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Devotion!

Hey All,
My recent build(s) were inspired from Adam Mako’s book, Devotion, recounting the heroic story of USN pilots ENS. Jesse Brown and LTJG. Thomas Hudner during the Korean War. Highly recommended.

Both kits:
Hasegawa 1/48, F4U-4 Corsair
True Details F4U-4 Cockpit
Quickboost F4U-4B Engine
Cutting Edge Decals, F4U-4 Corsair Part 2
Mission Model Paints
Scratch built rocket pylons with rockets from the spares box
EZ-line aerials
Rescribed major panel lines

Enjoy and KEEP IT FUN!

If interested in the book:

https://adammakos.com/devotion-book.html

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16 responses to Devotion!

  1. Nicely done and a great tribute!

  2. Well done Corsairs!

  3. Nice set Gary @gwskat. Really well done!

  4. Gary, @gwskat
    They look fantastic !!!! The Corsair also happens to be my favorite airplane. These are some remarkable builds.

    The story behind what happened that day on December 4th, 1950 at the Chosin Reservior is even more so. This looks like a very good book…………as does the book he wrote called “Spearhead”.

    Well done my friend and a great big ‘Liked”

  5. Fantastic builds, Gary. @gwskat
    One of my favorites as well.
    Recently started a very old kit dating from 1963 from Revell of the Korean F4U.

  6. Very nice duo. Love the gloss paint job!

  7. That’s excellent work, Gary!
    Both models look fantastic!
    I love the idea of building two same kits simoultaneously. Must be great fun!
    All the best!

  8. Well done Gary both came out quite well, especially from a some what dated kit. Those upgrades really paid off. I’ll have to check out the book, sounds interesting.

  9. Very nice Gary, a pair of Corsairs ready to prowl the skies over N. Korea. The Glossy Sea Blue is pristine. Thanks for sharing. Well done.

  10. Hello Gary, you’ve done a fine job with both Corsairs. My congratulations on a pair of outstanding builds.

  11. Great pair of Corsairs, and yes – it is a great read!

  12. Nice work! I love that kit. I was going through the stash last night and discovered I still have two -4s and one of the -4B boxing’s with the white metal cannons.

  13. Stunning Corsairs. Well done!!

  14. Very nicely done. The story behind your build is well worth reading…
    “Devotion” by Adam Makos

    https://adammakos.com/devotion-book.html

  15. Those are some beautiful Corsairs. Excellent tribute build!

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