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  1. Thanks Autle. concerning the canopy, it is very simple: I use Eduard masks (kabuki ones) and this part of the model receives the same amount of weathering than the rest of the model. The blacks line is just the remain of the dark wash. I hope it helps.
  2. Hello all. The Corsair needs no introduction. Nevertheless it took time for the big Chance-Vought fighter to prove he was a winner. VMF 213 was one of the first unit to receive the plane. Catapulted from New-Caledonia, the Corsairs first flew to Santo, New-Hebrides, to turtle bay where they were assigned to the pilots of VMF-213 who then flew to Guadalcanal. Fighting the Japanese late 42 early 43 was not a one side affair. Fights over New Georgia, Rendova, Choiseul and Bougainville were costly. In 43 the birdgage was replaced by the F4U-1A with a new canopy , but the birdcages remained on the front line until early 44on the Rabaul/Solomon front. The plane depicts here is the mount of 1st Lt George Defabio of the VMF-213 when hit by Japanese Flak over Munda. Defabio flew back to Guadalcanal with a large part of the right wing missing. Tamiya's kit is still a pleasure to do but a bit less when you use the Aires cockpit! The model is riveted and most of the work was done on the painting and weathering using oils and acrylic inks using pictures for a realistic aspect. Ultracast goodies were used, wheels, propeller, exhausts, they do a real good job compared to the plastic parts. As usual no decals but masks but for the dices which are decals. Any comment welcome, cheers. 73A5158D-8709-4E06-87C6-4B60ABB08DB7_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 13894E0E-735C-4B1A-AD88-7F99091D9F85_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr BF65D818-CA17-4983-8483-FD8F81190C66_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 8593A278-0376-4203-9CC5-3228B3FB7524_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr FD836419-8A22-4E94-9769-F137AE9374D6_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 1C4334DC-234B-4488-8176-12690F6BE071_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr E9AF6DCF-AE97-48F7-9C5E-2AFC725FE8A5_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr DBFCD5A0-3DA4-431D-A01E-21BA58CFA8B1_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr
  3. Once again you have my total admiration! Ottimo e bellissimo lavoro! Ciao.
  4. Nice comment from down under, and I do agree with your appreciation of Eduard policy. To me they are the winners, mostly because they Love what they do, and that shows. Best regards to Australia where I have often been. Cheers.
  5. Not really. H-333 as usual. japanese rubber was of rather poor quality in the late war years.
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