Hasegawa 1/32 F4B-4
Here are a few snaps of my latest completion, the old, but very good, 1/32 Hasegawa kit painted as the 4th section leader of VF-6’s aircraft.
I worked on this model on-and-off (mostly off) over the past 3 years and 9 months, and in that time it survived a flood, a window blind falling on it and smashing it on to the concrete floor, and of course, my modeling skills.
I added a few details to the cockpit, added the unique aerial mast on the vertical stabilizer and used some archer rivets to replace detail lost to sanding on the bottom.
I used Yellow Wings decals for the fuselage codes, Felix and the aircraft number. Although they are a little too big, I used the upper wing national insignia as well. I did not use the Yellow Wings decals for the fuselage band as it lacked the white borders, nor the wing chevron as this unit had a smaller chevron that sat back from the wing leading edge, and the decal was also missing the white borders.
5 additional images. Click to enlarge.