Video: FULL VIDEO BUILD TAMIYA Vought F4U-1 Bird Cage Corsair (1/72)

May 5, 2019 · in Aviation · 0.8K

1/72 Warbird Collection No.74 Vought F4U-1 Bird Cage Corsair

The F4U-1 Corsair® was a truly unique aircraft, with a powerful 2,000hp engine and a massive 4m propeller, not to mention the highly characteristic inverted gullwings. In October of 1940, it was the first American fighter to achieve a speed of 400mph (around 640kph). Initial production models of the aircraft featured a striking canopy called the "Birdcage". The aircraft took part in operations from February 1943, and with its powerful 12.7mm machine guns proved to be a formidable opponent for the Japanese Zero Fighters. In order to capture the aircraft as accurately as possible, Tamiya designers not only inspected, measured and examined the real aircraft at five different museums across North America, they were also given access to Northrop-Grumman's blueprints. The result is a highly detailed and precise 1/32 scale model of the F4U-1 Corsair. (

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Airbrush used in this video:
TAMIYA 74537 Spray-Work HG Airbrush 0.3mm nozzle, excellent for fine detail work.

A great all-around airbrush for a variety of painting applications and I would certainly recommend this airbrush to anyone who is starting into the hobby.

Air Compressor used in this video:
SPARMAX Arism Viz Air Compressor with Silver Bulit.
You can visit SPARMAX (North America).
or SPARMAX (Europe).
Excellent air compressor.

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