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Tamiya 1/48 F4U1D - complete

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    November 2022
Tamiya 1/48 F4U1D - complete
Posted by Brian C on Saturday, April 8, 2023 6:18 PM

I finished this one earlier today. Paint is Vallejo Model Air throughout, finished with a roughly 5:2 mix of Vallejo gloss and matte varnish for a shiny, but not too shiny finish.

Aftermarket additions include Eduard seatbelts and Techmod decals. This was the first time I've used Techmod decals, and I was pleased with them. My only minor gripe is they took a very long time to release from the paper. "White 155" from VF-84 was the aircraft I chose to replicate. Additional detailing was added to the windshield/gun sight, engine, landing gear, wing folds and tail wiring. I used white washi tape to replicate the tape covering on the guns and the panel lines around the fuel tank. Weathering was done with oils, pastels and a silver artist pencil. I took photos in natural and artificial light- getting photos to capture the subtle weathering was a challenge. This was my first ever attempt tackling Glossy Sea Blue, and I'm pretty happy with the results. I also used Fundekals ammo box decals to replicate the "ammo box salad" so commonly seen on the left wing of late war F4U1D/FG1D Corsairs.

I love Corsairs, and building Tamiya's fantastic kit. WIP and completed photos to follow. As always, feedback is welcomed. Enjoy!

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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Saturday, April 8, 2023 6:36 PM

A gorgeous modeling job on a beautiful airplane!  

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 8, 2023 6:39 PM

Nicely done Brian.  Beautiful finish and she looks good all folded up.  Ya, those Tamiya kits are just such a joy.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, April 8, 2023 9:57 PM

Looks great.  Build the Tamiya 1/32 Corsair.  It's a dream.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, April 9, 2023 9:07 PM

Sweet!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, April 9, 2023 9:59 PM

Great looking F4U Brian.  Always liked the yellow nosed corsairs...

On the Bench: Too Much

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    November 2022
Posted by Brian C on Monday, April 10, 2023 1:25 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I may try to scratch out some detailing on the front of the wing fold when time allows. I'll post some pictures if it goes well!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 9:49 PM

looks great!  Why did they put tape on the panels?  I never knew that, always thought it was paint.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 10:26 PM

Good looking finish! The Tokyo raid markings are quite attractive.

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 5:19 AM

I have a lot of likes for this; folded wings and that bright yellow cowling for starters.

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    November 2022
Posted by Brian C on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 2:21 PM

waikong

looks great!  Why did they put tape on the panels?  I never knew that, always thought it was paint.

 

From what I've read, the fuel tank was notoriously leaky, those panel lines were taped to help contain the leaked fuel from going everywhere, including all over the windshield. 

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