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scigs30 04-23-2014 03:23 PM

Alien Aircraft Corsair
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This is another nice kit from Alien Aircraft/Herr with quality parts and plans. I plan on building this per the plans. The instruction manual is online and must be downloaded and the manual is easy to follow. In a matter of a couple of hours I have the first half of fuselage done and will allow the PVA glue to dry overnight. Feels like I am building a large Guillows kit so far so good.

scigs30 04-23-2014 03:31 PM

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I started applying Monokote to the fuselage and tail feathers. Monokote went on without any issues except trying to apply it inside the front engine cowl. I will trim what little Monokote I could attach inside and paint the inside of the cowl. Next will be applying the decals and starting on the wing when I get another roll of Monokote insignia blue.

scigs30 04-23-2014 03:43 PM

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Well I was off work today and finished the Corsair. Not much detail but that is just the way I build. This is a great kit that goes together fast and easy. I used white glue and pretty much had it built in a day or so. With CA we are talking hours. The instruction book is a step by step guide that walks you through the build so there is no guessing what so ever. If you can build a Guillows kit then you can build this kit. The only hard part for someone could be the covering. It is an open round structure with a Gull type wing, and that can be challenging for some. I used Super Monokote and it went on nice and smooth so please no more bad mouthing Monokote. The only paint I used was inside the canopy area and inside the cowl, both black. The detail on the canopy was plain old Econokote iron on at low temp. The only modification I did was using Great Plains Corsair decals instead of the supplied decals. The Alien Aircraft decals are perfect, but I just like the shine of the Great Planes decals. I have a Alien Aircraft P-51 I want to build and cover with Chrome Monokote. Anyway off to the flying field......
Rimfire 400 brushless
Electrifly Lipo3S 11.1V 1500-2100
ESC- Rimfire 35
Futaba Transmitter and Rec.

scigs30 04-23-2014 03:47 PM

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Here she is all done. I really like the richness of Monokote.

Yakfishingfool 04-23-2014 04:50 PM

INCREDIBLE! Very nicely done and well documented! I love it!

solentlife 04-23-2014 05:06 PM

Just as an aside ... (fine model and I appreciate real builds !) ... you can buy pots of water based heat activated adhesive specially for our iron on films / tex ...


It makes those areas like tacking of inside cowls areas etc. much better ... and of course those areas of joints that lift ... tack em down again.


riverrat 04-23-2014 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by Yakfishingfool (Post 946390)
INCREDIBLE! Very nicely done and well documented! I love it!

I will second that!

A maiden video would be nice?


Don Sims 04-23-2014 11:50 PM

Super job on the build thread!! Thanks!!!

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