1/48th Tamiya F4U-1A
February 12, 2014 in Aviation
The Tamiya 1/48th Corsair kits (F4U-1, -1A and -1D) are extremely nice to work with and go together smoothly. I’d rank them as the best Corsair kits available in that scale. The plane I’ve modeled is a FG-1A (Goodyear produced) Corsair in the markings of VMF-114 as seen on Peleliu in October 1944. That squadron’s markings included the white prop boss and a portion of the prop bades, the white nose ring and the white fin flash on the tail. The BuNo of the plane I modeled was 14220. The model is airbrushed in MM enamels with the white and intermediate blue right out of the bottle. The top blue is a blend of 70% intermediate blue and 30% dark sea blue. The only after-market parts in the build are Eduard seat belts and TD weighted wheels with most of the extreme wheel bulge taken off. The decals are from ye ole decal stash box for the national insignia and the white numbers from the AeroMaster 1/48th sheet # AN48803.
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