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Being part way through trying to build the Revell F4U-1A I've decided to give up the ghost and find another kit as this one is quite the worst kit I've attempted to build for quite a long time. Admittedly I was swayed by it being considerably cheaper than the Tamiya offerings but this has turned out to be a false economy as the kit is truly awful with every piece having to be fettled, sanded and filled, and the quality of the parts and the fit are also extremely poor. In addition the prop is the wrong type/shape for a 1A and it also features two locating points for the drop tanks which were a
Italeri, Revell? But which boxing?
This is the cure for modellers block. This is the first model i have totally finished in a long time. There was some firsts for me on this build. The use of MDC lead wire which was fantastic. It was used in the cockpit and alot on the engine. It was also the very first time i have used blu tac for masking the camo. I wish i had tried this sooner , as it works a treat. No more freehand airbrushing for me! Another first on this was the use of windsor and newton matt varnish and flow improver. Everything came together on this model , and without blowing my own trumpet i think its the best i hav