Here is my rendition of the very popular Tamiya 1/48 Corsair “Bird Cage” F4U-1 with the supplied kits decals of VMF-213, which I find plenty interesting.
As many of you probably know, judging by how many of these can be found on iModeler and elsewhere, this is a very nice kit that goes together quite well.
I have had it in my ‘future work’ pile for a while, holding off on it as I worked through other kits. Being a WW2 airplane enthusiast, I guess I have been saving the best for last as Corsairs are, well….just so….Awesome…If I was an airplane, I’d be a Corsair…
I followed the kit instructions, us “Flat Silver Fox” (Valspar hardware store paint) spray paint for the top and Testors “Light Aircraft Gray” spray can for the bottom; used some gray and black acrylic washes and Tamiya weathering powders to give it some age and use.
Also, tried to get a little ‘atmosphere’ and ‘sense of place’ in my photos of this –
Now that summer spray paint season is winding down, I will be forging ahead into new realms – models with rudders under them submerged rather than on top in the breeze – so it might be a loooong time before I have anything to show here again!
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