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1:48 Scale Tamiya, F4U-1, “Corsair”

March 2, 2016 in Aviation

Tamiya’s F4U in 1:48 scale is a beautiful model, that pretty much builds itself. Fit and finish of the parts is awesome, and the only issue I have found with building these kits, is with building the wing deployed. You MUST be careful of that seam at the wing fold.

Enjoyable build, good detail throughout…wings folded or not… Here are the pictures, and a little more about the model. Thank you for reading my post!

“White 34”, was an F4U-1, “Corsair” assigned to Marine Fighting Squadron, Two-Fifteen, (VMF-215). It was flown by 1st Lt Donald N. Aldrich, from Torokina, in the Solomon Islands, during January, 1944. Lt. Aldrich would be credited with shooting down twenty Japanese aircraft

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10 responses to 1:48 Scale Tamiya, F4U-1, “Corsair”

  1. Ah…..the “bent-wing”…..another favorite!

  2. My favourite of all Allied fighters of WW II. Your finish and weathering on this Corsair is great!!

  3. It seam to me you did a good job on the wing 🙂 Really nice Corsair, what a brute.

  4. Nicely done. Like the weathering as well.

  5. Again – excellent finish to the Corsair.

  6. Thanks for sharing your fine F4U-1A Corsair build with us. A nice modeling job for sure.

  7. It really looks the part!

  8. Another superb rendition! Great kit of course but making it come alive like this is a true art!

  9. Nice work Frederick great 3 colour scheme!

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