Tamiya F4U1 “birdcage” Corsair
Far from being on a par with the many others I’ve seen built from this kit, I had an enjoyable time trying to make mine as presentable as my talent(s) allow. I ran into a couple of ‘snags’ (of my own doing), but they remain hidden – for the most part. I was going to break out the airbrush, but used the tried and true ‘rattle can’ method instead. There are no aftermarket parts included….this is a truly well-engineered kit from Tamiya and I look forward to the updated version whereby I can assemble it with the wing fold(s) in place. The only gripe (if you can call it that) was the fact that one was required to manually cut out the canopy masks – I would much rather be able to have the “peel and lift” type – less chance of operator error that way. Can anyone spot the one glaring omission? 🙁
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