1/32nd Trumpeter F4U-1D Conversion To F4U-1A
This model was originally finished as a F4U-1A in the markings of VMF-222. The original build had a True Details cockpit installed as the kit cockpit had numerous errors. I also changed the frameless kit F4U-1D canopy and substituted the correct framed canopy from the old Revell kit. Otherwise that build was pretty much out of the box. After looking at it for several years, I decided to correct some of the Trumpeter kit errors by changing out the front landing gear doors from the old Revell kit and a replacement engine cowling. I changed the markings to a F4U-1A from VF-17, the #33 Corsair flown by Butch Davenport. I'm more satisfied with it now with those corrections.
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