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Soccer War…1/48 Goodyear FG-1D Corsario Fuerza Aerea Salvadorena vs. Vought F4U-5N Corsario Fuerza Aerea Hondurena

So, here are the last two refreshed latinas from 2016.

FAS Corsair: Tamiya kit with Aztec decals, Tamiya and Gunze paints, EZ Line for brake lines, plastic rod for antenna. According to fellow Hyperscaler/Britmodeller Marco, the wheel wells and landing gear were also painted in camo. Got that info too late so my dad kept them the way they were.

The model shows one of the five El Salvadorian Corsairs that took part in the 100 Hours War or Soccer War between El Salvador and Honduras from 14th to 18th July 1969, the last time Corsairs went into battle.

FAH Corsair: Hasegawa kit with Aztec decals, seatbelts added, scratchbuild parts for the armament switches on top of the instrument board, brake lines and antenna wire with EZ Line. The kit includes a 1000lb bomb but the biggest ones the FAH had were 500lb bombs. This one, together with the smaller clamps were taken from a Hasegawa P-51 kit. The “T” antenna on the rear belly was taken from Hasegawa´s ancient F4U-4 kit.

Painted with Gunze H54 Navy Blue. The flags were painted too, only the stars are decals.

The model shows the a/c of Major Fernando Soto Henriquez who became an ace in the war by shooting down two FAS Corsairs and one FAS Mustang on July 19th 1969. Most probably the plane didn´t have the noseart anymore when the war started, but it looks good and I´ve never seen FAH609 done with it so we decided to apply it.

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14 responses to Soccer War…1/48 Goodyear FG-1D Corsario Fuerza Aerea Salvadorena vs. Vought F4U-5N Corsario Fuerza Aerea Hondurena

  1. Superb work, again.

  2. Beautiful! I also did this same Soccer War pair in 1/72 (though my -5 wasn’t quite accurate). It’s an interesting affair – pitting Corsairs agains each other – along with cool schemes!

  3. Beautiful work on both, though I have a soft spot for the “jungle” camouflage of the HAF

  4. Fantastic result!

  5. Awesome! I am building the Tamiya 1/48 scale kit right now. Great versions!

  6. Excellent pair of Corsairs.

  7. Great Corsairs again!

  8. Fantastic work and a great story. Beautifully painted and finished. Very impressive, Reinhard.

    @grimreaper

  9. Nicely done,they both look great!

  10. Outstanding! It’s interesting to see a camo F4U, Well done!

  11. Thanks for sharing Reinhard, I have a soft spot for Latin American aviation and these look great!

  12. very, very nice! Like you´ve proven so many times, you are an excellent builder. Interesting to note that the dihedral (or anhedral) of the wings are different. Which one is right, or are both correct?

  13. Thanks all for likes and comments, appreciated as always!!

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