This is from this time last year – my first ‘Kiwi’ build since washing-up here in 2012. It’s the superb Tamiya 1:48 Corsair, but with a few extras: An Eduard ‘Zoom’ set for the cockpit, Ultracast resin prop & wheels and a vac-form canopy (because the kit one sits just a wee bit too proud off the fuselage).
Paints are all Tamiya acrylics and mixed using the tried and trusted ‘Mark one eyeball’ method. Decals are all Ventura and donated by one of the guys from the ‘Kiwi Modeller’ forum.
A LOT of pre-shading, post-shading, washed and patience went in to this, I honestly don’t think I ever tried harder to get a project this ‘right’. I even had the base custom made from local Rimu wood, and then a friend ‘laser cut’ the nameplate for me… I think, once I’d finished it, I took a good eight weeks or so away from modelling it simply depleted my ‘mojo’ so much.
But that was last Spring ! – Thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to comment, criticise or ask any questions.
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