1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5 In The Markings Of VF-44 In 1949
I just finished this Corsair yesterday. It’s the 1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5 done in the 1949-era markings of VF-44. The kit is very well engineered with the exception of the fitment of the cowling where it joins with the fuselage. The cowling has three tabs that mate up with three slots on the fuselage. Only two of the three tabs would line up and the third one was about 1/16th of an inch off. Since the slots and tabs were molded in the kit, I’d have to access that problem to the kit manufacturer. I resolved the issue by sawing off the non-fitting tab and re-positioning it to fit properly. Other than that is was a smooth no-hassle build. The model was airbrushed with MM enamel paint and the decals were pieced together from ye ole decal stash box. I used the TD weighted wheels with some of the bulge taken off. The photo at the end of the batch is a shot of the plane I was modeling.
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