“Almost at home” Vought Corsair F4U-1A, 1:72
The idea for this little dio came up when I ran across a product called „prop blur“, a photo etched propeller, depicting nothing else but a rotating props. AA very simple but veeeeeeery clever product, I just loved it (and I still do). When I saw this little gimmick, I knew instantly I had to build this dio and due to the fact that I had just recently made my own photo etched parts for US Navy flight decks, the whole project only took a couple of days to complete. The base was made of wood (mostly) depicting no specific USN Navy carrier deck. The wooden strips for the flight deck are nothing else but wooden veneer, (nothing can simulate wood as good as real wood) and the cat walk was made of some plastic sheet and a few of those self-created PE parts. I added some figures and a few extra details and finally all that was missing was the Hasegawa Corsair F4U-1A which was built mostly out of the box with the exception of a few more details, like the pilot figure and this wonderful little prop.For coloring I used acrylics as usual and for weathering the salt technique to achieve that special look,
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