1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5
August 7, 2016 in Aviation
I Just finished this 1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5 in the markings of VF-41 as seen aboard USS Midway during a Med cruise in 1950. The model is finished in Model Master glossy sea blue over-sprayed with Testors clear gloss. The decals were dug out of ye ole decal stash. TD weighted tires (trimmed down a bit) were used along with the TD F4U-5 cockpit set and instrument panel. I replaced the kit engine with one from Vector. Now I’m sure that some of you will notice and perhaps question the white wheel hubs and struts on a glossy sea blue plane (as did I) but I’ve attached a photo of the plane I modeled to support that. Hope you enjoy seeing her.
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