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Roberto Colaianni
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1/72 Tamiya F4U-1A Ira Kepford

February 1, 2017 · in Aviation · · 23 Comments

Just finished! Very quick build for a collector friend of mine.

Short Wip here:

Thanks for watching

11 additional images. Click to enlarge.

23 responses

  1. Exquisite display, Roberto...I like it a lot.

  2. Beautiful build and finish. The vignette is great also. Well done!

  3. Roberto, great base and background for the nicely done Corsair. Like the figures, as well. All adds up to a great result.

  4. Thanks to all.


  5. Outstanding! Love this version and camouflage, sooo Corsair. Very nice presentation also.

  6. Superb presentation !

  7. Hi Roberto: very nice composition. Quick question; I completed this kit up to the joining of the wings to the fuselage and, try as I might, trimming and test fitting, I never could get what I thought to be a good wingroot joint. Did you or anyone reading this have a similar experience? Hate to lose those hours of work if it can be fixed.

    • I confirm, there is not much surface to use for a strog join between wing and fuselage. To guarantee a stronger assembly I glue the contact surface with Tamiya glue first, locking the assembly wit some rubber band. You can see picture in the WIP. When dry I try to seal all join with white glue used as a putty. Then I drop small ammount of superglue true the forward engine attach poit and the floor window. This operation has to be done paying alot of attention, in order the superglue not to flood the cockpit. H9pe my description was clear enough. Cheers, Roberto.

  8. This build is simply amazing ! It's hard to believe that you were able to pack so much detail in a 1/72 scale plane. I really like everything about this article. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us !

  9. Excellent build! Captured the subject quite well!

  10. This is beautiful, Very nice Roberto, nice to see somebody else doing 1/72 scale'rs. This is one of the finest renditions of Kepfords ride I've seen.

  11. Nice model well presented Roberto.

  12.'s hard to believe that it's 1/72 scale - outstanding work, Roberto!

  13. Very good!

    Sincerely, Vlad

  14. Roberto Great looking diorama


  15. Thanks all, much appreciated.


  16. I love the pictures of the completed model with the backscene.

  17. Very nice vignette, Roberto.

  18. Nice DIORAMA i Like!


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