1/48 Birdcage Corsair

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Scanlan
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1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby Scanlan » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:59 pm

I built this primarily to try out AK Interactive's Gauzy varnish before I tried it on a P-47 that I'm carefully building.
I must say that this is easily the best gloss varnish I've used yet, a single coat, dries quickly to such an even finish that I was tempted not to matt varnish it, where as some gloss coats dry patchy and it really doesn't matter 'cos you're gonna varnish over them anyway this could easily be used as a final coat for a scale gloss finish. Of course y'all have to take my word for this as I didn't take any photos before I matt coated it,
Cheers and thanks for looking,
Owen
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Re: 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby Lego » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:24 pm

Oh that looks the bees knees. Will you try the tamiya 1/32? I would love to see you build one.


What did you matt coat it with?

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Re: 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby tsweeney » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:49 pm

Beautiful looking Cosair I like the detail of the panel lines Good job


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Re: 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby Scanlan » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:01 pm

Cheers lads, that 1/32 Corsair is on top of my wishlist to be honest, I might buy it for Xmas for myself, I use Vallejo matt varnish, 2 thin coats but sometimes as I've done here I don't varnish some panels or part of panels, it's impossible to see in photographs but it does look quite effective in making part of the airframe look worn.

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Re: 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby Vinny » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:44 am

Jaysus Owen that's just magnificent! I'm in awe of the panel shading.

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Re: 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby Scanlan » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:18 pm

Cheers Vinny, I actually have you to thank for this with the 'Oven Cleaner' trick, I kept meaning to do a post about what a wonderful technique it is, I left it in a sealed bag with the oven cleaner for a few days, took it out washed it under the tap and the paint wiped right off, funnily enough acrylics are more resistant to it than enamels. I did break it up a bit, changed the engine cowling thing and I had decals from an old one I finished in a nightfighter scheme. this is the original paint job..and I still didn't fix that gap in the windscreen!!

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Sorry it took so long to mention this.
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Re: 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby jaydee » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:24 pm

Beautiful work again Owen. :o)b

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Vinny
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Re: 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby Vinny » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:48 pm

Scanlan wrote:funnily enough acrylics are more resistant to it than enamels.


Hey Owen, according to The Anonymous Modeller [smilie=ninja.gif] , using Dettol on acrylics works a treat. I haven't tried it, so I can't vouch for it, but it might be worth a go sometime as an experiment.

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Re: 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

Postby martay » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:17 pm

jesus thats outstanding, stunning panel work and shading.
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