Tamiya 1/48 F4U-2
I love the Corsair, and I particularly enjoy building Tamiya Corsairs. This was my first folded wing corsair. I used pictures from the Osprey book on Corsair aces (This aircraft was on the USS Enterprise) to help me to paint this one. It is the tricolour scheme with fresh non specular sea blue sprayed onto the “intermediate blue” areas. I found using GSB as the “fresh flat sea blue” and then brushing a flat coat over the whole aircraft gave it the look of the paint job in the photo. Some think they sprayed black on the fuselage sides but I really don’t think so myself- at sea, at war, you don’t really have a Sherman Williams store of colours around…
My take on the aircraft- sorry for the poor lighting- don’t have much time to photo and post these days, and weather has been pretty crappy.
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