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ESM 85 Inch Corsair with Saito FG-84 Radial

Started by Lane C., April 07, 2014, 08:25:54 pm

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Lane C.

April 07, 2014, 08:25:54 pm Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 08:45:55 pm by Lane C.
Well, might as well start anew. Got the fuselage over to a friend's driveway to start the priming. Got the fuselage primed and need to take a look after it dries overnite to see what all she needs as far as minor fill and smoothing. Sorry, forgot the camera, no pics. that's a first.

But, here's what color scheme I will use to jog your memories.







And, just in case you forgot what the engine looked like, here it is.



Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Lane C.

Got some Insignia White down today. This is the bottom color of the F4U. Took some adjusting on my Old Devilbiss Spray gun as well as thinning the paint, but it worked pretty well.

It's a bit hard to tell the difference between the white primer and the latex paint.


The bottom half of the cowl is painted to match the fuselage.

The elevator is Insignia White and the horizontal is white primer.


You can see the satin sheen on the white. Actually turned out well.
Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Barry Ponder

She's looking smooth.  Going good.   ;D. Barry ponder

Lane C.

This was the easy part. Everything else will now require masking-off when I begin the Gray and then the Blue. I hope I didn't overdo the white on the tail end, weight wise. It's easy to build up dead weight with paint. Other than the possible weight aspect, I like the way it turned out. Lee thought I might need to thin the paint a bit more in the rest of the painting. I think he's correct as it didn't quite spray out/fan out as easy/wide as it should. Haven't used this paint gun in perhaps 25 to 30 years, so a bit of relearning to do.
Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Lane C.

My prop hub from Tru-Turn came in the other day. Looks good. This is the Type A style and apart from looks, I need it to "hook up" to the electric starter, as everyone knows I hate to prop an engine by hand.



Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Lane C.

Now that the Gull Gray is applied, makes the Insignia White stand out.



Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Lane C.

Condor has done lots of machine work on his FG-84 Radial. He says it's a great success. Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INCoO9RSD20
Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Lane C.

I got the Dark Sea Blue on the rudder and elevator this morning. But, forgot the camera. Dang. Turned out better than the Gray and White. Pictures later.
Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Lane C.

Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Lane C.

I repainted the anti-glare panel today. Also painted in the Sea Blue detail in front of the leading edge of the wing area.





Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Barry Ponder

Looking really great.  I can bring my paint brush. Ha. I would get shot.     :).        Barry.

Lane C.

Barry, I need the brush after today. Made a measurement error while laying out the Orange band. A small brush should work to cover it up. Forgot the camera again, so more pics on the morrow.
Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Harold Staats

Lane,
Thanks for showing us your work.
You are doing a great job.
You make me want to get back to posting my P-51 build.
Just so hard to start all over.

Sonny, where is the "Spelling Checker" for these posts?
I use one a lot!
Harold Staats

Lane C.

Got the Orange band on yesterday. The fuselage is pretty much done on paint.







Got the outer wing panels primered with gray today. Had some entertainment watching the Blue Angels do a practice show for this weekend. They were flying for about 2 hours. Never seen them do so much on one day. All over the sky.



Harold, no need to start over, just take up where you now are and keep going.
Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

Glenn Williams

Lane:
         Man that's one cool looking bird. Can't wait to see it in "real time". When are you expecting the maiden? Hope I will be home when your ready to fly.

Glenn