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Tamiya 1/72 Chance-Vought F4U-1A Corsair. Piloted by LT(jg) Doris "Chico" Freeman, VF-17 Jolly Rogers. He would claim two victories with VF-17 and an additional seven with VF-84.

Improvements include:
Quinta Studios Cockpit.
Aires Landing Flaps.
Ceramic Wire Antenna.
Blanked off Trailing Edges.
EagleCals decals.

The oil tapes and wing walks are Tamiya decals from the kit, and were the worst Tamiya decals I've ever used. Shattered, tore, etc. The oil tapes are silvered around the edges, despite my best efforts. Oh, well...on to the next one.










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On 12/9/2022 at 12:41 PM, ghodges said:

Dunno....can't see the problems and I like the oddball scheme with the painted out red surround. Bet it looks great on your shelf! Thanks for sharing!


Gil :cool:

Thanks Gil, I appreciate it! Regarding the blue surrounds, I found this:


"The Insignia Red outline was replaced with an Insignia Blue outline through the amendment of Army-Navy aeronautical specification AN-I-9 on 14 August 1943. This was followed by an amendment to Technical Order 07-1-1, issued on 24 September 1943, for units in the field. On some US Navy aircraft in the Pacific the blue outline was lighter than the insignia blue."

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