1/48th Hasegawa F4U-4 (Hybrid)
Having seen a photo of a F4U-4 Corsair in unusual markings I was motivated to attempt to model that plane. The final shot in this presentation is of the actual plane used as the basis of the build. That Corsair was a F4U-4 from VBF-81 in war game markings as seen on Saipan in early 1946.
This model is one of the old Hasegawa F4U-4 Corsairs. I wanted dropped flaps and just happened to have a complete wing from a scrapped HobbyBoss F4U-4 that had been worked to correct the wheel well openings. With a bit of #11 surgery and some trusty green putty the wing and fuselage were mated. Not a perfect match but with some work it did fit. The cockpit was finished with a TD (True Details) resin set and the seat belts courtesy of some left over PE parts. Model Master FS15042 dark sea blue was used overall and the top portion of the cowling was shot with Testors clear flat as an anti-glare panel. Decals came from ye ole decal stash box and pieced together to replicate the markings seen on the real bird.
Hope you enjoy the build and all comments are welcome.
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