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1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair "Big Hog"


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Hey folks! 

 

Wrapped up build #5 of the year so far, Tamiya's venerable F4U-1A Corsair. As with the P-51B, it's still a great kit - but I wouldn't mind seeing a newer tooling. The foldable wings are still an annoyance but not a huge deal.

 

1/48 F4U-1A Corsair "Big Hog"
Lt. Cdr. John "Tommy" Blackburn
VF-17, Feb/Mar 1944
Rabaul, New Britain

 

Ultracast seat
Ultracast wheels
Eduard PE
Riveted with RB Mini
AK Real Colors paints
EagleCals decals
Montex paint masks

 

On to the pics!

 

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Thanks for looking!

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Oh yeah, that's a beauty

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Very impressive, the weathering is excellent.  How did you simulate the stains from the fuel on the sides of the aircraft?  That is a really nice effect.

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Thanks everyone!

 

18 minutes ago, BleedingBlue said:

Very impressive, the weathering is excellent.  How did you simulate the stains from the fuel on the sides of the aircraft?  That is a really nice effect.

 

Normally I would use oils for the effect, but this time around I used a mix of AK Paneliners. While they're great for panel lines, they're also a good consistency for leaks, streaks, and filtering

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