1/48 Hasegawa F4U-4 Corsair
My intent was to take the Christmas break and crank out a OOB build just for fun. Funny how plans don’t always work out. Always liked this bird and was able to see quite a few in the air at an airshow near Indianapolis several years ago. As usual I departed from the OOB strategy and ended up adding a Untracast seat, some bits and pieces to the cockpit from the spares box then cut the navigation lights out and added my own using clear sprue.
Rattle can Model Master medium blue enamel was used and I hand painted the cockpit in Model Master acrylics. Took forever for the blue to dry, I’ll chalk that up to the winter weather. The decals were trashed so I used the one’s provided in Revell’s 1/48 Corsair which is more of a toy than a serious model, but the decals went down quit nicely. The Antenna is nylon thread stolen from my wife’s sewing box. Old kit but fit was good and it’s not a complicated build. So behold my first completion for 2016.
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