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Tamiya 1:32 Vought F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage" #60324

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  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • From: Hampshire, England, UK
Tamiya 1:32 Vought F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage" #60324
Posted by Tubosteve on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 5:28 PM

So, I've bitten the bullet and just purchased and had delivered my new model, the Tamiya 1:32 F4U-1 Corsair Birdcage. All in with paint (luckily had all but 6 colors already) £120. Pricey, but hopefully worth it as I have seen a few WIP's of this model and people have had only good things to say.

One quick question to the community before I start out........I'm impatient to start Super Angry!!

From a quick look thru the first few steps of the destruction sheet, the colour of the pit calls for a 2:1 mix of XF5 (flat green) and XF8 (flat blue). But from the nice colour pictures included in the kit, the pit doesn't seem to be a blue hue, seems more like a straight cockpit green (XF71). 

For those who have preceeded me in this build, did you go with the 2:1 mix as in the destructions, or cockpit green......or something else?

It's easy to fly, just jump and miss the floor :)

 

Currently on the bench just now: Tamiya 1:32 F4U-1 Corsair 'Birdcage' Big Smile

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 5:50 PM

I have this kit in my stash, so I've not gone through this yet.  But I tend to take a look at this article when doing US aircraft:

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/05/stuff_eng_interior_colours_us_part3.htm

There is a good section on the Corsair contained in this link.

  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • From: Hampshire, England, UK
Posted by Tubosteve on Thursday, June 07, 2018 3:26 AM

Aggieman

I have this kit in my stash, so I've not gone through this yet.  But I tend to take a look at this article when doing US aircraft:

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/05/stuff_eng_interior_colours_us_part3.htm

There is a good section on the Corsair contained in this link.

 

 

Thanks for the link Aggieman, thats has helped clear the water.

 "For the F4U-1 Birdcage Corsairs, photos taken at the time show the cockpits being a very dark colour, most probably black. Analysis of some crashed examples of F4U-1s indicates black, while the factory Erection & Maintenance Instructions called for Dull Dark Green. As mentioned before, early production Corsairs had their interior surfaces in areas other than the cockpit covered with Salmon primer. This colour mixture was used relatively long into Corsair production. It would seem that all F4U-1s and a number of early  F4U-1As were finished this way.

Somewhere during the production of F4U-1A model Vought discontinued the use of Salmon primers and switched to Zinc Chromate Yellow with cockpits in Interior Green."

It's easy to fly, just jump and miss the floor :)

 

Currently on the bench just now: Tamiya 1:32 F4U-1 Corsair 'Birdcage' Big Smile

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