1/32 Tamiya RNZAF F4U-1A Corsair
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I present to you my Corsair. I started this thing about two years ago and did built a little here and a little there. I guess I got a little sidetracked with other projects and I’m sure that never happens to any of you. Anyway, I painted it with paints from Mission Models. I was a lacquer guy for a long time, but these new paint are really terrific. I used Ammo of Mig panel line washes and Engine Oil and pastels to add interest. I used several techniques to get the chipping done including salt, hairspray and sponge. The national insignias were originally painted on using Montex masks, but I found that the PVC distorted too much making it almost impossible to register all the different colors properly. I made my own masks instead using sheets of Tamiya masking film. The only aftermarket items I used were an excellent seatbelt set from HGW. I did use the angry duck and kill decals that came with the Montex masks, though.
This was a really enjoyable build and have to say that Tamiya precision makes it even more pleasurable. I don’t really have any complaints about the kit except the decals, but that’s just me.
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