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yoghurt
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 07:33 PM UTC
Sorry I haven't been on the site for so long, I've been busy (and the modelling desk is taken by you know who).
This is my Corsair for the Suez campaign. It will be built OOB.
My Dad is going to help me with the seams, they look worse in the photo than they do in real life.
The next part is to attach the wings, engine and the cowling.
I should be building a lot more now because it's starting to get colder and the football season has started :-) .
Courtney

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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 08:04 PM UTC
Hi Courtney, you have been missed, but it's good to see you back and with one of my favourite aircraft, I was watching one of theses perform at an air show a few weeks ago, awsome. I still smile when I think about it
I think that it's about time that your dad buit you your own modelling desk
What scale and what kit is this? Looking good, I know what you mean about seems in pictures. Is it going to be a French Navy machine, with yellow stripes? That would look cool
Nicve one Courtney, keep us posted with your progress.
Mal
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 08:15 PM UTC
Hi Courtney
Very true,,its about time your dad moved over a bit,,LOL.
Just move your stuff onto the workbench while hes watching the footie,,
Looking good and the cockpit looks great!
Is this for Duel in the Sky?
Nige
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 08:44 PM UTC
Hello Courtney

Very nice start on the kit. Looking forward to watching this get finished. It is great to see a youngster in the hobby especially a girl. Keep up the work and tell you dad to shove over or we will

Ross
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 04:55 PM UTC
Thanks for all the comments guys .

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What scale and what kit is this? Looking good, I know what you mean about seems in pictures. Is it going to be a French Navy machine, with yellow stripes? That would look cool


Hi Mal, the kit is Hasegawa and it is a 1/48. Yeah, I'm going to have yellow and black stripes, the main colour will be blue :-) .

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Is this for Duel in the Sky?


Hi Nige, the model is for the Suez campaign.

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tell you dad to shove over or we will


Hi Ross, my Dad has moved his stash over so I got a bit of space (on the side of his desk ).
Courtney
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 06:02 PM UTC
I think we should start a campaign:
"More space for Yoghurt"
"More space for Yoghurst's plane"
"Shove over Andy"
"Planes not Targets"
"Youngsters rule"
"Don't be a meany, Andy, give the girl some room"
"Kids before parants"
"Time to give it up Andy"
"Yoghurt rules"
Mal
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 06:51 PM UTC

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I think we should start a campaign:
"More space for Yoghurt"
"More space for Yoghurst's plane"
"Shove over Andy"
"Planes not Targets"
"Youngsters rule"
"Don't be a meany, Andy, give the girl some room"
"Kids before parants"
"Time to give it up Andy"
"Yoghurt rules"
Mal


:-) :-) I'm not joining this campaign :-) .
Courtney has a nice Tiger target lined up for her next build :-) .
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 09:14 PM UTC
Mal

I'll join that campaign. I always worry about being the youngest modeller about at 24. We need to get more youngster in. So Andy move over :-)

Seriously though Andy it is great that you are obviously providing inspiration to Courtney and she is picking up the glue and brush. Thinking it is a at the next show.

Ross
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2006 - 12:58 AM UTC
hi courtney! i'm still catching up with things after a week away. your corsair is looking nice already, and i've got to ask, how did you do the dashboard instruments? thats something on a kit i usually find the fiddliest.
model on! (and don't forget to post more pics)
and tell dad not to hog the workbench!
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2006 - 06:11 PM UTC
Hi Phil, well, firstly, the instrument panel is a decal.
I have done a bit more and the next part is to primer and then spray it a nice dark blue colour.

Courtney
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 11:23 PM UTC
Nice one Courtney, I'm so looking forward to seeing this painted. It's looking good so far
Mal
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 02:58 AM UTC

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Hi Phil, well, firstly, the instrument panel is a decal.
I have done a bit more and the next part is to primer and then spray it a nice dark blue colour.

Courtney


those dashboard decals can save quite a bit of work and still look the business.
will we be seeing this at telford when its done?
Mahross
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 04:09 PM UTC
Hello Courtney,

Looking good there. Be good if you can get this finished for Telford.

Ross
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 - 12:35 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
These are the finishing pics of my Corsair. My Dad helped me with some parts because it was a bit complicated. He said to go for the easier ones next time until I have more experience.
Courtney



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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2006 - 12:50 AM UTC
nice job courtney! especially those stripes, a scheme like that really takes a lot of thinking about to make sure they line up with themselves and with their opposite number on the other wing.
have you ever thought of taking on a german mottle scheme?
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 05:03 PM UTC

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nice job courtney! especially those stripes, a scheme like that really takes a lot of thinking about to make sure they line up with themselves and with their opposite number on the other wing.
have you ever thought of taking on a german mottle scheme?


Hi Phil,
Thank you, I'm very proud of it.
The stripes are decals, they were pretty easy to line up.
I would tackle a mottle scheme, but I'm not that good with an airbrush yet . My Dad's getting a new airbrush for xmas, and hopefully I'll find this one easier to use (if he lets me play with it :-) ).
Courtney
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - 05:56 AM UTC
A really nice job Courts!
Stripes look great and I really like the weathering too.
Well done!
Whats next?
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 - 11:28 PM UTC
Very very nice Courtney, are you going to enter this in the ladies competition at Telford? It's bound to do well. Failing that Can we have it on the stand
Mal
yoghurt
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2006 - 04:02 AM UTC
Thank you for your kind comments.
Mal, I'll be happy to display it on the stand.
My next model will be a 1/35 Tiger tank. my Dad said i could bring it along and display it as a "work in progress".
Courtney
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 03:50 PM UTC
Yes a Tiger as work in progress will be cool, especially from one of the younger "Armorama Angels"

Mal