Engine, engine, number……..
Small update on the Corsair, as has been noted elsewhere the engine is not quite the correct version for an F4U-1A, but it is close enough once enclosed in the cowling. I did add a prop control from the Vector engine upgrade set, since the Tamiya one was a bit too large, I added plug wires from fine solder. The biggest thing I did add was to use the Vector cowl flaps, the detail is incredible, though adding the control cables was a pain. I did them full open, and used the full circumference flaps since pictures of VF-17 on Bougainville show many of the aircraft in this configuration. Exhausts were done with brown paint over coated with ground pastels diluted in thinner and dullcote.
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