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1/48 F4U-1A Corsair

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Tamiya 1/48 Corsair kit. This was actually the 1D issue that I backdated to a 1A by filling in the step in the right flap and leaving off the drop tanks and the rockets. The kit I bought from a vendor had a Verlinden cockpit set, so I used it, along with some True Details resin tires. The markings are from Eagle Strike and depict Kepford's famous Corsair. Got this one built in just 10 days, which was a refreshing change form the 3mos the Ford nosed B-24 Liberator took over the summer!

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This was a lot of fun and I get to add one of my favorite Corsairs to my collection too! Comments, critiques, and questions welcome, as always. Cheers!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Magnificent model Gil, especially for such a fast build. It feels great finishing something quickly doesn't it? Especially when you can make it look THAT good! Way to go!

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Wow, knockout stuff! I just posted on another Corsair presented for perusal but congrats on this representation. I especially like the way you weathered your Corsair by changing the shade of the blues you sprayed, looks very natural and you achieved scale effect, that is hard to do, the paint has to be thinned just right. I hope my FAA version turns out as well as yours! Keep posting your builds, you got some talent dude!

Cheers

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Nice going, Gil!  My father and I worked at LTV (Chance Vought) many years ago at the Grand Prarie plant. We had F4Us on the flight line (surplus) as late as 1956 and they were parked on the ramp next to Hensley Field. I am old enough to remember that. My father started working at the old Vought plant on Long Island, N.Y. back in 1929 and knew many of the folks that worked there.

 

Mark

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