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1/32 scale Tamiya Vought F4U-1A CORSAIR VF-17 US Navy military aircraft

February 18, 2021 · in Aviation · · 20 · 2.2K

scale -1A VF-17 US Navy military aircraft from World War II, February 1944 Bougainville, New Guinea. Flown by pilot Ira C. Kepford.

Technical data: Tamiya kit, aftermarket details: Eduard wheels, HGW seatbelts, Montex masks (stars & bars), Techmod and HGW decals.

Fantastic kit to be built, enjoyed every minute if it. ?

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20 responses

  1. Awesome looking bird, must be huuge! Liked, especially the pin washes and weathered look on this epic machine!

  2. Beautiful work - you caught every surface detail of weathering one can see in that series of photos taken of this plane. I like the result a lot.


  3. Tamiya 1/32 Corsair might be the best model kit ever produced and you have done it perfectly. The weathering really captures a what a land-based plane operating on/around crushed coral airfields and taxi-ways would look like.


  4. What a great result, @bhandez-models!
    Amazing painting and weathering!

  5. Very realistic looking Corsair, Bhandez.
    Love the weathering you applied as well as the detailed engine.

  6. Bit speechless to be hosest!

  7. Really beautiful with realistic weathering not overdone. What paint did you use for main colors?
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Spot on! A very well balanced model, one that I believe represents very well those war weary Corsairs. In fact your model is probably the best I’ve seen in this scale. Thumbs up!

  9. My compliments on a very nicely done South Pacific Corsair. Your weathering and detail work is outstanding and quite realistic. One of the best Corsair models I've seen in a long time. Well done Sir.

  10. Magnificent job on every detail on all parts of the aircraft, especially the engine. And glad for the name of the pilot and the location. I love the Corsair but always have trouble deciding if my favorite is this or a P51 Mustang. I love ‘em both!

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