Tamiya 48th F4U-1D
Practically fool-proof kit to build, as most of you know. However, I managed to fool ’em anyhow (I just ain’t tellin’ how or where). 🙁
As is my practice, the paint is rattle-can MM Intermediate Blue over Tamiya fine white primer. EZ line for the antenna wire (which by the way, I think is meant for 32nd scale, but I ran out of the thinner stuff), AND I actually got the national insignia on the correct wing surface(s) this time. 🙂
I had no canopy masks this go ’round, so I cheated (sorta). I had several left over masks – both Eduard and some vinyl sets from various other aircraft – so I scoured the remnants and found some that would work (with a little help). I just knew that if I tried using Tamiya yellow tape, I’d mess it up somewhere…no doubt in my mind.
One of the angled support inserts used to replicate the wing-fold version had broken and luckily I had a whole box of spare 48th scale Corsair parts and pieces. Now that I look at the photos, I think I may have the wrong replacement on the one side – it don’t look right somehow. Oh well…..this too can be fixed (the wings simply slide down onto the piece and aren’t glued on).
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