1/48 Special Hobby F2G as XF2G-1 14692
While bringing the F2G Corsair into production, Goodyear modified a number Corsairs with different components that would be used on their production F2G's. The R-4360 was test fitted and flown on a F4U-1. Some components tested on other Corsairs were an air scoop, the bubble canopy, the extended tail and more. The results of these tests culminated with several XF2G-1 Corsairs that incorporated all the combined modifications that would be used in the production F2G's. One of those fully modified Corsairs was XF2G-1 BuNo 14692 and that plane was the one I decided to model. I used the Special Hobby 1/48th military version F2G kit. I used bits and pieces of the True Details F4U-4 cockpit set to enhance the kit parts. I also used the TD weighted wheels which I trimmed a bit to eliminate some of the bulge at the bottom of the wheel which I thought was a bit excessive. The decals came from Lone Star and the model was airbrushed with Model Master GSB. The lime green cowling front was 'eyeball' mixed to achieve that color. The final step was an airbrushed top coat of Testors clear gloss. The last picture is a shot of the actual XF2G-1 that this model represents.
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