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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair - Ready for inspection

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  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair - Ready for inspection
Posted by Nikola on Monday, June 3, 2024 6:45 AM

So, after 294 hours total, here she is at last (this just means that I am a very slow modeler) 

 

Aftermarket used:

- Barracuda resin wheels

- HGW seatbelts

- EagleCals decals

- cockpit stencils

 

Paints used - Tamiya and Gunze Mr. Color

Weathering with Tamiya and Ammo washes, AK pencils and Revell pigments

 

Noted mistakes made - seatbelts should go over the bracing bar, the camo demarcation line between the medium blue in insignia white should be more wavy (as per the only reference photo which I found instead of artwork), the prop doesn't appear to have yellow ends in the photo, but Tamiya says that it does. But I am not a rivet counter so it is what it is... :)

 

Also, I have deliberately exaggerated chipping and fuel leak marks to have some fun with it. :) 

 

The dark blue was very hard to photograph, with my skills at least. It was also relatively hard to work with. Almost like working with black. Didn't expect that at all.

 

I will try to make some better photos and repost if I find time and will. 

 

Anyway, on to the photos...

 

 

 

Reference photo and artwork:

 

 

 

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, June 3, 2024 10:02 AM

Super-nice work! Yes

Always loved the 'birdcage' version, and yours is a stunner.

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    March 2008
  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 9:10 AM

Awesome build, great job !!

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:34 AM

I dunno what I like better....the details or the weathering. Now this.....is what 294 hours of well spent time looks like folks. Very good modeling Nikola. 

                   

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  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Sunday, June 9, 2024 2:55 PM

gregbale

Super-nice work! Yes

Always loved the 'birdcage' version, and yours is a stunner.

 

 

Thank you! Much appreciated.

 

Best,

Nikola

            www.shelfforce.com

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Sunday, June 9, 2024 2:56 PM

mic53mlb

Awesome build, great job !!

 

Thank you very much! 

 

Best,

Nikola

            www.shelfforce.com

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Sunday, June 9, 2024 2:57 PM

mustang1989

I dunno what I like better....the details or the weathering. Now this.....is what 294 hours of well spent time looks like folks. Very good modeling Nikola. 

 

 

Thank you! Appreciated. Very glad that you like how she turned out.

 

Best,

Nikola

            www.shelfforce.com

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, June 9, 2024 7:46 PM

Outstanding work Nikola! Yes Yes Yes

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Sunday, June 16, 2024 3:31 AM

Thank you Jim! Appreciated.

Best,

Nikola

            www.shelfforce.com

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