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South Pacific Corsair

February 14, 2022 · in Aviation · · 10 · 1.5K

This model represents the "Spirit of 76" flown by Major Robert G. Owens, USMC with Marine squadron VMF-215. This aircraft was the first to arrive at the newly captured airfield at Munda, New Georgia in the Solomon Islands where the squadron began operations to cover the landings on Vella Lavella.

The kit is the -1 "Birdcage." The decals were EagleCal. Paints were mainly AK Interactive Real Colors. Weathering was achieved using oils. No rigging because I broke the tab on the vertical stabilizer...there's a few other unforced errors. Not my best effort but thought I'd share non-the-less.

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10 responses

  1. That's a superb build.

  2. That is a good-looking Hog! Well done.

  3. Oh, that is nice! Great lookin' Corsair! ?

  4. A superb result, Joe @mercenarymodels
    Fantastic paintwork and weathering.

  5. Excellent result, Joe!
    A great effort!

  6. Nice! It's great to see actual photos of the subject.

  7. very nice , nice , nice job. very well done . i also visited you website. All yours models look great. fine works. excellent.

  8. Great looking Corsair Joe

  9. Really nice build! Not overly done and very tasteful.

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