Hobbyboss 1/48 F4U-4B VMF-214
March 29, 2014 in Aviation
Good morning: This is my first posting to this group. I have included a few photos of my recently completed Hobbyboss F4U-4B in 1/48 scale. I added Aires wheel wells and cockpit along with some True Details “un-flattened” resin wheels and tires. I also wired the engine with fine gauge copper wire. Paint is Model Master Glossy Sea Blue with an overcoat of MM Gloss Clear Lacquer after decals. The decals were from an old Cutting Edge sheet which is still available. It’s a nice kit and would even look good without the resin add-ons. The Aires cockpit includes some photoetch parts and I used all of them. The gunsight and rear view mirrors add a lot to the interior. Many thanks to Jim Sullivan for his support.
Forgot to add that I used the True Details replacement cowl and prop. I made a jig to insure that the individual blades were correctly aligned.
3 additional images. Click to enlarge