Here is my 32nd scale Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage, built to depict the prototype Goodyear FG-1 built in Akron Ohio and first flown in about June of 1943. Goodyear missed introducing the Corsair during the earlier Blue Gray and Light Gray […]
Modeling by David Hansen
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Falcon Driver. Build mainly in 1/72nd scale, some 1/48th. Experimenting with 1/32nd scale. Has one of the largest collections of almost-finished models in the Pacific Northwest. Does not play well with others.
Specializing in WWII and later USN subject matter as well as first and second-generation jet aircraft.
Following on James Kelley’s excellent article on the 32nd scale Tamiya Birdscage, and because i am totally bereft of originality, i thought i’d post an article on my latest labour of love. This is my latest 72nd scale Corsair, Number […]
This is the story of a 15-year-old running joke between Myself and the Vice President of North American Sales at Gulfstream. Raynor Reavis knew that i was a model builder, and asked me if i would build a model of […]
I’m not sure what i can say about the Tamiya F4F that hasn’t already been said by others. It marked Tamiya’s return (in a BIG way) to the 48th scale aircraft segment, it filled a ginormous gap in WWII Naval […]
This is the Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair, built with the optional conversion parts to do an F4U-2 Night Fighter. It’s the third 48th scale WWII Pacific Fighter i’ve finished, dating back around mid 2007. It’s also the first model i […]
Worst of the Best? Or: How i rescued a discarded model from certain destruction (Tamiya F4U-1D, 1/72nd Scale)
When was the last time you saw someone build a Brewster Corsair?? The story of this model begins in failure. I had gotten this model almost ready for the “Fiddly Bits” in 2004 when it suffered a catastrophic structural failure […]