceed? I rarely follow the instructions step by step. With ship building you build up and then out so you don't knock installed parts off reaching in to attach a part. Wings, engine, cockpit first?

Mark
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 01:14 PM UTC

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Any ideas on how to proceed? I rarely follow the instructions step by step. With ship building you build up and then out so you don't knock installed parts off reaching in to attach a part. Wings, engine, cockpit first?

Mark


I usually follow the instructions, everything sort of surrounds the cockpit so most airplane models start with the cockpit. If I get bored I'll do the stuff you add on at the end such as the propeller, bombs, rockets, wheels, etc. That way when I get to that step I'll have them ready to slap on.
Good luck, looking forward to your build.
Don "Lakota"
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC
Mark. Don has some good tips. The only ideas that I have are 1. take inventory of the parts.
2. Test fit the main items (fuselage, wings, stab, and see if the cockpit formers allow the fuselage to mate with out any problems).

Bo
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC
Bob, Don

Thank you for the advice. Sound very much what I done with the other builds. If I have a problem I sure a post here will get back with some good advice.

Mark
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:57 AM UTC
here are the plastic parts all sanded out. the shapes all look good.

now the metal parts, a rudamentary cockpit, engine fronts, landing gear, including a nicely detailed nose wheel door, and the hose chute, if you wanted to make a tanker.


I actually have in mind to finish it as this camoflaged RA-3B photographed on Kwaj around 1967 or 68 by fellow Kwaj kid Janet Rossi's dad.


watching the Russians, who were watching us!

This camo scheme is fortunately well documented. I think I might need to fold the wings!
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:33 PM UTC
Jonathan, that is a really cool and unusual subject you're working on, I'm looking forward to following your progress here!

I followed your link to the CM page and the header image is really appropriate too!

Cheers, D
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 06:08 PM UTC
Jonathan, cool looking photo and I really admire your vac work. You make it look so easy.

I tried to use the clear plastic provided for the (3) lights on the bottom of the fuselage, but ended up using sprue sanded down. Had the same trouble with the wing lights.




the cockpit was much easier to work with until I had to cut the tape for the frame work.






JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 09:24 PM UTC
masking greenhouse canopies is certainly one of the most challenging tasks. i always dread it.
That cockpit interior is beautiful, so its good there is so much glass to look through.
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC
Some progress to report - fabricated wheel well and interior bulkheads from stock per instructions -




cut open the cockpit and nose wheel door, cut out the vacuform canopy. dry fit ups look excellent.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC
I see one locking nut and a large machine nut. What are you using them for?

Bob
md72
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 04:20 PM UTC
I guess you had to have a screw loose to crew on a whale.
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
I used them as a gluing jig when i was assembling the nose wheel box.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC
Nice!!

Do we have an agreement on Damien's ribbon?

Michael
Striker
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
Here's my start pic, a Hasegawa F4U-4B, 1:48, out of the box build. My last plane was 5 years ago and that was a "get it done" project. I've been painting wargame minis for the last decade + (some in the pic) and if a model does sneak onto my table it's either a tank or figures. This kit is one from my stash, I purchased it at least 20 years ago.

d6mst0
#453
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 12:56 PM UTC
John,

Nice choice.

Mark
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC
I vote for Damian's ribbon.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 03:03 PM UTC
Me too, I thought it was already settled.
d6mst0
#453
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:28 PM UTC

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Now, how about a ribbon?

Michael









I like it.

Mark
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:20 AM UTC
Done!

Michael
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 08:47 PM UTC
Michael,

I like it too!

Hi All,

I know I threatened to do the USS Gambier Bay for this, but I think I'm gonna get a big box out the stash first!

Therefore, I'll be doing Trumpeters 1/48 RA-5C Vigilante. So far doing some parts clean up and it doesn't look too bad!

Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 05:00 PM UTC
John, great choice.

Bob

Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:45 PM UTC

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John, great choice.

Bob



I agree, can't wait to see you tackle it.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"