Review: Tamiya 1/32 F4U in-work
I received my new Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair a few weeks ago and I've been making steady progress on it. The thing that strikes me the most with this kit is just how well engineered this kit is. The first picture shows all the major assemblies built; flaps, outer wings, center wing, horizontal stabs, elevators, ailerons, vertical fin, rudder, main landing gear doors, main landing gears, tail wheel/hook assembly, engine and engine cowlings.
The remaining pictures show all these assemblies dry fit together, with no glue or tape.
Tamiya has raised the bar even higher than I thought possible with this kit. Until now I thought their 1/32 F-16's were the pinnacle in injection molded kits but this Corsair far surpasses those.
When they release the inevitable other variants it's going to be like a license to print money.
6 additional images. Click to enlarge.