Stopped in Hobby Lobby after visiting with my dad one day and decided to pick up this old Monogram Corsair as a bit of a nostalgia build. The age of the molds (1963 © on the belly) showed as I had to spend a lot of time cleaning up flash on nearly every part. One of the wing fold hinges was short shot so I had to use a little modeling skill to fix that as well. I was determined to get all those working features to actually work this time around! The wheels seem larger from what I remember as a kid; the landing gear retract but the wheels are slightly larger than the bays. I think it’s possible to squeeze them in but, I’m not confident I’d ever get them out without breaking something. Maybe one day I will try.
As far as a nostalgia build, this one turned out to be one of my favorites.
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