F4U-1 “Birdcage”

While at the National Naval Aviation Museum last week for my TACAMO event (see my facebook page), we got a behind the scenes look at the restoration shops and I shot these photos of an F4U-1 “Birdcage” salvaged from Lake Michigan that is undergoing restoration. For those interested, the museum gift shop has a...

Club member info idea…

So I know there are quite a few people in the group and sometimes it’s hard to learn everyone’s name. I was thinking it might be a good idea to have a collection of everyone with their photo and maybe some brief info on their specialty or projects they like to build and have...

Group Build Day

We had the first build day that I can remember and 14 guys showed up with a number of models. Mostly the Corsairs though. We had a great time and learned a lot. Thanks to the King for the masking tip,/ instruction/do it my way or else ! Mike Ramp did a great demo...

New brake lines+

So I took to the brake lines of Corsair #2 and thought I’d try to add the extra detail of the springs as well. Couldn’t seem to manage to make them any smaller due to the very small scale, but I did what I could and if nothing else it’s just more detail (that...

Jim Sullivan’s Otaki club Corsair.

Hello Folks,Here are several shots of the 1/48th Otaki F4U-1A Corsair for our club build as she currently sits on the modeling table. I’m just about ready to start shooting the tri-color finish. The Otaki Corsair is a basic kit but nicely molded with recessed panel lines. I’m adding in some after-market parts to...

Corsair extra details

Engine and landing gear Engine:I did my best to add more detail to the stock engine using the same 32 gauge wire as I used on the seat belts. 1.) I started off trying to glue the wires under the front engine transmission (?? the center part with the two objects on it). THAT...

Progress on Corsair seat belts…

It’s started! Just a quick post to share my progress and photos making the seat belts for the Corsair build. And share this video which helped me do it. This is also how The Kin showed how to do his! I should have taken notes during the King’s presentation! The video is from a...