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Ens. Jesse Brown's Corsair...

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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Ens. Jesse Brown's Corsair...
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, October 07, 2018 1:51 PM

Well, I've finally "finished" Ensign Jesse Brown's F4U-4. It's been a tough go. Paint issues, broken/lost parts, and what-not, but I'm about ready to cross the finish line. Below are pictures of the airplane as it is right now. The paint is 10 parts MM Insignia Blue and 3 parts MM Flat Black enamels to get something similar to the dark blue of Korean War US Navy aircraft. The landing gear is white metal from Scale Aircraft Conversions. The decals are Cutting Edge Decals depicting Ens. Brown's airplane. The paint and decals are sealed with a coat of Pledge. The plane is shown prior to departure for a support mission. That's why the guns are taped over. The pilot figure is from Revell's F-84 Thunderstreak. The decal sheet also has marking for Tom Hudner's Corsair. Comments are welcome. Thanks...






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Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, October 07, 2018 3:26 PM

Hello fotofrank!

Would be good to know what make and scale your baby is! A few words about why Ensign Brown is so special could help, too.

Other than that it's looking very nice and clean, congratulations! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, October 07, 2018 5:18 PM

Thanks, Pawel. The kit is a Hasegawa 1/48 scale F4U-4 Corsair I got from Rouute62 a while back. I decided to build the kit after finding the decals at Cutting Edge. Ens. Jesse Brown was the US Navy's first black aviator.

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  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, October 07, 2018 5:18 PM

Nice clean build of my favorite prop fighter.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, October 07, 2018 7:11 PM

And there is a book on him called Devotion. I have this book.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/devotion-adam-makos/1121369880?ean=9780804176606#/

 

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, October 07, 2018 7:30 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

And there is a book on him called Devotion. I have this book.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/devotion-adam-makos/1121369880?ean=9780804176606#/

 

 

I have the book too. I bought it when I got the kit back in the spring.

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