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Tamiya 1/48 Birdcage Corsair

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This is the model I made for the F4U Corsair STGB

Vought F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair -VMF 213 - 1st Lt R. Foy "Poncho" Garison - Guadalcanal 1943

Tamiya 1/48

Tamiya, Mr Hobby and AK Real Color paints

Ultracast Wheels , Eduard PE zoom set








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I like it......but, but I  think  maybe you've overdone the weathering and fading.........Oh wait, I don't think you can overdo the weathering on an island based Corsair. 👌 I think it's  brilliant.


If anything you've underdone the weathering on the propeller. But  maybe Poncho tipped his Corsair on it's  nose lately. So it's a  new prop.


Definitely  one of my favourite Corsair  models.


Great  stuff.

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@noelhYou are right! prop was changed a few days earlier, "poncho" got a good reprimand :giggle:

Seriously, I should have done at least a few scratches on the prop for uniformity with the rest

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Remember the back of the propeller gets  the  most weathering, back to  bare metal,  sometimes on the Corsairs. But Poncho was so careless.😄


I've never bent a prop....sliced a bit of the tip maybe, probably almost  certainly. Damm those rabbits.🐇


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@Mountain Modeler , I've found the recipe of salmon red on a magazine (how to build Tamiya's 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair) :

2 part of XF10 Flat Brown

2 part of XF2 Flat White

1 part of XF4 Yellow Green

1 part of XF7 Flat Red

I made a jar that I will also need for the 1/32 Birdcage 

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