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Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1 Bird Cage Corsair VMF-213

I assembled and painted the in about 5 days. The painting was done mainly by hand with a brush. I used a light gray color that is not very noticeable on the panel lines to make the model look bigger than it is.

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  1. What a beautiful looking F4, Seiji @sjk
    Your hand brush skills are fantastic, no streaks visible.
    Well done.

  2. Amazing model, Seiji!
    Agree, with @johnb : fantastic hand brushing results!

  3. Fantastic weathered finish- you are a master! Thanks for sharing your build- it inspires me to get my Corsairs finished!

  4. Great brushwork, Seiji! That’s a skill I’d like to regain.

  5. Brushes are beautiful. Nice job.

  6. Very nice looking Corsair. I do a lot of brush painting as well.

  7. Wow, just amazing, looks like real! Great work!

  8. I was a brush painter until about 3 years ago, but I've never been able to get that kind of weathered look to a monochromatic finish like you did! Man that looks awesome! A real beauty!

  9. Impressive brush work.

  10. There is something to say about old school vs today's contemporary use of airbrushes, glues, paints, pigments and the expense of buying maintaining and using all of that material, when a good brush can do the same.

    Two thumbs up on the art work Seji.

  11. Very nice work, the overall look is great! The finish on your build is amazing!

  12. Seiji - not to sound repetitive, but your brush work is very inspiring indeed.

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