Corsair in the Palms
This superb diorama is not my work, but the work of master modeler Terry Davis who graciously consented the use of these photos. To wit: “Yeah, go ahead, I have no problem with that.” This is his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair skimming the jungle foliage.
Here is his description of his techniques:
“The palm trees were made using aluminum tubing and epoxy putty. The palm fronds were made from index cards, painted and wired for stiffness. I ran a length of coat hanger in the one tree to support the aircraft. The leading edge of the wing was modified to accept a piece of square tubing that would be the anchor point for the coat hanger wire. I was attempting to create the illusion that the aircraft was inflight and not support by other means. The spinning prop was made using a tinted clear acetate which I sprayed yellow to represent the prop tips. The “coconut structure” was made using materials that I found at Michael’s craft store. Those are not wing walks, they are kit decals applied per the instruction sheet. I have no idea what they represent. Unit markings maybe? – Terry”
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