Greg Boyington’s ‘photo’ F4U-1a Corsair.
Here’s an older build from a few years ago. Otaki’s 1/48 F4U-1a. (lots newer kits out there, but, I had this one , and decided to play)
I use and spare engine from a Hobbycraft Corsair, an Ultracast seat, A Falcon Vac canopy, aluminum tubing for the exhaust, and lots of plastic strip and sheet.
I detailed the engine, scratch built the wheel wells and tail gear, scratch built much of the cockpit, and added internal structure, mirrors , handles etc on the vac canopy.
It’s finished as Greg Boyingtons ‘photo’ aircraft using a older Superscale sheet – I had to change the name “Lullubelle” to the correct “Lucybelle” – that was some interesting surgery!
Hope you like, (I do seem to have a fondness for these old Otaki kits!
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