Hello and welcome!
This is my second WIP post on my 1/48 Hobbyboss F4U-1 Corsair. I have now got a handle on this kit and it has me frustrated. Why? Well, it is really well detailed but the fit is not the best around. Also to be found are the unfortunate errors in accuracy or to be more precise, scale.
The exhaust stacks that are run from the engine do not fit well once the engine is installed inside the kit fuselage and when one does get them to line up correctly they are way too small and the aperture they are supposed to protrude from are way too big!
Aww! C’mon man!
The solution that this modeller came up with was to cut off the exhaust stacks altogether to be reinstalled to the fuselage at a later stage in the build.
Anyway! That’s enough of my griping! Here is my progress so far………
First off, I have now completed the cockpit tub and all the details have been picked out with oil paints. I also installed a colour etch Eduard seat harness from their US navy set.
The fuselage interior has been detailed and painted. The reason for the two different colours is that Vought primed the rear of the fuselage in salmon pink and the front in interior green. (No, I didn’t know that either!)
The tailwheel is a sub-assembly that needs to be painted before it is installed. I have primed it in white and the remaining portion that will be on show will be detailed later.
The mid wing sub-assembly: The kit gives you the option to pose the wings folded or unfolded and the wing fold details look good.
Here is the basic fuselage fuselage assembly with the cockpit and engine installed. As you can see the upper seam needed some filling. I will have to re-scribe the detail lost from sanding before moving on to the rest of the flying surfaces.
Ok, that’s all for now. I am off to have a cup of tea and look at another kit in the stash……
Take care and HAPPY MODELLING!