Next up, after years of collecting references…..
August 9, 2016 in Aviation
After years of collecting references and figuring I could build the Revell 1/32 corsair into something decent, Tamiya comes out with another super kit. When it was first out it was too rich for my blood, but as these things go, patience and a Squadron sale and I got it for about $100 and free shipping. She will be one of the land based Corsairs from VF-17, the original Jolly Rogers. A good guy over on HS sent me a prop so I can have the smaller diameter wider chord ones that VF-17 had after they got to the Solomons. Pictures show a mix of props so I will need to be careful of timeframe and aircraft. I got both decals and masks for the national insignia, I am thinking I will go with masks, paint the red surrounds to the national insignia, then over paint them with blue like they actually did. There is some controversy as to when this happened, and if they ever flew combat with the red surrounds, so I have more research to do on that! I will update as I go!