Academy F4U-1A Corsair “Skipper Riley” 1:72
My dear son, 3 years old, is big fan of the movie “Planes”, so I have seen it a couple of hundreds of times. When I proposed my kid to build a “Skipper Riley” F4U he jumped of joy, so it had to be done.
As always, I build to test things. I tried here the hairspray technique, Vallejo washes, letters done with 1mm masking tape and the very fun checkerboard tail. And the hardest part to do, by far, was to make the eyes. I tried at least 4 times till I got something acceptable. I didn’t liked too much the hairspray results, the paint “cut” over the hairspray layer and anyway was hard to scrape later in a workable way. I learnt also what NOT to do with washes. I’m not very happy with the results but finally I decided to show it here anyway. My son loves the result.