This is one of the last projects started in 2017, it has been awhile since my last Corsair, at least 20 years. This is my first venture with the well known Tam Corsair kit. And it is as advertised. The last Corsair is one of the first models I built when getting back into the hobby. it was the Academy 1/48th F4U-4. Still have it on the shelf. Anyway let’s start with what is in the box. Molded in Tamiya’s medium grey styrene (remember the Dinah is molded in a light grey). As Tamiya increased their line of 48th scale kits in the 90’s, you can see that they started to add more features like folded wings and dropped flaps. Yet still maintain a straight forward approach to assembling them. I remember one of the points addressed when this kit first came out the ability to fold the wings option made available. Eduard’s zoom set for the cockpit, Fast Frames for the cockpit masking set. And Aeromaster’s WWII USN/USMC Aces decal set. Which has a choice of several options for the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair. A real nice set which includes a bio and history summary of the pilots and their mounts. I got this set when it originally printed by Aeromaster around 1996-97. I have only used one of the schemes to date so far. More to follow when we get to the building stage. Thanks for viewing.,
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