Model Of The Week: Kit Build Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair

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  1. mldixon

    mldixon Member

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    This is going to be a blow by blow kit build of Will Aldridge's 1:32 scale Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair. I am going to add enhancement details and will detail that when it takes place. If you have questions or want more detail in any area just post and I will try to accomadate. This kit came from Ecardmodels.com and is 12 pages total.
    The engine is detailed and I intend to build it with full details. Details make these models great. The designer has instruction sheets and an excel spread sheet of the parts on the pages. I find that very useful. I will provide an attachment some where near the end of this thread that will list the parts as I cut them out and attached them into the model.

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  2. mldixon

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    Getting Started

    Here is the first sequence of parts that I cut out and assembled.

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    Next stage Jigs

    I used a jig for alignment of parts and to add a little order to this.

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    Next step interior of cockpit

    This is interior details getting ready for assembly

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  5. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

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    Super! What do you color your edges with? I think you mentioned it elsewhere but not sure.
    Thanks!
    Chris
  6. bulldogowner

    bulldogowner Destroyer of Spam Moderator

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    Excellent build and fantastic detail!! Keep the pics coming!! I like the use of your jigs to keep thinks in place for you...very smart.
  7. mldixon

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    Watercolor Penils

    Thanks Bulldog Jigs are essential to this build, there is a lot of flex when you are gluing up. The superglues get hard fast and hold the position.

    Chris
    I use Stabilo Aquatico 48 pencil set, costs a little bit of money but last forever. Sharpen points and dip in water. No need to worry about if the mixture is right every time you use them. Quick , easy, no mess. You can get these online from fine art sites. No sure you'll find them at craft type sites.

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    I have a set very similar to that but I was not happy with the result. maybe I wasnt soaking the tip enough? I couldnt get the color to come off on the edge very well without pressing hard enough to damage the edge.
    Chris
  9. mldixon

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    Watercolor Penils

    Chris
    Make sure you have watercolor pencils and not just colored pencils. These are true watercolor mediums in the pencils. I dip the end in water and they paint just like a brush. In fact the color just flows onto the edges of the paper. Brand does make a difference.
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    Paper Pilots

    Well here is a short sidetrack, will start another thread on this when done with model

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    I will see what I got but they are labeled as water color pencils.

    Pilot looks good! Can you put another flat section cutting through that would show the front and back which might impart a 3d effect - or it may look worse, I dunno!
    Chris
  12. Willja67

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    Excellent build so far! If you complete the model you'll be the first to do so that I know of. Looking forward to more.
  13. mldixon

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    Fuselage buildup

    I am going to assume that the last post above this one must be the designer. I don't know that for sure. But it sounded like it. I am amazed that I will be the first to finish this. It looks like a great model, and so far not too many problems. I usally build in 1:16 scale but stuck with your published size out of respect for the kit build. I am glad your happy with the build so far. When I am done will scale it up and build again. So please hang around. Now on with the build.

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    Yeah I'm the designer. I look forward to the 1/16 scale build. If there are any parts you want reference on I have about 1.7 gig worth on the Super Corsair on my hard drive. Includes the maintenance manuals and a whole ton of pictures.

    Since you are going whole hog on this thing let me do you a favor. I am working on a military version of the Super and I upgraded a lot of stuff including the wings. The main spars stayed pretty much the same though so if you are interested I can send you the new design ( a little work to paint it for #74 first). In particular the landing gear doors are much more detailed. The only downside of it is that I haven't created diagrams or instructions for it yet so you will have to figure some stuff out on your own. I will of course answer all questions you have.
  15. mldixon

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    Send it on

    Willja
    First let me thank you for the design. I know that a lot of work goes into getting one of these things to buildable point. With that said.

    Send the military version on . I am sure I can figure it out. Repaint not a problem,

    You ok if I want to fold up the wing on one side for a more interesting look.
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    Superb workmanship

    Although i'm not a great fan of this aircraft, i think your work and build procedures are excellent... very clean and precise. Love the text overlays {i do this sometimes} and find them very helpful and informative. My late father liked this plane and built her 1:32 scale {plastic model - can't remember kit manu} and the wings could be in folded or normal position although the hinge mechanism was a tad sloppy which was the norm for that particular kit. I will be following this fascinating build {great design by the way :thumb: } :wave:
  17. mldixon

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    On with the glue up

    Peter thanks for commets. I love this plane. I think the wing roots are good looking as heck no Sexy is a better word.. I am inclined to build a stand for this to show it off as it should be, I will include that at the end of this build.

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  18. Willja67

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    Well I spent a couple hours last night getting the wing skins reworked for you. I still need to do a little work but I'm 95% there. In all the pictures I have ever seen of #74 I have never seen the wings folded. If you really want to you can do it. I have personally been to Bob Odegaards shop while he was restoring #74 and I know that it has all the hinges to have the wings folded but it's not really something this plane was ever shown with. However I have been working on a folding wing military version. You might want to do the military version in 1/16 as it has more detail. Here is a link to a thread over at papermodelers.com that you might find interesting.

    Please pm me your email and i will send the new wings when they are ready.

    ps you are going to have to remove the gear bays and use the new ones that I'll be sending
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    Front of Fuselage

    These are parts from page 6-47 , f1-f7 ,

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    Firewall and Exhaust Pipes

    Well I glued the forward part of the fuselage in the previous post and added the firewall and exhaust pipes. Closing in on that engine. Can't wait...

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