Revell 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair
This is Revell’s 1/32 Corsair from around the time I was born, so it’s old. I picked it up for £10 during last year’s Black Friday sales, due to the minimal investment I felt it was a ripe candidate for experimentation and it’s the first kit I scratch built bits for. The cockpit in particular is lacking in detail and has gaping holes all over the place.
The Corsair has no cockpit floor and a window underneath, the kit has neither of these features so, in my newfound interest in modification, I put them in.
I built an oxygen bottle
and added seatbelts.
My finished cockpit looked like this, and I was quite happy with it.
The undercarriage was simply solid blocks of plastic, not like the real thing, which has holes and gaps (for weight reduction?) so I added those too.
I also added ribbing and structure inside the undercarriage bays and around the newly added window.
I painted the main scheme with Vallejo Model Air paints and finished with a Vallejo Matt coat.
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