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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.

Lou

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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: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 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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