Corsair F4U-1D USS Cape Gloucester
Here are some images of my 1:72 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair, as it flew from the USS Cape Gloucester off Okinawa in 1945.
The kit, actually my first Tamiya ever, is a joy to build with great fit and all. However, it is too bad the flaps are only molded in the ‘up’ position, whereas all Corsairs on land or on deck had their flaps ‘down’. I therefore cut them off and purchased the CMK set to address that. I further used an Eduard Zoom set for the cockpit and added ignition wires to the engine.
For your interest, I also added a photograph of the real thing that I found on the Internet, taken just before the white codes were changed to yellow.
I hope you like it.
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.