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F4U-1D Corsair and Foe

Started by ArtyScout , May 16 2017 01:43 PM

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#1 ArtyScout

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:43 PM

I took to the blue skies over the Pacific Ocean circa 1943 and gave 'Nam a rest. The F4U Corsair is from Heller and A6M Zero is from StarFix. They both are 1/72 scale. I built them in flight so these pics are for show only. I want to set them up in a dogfight scenario. I ordered A/M decals for the Zero since the one that came with it were not acceptable. After my fiasco with my F-105 Thunderchief, I'm not going thru that again. The decals on the Heller Corsair were great; and as you can see they nestled down nicely to the aircraft features. The only dilemma with the Corsair were the injection pin holes in the plastic that I tried my best to fill. I painted the Corsair with MM Lt Sea Grey, Tamiya Lt. Blue and MM Intermediate Blue while the Zero is painted in Deep Green and Lt Sea Grey and Black. I didn't want a real dark blue color on the Corsair since I wanted it to look like it was from early in the war. I hope you like them and as always all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated. NOW I'll get back to 'Nam.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

 

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#2 strawberry 9

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

Those are amazing and in a scale that isn't the easiest to show detail with.  Great job!  Now do a whole squadron of each!  :lol:



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:01 PM

Great work.  Airplanes are tough and you did a great job!  Well done.



#4 The Meatcan

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:08 PM

nice paint-chipping on that Zeke!

good job Manny. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

Great work - please keep 'em coming.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:17 AM

Great job on those birds

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:39 AM

Excellent job! I love to look at your models. Thanks for posting....Kat



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:17 PM

Marvelous job on them classics :)!

 

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#9 ArtyScout

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:56 AM

Hi All. Thank you all for the compliments. Now I'm trying to figure out if I'll use threads or plastic tubing to hold them up so I can photograph them in action.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:36 PM

Nicely done, Sir!

 

A great-looking pair of models. And in the right scale, too....



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:31 PM

The Corsair is one of my all time favourite planes, very well done! Another great project.

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:38 AM

Hey Everyone,

 

I finally got around to putting my F4U Corsair and the A6M Zero in a flight scene. One background has an orange tint because my printer is low on ink, but it looks like early evening or dusk so I used it and also the blue sky/clouds background where you can see that the printer is getting low on ink. I decided to put them on clear plastic rods which I first dipped in future acrylic. Well I hope you like the pics and as always all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

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#13 ArtyScout

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:40 AM

...and one more for your enjoyment.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:31 PM

Thanks for sharing theses additional pictures!  I played a little bit with paint if you don't mind....

 

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

Hey Lars;

 

Thanks I like it. BTW how did you edit the plastic rod. Do you use Adobe Photo Shop? Let me know.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 03:42 PM

Looks great!!!



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:33 AM

Hey Lars;

 

Thanks I like it. BTW how did you edit the plastic rod. Do you use Adobe Photo Shop? Let me know.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

Manny,

 

no, I used Windows 10 Paint 3D tool. I "covered" the plastic rod with using the "spray bottle" function after copying the surrounding colors with the....um...errr (don't know the right English terms, lol)....

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:31 AM

Hi Lars;

 

Thanks for showing me that I had Windows 10 3D Paint. I've used it on a couple of photos and it worked very well. I used it on color photos and with some adjustments it almost as if I'm painting for real.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:32 PM

Nice work, Manny! I always think aircraft models look best posed in their natural "in flight" position.

Terry



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:03 PM

Nice work, Manny! I always think aircraft models look best posed in their natural "in flight" position.

Terry

Hey thanks Terry,

 

Here are two more pics in flight but I used the Microsoft 10 3D Paint app. 

I'm getting better the more I use it.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:25 PM

Lars these pictures are so cool. Is there anyway to give the props motion with paint?
Thanks.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:27 AM

Lars these pictures are so cool. Is there anyway to give the props motion with paint?
Thanks.
Ronnie

 

Ronnie, that would be far beyond my PC skills, I really don't know how to to that.

 

I think Manny's pics do look very realistic. Please check the props on picture/post # 8 of Strawberry's Nine-O-Nine thread, no motion visible!

 

http://www.usmilitar...e/#entry2381681

 

 



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:30 PM

Lars I guess it is the cameras that we use today....usually the camera on a phone, that make props look weird. I have seen them make the Prop look as if it changes direction right in the middle of a run up.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:05 AM

Great models and superb pics. 👍


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