1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5N
This is my second build in conjunction with Louis Gardner's Korean War group build. It's a F4U-5N Night Fighter in the markings of VC-3. The Hasegawa kit was nicely engineered with the exception of the engine cowling mating to the forward fuselage. That took some #11 work and a bit of sheet styrene to resolve. Other than that issue is was a smooth build. The cockpit interior was a mixture of kit parts and the True Details cockpit set. The dark sea blue finish was airbrushed MM enamel and the decals were from Victory Productions. The next to the last photo shows the F4U-5N with my recently completed F9F-5 Panther. The final photo shows the F4U-5N shot I used as the basis for the model markings. Next up on the build list is the AMT/ESCI 1/48th AD-4W which I've already started. It too will be a part of the Korean War group build.
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.