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David Garcia
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Classic Kit: Airfix 1/72 Vought F4U Corsair No. 115 1964

February 11, 2022 · in Aviation · · 24 · 1.5K

This is an older build but I did document the building process. I had spare parts from Hasegawa and True Details that I used to add detail. I used a Squadron vac-form canopy as well. As can be seen the clear parts are dismal as is the cowling and propeller. I rescribed major lines and removed rivets from fabric covered areas :). It was a straight forward build that just took a bit of patience in rescribing. I used Testors Model Master paints for the finish, and decals from microscale. The comparison is with a Tamiya kit.

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  1. Fantastic job on the old Airfix kit, David. It can hold its own side by side with the Tamiya!

  2. The extra effort you put in to this really made a big difference . Looks very nice @thevid.

  3. Fantastic build!

  4. Nice job David, it came out great!

  5. No signs that this was an old kit, David @thevid
    It looks amazing, espeially with the extras done to it.

  6. That’s real old school, hard core modeling, David! Nice.

    • Thanks! I do this once in a while, but I did enjoy the work. Scribing is a skill that improves with practice. I used a lot of super glue to fix errant lines. I also wondered why Airfix put rivets on the fabric wing sections. Yeah that had to go and once I started then it became a project.

  7. That came out really well, David. I built the same kit decades ago and know what a challenge it is.

  8. Really amazing results with such an old kit.

  9. It finished up nicely! Well done.

  10. WOW! Talk about a silk purse out of a sow's ear!

  11. You are a master at bringing life into these old kits, It's alive! @thevid

  12. Hi David
    Thank you for a trip down memory lane. I remember that kit as my first ever build back in the late sixties.

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