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F4U-1 Corsair 1/72 Academy

As you can imagine by now i really like 1/72 scale . The Academy kit is simple but with some rivets it suddenly becomes more interesting . I decided to do some chipping using the hairspray technique . A three colour scheme is wat i chose to paint . More to follow in a few days

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9 responses to F4U-1 Corsair 1/72 Academy

  1. Anyone who relishes 72nd scale gets MY vote…too small for me…unless it’s a really BIG airplane like a -52 or sumthin’ along those lines. This looks good, though.

  2. Keep ’em coming, really like your style, Dionyssis.

  3. I like that u used aluminium in addition to the primer. many people chip their models only down to aluminium, but consider it needs to go through the primer 1st and then never gets to the aluminium. Therefore only some primer showing at chip or wear mark in addition to some metal. looking really nice.

  4. This is the way to do it !!!! I like how your F4U is coming along. I did something very similar when I built my 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1 in the markings of James Cupp. Here’s a few photos showing the plane after it was completed.

    I tried to replicate the chipping effect in areas that the crews often walked upon.

    Please keep us posted with updates…………. 🙂

  5. Looks very interesting.

  6. Looking forward to seeing the progress!

  7. I love where this is going! I’m going to have to attempt the riveting tool, as it really adds nice detail at 1/72 (only scale I model in).

  8. Thanks everyone for the comments ! I hope to begin painting during this weekend and finally see some colour

  9. This definitely going to look great when it’s finished.

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