1/48 Tamiya F4u-1a "Big Hog"
Alas the summer is ending and next week I will be returning to my teaching job (history of course!). Before the school year begins I wanted to finish one more kit- Tamiya's 1/48 Corsair. I started this kit in the spring of 2020 but shelved it for over two years due to a mess up I made while trying to make my own canopy masks. It sat on the shelf 80% complete until I was able to remedy the error and finally complete it.
I wanted to really push my comfort level with weathering so I went all in with various post shading, artists oils, chipping, and fluid stains.
I used an Eduard photoetch set which gave me some nice interior detail as well as Montex masks (after the initial disaster of trying to make my own).
This was my first time building a Tamiya kit and it fit together like a dream. The only complaint I have were with the decals which were thick and pretty hard to work with.
Now that school will be back in session my production will slow down but I have a few Eduard P-51's and a Tamiya P-38 that I am planning for this fall and winter.
Take care and happy modeling!
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