This is the Tamiya 1/72 scale Corsair with the wings clipped to represent a Fleet Air Arm machine. I used a Eduard etched zoom set for the cockpit.
The paints are all Xtracylix, and the decals are by Techmod. Vought Corsair II (72014).
The Aircraft is from 1834 NAS HMS Victorious 1944.
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Beautiful work, Julian. Great model of a,subject that does not heritage credit it deserves. It was the Brits, who taught the US Navy, how to land their own aircraft on its carriers!
Thank you Frederick. Sounds as if you know your history. I've always loved the Corsair.
Corsair wise I meant to say...
I understood what you meant Frederick, thanks again.
Very nicely done Julian. The markings and paint look great. Yours is one of the best 1/72nd Corsairs I've seen recently. My compliments to you.
Thank you very much Jim. The Corsair is one of my best loved aircraft.
I've made a few now. I've always used the Squadron Signal IN ACTION Series books when building them.
Completely agree with Mr. Sullivan...couldn't believe it was a 72nd scale build. Great job on that!.
Thank you Craig.
Excellent rendition of the "Bent Wing Bird" Julian. I'm really impressed with the finish. What did you use to accent the panel lines, very neatly done.
Hello Rick, thank you. I used black artist gouache for the panel lines. It's very easy to use.
Drop me a line if you want any tips on using gouache for panel lines.
Beautifully done, Julian! The finish - as is all of the build - is superb.
Many thanks Jeffry. Glad you like it.
Very nice Corsair! The Brits also developed the steam catapult, I believe.
Thank you Robert. Yes, I think your correct about the catapult. I believe they also developed the mirror landing system and the angled flight deck.
Thank you David.
Julian, That's a beauty!, A very nice build all around !
Many thanks Terry.
Stunning model mate! Very well done
Thank you Paulo. Very kind of you to say.
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Paulo just took the word out of my mouth ... STUNNING .
From the markings and the fine camouflage scheme and colors ... STUNNING.
This one is obvious a fresh and different look at the Corsair, and much yet when one takes upon consideration the scale ... very impressive work Julian.
Thanks for the pictures.
Thank you DE4EVER, I'm pleased you like it so much.
That's a beauty! Just when I thought I'd built all the Corsairs I want to build, now I'm inspired to add a GB version to the mix.
Hi Greg, thank you. There are a few colour schemes to choose from.
Your Corsair looks really good in that colour scheme, Julian, very neatly done.
Thank you George. I chose those markings because my father worked on Victorious during the 1950s when she had a big refit.