Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Vought Corsair
Here is my Tamiya Corsair, built as it served with VF-84 on board the US Aircraft Carrier “Bunker Hill”.
You just can’t have enough of them !
(At least I can’t)
This one was built using the kit parts to fold up the wings. This helps me with storage just as it did on the original.
I strayed from the usual build on this one. I cut away the elevators from the stabilizers, and cut the rudder from the fin.
I had to add a little filler to clean up the gaps between the control surfaces that I caused.
Then I repositioned them just enough to catch your attention if you look closely.
I have always liked the way the Corsairs looked when the forward portion of the cowling was painted yellow for the raids on Tokyo.
This plane was built using the kit supplied decals and is finished using Model Master enamels.
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