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1:48 Tamiya F4U-1D tri-camo - Ready for Inspection


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Here’s my version of Tamiya’s 1:48 Vought F4U-1D Corsair.

 

Aftermarket:

    HGW wet transfer (highly recommended)

    Montex glazing and insignia masks

    Ultracast seat & harness (resin)

    Quickboost engine (resin)

    Brengun wheels (resin)

 

Paints used:

    502 Abteilung oils

    Akan

    mig

    Mr Color

    MRP

    Tamiya

    vallejo

 

I was inspired to build a “well used” Corsair after following @Dansk’s excellent Birdcage, his build gave me the notion to try multi-layer chipping and to portray both zinc chromate and salmon pink primer, I’m reasonably sure that salmon pink primer would have ceased being used before this version of F4U?

 

Here are the photos…

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You can see my build log here…

 

there you’ll be able to see the help and encouragement from numerous forum members who I owe a huge debt of gratitude to 👍

 

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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Well it's OK but  I've think you've overdone the weathering a bit, particularly  the propellor. What's the explanation for the reddish tint on the back of it? 

 

🤣

 

I  think it's  brilliant. I've no idea if the salmon primer is accurate but it's  probably an early D built  during the transition period. 🤔 Definitely in my (worthless) opinion. 

 

What  I  particularly like about it is that it looks real. Like all  the  photos of island based Corsairs.

 

100% from me. 

 

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That's a really fantastic looking model, John, you should be very proud indeed of that. It's been an absolute pleasure to follow the build

 

James

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