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Vought F4U Corsair
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The Vought F4U Corsair, this one is on my short list of favorite planes. I held off on building the Corsair until now for a couple of reasons; the wings and the color. I really wanted to build this plane in dark blue, but the pieces needed for this plane are not available in dark blue and of course dark blue pieces cost a fortune. I wanted the wings to not only look right but also fold properly and be strong enough to support the plane, these do that. I'm pretty happy with some aspects of this build, other parts, not so much. My three favorite parts are the wings, fuselage, and the checkerboard on the nose. Three areas that need work would be the canopy (ugh!), the entire tail, and the landing gear. Lastly, a couple quick notes about my builds. I have a lot of dark bluish gray pieces. I intentionally loaded up on this color because of the wide range of pieces available, the general low cost of pieces, and the diversity of the color. Dark bluish gray works well for planes, tanks, buildings, just about everything. The other thing is I throw in the towel at some point. I rebuilt the tail of this plane at least a dozen times before deciding on what you see here. I'm not happy with the tail but I know I could spend another month working on it and probably still not be happy, so i accept that it's imperfect and move on. I hope you enjoy the plane.
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  February 10, 2014
amazing!
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  February 10, 2014
perfect
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  February 9, 2014
This is really great! The nifty use of parts to make the checkered front is fantastic, and don't worry' the tail is not that horrible ;)
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  February 9, 2014
Great work!
  February 9, 2014
I will not point out any specific parts. But the plates as cockpit glass rests on should also be transparent, since the cockpit is lowered slightly into the fuselage. The line from the cockpit to the tail rudder should follow a straight line, and not as now with 2 different slopes.
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  February 9, 2014
That's a nice looking warbird, fierce AND pretty! Great job!
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  February 9, 2014
Wow! This is fantastic . Very clean beautiful lines . I really love the use of the curved slopes to give the fuselage that round shape in the front and oval behind the cockpit. Stunning!
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  February 9, 2014
Very nice! It is instantly recognizable. I'm sure it's not an easy plane to build, but you did a great job!
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  February 9, 2014
Very cool MOC. Great techniques on display and the checkerboard work rules.
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  February 9, 2014
Awesome work! I love the idea with the slopes for the angeld wings. Clever idea!
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  February 9, 2014
Any suggestions on what part(s) to use for the cockpit? I spent quite a bit of time on Bricklink trying to find something that would work better but came up blank.
Quoting Henrik Jensen Really good Corsair model, but as you write, it is not perfect. What you can improve, is the cocokpit and the tail section behind the cockpit. I have seen examples with checkerboard pattern on motor cowl, but not on the tail rudder. The profile seen from above, as well as the checkerboard patterns looks really good.
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  February 9, 2014
Excuse me whilst I pick my jaw off the floor.
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  February 9, 2014
Excellent job! The nose of the plane with the chess motif is superb!! Keep building!! 5/5 8-)
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  February 9, 2014
Absolutely fantastic!
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  February 9, 2014
Beautifully made. I dig the checkered pattern.
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  February 9, 2014
Nicely done! The checkerboard looks great. Like the tech you used on he wing assembly as well.
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  February 9, 2014
Really good Corsair model, but as you write, it is not perfect. What you can improve, is the cocokpit and the tail section behind the cockpit. I have seen examples with checkerboard pattern on motor cowl, but not on the tail rudder. The profile seen from above, as well as the checkerboard patterns looks really good.
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  February 9, 2014
The checked p checkered cowling looks good, but I've never seen a corsair with that. Nice wings. As for the tail, this guy http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8490/8166050728_d71dcf47ab_c.jpg used a similar technique, buy it turned out better, since the last curves were dropped by one plate.
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  February 9, 2014
Well done! Looks like a real aircraft.
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  February 9, 2014
Very nice! I like how you did the checkerboard scheme around the engine cowling.
 
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