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lastvautour

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Rick's first model
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:29:10 PM »
Hi Lou, appreciate your offer to assist me in getting started in modeling airplanes. I am a raw beginner. I have woodworking experience, but not in carving. I'm interested in what tools I will need, plans et cetera. Looking forward to starting.

Again, thanks for your assistance.

Rick

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 03:32:32 PM »
The basic would comprise of a hobby knife, sand paper and some sort of saw. What airplane do you want to do? There are 90 basic plans in the gallery at http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/index.php?cat=13 We can built it together where I will show you step by step.

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 02:49:11 PM »
The message they sent you was:

Hey Lou, thanks for the information I have been going through the plans and have chosen to do a Corsair. I found a couple of plans but I didn't fins scale plans for them. I must be looking in the wrong area. Also, what's the best wood to start with...for a beginner that is?

Appreciate your help and quick responses.

Rick

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 02:56:05 PM »
Rick, is this the model you wish to do?



or do you want some more detailed drawings of the later versions?

Lou
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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 03:14:34 PM »
Rick, I use clear pine boards. I go to the local lumber yard where they have short pieces. I choose the lightest and straightest grain.

Lou

Vought F4U drawings
https://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/ww2planes/ww2-vought/71815/view/vought_au-1_corsair/

http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/f4u.html



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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 12:41:33 PM »
That's it Lou.

Thanks. Got all your messages.

Rick

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 01:52:40 PM »
First thing is the scale you wish to make. Then we will scale the drawings. Most of my WWII model are 1/72 and I have just started doing some in 1/48. What do you have for wood?

Lou

PS Here are a few pictures of my first Corsair in 1/72 scale

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 01:54:20 PM »
Two more pictures.
 So as soon as you let me know the scale we can get going.

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 02:35:11 PM »
Here are the numbers to help you decide. The attached is an image of the scale calculator I use for all my modeling.

Lou

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 02:03:43 PM »
As to not lose the back and forth communications I have copied the following emails (Rick in blue)
I prefer 1/72 as it is a smaller project, but 1/48 stands out better. I have 1/48 scale scale drawings in MS Word if you would like to see the size. I added the scale calculator I use to show you the various sizes.

Lou

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Janicki [mailto:rjanicki@cityofmarina.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:34 PM
To: Louis Vautour <louisvautour@outlook.com>
Subject: RE: Corsair F4U

Not sure.  What would you recommend for a beginner?

Rick


What scale are you looking at?

Lou



Hi Lou, plan on starting very soon. Finishing up some DIY remodel work at home. I am eager to start and have been studing the plans and looking at the Solid Model Memories site. Appreciate you staying in touch.

Rick




I have not heard back from you on the size of your Corsair. Being retired I often forget that my time is mostly mine to do as I please. When do you anticipate starting the project?

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 11:49:59 AM »
Here are a 1/72 and 1/48 scaled 3 view drawing of the Corsair.

Lou

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 05:13:15 AM »
I have selected the 1/72 scale version of the Corsair. I had neglected to provide a top view in the previous files. I normally print at least two copies of the drawings. I will select the wood and start the project shortly. Like Rick, I also have a to-do list.

Lou

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 07:00:48 AM »
The first thing is to cut out the images and glue them to the wood. I use a glue stick now rather than white glue as it dries faster and does not distort the image. The parts were cut out with a band saw but any saw will do and then a hobby knife to get close to the outlines. I then use a medium grade sheet of sand paper and rub the parts on it to get the final shape.

Rick, please post pictures when you get to this stage.

Lou
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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 03:47:29 AM »
Cut out the side profile of the fuselage and replace the paper drawing for the bottom of the fuselage. Do the same for the top view of the wings. Once sanded to shape glue the frontal view to both leading and trailing edges of the wing.

Lou

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Re: Rick's first model
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2017, 03:52:02 AM »
Cut out the tail feathers approx 1/8 + inch. My first vertical tail was scraped because it was too thin.

Lou

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