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1/48th Tamiya F4U Corsair

November 14, 2012 in Aviation

As with all Tamiya kits, this one practically built itself (which is a GOOD thing, because if left to my own devices, I usually manage to mess sumthin’ up). There were no fit issues, as with any Tamiya example I’ve done, and unlike many modelers, I’m not concerned with ‘accuracy’ down to the millimeter. I don’t CARE if the wheel wells are the wrong color or the cowl flaps aren’t “quite right”. I build for my own relaxation and enjoyment. I’d built several Corsairs in the past, and they’ve always been the ‘standard’ GSB, Lt. Blue or the tri-color scheme(s), [which can be viewed in the groups section],so I thought I’d try something a little different this time.

note: and just so you know, I had to re-type this entry a second time, because I still haven’t learned that I must go to Safari to post anything in “New Articles”. Firefox just won’t work. Which is still a mystery, because my very first post – the Skyraider story – WAS done on Firefox. I’d just like to know if it’s something on this end I could remedy or not. Thanks for your indulgence.

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5 responses to 1/48th Tamiya F4U Corsair

  1. author wrote:

    note: and just so you know, I had to re-type this entry a second time, because I still haven’t learned that I must go to Safari to post anything in “New Articles”. Firefox just won’t work. Which is still a mystery, because my very first post – the Skyraider story – WAS done on Firefox. I’d just like to know if it’s something on this end I could remedy or not. Thanks for your indulgence.

    It would seem that it’s not on your end, we’re looking into it. Thanks for sharing /M.

  2. Beautiful! It really stands out in that seldom-seen paint scheme as well!

    Regards

    Magnus

  3. nice model…i post through firefox

  4. WOW .. SOOO much like ours at El Toro MCAS .. Only difference was the tail “code”letter and a number on the front !! GREAT job, Guy !!!

  5. Craig .. an AWESOME gull-wing bird ..
    FYI: VMF 513 ( tail code WF ) from MCAS El Toro around ’50 got the F4U and went to VMF (N) 513 ..in Aug ’50 went to Japan, in ‘March ’51 went to Pusan West (K-1) Air Base and flew 2086 hours in 60 sorties .. later RBH

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